How to Set Alarm on Apple Watch: A Step-by-Step Guide


Ted Stinson

Waking up on time can be a breeze if you know how to set an alarm on your Apple Watch. In less than a minute, you can have an alarm ready to go. Simply press and hold the Digital Crown on the side of your Apple Watch, tap the Alarm app, set the time, and you’re all set. Let’s dive deeper into the steps you’ll need to follow.

Step by Step Tutorial: Setting an Alarm on Apple Watch

Before we dive into the steps, it’s important to understand that setting an alarm on your Apple Watch can help you stay on schedule without needing to rely on your phone. Whether it’s for waking up, reminders, or just ensuring you don’t miss that important meeting, your Apple Watch alarm can be a reliable assistant.

Step 1: Press and hold the Digital Crown

The Digital Crown is the round button on the side of your Apple Watch. By pressing and holding it, you will be able to access the home screen where all your apps are displayed.

Once you press and hold the Digital Crown, your watch face will minimize, and you’ll see the grid of apps on your home screen. Use your finger to navigate around the screen until you find the Alarm app – it looks like a little alarm clock.

Step 2: Tap the Alarm app

Once you’ve located the Alarm app, simply tap it to open.

In the Alarm app, you’ll see any alarms you’ve previously set. If this is your first time, the list will be empty. Don’t worry, we’re about to add one.

Step 3: Set the time for your alarm

To add a new alarm, tap the "Add Alarm" button which might be represented with a "+" symbol. Then, use the plus and minus symbols, or the Digital Crown to set the desired alarm time.

You can also choose whether the alarm should be a one-time thing or if it should repeat. If you want to wake up at the same time every day, the repeat feature can save you the hassle of setting the alarm each night.

After you’ve completed these steps, your alarm is set! But what happens next?

Once your alarm is set, your Apple Watch will alert you at the specified time with a combination of sounds and haptic feedback. If you’re wearing the watch, you’ll feel a gentle tap on your wrist. If it’s on your nightstand, it’ll play a sound to wake you up.

Tips for Setting an Alarm on Apple Watch

  • Make sure your Apple Watch is charged. You don’t want it dying before your alarm goes off.
  • Consider setting a backup alarm on your phone, just in case.
  • Use the snooze feature if you need a few extra minutes in the morning.
  • Customize your alarm sound to something that will definitely wake you up.
  • Check your alarm volume in the Sounds & Haptics settings to ensure it’s loud enough.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I set multiple alarms on my Apple Watch?

Yes, you can set multiple alarms on your Apple Watch. Simply repeat the steps above for each new alarm you want to set.

Will the alarm still work if my Apple Watch is in Silent Mode?

Yes, the alarm will still work even if your watch is in Silent Mode. The haptic feedback will ensure you feel the alarm on your wrist.

Can I use Siri to set an alarm on my Apple Watch?

Absolutely, you can use Siri to set an alarm. Just raise your wrist and say something like, "Hey Siri, set an alarm for 7 AM."

What if I’m not wearing my Apple Watch when the alarm goes off?

If you’re not wearing your Apple Watch, the alarm will still go off. If the watch is charging or on a surface, it will make a sound to ensure you can hear it.

How do I delete an alarm on my Apple Watch?

To delete an alarm, open the Alarm app, swipe left on the alarm you want to remove, and tap the red delete button.


  1. Press and hold the Digital Crown.
  2. Tap the Alarm app.
  3. Set the time for your alarm.


Setting an alarm on your Apple Watch is a simple yet effective way to manage your time and ensure you never miss a beat. Whether you’re using it to wake up in the morning, remind yourself of important tasks, or just want to be punctual for your appointments, the alarm feature on the Apple Watch is a tool that can certainly make life easier. Remember, the key to making the most out of this feature is understanding how it works and leveraging it to suit your personal needs. So, go ahead, give it a try, and take control of your time with the help of your trusty Apple Watch.