Siri Tip of the Day: Alarm Clock

The iPhone makes a great alarm clock. Siri makes it easy to set. Tell Siri when to wake you up and she (he) will do it. Bonus tip for clearing alarms.

Siri icon, iOS 12

The iPhone is a great alarm clock and Siri makes it so easy to set. Just say “Hey Siri: wake me up at…” and then the desired time. Go to the Clock app afterward and check if you want to:

You can get fancier. Maybe you want to set the alarm once, then forget about it, so the iPhone wakes you up at the same time every day. In that case, just add “every day” to the phrase, like so:

Now you’re probably thinking “That’s too early for weekends!” So, do it this way: “Wake me up at 5:30 am on weekdays.”

Siri: Wake me up at 5:30 am on weekdays

Note: experimenting with the alarms can result in a LOT of alarms being set. Of course you can go to the Clock app and delete the ones you don’t want, but that can take a while.

Too many alarms!

Solve this problem the easy way– that is, ask Siri to do it. Just say “Clear all alarms.”

Clearing alarms, the easy way

Author: Christian Boyce

Christian Boyce is a Mac and iPhone expert specializing in teaching people how to use Apple devices better, to get more done with them, and to have more fun doing it. He bought his first Mac (a Mac Plus) in 1986 and his first iPhone in 2007. He's written books and magazine articles, and given seminars at Macworld Expo, MacFair/LA, and the California Computer Expo. Over 30 years in the business.

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