How to Use Your IPhone Alarm Clock

With an Apple iPhone by your side, there's never again a reason to miss an important appointment or to sleep in late. Apple iOS 8 comes with an alarm clock built into the Clock app. You can set the alarm time, select a wake-up tune, and specify which days the alarm should go off. Set up different alarms for different days, like weekdays and weekends, or use separate alarms for important reminders.

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Turn an alarm on or off simply by tapping the toggle.
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Tap the "Clock" icon on the iPhone home screen. If you have a lot of apps or folders, drag your finger down from the center of the home screen and type "clock" in the Spotlight Search field to quickly find it.

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Tap the "Clock" icon.
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Tap "Alarm."
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Tap the "Alarm" icon at the bottom of the Clock screen. Tap the "+" icon at the top to add a new alarm.

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Drag the tumblers to change the alarm time.
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Drag the tumblers up or down to set the time for the alarm. Don't forget the "AM" or "PM." Note that the Repeat, Label, Sound and Snooze options are also on this screen.

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Select the days you want the alarm to repeat.
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Tap the "Repeat" option and select which days you want the alarm to go off. Check marks beside each day indicate when the alarm will sound. Tap "Back."

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Change the alarm's label.
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Select the "Label" option to change the alarm name. This can be helpful if you plan to set more than one alarm on your iPhone. Tap "Back."

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Choose an alarm sound.
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Tap the "Sound" option to change the alarm souind. When you tap any sound on this screen, the iPhone plays a sample for you. Select "Back" to return to the Add Alarm screen.

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Turn "Snooze" on or off and tap "Save."
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Tap the "Snooze" toggle to turn snooze on or off. When Snooze is enabled, you can simply swipe the iPhone's lock screen, and the alarm will sound again in 9 minutes. Select "Save."

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Turn the alarm on or off.
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Turn your alarm off or on at any time by going back to the Alarm screen in the Clock app. Tap the "Toggle" beside your alarm to turn it on or off. To edit an alarm, tap "Edit."

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Delete or edit the alarm.
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Delete an alarm by tapping the red "Delete" button beside the alarm, then confirm by tapping the red "Delete" button that appears. To edit an alarm, tap the "Arrow" beside the alarm and tap "Done" when you're finished editing. Add additional alarms by tapping the "+" icon on the Alarm screen.