If you notice that your Apple Watch is not ringing, the problem may be that the alarm is not set correctly. Here’s how to set an alarm on your Apple Watch. If you’re bothered by the alarm before bed, check steps 14 onwards, although repeating all of these steps may be necessary to get to the bottom of your alarm problems!
Set Alarm on Apple Watch
- Press the Home button located on the digital crown to view all your apps and tap Alarms.
- Here you will see the previously set alarms. To create a new one, scroll down.
- Click “Add Alarm”
- Tap the green check mark to confirm the alarm time.
- Scroll through the existing alarms to make sure they are there and on. If the toggle has a green background, it is enabled. If it has a gray background, it’s off; You can click on it to turn it on.
- You can tap it to make changes, such as change the time, set it to repeat on certain days of the week, mark an alarm, enable or disable snooze, or delete an alarm.
- Now that you’ve set your alarm, go back to the Apps screen and tap on Settings.
- Scroll down until you see Sounds & Haptics, then tap it.
- Here you can change the volume of the alert. Press the Volume Up button to increase and the Volume Down button to decrease. You’ll hear the volume as you adjust it, so you can decide what works best. I like to turn it on to the maximum because I sleep in earplugs and I need a loud alarm clock to wake me up.
- Then make sure that silent mode is turned on. If it’s turned on, putting your Apple Watch in silent mode won’t turn off alarms or timers. If it’s off, silent mode will turn off your alarms and timers. Tap it to change it between on (green) and off (gray).
- Keep scrolling down to Haptics. Tactile sensations are vibrations that you feel on your wrist. If you’ve set up an alarm through Bedtime in the Health app, you can set up haptics for the alarm. The changes you make to the settings will affect all of your tactile experiences, not just those related to the alarm clock. I like to turn them on (green) and choose “Outstanding” to make the tactile experience more powerful. You can click between Default and Genuine to feel the difference.
- If you’ve set an alarm through “Bedtime” in the Health app, you can double-check your settings by tapping “Sleep” in the app list.
- Tap your schedule to make changes or check settings.
- Revise the time.
- Make sure your alarm is on (green).
- Then tap Sounds & Haptics.
- Here you can preview which combination of sounds and vibrations is best for waking up. I recommend turning it on from time to time because after a while I find myself getting used to my alarm clock and it no longer wakes me up, even if it goes off correctly. If you have multiple schedules, you need to click on “Full Schedule” and go through steps 15 – 19 for each.
- We recommend setting a regular or bedtime alarm after a few minutes; Then you can check if it works as it should. If you’re still having trouble after all this, it might be time to contact Apple Support.
Will my alarm go off in Do Not Disturb, Silent, and Airplane modes?
Many people wonder if setting an alarm for certain modes will work. If you follow the steps above and turn on silent mode in step 11, it will still trigger when your watch is set to silent mode. It will also still turn off if it is set to Do Not Disturb or another focus mode. Your alarm will also go off if your watch is in airplane mode, which is a popular way to mute your device if you don’t want to be disturbed.
We hope this article helps alleviate all your alarm clock-related problems and helps you sleep peacefully and wake up on time without worry! Then read our article “iPhone Alarm Not Going Off” to make sure all your alarm problems are fixed!