How do I set, edit and turn on or off alarms on my Samsung Galaxy smartphone?


PLEASE NOTE: that your device must be switched on for the alarm to work. Some devices may differ slightly, this will depend on your phone model, operating system, and background theme.


You can find your alarm by going to the clock app on your device. The clock app includes the options for Alarm, World Clock, Stopwatch and Timer.

 

Setting an alarmClick to Expand

To set an alarm, you will need to:

1 From the home screen, choose Apps or swipe up to access your apps.
From the home screen, choose apps or swipe up to access your apps
2 Tap Clock
Tap Clock
3 Tap Alarm
Tap Alarm
4 Tap the add icon or Options. If you don't see this step, skip to step 5.
Tap add or options
5 Set your alarm, then tap save
Set your alarm, then tap save
Setting a repeat alarmClick to Expand

Depending on your device and operating system, you can set an alarm to repeat at the same time on different days of the week. To do this you will need to:

1 From the home screen, choose Apps or swipe up to access your apps.
From the home screen, choose apps or swipe up to access your apps
2 Tap Clock
Tap Clock
3 Tap Alarm
Tap Alarm
4 Tap the alarm you wish to change, or tap Add or Options if a new alarm is being set up
Tap the alarm you wish to change
5 Select the day(s) you would like your alarm to repeat on. Some devices will need to tap Repeat before selecting the day(s).
Select the day(s) you would like your alarm to repeat on.
6 Tap Save
Tap Save
Amend an alarm timeClick to Expand

To amend the alarm time on your device, you will need to:

1 From the home screen, choose Apps or swipe up to access your apps.
From the home screen, choose apps or swipe up to access your apps
2 Tap Clock
Tap Clock
3 Tap Alarm
Tap Alarm
4 Tap the alarm you wish to change
Tap the alarm you wish to change
5 Scroll up or down to the new alarm time you require
Confirm a new time
6 Tap Save
Tap Save
Amend an alarm dateClick to Expand

To amend the alarm date on your device, you will need to:

1 From the home screen, choose Apps or swipe up to access your apps.
From the home screen, choose apps or swipe up to access your apps
2 Tap Clock
Tap Clock
3 Tap Alarm
Tap Alarm
4 Tap the alarm you wish to change

Sliding the toggle will only switch the alarm on or off, it won't take you into the alarm settings.

Tap the alarm you wish to change
5 Tap Date
Tap Date
6 Choose a new date, then tap Done
Choose a new date, then tap done
7 Tap Save
Tap Save
Amend an alarm tone or soundClick to Expand

To amend the alarm tone, you will need to:

1 From the home screen, choose Apps or swipe up to access your apps.
From the home screen, choose apps or swipe up to access your apps
2 Tap Clock
Tap Clock
3 Tap Alarm
Tap Alarm
4 Tap the alarm you wish to change

Sliding the toggle will only switch the alarm on or off, it won't take you into the alarm settings.

Tap the alarm you would like to change
5 Tap Alarm sound, Alarm tone or Alarm tone and volume

On some devices, you will need to accept the permissions before you can proceed.

Tap Alarm sound, alarm tone or Alarm tone and volume
6 Tap the alarm sound you would like to use.

If you wish to use your own music for the alarm you will need to:

Tap Add > select the music file > Done

Or

Tap Add > Add from device storage > select the file > tap Done or Save

Tap the alarm sound you would like to use
7 Once you have selected your alarm sound, press the back arrow, Save or OK. This will take you back to the alarm menu.

If you have used your own music file, you will need to press the back button twice.

Tap the back arrow
8 Tap Save
Tap save
Amend the Snooze timeClick to Expand

To amend the snooze time on your device, you will need to:

1 From the home screen, choose Apps or swipe up to access your apps.
From the home screen, choose apps or swipe up to access your apps
2 Tap Clock
Tap Clock
3 Tap Alarm
Tap Alarm
4 Tap Snooze
Tap Snooze
5 Use the toggle to switch on Snooze
Use the toggle to switch on snooze
6 Set your preferred interval and repeat times.
Set your preferred interval and repeat times
7 Once you have set your preferred times, tap the back arrow or Save
Once you have set your preferred times, tap the back arrow
8 Tap Save
Tap Save
Enable or disable Read time aloudClick to Expand

Before you can enable Read time aloud, you will need to ensure that the Alarm sound has been switched on.  To enable or disable reading the time aloud, you will need to:

1 From the home screen, choose Apps or swipe up to access your apps.
From the home screen, choose apps or swipe up to access your apps
2 Tap Clock
Tap Clock
3 Tap Alarm
Tap alarm
4 Tap the alarm you wish to change, or tap Add or Options if a new alarm is being set up
Tap the alarm you wish to change
5 Turn on Alarm sound
Turn on Alarm sound
6 Using the toggle, switch on Read time aloud
Use the toggle to switch on Read time aloud
7 Tap Save
Tap Save
Enable or disable Bixby briefingClick to Expand

PLEASE NOTE: that you will need to have Bixby enabled before enabling this feature. More information on how to set up Bixby can be found here.


The Bixby briefing reads information such as the current time and weather when the alarm sounds. When setting your alarm, you can either set an alarm sound or Bixby 

1 From the home screen, choose Apps or swipe up to access your apps.
From the home screen, choose apps or swipe up to access your apps
2 Tap Clock
Tap Clock
3 Tap Alarm
Tap alarm
4 Tap the alarm you wish to change, or tap Add or Options if a new alarm is being set up
Tap the alarm you wish to change
5 Using the toggle, slide it to enable or disable the Bixby briefing
Slide the toggle to enable or disable the Bixby briefing
Enable or disable the alarm vibrationClick to Expand

To enable or disable the alarm vibration, you will need to:

1 From the home screen, choose Apps or swipe up to access your apps.
From the home screen, choose apps or swipe up to access your apps
2 Tap Clock
Tap Clock
3 Tap Alarm
Tap alarm
4 Tap the alarm you wish to change, or tap Add or Options if a new alarm is being set up
Tap the alarm you wish to change
5 Using the toggle, slide it to enable or disable the alarm vibration
Slide the toggle to enable or disable the alarm vibration
Removing an alarmClick to Expand

To delete an alarm, you will need to:

1 From the home screen, choose Apps or swipe up to access your apps.
From the home screen, choose apps or swipe up to access your apps
2 Tap Clock
Tap Clock
3 Tap Alarm
Tap alarm
4 Tap menu, this may appear as three dots
Tap menu
5 Tap Delete
Tap Delete
6 Select the alarm(s) you wish to delete
Select the alarm(s) you wish to delete
7 Tap Delete
Tap Delete

If you're experiencing unusual behaviour on Samsung mobiles, tablets or wearables, you can send us an error report or ask us a question in the Samsung Members app.


This allows us to a closer look at what is happening. The data is anonymised and only held for the duration of the investigation. Find out more about sending an error report through the Samsung Members app.


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