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

You can find your alarm by going to the Clock app on your device. The Clock app allows you to set alarms, change the alarm sound and use Bixby to give you information about the day as you wake up.

Please note: once you set the alarm you must leave the phone on in order for it to sound at the time set. If the phone is switched off the alarm won’t go off. 

To access alarms: 

1 Swipe up to open apps and tap Clock.
Clock icon displayed on apps screen
2 Tap Alarm.
Alarm selected inside Clock on a Galaxy smartphone
Setting an alarm
1 Tap the Add (+) icon or an existing alarm to add or edit an alarm.
Add icon and an existing alarm selected in the clock app
2 This screen allows you to change the settings for your alarm. When you're happy, tap Save.
Save selected in the alarm editing screen
Switching off an alarm when it rings
1 To switch the alarm off press and swipe the cross (x).
Cross icon selected with Alarm screen on a Galaxy smartphone
2 To snooze the alarm, tap Snooze.
Snooze button selected on Alarm screen on a Galaxy smartphone
Setting a repeat alarm
1 Tap the alarm you wish to change, or tap Add to set a new one.
2 Tap the day(s) you would like your alarm to repeat on.
Days of the week highlighted inside alarm on a Galaxy smartphone
3 Tap Save.
Save selected with days of the week selected on a Galaxy smartphone
Changing an alarm time
1 Tap the alarm you wish to change or tap the Add (+) icon to set a new one.
2 Scroll up or down to set the time you require.

Please note: if you haven't selected a day for the alarm and scroll to a time that has already past, the clock will automatically change the date of the alarm to the following day.

Time highlighted on a Galaxy smartphone
3 Tap Save.
Save highlighted with alarm set on a Galaxy smartphone
Changing an alarm date
1 Tap the alarm you wish to change or tap the Add (+) icon to set a new one.
2 Tap the calendar icon.
Calendar selected under alarm time on a Galaxy smartphone
3 Choose a new date, then tap Done.
Calendar shown on a Galaxy smartphone with Done selected
4 The date will appear under the time. Tap Save.
Date highlighted and done selected on a Galaxy smartphone
Changing an alarm tone or sound
1 Tap the alarm you wish to edit, or tap Add (+)
2 Tap Alarm sound.
Alarm sound selected on a Galaxy smartphone
3 Tap Ringtone.

Please note: if the alarm is set to use a Bixby alarm you will need to tap Ringtone before you can change the alarm sound.

Ringtone selected on a galaxy smartphone
4 Tap the alarm sound you would like to use.
List of ringtones shown on Galaxy smartphone
5 If you'd like to use your own music as an alarm tap the Add (+) icon.
plus icon selected on a Galaxy smartphone
5 The Sound picker will find the audio files you have saved on your phone. Tap the song you'd like to use as your ringtone.
Song selected inside Sound picker on a Galaxy smartphone
6 The Sound picker will choose a highlight section from the song. If you'd like to use the whole song, tap the Highlights only switch to turn it off.
Switch next to Highlights only with song selected inside Sound picker
7 Tap Done.
Done selected inside Sound picker on a Galaxy smartphone
8 Once you have selected your alarm sound tap the back arrow.
Back arrow selected on a Galaxy smartphone
9 Use the slider at the bottom of the screen to change the volume, then tap the back arrow again.
Back arrow selected next to Alarm sound on a Galaxy smartphone
10 To use a Spotify playlist as your alarm sound, tap Spotify.
Spotify selected in alarm sounds menu
11 Select the playlist you wish to use as your alarm sound.
Playlist selected in Spotify in alarms
12 Tap the back arrow twice.
12 Tap Save.
Save selected inside alarm on a Galaxy smartphone
Changing the Snooze time
1 Tap the alarm you wish to edit or tap Add (+).
2 Tap Snooze.
Snooze selected inside alarm on a Galaxy smartphone
3 Tap the switch to turn Snooze on or off.
Switch next to On selected inside Snooze on a Galaxy smartphone
4 Set your preferred Interval and Repeat times.
Interval and repeat times highlighted inside Snooze on a Galaxy smartphone
5 Once you have set your preferred times, tap the back arrow.
Back arrow selected inside Snooze on a Galaxy smartphone
6 Tap Save.
Save selected on alarm screen
Enabling or disabling Read time aloud
1 Tap the alarm you wish to change or tap the Add(+) icon.
2 Tap Alarm sound.
Alarm sound selected on a Galaxy smartphone
3 Tap Ringtone.
Ringtone selected inside Alarm sound on a Galaxy smartphone
4 Tap the switch next to “Read time and alarm name aloud”.
Switch next to Read time and alarm name aloud toggled on
5 Tap Settings to change Engine, Language, Speech rate and Pitch.
Settings selected in popup from Read time and alarm name aloud
6 Tap the back arrow twice.
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7 Tap Save.
Save selected in alarm screen
Enabling or disabling Bixby briefing

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 alarm.

Please note: you will need to have Bixby enabled before you can use this feature. More information on how to set up Bixby can be found here.

1 Tap the alarm you wish to edit, or tap Add (+).
2 Tap Alarm Sound.
Alarm sound selected on a Galaxy smartphone
3 Tap Bixby alarm.
Bixby alarm selected inside Alarm sound on a Galaxy smartphone
4 Tap the back arrow.
Back arrow selected inside Alarm sound on a Galaxy smartphone
5 Tap Save.
Save selected inside alarm on a Galaxy smartphone
Enabling or disabling the alarm vibration
1 Tap the alarm you wish to edit, or tap Add (+).
2 Tap Vibration.
Vibration selected inside alarm on a Galaxy smartphone
3 Tap the switch to enable or disable the alarm vibration.
Switch next to on selected inside vibration on a Galaxy smartphone
4 If using vibration, choose a vibration pattern.
Vibration patterns highlighted inside vibration on a Galaxy smartphone
5 Tap the back arrow.
Back arrow selected inside vibration on a Galaxy smartphone
6 Tap Save.
Save selected in alarm screen
Removing an alarm
1 Tap the menu icon. This will appear as three dots.
Three dot menu selected inside Alarm on a Galaxy smartphone
2 Tap Edit.
Edit highlighted inside Alarm on a Galaxy smartphone
3 Select the alarm(s) you wish to delete.
Alarm selected on a Galaxy smartphone
4 Tap Delete.
¡Delete selected under chosen alarm on a Galaxy smartphone

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