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.

Setting an alarmClick to Expand
1 Swipe up from the home screen 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
Tap add or options
5 This screen allows you to change the settings for your alarm. When you're happy tap save
Set your alarm, then tap save
Setting a repeat alarmClick to Expand
1 Swipe up from the home screen 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 to set a new one
Tap the alarm you wish to change
5 Tap the day(s) you would like your alarm to repeat on
Select the day(s) you would like your alarm to repeat on.
6 Tap Save
Tap Save
Changing an alarm timeClick to Expand
1 Swipe up from the home screen 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 the add icon to set a new one
Tap the alarm you wish to change
5 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

Confirm a new time
6 Tap Save
Tap Save
Changing an alarm dateClick to Expand
1 Swipe up from the home screen 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 the Add icon to set a new one
Tap the alarm you wish to change
5 Tap the calendar icon
Tap Date
6 Choose a new date, then tap Done
Choose a new date, then tap done
7 Tap Save
Tap Save
Changing an alarm tone or soundClick to Expand
1 Swipe up from the home screen 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 the add icon to set a new one
Tap the alarm you would like to change
5 Tap Alarm sound
Tap Alarm sound, alarm tone or Alarm tone and volume
6 Tap Selected 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

Tap selected ringtone
7 Tap the alarm sound you would like to use
Tap the alarm sound you would like to use
8 If you'd like to use your own music as an alarm tap the add icon
Tap the add icon
9 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
Tap the song you'd like to use as your ringtone
10 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
Tap the highlights only switch
11 Tap Done
Tap done
12 Once you have selected your alarm sound tap the back arrow
Tap the back arrow
13 Tap the back arrow again
Tap the back arrow again
14 Tap Save
Tap save
Changing the alarm volumeClick to Expand
1 Swipe up from the home screen to access your apps
Changing the alarm volume
2 Tap Clock
Changing the alarm volume
3 Tap Alarm
Changing the alarm volume
4 Tap the alarm you want to change or tap the add icon to set a new one
Changing the alarm volume
5 Tap Alarm sound
Changing the alarm volume
6 Move the volume slider to adjust the volume
Changing the alarm volume
7 Tap the back icon
Changing the alarm volume
8 Tap Save
Changing the alarm volume
Changing the Snooze timeClick to Expand
1 Swipe up from the home screen 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 Tap the switch to turn Snooze on or off
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
Enabling or disabling Read time aloudClick to Expand
1 Swipe up from the home screen 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 the Add icon to set a new one
Tap the alarm you wish to change
5 Tap Alarm sound
Turn on Alarm sound
6 Tap the switch to turn on Read time aloud

Please note: this switch is only available if you use a ringtone for your alarm. If you use a Bixby alarm the time will already be read aloud

Use the toggle to switch on Read time aloud
7 Tap the back icon
Tap Save
8 Tap Save
Tap Save
Enabling or disabling Bixby briefingClick to Expand

The Bixby briefing read 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 briefing.

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 Swipe up from the home screen 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 the Add icon to set a new one
Tap the alarm you wish to change
5 Tap Alarm Sound
Slide the toggle to enable or disable the Bixby briefing
6 Tap Bixby alarm
Tap Bixby alarm
7 Tap the back icon
Tap the back icon
8 Tap Save
Tap Save
Enabling or disabling the alarm vibrationClick to Expand
1 Swipe up from the home screen 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 the Add icon to set a new one
Tap the alarm you wish to change
5 Tap Vibration
Tap Vibration
6 Tap the switch to enable or disable the alarm vibration
Slide the toggle to enable or disable the alarm vibration
7 If using vibration, choose a vibration pattern
Choose a vibration pattern
8 Tap the back icon
Tap the back icon
9 Tap Save
Tap save
Removing an alarmClick to Expand
1 Swipe up from the home screen 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 menu icon. This will 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

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