Managing alarms in the Home app

Alarms on your HomePod can also be created, deleted, managed and edited in the Home app.



Step #1. Open the Home app on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with iOS 11.2.5 or later.
Step #2. Long-tap or press with 3D Touch your HomePod in the Home or Rooms tab.
Step #3. Tap Alarms in the lower-left corner. 


Step #4. Tap Edit in the upper-left corner.
Step #5. Tap an alarm you’d like to adjust, then make your changes.

  • Time: Scroll the wheel to set a time for the alarm.
  • Repeat: Tap to set a recurring alarm.
  • Label: Tap to name your alarm.

Sadly, you cannot pick a custom sound to play when the alarm goes off like on iOS.
Step #6. Tap Save to keep the changes.

Step #7. Tap Done to exit the editing mode.
Step #8. Tap Done to dismiss the Alarm screen.
You can delete any alarm via the Home app in three different ways:
Swipe left over an alarm, then tap Delete.
Tap Edit and tap “-” next to the alarm you wish to delete, then tap Delete.
Tap Edit, tap the alarm and finally tap Delete Alarm at the bottom.


How to set multiple alarms with HomePod

To set a custom alarm clock or a reoccurring alarm, use standard Siri voice commands, wording, relative times and phrases like you would on your iPhone, Mac or Apple Watch.

  • “Hey Siri, set an alarm.”

Here are some examples of using absolute and relative times to set an alarm.

  • “Hey Siri, set an alarm for 2pm.”
  • “Hey Siri, set an alarm for 15 minutes.”
  • “Hey Siri, set an alarm for an hour.”
  • “Hey Siri, set an alarm for eight hours from now.”
  • “Hey Siri, set an alarm for 5 o’clock tomorrow.”

HomePod supports reoccurring alarms, too.

  • “Hey Siri, set an alarm for 6:15am every Sunday.”
  • “Hey Siri, set an alarm for noon every workday.”
  • “Hey Siri, set an alarm for 10am every weekend.”
  • “Hey Siri, set an alarm for 4:45pm that repeats every Sunday.”

Before you retire for the evening, ask Siri to wake you up in the morning.

  • “Hey Siri, wake me up tomorrow at 6:30am.”
  • “Hey Siri, wake me up in 2 hours.”

Adding context to alarms

You can add context to your alarms by tweaking voice commands with reminder-like language, such as in the half a dozen examples included below.

  • “Hey Siri, set a Work alarm.”
  • “Hey Siri, set an alarm for 6pm to feed the cat.”
  • “Hey Siri, set an alarm for 15 minutes to check the cookies.”
  • “Hey Siri, set my alarm for 8pm to watch Game of Thrones.”
  • “Hey Siri, set an alarm to take the chicken out of the oven in 45 minutes.”
  • “Hey Siri, set my alarm for 1pm every day to feed the cat.”

Editing alarms

An alarm created on your HomePod, be it active or inactive, can be easily adjusted in case you accidentally set it to go off at the wrong time or Siri misheard you.

  • “Hey Siri, change my Work alarm to 6pm”
  • “Hey Siri, change my feed the cat alarm to 8am tomorrow”
  • “Hey Siri, change my 2pm alarm to 4pm”

This works best if you name your alarms as described in the previous section.

Reading your alarms

You can ask Siri to read either all your current alarms or just a particular alarm.

  • “Hey Siri, what alarms do I have set?”
  • “Hey Siri, read my alarms.”
  • “Hey Siri, read my 2pm alarm.”
  • “Hey Siri, read my Work alarm.”
  • “Hey Siri, show all alarms.”

How to delete alarms

“Hey Siri, delete my feed the cat alarm.”
“Hey Siri, delete my 10am alarm.”

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