- Everything leads back to Start
- Personalising your Start screen and theme colour
- Moving or unpinning a Tile on Start
- Pinning apps to Start
- Where's the App list?
- Ringtones, sounds and volume
- Adding ringtones to your phone
- Setting alarms on your phone
- Personalising your lock screen
- Locked phone: things it can still do
- Lock screen FAQ
- Typing shortcuts
- Keyboard tips
- Changing keyboard language
- Backing up your stuff
- Restoring a backup to your phone
- Storage on your phone
- "Other" phone storage FAQ
- Accessibility on your phone
- Using your phone with a TTY
- Using Narrator on your phone
- My Phone FAQ
- Finding a lost phone
- Resetting your phone
- Notifications and quick actions
- Using quick actions on your phone
- Changing notification settings
- Viewing or dismissing notification banner alerts
- Synchronising your Windows Phone settings
- Recommended settings for phone setup
- Stopping your screen from rotating
Setting alarms on your phone
Let's face it: the alarm clock on your bedside table is a thing of the past – just one power cut away from causing you to miss an important meeting or flight. Fortunately, your Windows Phone is there for you, with customisable alarms that you can set up in just a few taps. And you can do more than just wake up with them – set uniquely named alarms for any occasion, from feeding the dog to putting dinner in the oven to limiting the kids' TV time.
To add an alarm
In the App list, tap Alarms .
Tap Add , tap Time and tap the setting you want to adjust – hours, minutes or AM/PM (if you're using a 12-hour clock). If you want to customise the alarm, do any of the following:
- Tap Repeats, tick the checkbox for each day when you want the alarm to sound, then tap Done .
- Tap Sound, then choose an item from the list of available alarms, alerts and ringtones. To preview a sound before you choose it, tap Play .
- Tap Name, type the name you want to give the alarm ("Alarm 1", "Alarm 2" etc.), then tap Save .
You'll see all the alarms you've added so far under All. Turn on each alarm you want to set.
- Your phone needs to be on for the alarm to sound.
- If your phone is set to display time with a 24-hour clock, some of the default choices in Alarms will look different. If you're using a 12-hour clock and prefer to view the time and set alarms with a 24-hour clock, go to Settings > Date + time and turn on 24-hour clock.
- There's no limit to the number of alarms you can set on your phone, so whether you're a heavy sleeper who needs a five alarms to wake up or you want to set a unique alarm for each day of the week, your phone has it covered.
- Alarms are flexible and can be edited at any time in case you want to catch a few more minutes of sleep one day and change it back the next. In Alarms, tap the alarm you want to edit, then tap Save when you've finished making changes.
- Not sure if you've set your alarm or not? There are a couple of easy ways to check if you have an alarm set without having to go into Settings: the lock screen will display an alarm icon right next to the time, and, if you have the Alarms Tile pinned to Start, the word On will appear in the top-right corner of the Tile.
Alarm volume and ringtones
Alarm volume is separate from the overall phone volume and can't be changed. As long as your phone is on, your alarms will still ring out nice and loud even if you turn down or silence the phone volume. So be careful to turn them off before a night out at the symphony.
To snooze or dismiss an alarm
When an alarm sounds, a notification will appear at the top of your screen. To delay the alarm, tap Snooze or press your phone's Back button. To end the alarm, tap Dismiss.
Tapping Snooze will delay an alarm for nine minutes. Pressing Back will delay it for two minutes.
To delete an alarm
If you don't need to use an alarm for a while, you can always turn it off and forget about it. But if you know you'll never need it again, you can delete it too.
In the App list, tap Alarms .
Tap the alarm you want to delete, then tap Delete .