- Everything goes back to Start
- Personalize my Start screen and theme color
- Move or unpin a Tile on Start
- Pin apps to Start
- Where's the App list?
- Create folders on my Start screen
- Ringtones, sounds, and volume
- Add ringtones to my phone
- Set alarms on my phone
- Change date and time
- Personalize my lock screen
- Locked phone: things it can still do
- Lock screen FAQ
- Typing shortcuts
- Keyboard tips
- Change keyboard language
- Back up my stuff
- Restore a backup to my phone
- Storage on my phone
- "Other" phone storage FAQ
- Accessibility on my phone
- Use my phone with a TTY
- Use Narrator on my phone
- My Phone FAQ
- Protect my phone
- Find a lost phone
- Reset my phone
- Notifications and quick actions
- Use quick actions on my phone
- Change notification settings
- View or dismiss notification banners
- Sync my Windows Phone settings
- Recommended settings in phone setup
- Stop my screen from rotating
Set alarms on my phone
Windows Phone has customizable 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, set it to the time you want, then tap Done .
(Optional) If you want to customize the alarm, do any of the following:
- Tap Repeats, select the check box for each day on which you want the alarm to sound, and then tap Done .
- Tap Sound, and 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.).
- Tap Snooze time, then tap the amount of time you want to delay the alarm before it sounds again.
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-alarm wakeup or you want to set a unique alarm for each day of the week, your phone has you 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, and then tap Save when you're done making changes.
- Forgot if you set your alarm or not? There are a couple 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, should you have the Alarms Tile pinned to Start, the word On will appear in the upper right hand 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 the Back button. To end the alarm, tap Dismiss.
Tapping Snooze will delay an alarm for the amount of time that you chose when you set up the alarm. Pressing the Back button 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, and then tap Delete .