How to use Alarms in Windows 11/10

Knowing how to use alarms in Windows 11/10 can come in handy. Whether you need a second alarm to assure that you’re not late for a super-important early morning meeting or a class, in case you need help organizing your daily schedule. The built-in alarm clock, which ships with Windows, can help boost your productivity. However, if you spend a lot of time on your computer, and you’re not good at time management skills, Alarms on Windows could be quite helpful. In this post, I will guide you on how to use alarms in Windows 11/10.

Using Alarms in Windows 10

How To Use Alarms in Windows 11/10

While Windows has a built-in application that could set up alarms, some users would prefer a third-party application with few extra benefits.

  1. Built-in Alarms in Windows 11/10
  2. Third-Party Alarm Applications

I am starting with using the built-in application and then moving on to extra third-party manufactured applications for Windows 11/10.

1] Built-in Alarms in Windows 11/10

Set a New Alarm Windows 11/10

With Windows 11/10, Microsoft ships the Alarms & Clock or the Clock application, which could manage alarms. Here’s how to open, begin, and get started:

  • Open the Start Search Box in Windows 10 and search for Alarms; from the list of results, choose the main listed option stating Alarms & Clock.
  •  To create a new alarm, from the bottom right of the application, click on the ‘+‘ icon.
  • It will open a new window asking for the required details, such as the timing for the alarm, name, repetition, sound, and snooze time.
  • Users can choose from a variety of sounds by clicking on the menu and choosing from the list.
  • With that set, click on the icon with the Save logo present at the bottom right of the application.

Similarly, to turn off an alarm or delete it completely, users can follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • Open the Start Search Box in Windows 11/10 and search for Alarms; from the list of results, choose the main listed option stating Alarms & Clock.
  • Here, you’ll find all the previously created alarms listed, the alarms with a blue toggle indicate that it is turned on, while the others indicate it’s turned off.
  • Switching it off is as simple as toggling it off from the main menu. However, to delete it, click on the alarm, and from the bottom right corner, find and select the Trash icon.

2] Third-Party Alarm Applications

if you find the default Alarm app limited, then you can try the following third-party applications.

Clock from Asparion

Clock from Asparion

Clock from Asparion is a simple and straightforward program that can help you create alarms for each day of the week. Additionally, once you can choose a WAV or MP3 file for the alarm sound as well, it can also be used to display the date and time on the Start Screen, create tiles with different time zones, and more. Finally, If you need a simple and solid alarm clock program, then this is the perfect one for you.

Download Clock from Asparion via Microsoft Store

Alarm Clock HD+

Alarm Clock HD+

Alarm Clock HD+ is a feature-packed alarm application with recurring alarms, real-time weather, self-dimming display options. The application can also utilize system notifications so that you never have to worry about your alarm going off. Interestingly, the application also offers numerous customization options, which not a lot of competing applications do.

Download Alarm Clock HD+ from Microsoft Store

Music Alarm Clock

Alarms Windows 10

Award-Winning alarm clock application for Windows, Music Alarm Clock has a ton of features. Key highlights of the application include dimming the screen, waking up to the song of your choice, customizable tiles, and a Windows 8 like user interface. The application requires an MP3 file as an input and cannot directly set audio’s from Xbox or Spotify.

Download Music Alarm Clock from Microsoft Store

I hope this post was useful and you were able to successfully able to use the Alarm Clock application in Windows 10 while also getting a good idea of other third-party alternatives. With that said, How often do you use Alarms on your Windows 11/10 machine? Do drop a comment down below.

Yash Jain
A long-standing Windows fan, Photographer, and Tech Enthusiast who loves to write about Smartphones and Technology.


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