How to set an alarm in Windows 10

Jan 28, 2016

It is most common for us to set alarms on our phone, while alarms & clocks is a new app in windows 10, and it is designed to bring additional features to the default system clock. The following simple instructions will explain how to set an alarm in windows 10.

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In our daily life, we need to use an alarm to wake up early or remind us that it is time to do our work. And windows also know the need for an alarm for PC users, so it is possible for us to set an alarm in windows 10 now. Alarms & Clocks has been proved to be a very useful, which will boost your productivity, especially if you spend a lot of time using your computer. In this article, I will show you the simple instructions on how to set an alarm on your computer.

Method 1. Using Alarms & Clocks

Step 1. Search for Alarms & Clocks

Press Win + s to open the search window, then input alarm in search box in widows 10.

Step 2. Open Alarms & Clocks

Click on Alarms and Clock application. To set an alarm on Windows, you can either turn on any existing alarm or create a new one by clicking the + in the bottom-right corner.

Step 3. Named a new alarm

In the Alarm name section, enter an alarm name, and the alarm dates and times are set for creating an alarm.

Step 4. Set the time

Now set the alarm, by pressing the time box and selecting the hour and the minutes you want it triggered.

Step 5. Set the frequency of alarm

Here you can choose how often your alarm occurs. And you can make it repeat any day of the week by pressing Repeats.

Step 6. Set audio tune

You can also select an audio tune for your alarm, click sound and select one from the drop-down menu.

Step 7. Set snooze time

From Snooze time, you can select a time frame from the drop-down menu.

Step 8. Save and start the alarm

At last, do not forget to press the Save button from the lower part of the window when you finish all the settings.

Method 2. Using a third-party tool - Wise Reminder

Wise Reminder is a free Windows scheduling utility that helps you organize daily tasks. Remind you accurately so that you will not miss any plan.

Step 1. Install Wise Reminder

If you have not installed Wise Reminder, please click here to download and install the latest version of Wise Reminder.

Step 2. Create a reminder

Click the + New button and fill in the detail information like date, time and so on.

Step 3. Got it or Postpone

After that, you can find a popup window like an alarm to remind you that it is time to do your task according to your settings.


To sum up, Wise Reminder can manage your schedule and remind you anytime effectively for free. It is totally support Windows 10 and Windows 11 now!

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