Your alarm is blasting in your ear and it's time to wake up. You may want to throw your phone against the wall just to make it shut up, but that would be... costly. Especially because it's easy to turn the alarm off — or even snooze it temporarily if you only need a few more min... zzzzzz...

How to turn off an alarm on your iPhone or iPad

When you set a new alarm it will automatically be turned on, but that does not mean you have to wait till it rings to turn it off. Alarms can be turn off at anytime you desire.

  1. Launch the Clock app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap on the Alarm tab. It's the second tab from the bottom left corner of your screen that looks like an alarm clock.
  3. Tap the On/Off switch on the alarm you want to turn on. It's the white circle on the right side of your screen.

    Launch Clock, tap on alarm tab, and then tap the on/off switch.

Now that alarm is inactive and will not ring. By following almost the exact same steps you can also activate an alarm.

How to stop or snooze an alarm on your iPhone or iPad

Your alarm is blaring as loud as it can: it's time for you to stumble out of bed and join the land of the living. If you don't want your alarm to be screaming all day long — or want to silence it and get back to your peaceful slumber — here is how you can turn it off. The steps are a little bit different depending on if your phone is locked or not, so we will show you both ways.

How to turn off a ringing alarm on the lock screen

  1. Swipe right to unlock your phone.

    Swipe right to unlock

Your alarm is now off and you are ready to tackle the day ahead of you.

How to turn off a ringing alarm on your iPhone or iPad

  1. Tap OK button.

    Tap OK button.

This is how it will look regardless of what you are doing on your phone at the time. Your alarm will no longer be singing its shrill siren song. Enjoy your day.

How to snooze a ringing alarm on your iPhone or iPad on the lock screen

  1. Tap on tap to snooze.

    Tap to snooze

It's as simple as that. You will that your phone will prompt you when the snooze alarm will ring again. The default snooze time is 9 mins. You can also press the power button.

How to snooze a ringing alarm on your iPhone or iPad

  1. Tap the Snooze button.

    Tap on snooze button.

The alarm will now snooze for 9 mins before ringing again. Now you're probably calculating just how many times you can hit snooze. No worries, We're not judging.

How to delete an alarm on your iPhone or iPad

Although you can set as many alarms as you want, it's probably a good idea to delete them once you don't need them anymore to avoid unnecessary clutter.

  1. Launch the Clock app from your Home screen
  2. Tap on the Alarm tab. It's the second tab from the bottom left corner of your screen that looks like an alarm clock.
  3. Swipe left on the city you wish to delete.
  4. Tap the Delete button. It's the big red button that will have just appeared on the right side of your screen.

    Launch Clock, swipe left on the alarm, and press delete button.

Now you don't have to keep around all those old alarms which will save you time searching through a bunch of useless clutter.