Never be late again — set an alarm on your iPhone or iPad!

That isn't just a Clock app on your iPhone or iPad home screen. It's an alarm clock. Set it, and it'll wake you up in the morning so you don't miss work, get you up from a nap so you don't miss class, or get you in front of the TV just in time to make sure you don't miss the big game or show. And yes, it'll also let you hit snooze...

How to add an alarm on your iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch the Clock app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap on the Alarm tab. It's the second icon from the bottom left corner of your screen that looks like an alarm clock.
  3. Tap on the Add button. It's the plus sign in the top right corner of your screen.

    Launch Clock, Tap Alarm, Tap +

  4. Tap and hold on the first scroll wheel. This is the number will set the hour for your alarm
  5. Drag your finger up or down to adjust the hour you want for your alarm.

    Hold Scroll Wheel, Adjust Scroll Wheel, Tap Save

  6. Tap and hold on the second scroll wheel. This wheel represents the minutes portion of your alarm time.
  7. Drag your finger up or down to adjust the minutes to your desired number.
  8. Tap and hold on the third scroll wheel. Here you will set whether the alarm time is for AM or PM. If you have you set you device to 24-hour time you won't see the AM and PM.
  9. Drag your finger up or down to toggle between AM or PM.
  10. Tap on the Save button. It's located at the top right corner of your screen.

Your newly-created alarm will now appear on the Alarm screen and automatically turned on. Using your iPhone as an alarm clock to wake you from your beauty sleep is an extremely common practice. The alarm will still sound loud-and-proud if your phone is on silent mode or even do not disturb mode, ensuring you can rest easy knowing you will be woken up on time. Fair warning, though, we can not guarantee you will wake up on the right side of the bed!

How to turn on an alarm on your iPhone or iPad

When you set a new alarm it will automatically be turned on, but once an alarm has sounded it will turn off. If you want to use it again you will have to manually turn it back on.

  1. Launch the Clock app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap on the Alarm tab. It's the second icon 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. You will notice it turn green this mean it is now on.

    Launch Clock, Tap Alarm, Tap On/Off Switch

Now that alarm is locked and loaded. If you ever want to turn off an alarm, you can follow the exact same steps, just select an alarm that is already on.

How to set a repeating alarm on your iPhone or iPad

Do you wake up every day at the same time? Have a weekly appointment you need to keep? Setting a repeating alarm takes away the stress of forgetting to turn on your alarm every time you need it. Just set it and forget it!

  1. Launch the Clock app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap on the Alarm tab. It's the second icon from the bottom left corner of your screen that looks like an alarm clock.
  3. Tap the Edit button. It's the in top left corner of your screen.
  4. Tap on the Alarm you want to set to repeat.

    Launch Clock, Tap Alarm, Tap Edit, Tap on Time

  5. Tap on the Repeat menu. It's the first item below the time.
  6. Tap on the day or days of the week on which you want the alarm to repeat.

    Tap repeat tab and select the day(s) you want the alarm to repeat.

  7. Tap the Back button. It's located on the top left corner of your screen.
  8. Tap the Save button. It's located on the top right corner of your screen.

    Tap on back button and then tap save.

Being able to choose multiple days makes this option more flexible than you might think. Have an early morning every Monday and a later wake up time every Friday? No problem. Remember you can set an infinite amount of alarms on your phone and - if you wanted - they could all repeat on different days. Flexibility is practically mandatory in today's world.