How to set and manage Alarms in Windows 10?

All of us are aware of the Alarm of a mobile phone. The almost similar alarm is available on Windows 10 PC also. Basically, Windows 10 features an app called Alarms & Clock. Using the Alarms & Clock app, one can turn your Windows 10 PC into an alarm clock.

The Alarms and Clock feature is useful for those who mostly sit on Windows 10 PC. One can utilize the Alarms & Clock app to set the alarm to make sure he/she is on time for any important event such as work, market, meetings, school, etc. Even if you are doing work from home, you can utilize this app to get reminders to take a break at specific times of the day.

Before setting the alarm on Windows 10 PC, we want to let you know a few things. Windows 10 PC alarm will go off if your PC is locked, PC is in sleep mode, or you turn off your PC. When an alarm time is up, a desktop notification will pop up with options to snooze or dismiss, and even you will hear the alarm ring if you have not muted the PC’s volume. You can snooze the alarm for 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 20 minutes, 30 minutes, or for 1 hour and reschedule your important events.

In this post, we will learn about the five following topics:-

  1. Set an Alarm in Windows 10
  2. Delete an Alarm in Windows 10
  3. Edit an existing Alarm in Windows 10
  4. Turn off an Alarm in Windows 10
  5. Enable Light Mode or Dark mode in Alarms & Clock app
Let us complete all the above topics one by one.

How to Set the Alarms in Windows 10?

To set the alarm in Windows 10, perform the following steps:-

Step 1. Click on the Start button on Windows 10 and type Alarms & Clock.

Step 2. From the available search results, click on the Alarms & Clock top entry to open the Alarms & Clock app.

Step 3. Under the Alarms & Clock, click on the Alarm menu from the left pane.

Step 4. On the right side pane of the Alarm,  click on the “Add an alarm” button.

Step 5. Clicking the Add an alarm button, you will see a flyout where you can set a time for the alarm, alarm name, repeat alarm days, alarm sound, and default alarm snooze time.

Step 6. Once you are done with alarm settings, click on the Save button to set the alarm with the selected time and settings.

Once you complete the above steps, an alarm will ring at the specified time on your PC. You can create several alarms for different purposes using the Alarms & Clock app.

How to Delete an Alarm in Windows 10?

As said above, you can create many alarms as per your requirement. If any alarm is no longer required, you might want to delete them. To delete an alarm, perform the following steps:-

Step 1. Click on the Start button on Windows 10 and type Alarms & Clock.

Step 2. From the available search results, click on the Alarms & Clock top entry to open the Alarms & Clock app.

Step 3. Under the Alarms & Clock, click on the Alarm menu from the left pane.

Step 4. Right-click on the alarm entry you want to delete from your PC and then click the Delete option.

Once you perform the above steps, the selected alarm entry will be removed from your computer.

How to Edit an existing Alarm in Windows 10?

Due to any reason, if you want to reschedule or edit your alarm, there is an option available on Windows 10, which means there is no need to delete the alarm and create a new one again. To edit an existing alarm on Windows 10, perform the following steps:-

Step 1. Click on the Start button on Windows 10 and type Alarms & Clock.

Step 2. From the available search results, click on the Alarms & Clock top entry to open the Alarms & Clock app.

Step 3. Under the Alarms & Clock, click on the Alarm menu from the left pane.

Step 4. Right-click on the alarm entry you want to edit or modify and then click the Edit option.

Step 5. Make the desired changes in the Edit alarm flyout and then finally click on the Save button.

Once you complete the above steps, you should learn to edit the alarm on a Windows 10 computer or laptop.

How to Turn off an Alarm in Windows 10?

If you have set the alarm and want to turn off it due to any cause, perform the following steps:-

Step 1. Click on the Start button on Windows 10 and type Alarms & Clock.

Step 2. From the available search results, click on the Alarms & Clock top entry to open the Alarms & Clock app.

Step 3. Under the Alarms & Clock, click on the Alarm menu from the left pane.

Step 4. Turn the toggle button to the Off position to turn off the alarm permanently.

Once you complete the above steps, you should learn to turn off the alarm on Windows 10 PC.

How to Enable Light Mode or Dark mode in Alarms & Clock app?

By default Alarms & Clock app uses a white background. If you want to set a dark background or dark mode for Alarms & Clock app, perform the following steps:-

Step 1. Click on the Start button on Windows 10 and type Alarms & Clock.

Step 2. From the available search results, click on the Alarms & Clock top entry to open the Alarms & Clock app.

Step 3. Click on the Settings option located bottom-left corner of the app.

Step 4. In the App theme section, you can choose the Dark, Light, or Use system settings option. Select the theme according to your choice. You will notice the changes next time you will start the app.

That’s all!!!

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