How to Cancel Your Android Alarms

Stop that alarm from going off again

woman shutting off alarm

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Don't want that alarm going off when you're sleeping in this weekend or while you're in a meeting? Below are the steps to turn off your alarm on an Android device. Despite the Android OS changing drastically over the years, most of the basics function the same. For those steps that are different, extra instructions are provided.

On Android version 5.0, 7.0, 8.0 you’ll need to do the following:

First, find your Apps shortcut. This could be on your main (Home) screen or on your Android launcher at the bottom of the screen.

Android Home Screen
Look for Apps on your home screen.

Next, tap the Apps shortcut which should reveal all installed applications on your smartphone.

Clock App
Look for the Clock icon.

Now, select Clock from your Apps screen. If it doesn’t open up to the Alarm tab, tap Alarm to access any alarms you have set.

Active Alarm
Tap Alarm.

Select the alarm that you wish to turn off.

Android alarm screen
Active alarm.

To cancel that alarm, toggle switch to the left (should be greyed out).

Android alarm disabled
Alarm is turned off.

For Android 6.0 to 6.0.1 (Marshmallow), tap the Down arrow instead. Then tap Dismiss.

How to Cancel Alarms in Android 4.4

For Android 4.4 (KitKat), things look a bit different. Under your alarms, you should see an option labeled Dismiss Now; tap the X next to it to cancel your alarm.

How to Cancel Alarms in Wear OS (formerly Android Wear)

For those with Android watches (Wear OS), the steps are fairly similar.

1.      Open the Alarm app.

2.      Tap the time you want to cancel.

3.      Tap Dismiss or swipe right.

As you can see, the steps are pretty simple to follow and quick to perform. You’ll have some alarm-free time in a matter of a couple of minutes. Who likes hearing those annoying alarms anyway?