How to Cancel Your Android Alarms

Turn off alarms on your Wear OS device too

You may not want your alarm going off when you're sleeping in on the weekend or while you're in a meeting. Knowing how to cancel alarms on Android devices is as important as knowing how to set alarms on Android.

Instructions in this article apply to most versions of Android, including Android 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, and 4.4, as well as Wear OS.

How to Turn Off Alarms on Android 10

Even though the Android OS has changed drastically over the years, most of the basic functions have remained the same. On Android 5.0 and up, do the following:

  1. Launch the Clock app.

  2. If you don't see your alarms, tap Alarm.

  3. Tap the toggle switch next to the alarm that you wish to turn off. When the alarm is off, the switch is grayed out.

For Android 6.0 and 6.0.1 (Marshmallow), tap the Down arrow instead, then tap Dismiss.

An Android phone with the Clock app, Alarm tab, and toggle switch highlighted

How to Change and Delete Android Alarms

If you tap the time for an individual alarm, you can change certain settings such as the alarm sound and frequency. To permanently delete an alarm, tap the three-dot menu above your alarms and select Delete from the pop-up window, then choose the alarms you want to get rid of and tap the trashcan. Alternatively, select Settings to manage general settings for all alarms.

Android Clock app alarm settings

When an alarm goes off on your phone, swipe left to snooze it, or swipe right to dismiss it.

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 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.