Does the Nintendo 3DS or 2DS Have a Built-In Alarm Clock?

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Mario Clock. Image © Nintendo

“Does the Nintendo 3DS or 2DS have a built-in alarm clock?”

Neither the Nintendo 3DS, 3DS XL, nor 2DS have a built-in alarm clock. You can, however, download the Mario Clock and the Photo Clock from the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Both apps are also downloadable on the Nintendo DSi Shop for the same price.

The Photo Clock lets you use pictures from your DSi or 3DS photo albums as backgrounds. You can set up to three different alarms with snooze functionality.

The Mario Clock lets you play around in Mario’s world and collect coins. It also lets you program up to three different alarms with snooze functionality.

Both clocks’ alarms work when the 3DS or DSi is closed (in “sleep mode”), but if you exit the apps before engaging sleep mode, the alarms won’t go off.