How to Enable and Use Amazon Alexa App Alarms

Your assistant can keep you on schedule throughout the day

Amazon's digital assistant Alexa has a handy alarm feature that can remind you when it's time to wake up, walk the dog, or anything else. Here's how to set an alarm with the Alexa app or using voice commands.

Information in this article applies to all Alexa-enabled devices including the Echo Dot and Echo Show

Create an Alexa Alarm With Voice Commands

You can set up a variety of alarms to accommodate your schedule and events. Alarms can include music and smart lights as well. You can set an Alexa alarm using the following voice commands:

  • Alexa, set an alarm for midnight.
  • Alexa, set a repeating alarm for 7 a.m.
  • Alexa, set an alarm for 7 p.m. every Wednesday.
  • Alexa, set an alarm for 6 a.m. every day.
  • Alexa, set an alarm for 6 a.m. to Taylor Swift from Spotify.
  • Alexa, set an alarm for 6 a.m. to classical music every day.
  • Alexa, set a light alarm for 5 p.m. with smart home lighting device every day.

To stop an alarm, say Alexa, stop or Alexa, cancel. To snooze an alarm, say Alexa, snooze to silence the alarm for nine minutes.

Alarms are tied to one device, so if you set up an alarm with an Echo in your bedroom, it won't sound on the Echo in your kitchen.

How to Manage Alarms With the Alexa App

After you set up an Alexa alarm, you can manage it using the Amazon Alexa app for iOS or Android.

  1. Tap More (the three horizontal lines on the bottom menu bar).

  2. Tap Alarms & Timers.

  3. Tap the Alarms tab.

    More, Alarms & Timers, and Alarms tab in the Alexa app
  4. Tap the on/off toggle next to an alarm to enable or disable it. To edit an alarm, tap the time.

  5. On the Edit screen, change options for the alarm's time, date, repeat frequency, and sound, then select Save.

    Tap Sound to see a variety of celebrity voice alarms.

  6. To remove the alarm, tap Delete at the bottom of the Edit window.

    Alarm toggle, Save, and Delete in the Alexa app

How to Add New Alarms With the Alexa App

In addition to using voice commands, you can also create Alexa alarms from within the app.

  1. Tap More (the three horizontal lines on the bottom menu bar).

  2. Tap Alarms & Timers.

  3. Tap the Alarms tab.

    More, Alarms & Timers, and Alarms tab in the Alexa app
  4. Tap Add Alarm.

  5. Select a time, device, repeat setting, date, and sound, then tap Save in the upper-right of the screen when you're done to set your new alarm.

    Add Alarm and Save in the Alexa app