Windows 10 includes an app called Alarms & Clock. Using the Alarm & Clock app, you can turn your Windows 10 PC into an alarm clock.
You can use the Alarms & Clock app to set the alarm to make sure you are on time for work, school, meetings, and other important events. It can also be used to get reminders to take breaks at specific times of the day.
Before we tell you how to use the Alarms and Clock app to set alarms, we must know a few things about the app. First, an alarm will go off even if your PC is locked. That said, the app will not function when your PC is in sleep mode or shut down. So, alarms won’t work when your PC is turned off.
When an alarm rings, a desktop notification will pop up with options to snooze and dismiss. Unless you have mute PC’s volume, you will also hear the alarm ring.
Set the alarm in Windows 10
Step 1: Open the Alarm & Clock app using the Start/taskbar search.
Step 2: Once the Alarm & Clock app is launched, select the Alarm tab from the left pane. By default, the Timer tab is selected.
NOTE: A “Notifications will only show if the PC is awake” message might show up at the top of the app to remind you that the alarms feature works only when the PC is awake. If you have turned on auto-sleep or auto-hibernation, please make appropriate changes to them.
Step 3: Now, click the Add an alarm button.
Step 4: Clicking the Add an alarm button will open the following flyout where you can set a time for the alarm. As you can see in the picture below, you can even label the alarm and select a sound for the alarm from a list of sounds.
If you would like to set a repeat alarm, select the Repeat alarm box and then select the days of the week.
Step 5: Finally, click on the Save button to set the alarm with selected time and settings.
Delete an alarm in Windows 10
You can set as many alarms as you want. But it is a good idea to delete alarms that you no longer need.
Step 1: Open the Alarm & Clock app.
Step 2: Perform a right-click on the alarm entry you want to delete and then click the Delete option.
Edit an existing alarm in Windows 10
After setting the alarm, you might want to change the set alarm time. Here is how to edit.
Step 1: Perform a right-click on an alarm and then click the Edit option.
Step 2: Make appropriate changes to the time and other options. Click the Save button.
Turn off an alarm in Windows 10
Your school holidays starting from tomorrow? No problem. You can quickly turn off the alarm without deleting it.
Step 1: Open the Alarm & Clock app. Switch to Alarm.
Step 2: Move the toggle button to the Off position to turn off the alarm permanently.
Enable dark mode in Alarms & Clock app
You might not like the default white background of the Alarms & Clock app. Luckily, it allows you to set a dark background as well. Here is how to do that.
Step 1: Open the Alarms & Clock app.
Step 2: Click on the Settings option located bottom-left of the app.
Step 3: In the App theme section, select Dark. Restart the app to see the dark mode.