If you frequently create or switch alarms on your iPhone or iPad, there are two quick ways to do so without having to chase the Clock app on your home page. How to use them.
Set an alarm with Siri
The fastest way to set up an alarm on your iPhone or iPad is by asking Siri to do it for you.
Start Siri first by holding down the side button or the Home button (or you can say “Hey Siri” if you have it set). Then say something out loud like “Wake me up tomorrow at 9”. Siri will confirm and create the alarm for you. You can also say, “Create an alarm for 19:46,” and that would work, too.
(If you want to set an “alarm” for more than a day ahead, you need to create a reminder instead – and Siri can do that too.)
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Set an alarm with a shortcut in the Control Center
Here’s another cool way to quickly set up an alarm: you can add a shortcut to your alarm settings in Control Center. To do so, go to Settings> Control Center, then locate the “Alarm” item and add it to the “Include” list with a single tap.
The next time you start Control Center, you will see an icon that looks like an alarm clock. Press it and you will go directly to the alarm page in the clock app. Very handy.
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Bonus: Set or switch an alarm with shortcuts
It is also possible to create a shortcut to set or switch an alarm using the shortcuts app and access it with the shortcuts widget in Today View. The only downside? Shortcuts can be difficult to set up. Still, it is a powerful option if you need to repeatedly create or enable / disable alarms quickly.
Good luck – hope you wake up on time!
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