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How to Set an Alarm on HomePod

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HomePod is Apple’s answer to Google Nest and Amazon Echo, the smart speakers that are now commonplace in our homes. Setting an alarm is one of the basic features of the HomePod. You can set alarms using your voice by issuing a few simple commands.

Here is what you need to say to set an alarm on HomePod.

How to set an alarm on your HomePod

To set an alarm on HomePod, say the following:

  • Hey Siri, set an alarm for [time].

HomePod is also aware of relative time. Examples of different ways you can phrase your alarm command to HomePod include:

  • Hey Siri, set an alarm for [x hours/minutes] from now.
  • Hey Siri, set an alarm for [time] tomorrow.
  • Hey Siri, set an alarm for [amount of time].
  • Hey Siri, wake me up in [x amount of time].

How to snooze

Snoozing is simple:

  • Hey Siri, snooze.

Remember that snoozing interrupts your circadian rhythm and is contrary to good sleep hygiene so use at your own risk!

Setting a recurring alarm

You can set a few different types of recurring alarms using the following commands:

  • Hey Siri, set an alarm for [time] every day.
  • Hey Siri, set an alarm for [time] every weekday.
  • Hey Siri, set an alarm for [time] every [day of the week].
  • Hey Siri, set an alarm for [time] every [day of the week] and [day of the week].
  • Hey Siri, set an alarm for [time] every weekend.

How to name an alarm

Apple HomePod gives you the ability to name alarms by saying:

  • Hey Siri, set an alarm for [time] labeled [alarm name].

Adding context to HomePod alarms

Contextual alarms help you remember why the alarm is being set. Examples of contextual alarms include:

  • Hey Siri, set an alarm for [time] to go to work.
  • Hey Siri, set an alarm to take the cookies out of the oven in [amount of time].
  • Hey Siri, set an alarm for [time] every day to walk my dog.
  • Hey Siri, set an alarm for [time] every [day of the week] to get out of bed and go to work.

Managing alarms: changing and deleting

To manage your alarms, you can say the following:

  • Hey Siri, delete the [time] alarm.
  • Hey Siri, delete all of my alarms.
  • Hey Siri, change my [time] alarm to [time].
  • Hey Siri, what alarms do I have?
  • Hey Siri, change my [alarm name] to [time].
  • Hey Siri, read my alarms.
  • Hey Siri, show my alarms.

How to temporarily disable alarms

You can temporarily turn off and re-enable all alarms:

  • Hey Siri, disable all alarms.
  • Hey Siri, enable all alarms.
  • Hey Siri, disable my [time] alarm.
  • Hey Siri, turn off my [alarm name] alarm.
  • Hey Siri, turn on my [alarm name] on [day of the week].

About HomePod

HomePod is a speaker developed by Apple that is powered by their Siri smart assistant. Unlike competing brands like Google and Amazon, Apple only sells one version of HomePod in two different colors.

You can control your smart lights, smart thermostats, and other HomeKit-enabled smart appliances using HomePod. The speaker can also play music through Apple Music. It’s important to note that HomePod requires that you already own an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad with iOS 11.2.5 for setup so it works best if you’re already a part of Apple’s ecosystem.

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