How To Use Alarms In Windows 10?

After getting an upgrade to Windows 10, I realise that Windows 10 operating system have many great features. Apart from Cortana in Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge, One of the best feature added by Microsoft is Windows 10 computer alarm. In this new Windows 10 tutorial, we gonna learn something new and interesting about Windows 10. That is how to use alarms in Windows 10?

Alarm & Reminders are becoming a very important part of human life. Some people hate alarms but most of us use Windows 10 alarm clock wake from sleep. In other words, It becomes our task scheduler.

Nowadays, Alarms in smartphones have replaced the alarm clock. But, Whats on trend is Windows 10 alarms and clock app which can be used to set alarm on computer, create world clock, Timer and stopwatch too.

How To Use Alarms In Windows 10

If you have used Windows 10 mobile before then setting alarm in Windows 10 is quite easy and simple.

Also Read: How To Change Ringtone In Windows 10 Mobile

Extras: In this guide, how to use alarms in Windows 10, I will cover all these additional features that came with Alarms & Clock Windows 10:

  • The World Clock app in Windows 10
  • Windows 10 Timer
  • Stopwatch Windows 10

So without wasting time, let’s learn how to use alarms in Windows 10?

How To Use Alarms In Windows 10

The easily described steps to learn how to set an alarm in Windows 10 with suitable screenshots are as under:

  • Firstly, go to Cortana Windows 10 and type Alarms & Clock.Cortana- Alarm
  • A small window named Alarms & Clock will open.
  • As you can see on my Windows 10 alarm app, I have already set an alarm.Set alarm
  • To add a new one, tap on the Plus Sign”+” on the bottom right corner.
  • Now you are in New Alarm section. Choose your specific time of the alarm.
  • You can modify the name of your alarm by clicking on Alarm Name tab.Alarm name set alarm
  • You can also modify these settings- Alarm Repeats, Alarm Ringtone, and Windows 10 alarm snooze time according to you.
  • Lastly, click on the Save and the settings will be saved.

Cortana > Alarm & Clock > Add”+” > Set Time > Set Alarm Name > Alarm Repletes > Set Sound > Set Snooze Time Save

In clock widget Windows 10, while setting up an alarm on laptop windows 10, you can add more than one alarms at a time. Just click on Add “+” sign. You can set Windows 10 custom alarm tones here.

If you receivee any message like “You need to change your notification settings to ensure that your alarm occurs as expected”. In this case, go to the See More option and then go to the Notification Settings tab and change the settings as you can see in the screenshot below…

Set notification

The World Clock App Windows 10

In Windows 10 alarm clock app, there is an additional option available that is the world clock app Windows 10. With world clock app we can find out the difference between the time zones of two or more location.

This will also present the date and day of your selected location.

world clock

In other words, With Windows 10 World clock app, anyone can find out world clock time zones i.e current time of your desired location. Follow the instructions described below…

Windows 10 Alarms & Clock > Add”+” > Enter Location > OK.

Timer Windows 10

You can also make use of timer gadget for Windows 10. For this, set timer according to your wish.

Then, the desktop timer Windows 10 will present a countdown timer on your Windows 10 screen. This is an incredible feature provided by Microsoft to complete any task on time.

Just go to…

Windows 10 Alarms & Clock > Timer > Add”+” >  New Timer > Set timer > OK.

Stopwatch Timer Windows 10

This is the last and very useful feature of alarm & clock Windows 10.

Microsoft Windows 10 provide their users with a facility of stopwatch timer app in Windows 10. It is a little similar to Timer app Windows 10. We use this also to complete any task on time but also to calculate the speed work/task.

Set timer


Windows 10 Alarms & Clock > Stopwatch > Start

Now, we have easily learned set an alarm on Windows 10 but one question came to my mind…

“Will Windows 10 alarm notify me even my PC is in sleep mode or in shut down position?”

Then read this article until the end to get the answer!

Why Windows 10 Alarm Not Working?

Does windows 10 alarm work in sleep mode?

After completing all the steps to set an alarm in Windows 10, you found your Windows 10 alarm is not working on sleep mode. How to get a computer alarm clock that works in sleep mode? Then you need to install InstantGo.

In most cases, the alarm won’t sound if your PC is asleep, and never when it’s shut down. This happens because you haven’t enabled Instant GO Windows 10. When you set an alarm in Windows 10, you’ll see a message that “Notification will only show if the PC is awake”. This message shows that your device doesn’t have the feature of Instant Go.

Nowadays, many Windows 10 PC and laptop have a feature of Instant GO. By enable Instant Go Windows 10, this will allow your device to sound an alarm even in shutdown mode.

Le’s find out this:

Do You Have Instant Go?

To check InstantGo is available in your system or not, Just open command prompt and type “powercfg”. If you will see a message- “Standby(Connected)”, that means Instant Go feature is enabled in your system.

Check Insta goTips: Don’t you have Instant Go? If you see a message that “Notification will only show if the PC is awake”, make sure your device should not go into sleep mode.

For this, apply these settings: Settings > System > Power & Sleep

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At The End

This was the tutorial on how to use alarms in Windows 10? There is much more to learn about Windows 10. We will surely cover all important topics in nest Windows 10 articles.

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Mustkeema is a multi-talented blogger. Her most loved writing topics are technology and health. Through this blog she is dedicated to help Windows OS users around the globe.When not blogging, Mustkeema is an avid reader and theater junkie.

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