Alexa Alarm Commands: How to Setup and Use? 2 Methods

Amazon Alexa is a virtual assistant with which you can operate devices like TV with your voice.

From weather forecasts to playing on-demand songs and answering general questions, Alexa does them all.

But many people wonder what common Alexa alarm commands are.

Here are the 5 most common Alexa alarm commands.

  1. Alexa, set my alarm for the night (Time).
  2. Alexa, wake me up in the morning (Time).
  3. Alexa, turn off my next Alarm.
  4. Alexa, snooze my alarm for 15 minutes.
  5. Alexa, change my Alarm sound to (Sound Name).

Yes, Alexa has comprehensive alarm commands which save important dates, reminders, and special events.

You don’t have to create and save alarms manually.

Instead, you can vocally instruct Alexa to construct remainders.

But if you don’t know how to set up Alexa alarm commands, proceed with our article.

We have enlisted a detailed guide, using which you can create alarms on Amazon Alexa easily.

Is Setting Up an Alarm Command on Alexa Difficult?

Alexa alarm commands

Alexa alarm commands are straightforward and quick to set up.

Unlike cell phones and clocks, you do not have to set the alarm manually.

As stated earlier, you can save reminders and alarms with your voice command.

But your voice must be registered in Alexa’s control center to order Alexa for alarm setup.

Alexa is controlled by its app that you can install on your mobile phone.

You can register your voice on the Alexa app so that it follows your commands.

Once your voice is inscribed with Alexa, you can easily set up alarms for important meetings and events.

In fact, setting up alarms on Alexa is much more effortless than using a cell phone for the same purpose.

How to Set Up Alexa Alarm Commands?

How to Set Up Alexa Alarm Commands

Alexa can function as an alarm clock that can wake you up every morning or remind you regularly of a specific event.

Alexa is a superior version of an alarm clock with a voice-command feature.

The feature can make you feel like your mum is asking you to wake up.

When the alarm goes off, Alexa will chime the voice you have opted for.

You can choose Alexa’s original voice or your favorite music as an alarm sound.

With the help of the following methods, you can easily set up an alarm on your Alexa device.

Set Up Alarm with Voice Command

The primary method to set the alarm on Alexa is by simply commanding the device.

To set up Alexa alarm commands vocally, follow the below stages.

  • Command Alexa that you want to set up an alarm.
  • Alexa will reply with, “Which type of Alarm?”
  • Specify the time and date for your alarm.
  • Also, tell how many days of the week you want the alarm to repeat.
  • Once you have told every necessary detail, your alarm will be set up.

Set Up an Alarm With Alexa App

You can also activate Alexa alarm commands using the Alexa app installed on your mobile.

This method proves helpful if Alexa does not recognize your voice or your sound is not registered on the app.

  • Open the Alexa app.
  • Go to the “Alarms” option.
  • Press the “Add New Alarms” button.
  • Select ‘time’ and ‘date’ for your alarm.
  • If you want a recurring alarm, choose the desired days of the week.
  • After adding the required information, click on the “Done” button.

Once the alarm goes off, it won’t stop until you say, “Stop the Alarm, Alexa.” But you can also snooze the alarm by specifying the period after which you want the alarm to beep again.

For instance, you can say, “Alexa, snooze the alarm for fifteen minutes.”

How to Set Up Reminders on Alexa?

How to Set Up Reminders on Alexa

Besides alarms, you can also set up reminders on your Alexa smart device. Reminders are one-time alarms for special events, such as a meeting, a holiday, or a birthday.

Whenever the reminder comes off, Alexa says, “Here’s your reminder.”

If you don’t respond to the reminder, Alexa will repeat it twice before it switches off.

However, if you answer it, implying that you have listened to the reminder, Alexa won’t repeat it.

But setting up a reminder is a more comprehensive process.

If you also want to set up a reminder on Alexa, observe the following steps.

Setting Up Reminders with Voice

The conventional method to set up a reminder on Alexa is by voice command.

You can opt for this method if your voice is registered on the Alexa app.

Follow the below steps to activate Alexa alarm commands and create a reminder. 

  • To set up a reminder, say “Alexa.”
  • Alexa will respond to you with “Yes.”
  • Now set up the reminder by saying, “I want to set the alarm/reminder.”
  • Alexa will ask what type of reminder you want to set.
  • Reply to it with the event for which you are setting the reminder. For instance, you can say, “Dentist Alarm,” or “Laundry Reminder.”


  • You can simply set the reminder in one phrase: “Alexa, set the reminder at 3:00 pm for laundry.”

Setting Up Reminder Manually

Setting Up Reminder Manually

You can also set up the reminder manually with the help of the Alexa app.

This method proves convenient when your voice is not registered on Alexa.

You can observe the following steps to set up reminders on Alexa using its digital application.

  • Open Alexa app
  • Go to the “Reminders” section.
  • Click the “Add New Reminder” option.
  • Set up your reminders, such as for a birthday or a meeting.
  • Fill in the required details, such as “date” and “day.”
  • Assign the number of times you want Alexa to repeat the reminder.

Unlike alarms, reminders are not repetitive and are set only for particular dates.

The reminder can even be set for a future event that is months away.

Watch Video: Alexa Alarm Commands and Setup

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can you pair multiple Alexa devices with a single app?

No, you cannot do so.
You must consider that one Alexa app works with one Alexa device.
If you have multiple Alexa devices at your place, you must install another app on a different device.

Can Alexa handle multiple alarms at once?

Like mobile phones, Alexa can simultaneously handle multiple alarms and reminders.
Just use Alexa commands to set the daily alarm sounds.

However, you must not create two same alarms with a similar date, time, and day because it can cause a glitch in the system.

Can I add my favorite music as the alarm sounds?

Yes, you can easily set up your favorite song, music, or voice recording as the alarm sounds of Alexa.
To do so, you must vocally command Alexa or change alarm sounds settings via its app.


With the methods mentioned above, it is evident that Alexa alarm commands are easy and hassle-free to set up.

You instantly set alarms or reminders on your Alexa device with Alexa voice commands.

There is also an alternative method to set the alarm using Alexa’s application.

Alexa alarm is more specific and advanced as it has the voice feature and repeats the event with an alarm sound.

With only voice commands you can set a one-time alarm or a repeating alarm.

The smart echo device also works as a sleep timer.

For this, open the Alexa app, select daily alarm timing, add it to the do list, and save the settings for a new routine.

Amazon Alexa speaker will then play sounds at sleep time.

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  1. Can you explain the differences between the two methods of setting up Alexa alarms in more detail?

  2. This content was great for a beginner like me. I now can have my alarms set up without any problems.

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