The built-in Clock app on iOS is a super handy tool. It gives you a world clock, a stopwatch, and of course, alarms. The unfortunate thing about the Clock app; however, is that it’s not one of those apps you likely take care of or maintain.
Since you can set as many alarms as you like, it can get out of control quickly. Before you know if, you have 50 alarms and keep creating more instead of reusing, editing, or deleting those that are in there.
If you need help removing alarms from the Clock app on iPhone and iPad, we’re here to help.
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Delete all alarms with Siri
One more unfortunate things about the Clock app is that there’s no simple way to open it and delete all of your alarms in one fell swoop. Even though this seems like it would be a basic feature, it currently is not.
If you want to remove all of the alarms that exist in the Clock app, you’ll need the help of Siri.
- Invoke Siri on your iPhone or iPad and then give the simple command, “Hey Siri, delete all of my alarms.”
- Siri will then ask you if you’re sure. Say or tap Confirm.
- You’ll then see and hear Siri tell you “OK, no more alarms” or something similar.
And it’s as easy as that! Siri has removed all of the alarms in the Clock app for you.
Some users have experienced a problem with deleting all of their alarms using Siri. This seems to arise if you have many, many alarms. If Siri responds with “Sorry, there is something wrong. Please try again,” then you’ll need to do just that. You might notice that some the alarms have been deleted, but not all. So, just continue the process until they’re all wiped out.
Delete individual alarms in the Clock app
Of course, you can pick and choose which alarms to remove in the Clock app if you like. And this tutorial wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t show you how.
Open the Clock app and then do one of the following:
- Swipe the alarm from right to left and tap Delete.
- Tap Edit, select the minus sign in red, and then tap Delete.
- Tap Edit, select the alarm, and then tap Delete Alarm.
Control your alarms
If you’re going to use the Clock app on your iPhone or iPad as your alarm clock, don’t let it get out of control. You can edit alarms for different times and reuse them or just delete the ones you’ll never use again.
If all else fails, at least you know now how to delete multiple unused alarms on iPhone or iPad at one time.
Do you use the Clock app for its alarms? And if so, do you try to keep them under control? Let us know!
Sandy worked for many years in the IT industry as a project manager, department manager, and PMO Lead. She then decided to follow her dream and now writes about technology full-time. Sandy holds a Bachelors of Science in Information Technology.
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