Tip: this is how you set a silent alarm on your Apple Watch

Are you an early riser, but don’t want to wake your partner? Then you can set a silent alarm on your Watch and wake up with gentle taps on your wrist. That is how it works.

Tip: this is how you set a silent alarm on your Apple Watch

If you have to set your alarm early, it is of course possible that your partner does not have to get up yet. Even if you take a nap on the plane, for example, it is useful not to disturb others with your alarm clock. That is why it is possible to set a silent alarm on your Apple Watch. Instead of sound, you will only feel small taps on your wrist. That is how it works.

  1. First set an alarm on your watch;
  2. Open the Alarm Clock app on your Apple Watch (an orange icon with a clock);
  3. Tap on ‘New alarm clock’ and set the working time;
  4. Tap Set.

Then to here one silent To make an alarm clock, simply switch on silent mode:

  1. Swipe up from the watch face on your Watch screen;
  2. Press the bell icon to turn on silent mode.

As soon as it is time to get up, you will feel small taps on your wrist, but you will not hear any sound. It is also possible to enable silent mode via your Watch app on your iPhone. To do this, tap the ‘My Watch’ tab and then ‘Hear and feel’. Turn on the switch behind ‘Silent mode’.

More Apple Watch tips

Do you want to make sure that you always set an alarm? Then you can set a sleep schedule on your Apple Watch from watchOS 7. You can do that very easily via the Sleep app. If you do not want to keep your watch on your wrist at night, it is also possible to place it on your bedside table as a clock by setting the night clock mode. Curious about what else you can do with your smart watch? Then check out our Apple Watch beginner’s guide.

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