Alarms is an app that provides you with alarms, timers, and a stopwatch to help you manage and keep track of time.
Alarms won't sound when your PC is turned off or in sleep unless your PC supports InstantGo. InstantGo helps your PC wake from sleep with your apps and data already up to date.
If your PC doesn't have InstantGo, when you add a new alarm you'll see a warning that notifications will only sound when your PC is awake.
To add a new alarm
Use the dials to set your alarm time.
Choose how often your alarm occurs. You can choose to have it occur only once, or to set it as a recurring alarm on any number of days.
Choose the sound you'd like for your alarm from the drop-down menu.
To turn an alarm on or off
To remove an alarm
Tap or click the alarm you'd like to remove.
Your alarm won't sound when your PC is fully shut down. However, if your PC has InstantGo, your alarms can sound when your PC is in sleep. Your alarms will also still sound even if your PC is muted. To allow your alarms to sound when your PC is in sleep, set the following permissions:
Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Settings.(If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, and then click Settings.
Tap or click Permissions.
Set Notifications and Lock screen to On. This allows the app to show notifications, run in the background, and show quick status on the lock screen.
If your PC doesn't have InstantGo, alarms will only sound when your PC is awake. You can still use Alarms to set reminders and notifications while you're using your PC.
If your PC doesn't have InstantGo, you'll see a warning when you add a new alarm at the top of your screen that says notifications will only show if your PC is awake. You can also find out if your device supports InstantGo by checking your manufacturer's website.
Use the dials to set your alarm time. Note that you can set the time for hours, minutes, and seconds.
To start the timer, tap or click the Play button.
To pause the timer, tap or click the Pause button.
To add hours to timers, spin the minutes dial for multiple revolutions
Tap or click the Play button to start the stopwatch.
To copy lap or split info, press and hold or right-click the list entry.
To pause the stopwatch, tap or click Pause.
Tap or click Reset to reset the stopwatch to zero.
See all support pages for apps & Windows Store.
Ask a question in the