How to Delete an Alarm on Apple Watch (iOS 17)

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Ever since I got my Apple Watch, it has become the primary way my alarm wakes me up in the morning. I often find myself messing with my alarm settings via my Apple Watch. That's why it's handy to know how to delete alarms directly from your Apple Watch without using your iPhone. Here's how to disable an alarm on Apple Watch.

Why You'll Love This Tip:

  • Disable alarms you no longer want to use or be woken up to.
  • Delete an alarm directly from your Apple Watch without using your iPhone.

How to Delete Apple Watch Alarm

System Requirements

This tip works on iPhones running iOS 16 or later. Find out how to update to the latest version of iOS.

You can delete an alarm directly from your Apple Watch, even if you set up the alarm on your iPhone. If you find your Apple Watch alarm is malfunctioning, check out this article that covers why that might be happening and how to fix it. If you like learning about how to use your Apple devices, be sure to sign up for our free Tip of the Day!

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  1. Press the Digital Crown to open your Apple Watch App Library.
  2. Tap Alarms.

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  3. Tap the Alarm you want to delete.

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  4. Scroll down and tap Delete.

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And that's all it takes to delete an alarm directly from your Apple Watch, all without using your iPhone.


If you have set an alarm via your Sleep Schedule, you won't be able to delete that alarm using these steps. You will need to fix that in the Health app.

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Author Details

Rachel Needell

Rachel Needell is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and a poet and author. With 10-plus years of experience working with Apple devices, she specializes in all-things iPad and is a Notes App expert, having worked on both the 2023 iPad Guide and the Notes App Guide. You can usually find her writing in the Daily Tip newsletter as one of our senior Tip writers. Rachel received her Master’s degree in English Literature in 2021 and her most recent work appears in the Winter ’21 edition of New Note Poetry. When she’s not obsessing about Apple products, you can find her voraciously reading fantasy books with her cat in Asheville, North Carolina.