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Time Management: Siri Alarm, Timer, and Stopwatch Commands

Ever wondered how a few simple words can make your mornings less groggy and more groovy? Well, during my adventurous years at Apple, tinkering with Siri, I discovered just that. Siri alarm commands are not just about waking up; they’re about starting your day on a high note.

Imagine telling your phone to wake you up, and it actually listens – that’s the magic we’re diving into. This guide is your friendly nudge into the world of Siri, specially tailored for those who might still think ‘tweeting’ is just for the birds.

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Siri Alarm Commands: Wake Up to Convenience

Gone are the days of fumbling for the snooze button. With Siri, setting up your morning alarm is as easy as saying, “Hey Siri, wake me up at 7 am.” It’s like having a personal assistant always on time, even if you’re not.

Siri is a game-changer for those who aren’t morning people (you know who you are). No more tiny buttons or confusing settings. Just tell Siri when to rouse you from your slumber, and voilà – consider it done.

Siri Alarm UI

And for the ever-snoozers, while Siri might not bring you breakfast in bed, it sure makes sure you don’t miss it! Let’s explore how Siri can turn your iPhone into the most reliable rooster in your home.

Handy Siri Alarm Commands to Know:

  • Setting the Alarm: “Hey Siri, set an alarm for 6:30 am.”
  • Changing the Alarm: “Hey Siri, change my 6:30 alarm to 7:00 am.”
  • Repeating Alarms: “Hey Siri, set a repeating alarm for weekdays at 7 am.”
  • Deleting an Alarm: “Hey Siri, delete my 7:30 alarm.”
  • Checking Alarms: “Hey Siri, what alarms do I have set?”
  • Turning Off Alarms: “Hey Siri, turn off my 6:30 alarm.”
  • Snoozing (Sort of): While Siri can’t snooze, a quick “Hey Siri, set an alarm for 10 minutes from now” works like a charm!

With these commands, you’re all set to make waking up a little less daunting and much more fun. Who knew being punctual could be this effortless?

Siri Stopwatch Commands: Timing at Your Fingertips

When it comes to timing your activities, whether it’s a sprint around the block or timing a perfect soft-boiled egg, Siri is your go-to. The convenience of starting, stopping, and viewing your stopwatch with just a voice command is like having a timekeeper in your pocket.

For those who love to multitask or need to keep track of time without the hassle of fiddling with their device, Siri’s stopwatch commands are a blessing. It’s particularly handy for coaches, cooks, and anyone who values precision in their daily tasks.

Essential Siri Stopwatch Commands:

  • Starting the Stopwatch: “Hey Siri, start the stopwatch.”
  • Stopping the Stopwatch: “Hey Siri, stop the stopwatch.”
  • Viewing the Stopwatch: Unfortunately, Siri can’t show you the stopwatch, but a quick “Hey Siri, open the Clock app” gets you there in a snap.
  • Lap Time: While Siri can’t directly handle lap times, you can manually mark them in the Clock app once it’s open.

With these simple commands, Siri helps you keep track of every tick and tock, ensuring you’re always on time. Now, isn’t that just ‘time-tastic’?

Siri Timer: The Countdown Starts Now

Imagine you’re in the kitchen, hands covered in flour, and you need to set a timer for your cake. Or maybe you’re doing a home workout and need to time your rest intervals. This is where Siri, your time-savvy companion, comes into play. With Siri timer commands, setting countdowns for any activity becomes a piece of cake (pun intended).

For those who juggle multiple tasks or simply want to manage their time better, Siri’s timer commands are a godsend. It’s like having a personal time manager who’s always just a call away.

Key Siri Timer Commands:

  • Setting a Timer: “Hey Siri, set a timer for 20 minutes.”
  • Checking the Timer: “Hey Siri, how much time is left on the timer?”
  • Pausing and Resuming a Timer: “Hey Siri, pause the timer” and “Hey Siri, resume the timer.”
  • Canceling a Timer: “Hey Siri, cancel the timer.”

These commands are perfect for those moments when every second counts. Whether you’re a culinary enthusiast trying not to overcook dinner or a busy parent keeping track of playtime, Siri’s got your back.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Can Siri Help Me Wake Up on Time?

For anyone who struggles with waking up on time, Siri can be a lifesaver. Tell Siri when you need to wake up, and it will set an alarm for you. It’s particularly useful for those who habitually hit the snooze button one too many times. With Siri, you can set multiple alarms at intervals to ensure you’re up and ready for the day.

Can Siri Manage Multiple Timers for Me?

Absolutely! Siri is adept at handling multiple timers, a boon for multitaskers. Whether you’re cooking and need separate timers for each dish or managing different tasks throughout your day, Siri can set and track each for you. Just specify what each timer is for, and Siri will do the rest.

Is Siri Good at Keeping Time for Activities?

Yes, Siri is quite efficient at keeping time for various activities. Whether exercising, cooking, or working on a time-bound project, Siri’s timer and stopwatch functions can help you track how long you’ve spent on each activity. It’s like having a personal timekeeper, ensuring you stay on track with your schedule.


In this guide, we’ve explored the convenience of Siri alarm commands. Siri is more than just a voice on your device; it’s a tool to simplify your daily routine, from waking up to managing tasks with timers and stopwatches.

If you’re intrigued by what else Siri can do, visit our Siri Archives for more tips and tricks. Your experiences and feedback are invaluable, so please share your thoughts and discoveries in the comments.

Want to learn what else you can do with Siri? Check out the series Keeping Up With Siri Commands to learn over 300 capabilities Apple built for its Voice Assistant.

7 thoughts on “Time Management: Siri Alarm, Timer, and Stopwatch Commands”

  1. Apparently, some fool do not know what a stopwatch is? The fact you can use voice to do a real stopwatch is ignorant crap

  2. I missed the part where where they covered how to make siri start and stop my stopwatch. I solve cubes and need my hands and the phone would be useful when Im not at home

  3. How with his days technology and Apple being so successful do you not have an algorithm set up for Siri to open a stopwatch and start a stopwatch it’s very simple. Am I missing something?

  4. What's the frequency, Kenneth?

    There is a kludge though. If you set a timer for a fixed period of time, such as an hour or ten hours, it will count down, and you can stop it then do the math later. At least then you can start it hands-free.

  5. What's the frequency, Kenneth?

    Nevertheless, it’s pretty dumb that, however “inaccurate” for timing to the second, the facility to start and stop a stopwatch isn’t provided. While we’re at it, the facility should be able to do named stopwatch sessions, and presumably, timers.

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