After getting an upgrade to Windows 10, I realize that Windows 10 operating system has many new features. Apart from Cortana in Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge, One of the best features added by Microsoft is alarms in Windows 10. In this new Windows 10 tutorial, I will show you how to use alarms in Windows 10 with various interesting aspects.

Windows 10 alarms and clock app plays a vital role in our lives as it helps in many ways. From now, use your Windows 10 computer as an alarm clock to wake up on time, remember any task, create a world clock, timer, and stopwatch too.  We can not deny that in this busy era, Windows 10 alarms have become our task scheduler.

How To Use Alarms In Windows 10

If you have used Windows 10 mobile alarms before, then how to set an alarm on your computer will be pretty friendly and simple for you. If not, then Tech Grabo guide is here to help you.

Also Read: How To Change Ringtone In Windows 10 Mobile

Extras: In this guide, how to use alarms in Windows 10, we will also cover the additional features that come along with alarms and clock Windows 10.

  • The World Clock app in Windows 10
  • Windows 10 Timer
  • Stopwatch Windows 10

How To Use Alarms In Windows 10

Here is the step by step guide to learn how to set an alarm in Windows 10 with suitable screenshots:

  • Open Windows 10 search box and type Alarms and alarms in Windows 10
  • Open alarm settings
  • To add a new alarm, tap on the Plus Sign”+” on the bottom right corneradd new alarm in windows 10
  • Now you are in the new alarm section, Choose your specific time
  • Modify the name of your alarm by clicking on the alarm Name tabAlarm name set alarm


  • You can modify these alarm settings as well- alarm repeats, alarm ringtone, and Windows 10 alarm snooze time according to your need.
  • In the end, click on the Save and the settings will be saved.

How to set several alarms in Windows 10? In clock widget Windows 10, you can add many alarms at a time. Also, do not forget to take advantage of custom alarm ringtones setting in Windows 10.

If you receivee any notifications like “You need to change your notification settings to ensure that your alarm occurs as expected”. In this case, go to the See More option and then go to the Notification Settings tab and change the settings as you can see in the screenshot below…

Set notification

The World Clock App Windows 10

In Windows 10 alarm clock app, there is an additional option available that is the world clock app Windows 10. With world clock app you can track the different time zones of two or more locations in one application.

This will also present the date and day of your selected location.

world clock

Steps to Setup:

Windows 10 Alarms and Clock > Add”+” > Enter Location > OK.

Set Timer In Windows 10

This timer gadget for Windows 10 is a very worthy feature of Windows 10While working on any project or to complete any task, time management is a must thing. With Windows 10 Timer, track your daily time consumption and improve your work abilities.set timer in Windows 10

This desktop timer in Windows 10 will present a countdown timer on your Windows 10 screen. This is an incredible tool by Microsoft to complete any task on time.

Steps to Setup:

Windows 10 Alarms and Clock > Timer > Add”+” >  New Timer > Set timer > OK.

The Stopwatch Timer Windows 10

Last but not the least, stopwatch timer app in Windows 10. This function of Windows 10 is a bit similar to the Timer app Windows 10. Windows 10 stopwatch also help to complete any task on time but also to calculate the speed work/task.

Set timer


Windows 10 Alarms and Clock > Stopwatch > Start

This was all about how to use alarms in Windows 10, but I have one more valuable thing to share with you which many visitors of Tech Grabo asked before.

That is, “Will Windows 10 alarm notify me even my PC is in sleep mode or in shut down position?”

Here is the answer to troubleshoot this issue.

Why Windows 10 Alarm Not Working?

Do your windows 10 alarm work in sleep mode?

After completing all the steps to set an alarm in Windows 10, you found your Windows 10 alarm is not working on sleep mode. How to set up a Windows 10 alarm clock that works in sleep mode? Then you only need to install InstantGo and InstantGo will fix the issue.

In most cases, the alarm won’t sound if your PC is asleep, and never when it’s shut down. This happens because you haven’t enabled Instant Go in Windows 10.

If Instant Go is not enabled, you will see a message that “Notification will only show if the PC is awake”.

Nowadays, many Windows 10 PC and laptops have a feature of Instant GO. But how to check if you have Instant Go installed or not in a quick way?

Do You Have Instant Go?

To check InstantGo is available in your system or not, Just open command prompt and type “powercfg”. If you will see a message- “Standby(Connected)”, that means the Instant Go feature is enabled in your system.

Check Insta goTips: Don’t you have Instant Go? If you see a message that “Notification will only show if the PC is awake”, make sure your device should not go on sleep mode ever.

For this, apply these settings: Settings > System > Power & Sleep

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Wrapping Up

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Mustkeema is a multi-talented blogger. Her most loved writing topics are technology and health. Through this blog she is dedicated to help Windows OS users around the globe. When not blogging, Mustkeema is an avid reader and theater junkie.

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