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How to Change Snooze Time on iPhone?

How to Change Snooze Time on iPhone

How to change the snooze time on iPhone? No worries, read on the get the solution you need.

When you click on the “Snooze” button after your alarm sets off, there can be a 90% chance that you fall back to sleep. Though the default snooze in an iPhone is 9 minutes, which can be either too short for you or maybe too long.

Changing that just by going to the settings is not possible. iPhone doesn’t let you change its snooze timings.

In case you are wondering that why is it set to 9 minutes, this is because it wanted to make the round off as 10 minutes considering that 1 minute extra for you to wake up.

This trend was started by digital clocks but with time it became unpopular, eventually Apple continued the tradition of keeping its snooze time to 9 minutes.

This can work for some and not for others as 9 minutes can be too long, so what can you do to change the snooze time?

Well there is 2 things that can be done –

  1. Use alarms of less than 9 minutes gap
  2. Use a different Alarm App

Let’s check these two ways out one by one –

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2 Ways of How to Change Snooze Time on iPhone

1) Use Alarms Instead of Snoozing

As we know changing the snooze timing is not possible but you can instead turn off snooze feature and keep alarms in short time gaps.

In short you can make your own snooze by keeping new alarms.

Here are the steps you need to follow –

Step 1

First go to the ‘Clock’ app on your phone

Step 2

Then select the ‘Alarm’ option at the bottom of the screen

Step 3

Next click on the ‘Edit’ option on the top left corner of the screen

Step 4

Now select the Alarm time you want to edit or add a new alarm by selecting this option ‘+’

Step 5

Next select the alarm timing

Step 6

Don’t forget to disable snooze option

Now you can set multiple alarms in different timing, be it 5 minutes apart or 10 customize it according to your sleep schedule.

Use a Different Alarm App

If the above option is not working and you are inclined towards using the snooze option, then the best option is to find another alarm application.

Don’t worry, there are many free alarm applications available at the App Store.

Here are a few options that you can choose from the App store –

  • Alarm Clock for Me- Wake Up!
  • Alarmy- Wake Up Alarm Clock
  • Loud Alarm Clock
  • Wake Alarm Clock
  • Sleep Cycle alarm clock

Choose the one appropriate for you or find one as there are many other apps available as well.

In brief,

Hope you find these alternative options of how to change snooze time on iPhone are useful. If yes, then don’t forget to share it with other iPhone users.


Written by GeekyGuy

Geeky Guy is inspired by innovative technology taking shape around the world and this is what motivate him to start Geek After Hours, a tech blog featuring how to guides about computer, laptops, mobiles, software, and gadgets. He also like to write reviews about technology products with an aim to help you make better buying decisions.