How to Set Alarms on the Apple HomePod?

homepod-sideIt is likely that you have just purchased a HomePod recently and you still don’t know many of its features. Or maybe you have had the Apple speaker for a while but you haven’t noticed some of these yet, such as the possibility of using the HomePod as an alarm clock or as a reminder with its alarms. In this post we tell you how you can configure these alarms.




Set alarms on the HomePod

The HomePod may not be the best smart speaker on the market altogether. Mainly due to the need for improvements of his assistant Siri, at least in Spanish. However, it is one of the equipment most appreciated by users for its tremendous sound quality. This speaker has become the central axis of many homes that are gradually being dominated with other smart accessories such as light bulbs or curtains that are connected to it through HomeKit.

However, in its most basic functions we find a very interesting one such as setting alarms. This can be very useful to overcome morning laziness, since you will have to get up yes or yes to stop the alarm unless you have the HomePod on your bedside table. It is also useful as a reminder so that when it sounds you remember a pending task you have. In any case, we will tell you how these alarms are configured.

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  • Through voice with the already mythical command “Hey Siri” and accompanying it with the phrase “set an alarm at X hour” or “set an alarm for within X minutes / hours”.
  • From the iPhone, iPad or Mac with the Casa app, in which you must press on the HomePod and go to the Alarms button, press the ‘+’ button and set the time at which you want the alarm to sound.

To stop the alarm, click on the top of the HomePod . Once this is done, the alarm will have stopped completely and will not be repeated unless you have programmed it to sound on a daily basis or several days a week. You can also choose the sound you want to sound through the speaker.

Unlike iPhone alarms, these will not be played on the Apple Watch. Therefore, if you have an Apple watch, you should keep this in mind if you usually use the watch to serve as an alarm clock. The alarm will not sound on the iPhone, regardless of whether it has been configured through it in the Home app. Finally, the alarms you set on the iPhone from Clock will not sound on the HomePod either.