A really frustrating element of cell phone alarms is when they go off and you don’t need to wake up.
Whether the alarm is going off on the wrong day or the wrong time, it can have a negative effect on your morning.
The iPhone 5 has an option that allows you to customize the days on which your alarm is going to go off, ensuring that your early morning work alarm won’t prematurely wake you on the weekend.
So check out the tutorial below to learn how to set up an iPhone alarm that only goes off on the days that you specify.
On newer iPhone models and newer versions of iOS the screens will look a little different. Our how to set alarm on iPhone 11 guide deals with these newer situations.
Set Your iPhone Alarm for Work Days Only
One nice thing about the iPhone alarm system is that you can set up multiple alarms and customize all of them to go off on different days. So even if you need to get up at a different time every day, you can configure your alarms so that is possible.
Step 1: Open the Clock app on your iPhone 5.
Step 2: Touch the + symbol at the top-right corner of your screen.
Step 3: Touch the Repeat option.
Step 4: Touch each day for which you want the alarm to go off. In the image below, I have configured the alarm to go off on every weekday. Touch the Back button when you are done.
Step 5: Set the Sound, Snooze, Label and Time option for the alarm, then touch the Save button at the top-right corner of the screen.
If you’ve been looking for an alarm option that doesn’t rely on your phone, there are still many interesting ones to be found. This one from Amazon, for example, will project the time on your wall or ceiling, as well as display the current temperature.
Learn how to edit an alarm on the iPhone 5 that you have already created.
Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science he spent several years working in IT management for small businesses. However, he now works full time writing content online and creating websites.
His main writing topics include iPhones, Microsoft Office, Google Apps, Android, and Photoshop, but he has also written about many other tech topics as well.