Due to the fact that many people keep their iPhone 5 near them while they are asleep, and charge them in their rooms at night, it makes sense to use it as an alarm clock. This is even more helpful if you travel frequently and need to ensure that you are still waking up on time. And while it is a simple process to create a new alarm, you might find it easier to remember to set or disable an alarm if it is in the same place as one that you have been using for a while. Fortunately you can easily edit an existing alarm to continue using it with some new options.
Change an iPhone 5 Alarm
I have a number of different alarms created on my iPhone 5, each of them for a particular situation. But there are some that get used more frequently than others, and it is simpler to use them if they are near the top of the screen. So by editing an existing alarm instead of creating a new one, I can more easily access an alarm in a location that I have memorized.
Step 1: Open the Clock app.
Step 2: Choose the Alarm option at the bottom of the screen.
Step 3: Tap the Edit button at the top-left corner of the screen, which will change the screen to display a red circle with a white line inside of it to the left of each alarm.
Step 4: Touch the alarm that you wish to edit.
Step 5: Use the time wheel at the bottom of the screen if you want to switch the alarm time, then make any necessary changes to the Repeat, Sound, Snooze or Label options at the top of the screen.
Step 6: Touch the Save button at the top-right corner of the screen when you have finished making your changes.
There are some other helpful utilities in the clock app, including a timer. You can use this tool as a replacement for a kitchen timer, or for any other situation where you need to do something for a certain amount of time.
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