How to Change Snooze Time on iPhone

Various people have different reasons for preferring an alarm clock with a snooze option. I have no doubt that you lament the fact that your nap time is limited to nine minutes. However, there are just nine minutes left. Yes, even your iPhone is affected.

Since its early days, Apple has adhered to the nine-minute snooze period tradition established by mechanical alarm clocks. So, when it comes to changing the snooze time on an iPhone, you just have a few alternatives. But we’ll provide all of those alternatives in this post if you agree not to be late for work because you slept through your alarm!


The gears of traditional mechanical clocks could not precisely set to ten minutes, which was determined to be the perfect slumber period for avoiding ‘deep sleep.’ It could only set a little more than nine minutes or a little less than 10 minutes in mechanical clocks. As a result, the clockmakers have landed on a nap time of nine minutes.

Method 1: On the iPhone Clock app, how can you modify the snooze time?

If you don’t want to use the snooze button, set up a series of alarms at your specified snooze intervals. It’s akin to making your own snooze button.

Step 1:Open the Clock programme. At the bottom of the menu bar, tap the ‘Alarm‘ symbol.

Step 2: To add an alarm, go to the ‘Alarm‘ tab and hit the ‘+‘ symbol in the upper right corner.

Step 3: Set the alarm for the time you want it to go off (As an example: 06:00). Then press the ‘Save‘ button after turning off the ‘Snooze‘ button.

You’ve now set the alarm. So, when you’ve set your alarm, you’ll need to establish a snooze cycle. A five-minute sleep cycle, for example, can rescue your day if you are a rapid napper.

Step 4: Next, hit the ‘+’ symbol to add another alarm (for this scenario as 06:05). Then, on the new alarm, toggle off the ‘Snooze‘ button as well.

Step 5: Using the same way as before, add as many alarms as you like, at any interval you choose.

The advantage of this solution over your iPhone’s default snooze feature is versatility. As a result, you have the option of shortening or lengthening the sleep cycle.

The disadvantage is that if you wake up before the final alarm you set, you will have to personally turn off all of the other alarms.

If you’re having problems setting up several alarms, you may utilize a third-party Clock app from the App Store.

Method 2: How can I use a third-party clock app to adjust the snooze time on my iPhone?

The ability to modify the snooze time is available in many third-party clock applications. In this piece, I’ll provide three such free apps that may be downloaded from the App Store. Even when your iPhone is in silent mode, the alarms of these third-party clock applications operate well.

       1. Alarmy

Snooze lengths of 1 minute, 3 minutes, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 20 minutes, 25 minutes, 30 minutes, 45 minutes, and 60 minutes are specified in this app. By following the procedures below, you may modify the snooze time to any of the aforementioned lengths.

Step 1: Go to the App Store and download the Alarmy app.

Step 2: Launch the Alarmy application. On the ‘Alarmy‘ home screen, touch the “+” symbol to set the alarm.

Step 3: On the home screen, pick the ‘Snooze‘ option from the menu. Choose a ‘Snooze duration‘ from the drop-down menu. Select ‘Done‘ from the drop-down menu.

Step 4: To activate the alarm, hit the ‘Done‘ button in the bottom-right corner of the screen.

The disadvantage of this software over Method 1 is that it only allows you to choose from 10 different snooze time possibilities.

      2.Alarm Clock

This programme has a similar design to the iPhone Clock app, but it also offers a lot of amazing extra functions. As a result, any iPhone user may easily utilize this software. This app, like the Alarmy app, includes pre-programmed snooze periods ranging from 1 minute to 60 minutes.

Step 1: Go to the App Store and download the Alarm Clock app.

Step 2: Launch the Alarm Clock application. On the Alarm Clock home screen, tap the ‘Alarms‘ item in the bottom menu bar.

Step 3: To add a new alarm, hit the ‘+‘ symbol in the top-right corner.

Step 4: Set your alarm for the time you want it to go off.

Step 5: Then, under ‘Time,’ pick ‘Advanced‘ from the menu.

Step 6: Turn on the snooze button. Select ‘Snooze Interval‘ from the drop-down menu.

Step 7: Choose a nap interval from the drop-down menu.

This app features more than ten snooze intervals than the Alarmy app: 1 minute, 2 minutes, 3 minutes, 4 minutes, 5 minutes, 6 minutes, 7 minutes, 8 minutes, 9 minutes, 10 minutes, 11 minutes, 12 minutes, 13 minutes, 14 minutes, 15 minutes, 20 minutes, 25 minutes, 30 minutes, 45 minutes, and 60 minutes.

       3.Alarm Clock for Me

Unlike the other two apps, this one does not offer a pre-set list of snooze intervals. Otherwise, it allows you to choose any sleep time between 1 and 60 minutes. If you select the Auto Snooze option, the alarm will automatically switch off in 30 seconds at the end of the snooze period if you do not turn it off manually.

Step 1: Go to the App Store and download the Alarm Clock for Me app.

Step 2: Go to the Alarm Clock for Me app and open it. At the bottom of the home screen, tap the ‘+‘ symbol.

Step 3: Select ‘Alarm‘ from the pop-up menu

Step 4: Set your alarm for the time you want it to go off. Then press the ‘Snooze‘ button.

Step 5: Turn on the snooze button. Then, using the ‘+‘ and ‘‘ icons, adjust the ‘Snooze Duration.’

The ‘Auto Snooze‘ button may also be turned on. If you are a heavy sleeper, though, you should avoid it.

FAQs – Change Snooze Time on iPhone

What’s the deal with Apple’s 9-minute snooze?

Those nine minutes pay homage to the past. Because early clocks contained gears, it was impossible to precisely set a snooze or sleep every 10 minutes. As a result, the mechanism was modified in less than 10 minutes. That is, it was set up in less than 9 minutes. Until the 1950s, it stayed that way.

Later, digital clocks appeared, making it easier to repeat the alarm every 9 minutes rather than every ten, because the new alarm could be calculated with a single digit: simply take the last number of the previous alarm (5 at 6:45, for example) and subtract 1 (now 4), and the alarm would sound as soon as 4 appeared as the last figure (at 6:54 in this example), and so on. Here’s an excellent video that explains everything.

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