How to Set Alarm on MacBook

Setting up an alarm on your MacBook is not an easy task as you set up on your iOS device. There is no such Clock app available for iPhone and iPad where you can set alarm. But still, there are some more features available on MacBook that make this possible and you can easily get alerts sound, notification sound for the time you have enabled.

how to set alarm on macbook

Here in this tutorial we are going to discuss some best ways to set alarm on MacBook Pro or Air.

How to Set an Alarm on Mac

1. Using Reminder

Using Reminder option is one of the easiest and best way to get alerts on the time you have set the task. Similar to the number of alarm you set on iPhone/ iPad, you can set multiple reminders on Calender and along with this you can also receive the short note about the alert. In this manner you can receive both alarm and notes for that task. To enable this follow some steps:

  • Go to Launchpad on your MacBook from Dock or directly tap on Reminders from the dock.
reminders launchpad
  • Tap on Reminders app from the application lists
  • Tap on the Plus icon (+) to add new reminder alert
create new reminder
  • Write your task and after the competition, click on the information (i) icon next to the reminder you have created.
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  • Tick remind me option and set the date and time to receive an alert.
  • Click Done once all set.

Now the reminder is activated, there is another option to receive a reminder by using at a location option instead of choosing only remind option. You can also tick both. But you have to enable the Current location settings from the Privacy option.

2. Use Calander to set Alarm on MacBook

As already discussed MacBook does not have a particular app to set alarm but all time associated apps provide this feature and you can take a lot from this. Here’s how the calendar works to enable alarm on Mac.

  • Go to MacBook’s Dock and either tap on Launchpad and look for Calendar or directly tap on Calendar from the dock.
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  • The calendar preview mode is there and you can choose the view mode from Day, Week, Month or Year from the top tab area.
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  • Double tap on the day/date on which you wish to set alarm.
  • The small box appears next to the date you have selected. You can enter here a new event, location, set a time when you want to receive alert and at last, you can also attach links, notes, and attachments.
set alarm using calendars

Once done with these steps, close the Calendar app and your alarm is activated. If still, you are interested to have the app like Clock on an iOS device, then we recommend you to go for a third-party app that works quite similar to Clock works on iPhone and iPad.

3. Application for Alarm on Mac

On our list we found Wake Up Time – Alarm Clock is best and top rated app for this. Download and install it on your PC and follow some instructions to set alarm.

  • Launch Wake Up Time app on your Mac.
wake up time app
  • On the right side under Alarm time, set time and below this, you can select a different sound tone from the list.
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  • The alarm gets activated once you tap the turn ON button. You can also see the alarm status below.
set alarm on macbook

You can use the sleep feature to pause the alarm for some minutes which is not possible on the above two methods.

But all of this, the important thing is that your Mac must be turned ON while using any of the above methods. Otherwise, none of them work and you are not going to receive any alerts and notifications on Mac.

I hope you find this tutorial informative and definitely start setting up an alarm on your Mac. For the latest tech tutorials, deals follow the madestuffeasy community on  FacebookTwitter. For regular updates, you can subscribe to our newsletter.

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