How to Set an Alarm on the Mac Book?

If you own a Mac Book, you might wonder how you are going to set the alarm if you aren’t aware of it- Because the setting of the alarm clock is way too different from that of Android phones. Although both are different, they allow you to set up reminders and alerts if you need them. Alarms help you to get your work done on time; you can put up an alert or reminder to make sure you remember about the deadlines or birthdays.

In this post, we will dig deep into different ways that can help you set an alarm on the MacBook, so without any further ado, let us get started-

Set/Activate Alarm on the Mac Book

How to set an alarm on Macbook

Built-in Alarm Clock for Mac 

Specifically, the built-in Alarm Clock helps you to set a one-time alarm. So, let’s discuss how you can set this alarm. The initial step is to click on the “Calendar” icon; you can view it in Mac’s dock.

Furthermore, click on an option saying “File”, and then click on the “New Event” available on the top menu bar. For whatever purpose you are setting up the alarm clock, you need to add the name for it, and then click on the “Return” key for creating the event.

Now change the date and time of the event to get the alarm activated. Now click on the button popping up “Alert”, select “Custom” button and further “Message with Sound”. For selecting the sound, you can choose anyone you like and change the option from “minutes before” to “At time of event”.

Finally, you can click the “Ok” button to set it and don’t turn your Mac Book off if you want the alarm to go off at the actual time you have chosen.

Reminders App 

Reminder App is not the same as the Alarm or Wake up clock since you don’t have to get awake from this alarm. Therefore, this alert or reminder is available for you to choose a specific time or a location where you want it to go off. Even the sound of a reminder isn’t as loud as that of a wake-up clock.

So, for setting up a reminder, open the Reminder App, on the top right corner, you will find “Magnifying glass”, click on it. Then go to “Reminders” and type, then click on “Return”.

Further, press the “+” icon and write whatever you want to be reminded of. Then go for an “i” button and then check if you have anything “On a Day”. Lastly, select the date and time and save it by clicking on “Done”.

Wake Up Time App 

This alarm can even work if your Macbook is more, but you shouldn’t turn it off. All you need to do is, download this app from the App store. Once it is installed, you can click on it. Select the option saying “Alarm time”, you can then select the “Sound” icon. Once you select it, you can click the button that indicates about saving it.

Wrapping Up!

A person owning a smartphone must have set up several alarms on their phone; however, setting up an alarm in mac book is quite complicated. There are some third party and built-in options available that can be useful to set the alarm. Therefore, one can choose according to their will.

Do you have any queries while setting up alarm on the MacBook? Feel free to ask us in the comments below.

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I'm Pramod Yadav, the person who owns and leads PCMobitech. I really love technology, and I know a lot about the digital world. This passion pushes me to create interesting content. I mainly write about Windows, Android, iOS, VPNs, and keeping things secure online. I make helpful articles, guides, and share tips & tricks to help you understand and use these things better.

1 thought on “How to Set an Alarm on the Mac Book?”

  1. Hi Pramod, Your Articles are quite nice and simple and come as a handy solution for simple daily routines. Thanks. keep sharing more.


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