1. Get the Clock app
  2. Set, cancel, or snooze alarms
  3. Set a bedtime schedule
  4. Change your clock's display
  5. Set time, date & time zone
  6. Use the timer & stopwatch
  7. Put a clock on your Home screen
  1. Get the Clock app

    You can use the Clock app on any Android device running Android 4.4 and up.

    Important: Some of these steps work only on Android 9 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

    Download Clock from Google Play

    1. Open the Google Play Store to the Clock app .
    2. Tap Install.

    Hide a default clock app

    You may want to hide another pre-installed clock app on your device.

    1. Open your device's Settings app Settings app.
    2. Tap Apps & notifications and then App info.
    3. Tap the clock app you want to hide.
    4. Tap Uninstall or Disable.

    On some devices, you won't be able to hide pre-installed clock apps.

  2. Set, cancel, or snooze alarms

    You can make and change alarms in the Clock app.

    Set an alarm

    Set alarm time
    1. Open your phone's Clock app .
    2. At the bottom, tap Alarm.
    3. Pick an alarm.
      • To add an alarm, tap Add .
      • To reset an alarm, tap its current time.
    4. Set the alarm time.
      1. On the analog clock: slide the hand to the hour you want. Then slide the hand to the minutes you want.
      2. On the digital clock: Enter the hour and minutes you want.
      3. With the 12-hour format: Tap AM or PM.
    5. Tap OK.
    Turn alarm on or off
    1. Open your phone's Clock app .
    2. At the bottom, tap Alarm.
    3. On the alarm you want, tap the On/Off switch.

    Tip: If the alarm is set to repeat, this turns all repeats on or off.

    Change an alarm

    Cancel or delete alarm
    1. Open your phone's Clock app .
    2. At the bottom, tap Alarm.
    3. On the alarm you want, tap the Down arrow .
      • Cancel: To cancel an alarm scheduled to go off in the next 2 hours, tap Dismiss.
      • Delete: To permanently delete the alarm, tap Delete.
    Change alarm sound or song

    Use a sound

    1. Open your phone's Clock app .
    2. At the bottom, tap Alarm.
    3. On the alarm you want, tap the Down arrow .
    4. Tap the current sound's name.
    5. Choose a sound:
      • Pick a sound from the list: Tap it.
      • Use your own sound file: If you've downloaded a sound file to your phone, tap Add new and then Your sound file. Learn where to find your files.

    Use a song from YouTube Music, Pandora, or Spotify

    1. If you haven't yet, download the YouTube Music, Pandora, or Spotify app. Learn how to download apps.
    2. Open the app and sign in to your account. Learn how to open apps.
    3. Open your phone's Clock app .
    4. At the bottom, tap Alarm.
    5. On the alarm you want, tap the Down arrow .
    6. Tap the current sound's name.
    7. Next to "Sounds," tap YouTube Music, Pandora, or Spotify.
    8. Find a song you want to use, then tap it.
      • YouTube: To choose a song or album, use a premium account. Free accounts don't work with Clock.
      • Pandora (US only): To choose a song, use a premium account. Plus and free accounts can choose stations. Free accounts might hear ads.
      • Spotify: To choose a song, use a premium account. Free accounts can choose playlists and might hear ads.
    Change alarm name, repetition, or vibration
    1. Open your phone's Clock app .
    2. At the bottom, tap Alarm.
    3. On the alarm you want, tap the Down arrow .
      • Name: To name the alarm, tap Label.
      • Repetition: To make the alarm repeat, tap Repeat and pick days of the week.
      • Vibration: To turn alarm vibrations off or on, tap Vibrate.
    Choose what Google Assistant does when you dismiss an alarm
    1. Make sure you have:
    2. Open your phone’s Clock app .
    3. At the bottom, tap Alarm.
    4. On the alarm you want, tap the Down arrow .
    5. Next to Google Assistant Routine, tap Add .
    6. Choose the actions you want the Assistant to do.
      • To change: Tap Settings Settings.

    To turn off an Assistant Routine: Next to the routine, tap Remove Remove.

    Snooze or dismiss an alarm

    • Snooze: To delay an alarm for 10 minutes, on your lock screen, swipe left.
    • Dismiss: To stop an alarm, on your lock screen, swipe right.

    Tip: You can change your snooze time and set your phone's volume buttons to snooze or dismiss alarms. Learn how to change your Clock app settings.

  3. Set a bedtime schedule

    To manage a consistent sleep schedule and prepare for bed, use the Clock app.

    Set a bedtime & wake-up time

    When you set a bedtime and wake-up time, you can review how much sleep you’ll get. The alarm set in the Bedtime tab will also show in the Alarm tab.

    1. Open the Clock app
    2. Tap Bedtime.
    3. On the “Schedule” card, tap the time under Bedtime.
    4. Set a bedtime and the days to use your bedtime routine. 
    5. Select any of the following options: 
    6. Tap the time under Wake up.
    7. Set a wake-up time and the days to use your wake-up alarm.
    8. Select any of the following options: 
      • Sunrise alarm: Slowly brighten your screen 15 minutes before your alarm starts. 
      • Sound: Choose your alarm sound.
      • Vibrate: Turn on vibration for the alarm.
      • Google Assistant Routine: Choose what you want the Assistant to do when you wake up. Learn more about routines.
    Listen to peaceful sounds
    You can play soothing music from a variety of media apps to help you fall asleep. Sleep sounds only play when you turn them on.
    1. Open the Clock app
    2. Tap Bedtime.
    3. In “Sleep sounds,” tap the current sound or Choose another sound.
    4. Choose what app to use and which sound you want. You can also use sounds on your device. Learn how to use media from other apps.
    Check your recent bedtime activity

    Important: To use this feature, you must use the Digital Wellbeing app.

    You can view which apps you use during your scheduled bedtime and an estimate of time spent in bed. Time spent in bed is based on when your phone remained motionless in a dark room. For best results, your device should be turned on and in your bedroom during your scheduled bedtime.

    • To show you this activity: The Clock and Digital Wellbeing apps access your daily app usage, motion, and light detection during your scheduled bedtime, and your time zone history.
    • To see more details about a specific day: Tap the time duration shown above the graph, like 18 minutes. You can also find app icons next to the time spent. If you didn’t use your device during your scheduled bedtime, it’ll say “Didn’t use phone.”  
    • No data in the chart: Make sure you’ve turned on “Use bedtime schedule” and that you’ve given permission to the Clock app to use your data. To manage permissions, on the “Recent bedtime activity” card, tap Menu  and then Manage data.

    Erase your data

    Important: To use this feature, you must use the Digital Wellbeing app.

    To erase your device usage data, bedtime sensor data, and time zone history, remove the permission to use the information:

    1. Open the Clock app
    2. Tap Bedtime.
    3. Next to “Recent bedtime activity,” tap More .
    4. Tap Manage data
    5. Choose which data you want to erase by tapping any of the following:
      • Daily device usage data.
      • Bedtime sensor data.
      • Time zone history.
      • Clock: You can keep permission in the Digital Wellbeing app when you remove the data from the Clock app.
    Check your upcoming events for tomorrow

    Important: This feature isn’t available for calendars with work or school accounts.

    To set your alarm before any events on the next day, use the calendar at the bottom of the “Bedtime” tab. You can connect the “Upcoming events” card to your Google Calendar by allowing access to your calendar when you use Bedtime mode. All the calendars you view in Google Calendar will also show in the “Bedtime” tab.

    Keep your screen dark at bedtime
    You can prevent your screen from being always on while you're in bedtime mode.
    1. Open your phone's Settings app. 
    2. Tap Digital Wellbeing & parental controls and then Bedtime mode and then Customize.
    3. Turn on Keep the screen dark.

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  4. Change your clock's display

    You can choose how your Clock app looks and how it shows the time.

    Switch between analog & digital

    1. Open your phone's Clock app .
    2. Tap More More and then Settings and then Style.
    3. Choose Analog or Digital.

    Show or hide seconds

    1. Open your phone's Clock app .
    2. Tap More More and then Settings.
    3. Tap Display time with seconds.

    Turn on 24-hour format

    1. Open your phone's Clock app .
    2. Tap More More and then Settings and then Change date & time.
    3. Tap Use 24-hour format.

    Change your clock display in your screen saver

    1. Open your phone's Clock app .
    2. Tap More More and then Settings
    3. Under "Screen saver":
      1. Switch to analog or digital: Tap Style. Choose Analog or Digital
      2. Dim for dark environments: Tap Night mode.

    Show your clock dimmed on a blank screen

    1. Open your phone's Clock app .
    2. Tap More More and then Screen saver.
    3. To wake your screen, tap it.

    Tip: You can keep your dimmed clock on overnight.

     

  5. Set time, date & time zone

    You can change your clock’s settings, including the date, time, and time zone. You can set how your alarms and timers work, and add clocks for other cities.

    Change which time shows

    1. Open your phone's Clock app .
    2. Tap More MoreAnd then Settings.
    3. Under "Clock," pick your home time zone or change the date and time. To see or hide a clock for your home time zone when you're in a different time zone, tap Automatic home clock.

    Change alarm settings

    1. Open your phone's Clock app .
    2. Tap More MoreAnd then Settings.
    3. Under "Alarms":
      • Choose how long your alarm rings: Tap Silence after.
      • Choose how long "snoozing" delays an alarm: Tap Snooze length.
      • Change your alarm’s volume: Use the "Alarm volume" slider.
      • Have an alarm become louder over time: Tap Gradually increase volume.
      • Choose what the volume buttons do: Tap Volume buttons. They can control volume, snooze an alarm, or dismiss an alarm.
      • Pick what day your week starts on: Tap Start week on.

    Change timer settings

    1. Open your phone's Clock app .
    2. Tap More MoreAnd then Settings.
    3. Under "Timers":
      • Pick the ringtone that plays when the timer ends: Tap Timer sound.
      • Make the timer sound become louder over time, Tap Gradually increase volume.
      • Have the timer vibrate: Tap Timer vibrate.

    Add clocks for other cities

    1. Open your phone's Clock app .
    2. Tap Clock.
    3. At the bottom, tap World clock .
    4. Type the name of a city in the search bar, then tap the city you want to add.
      • Reorder a city: Touch and hold a city, then move it up or down in the list.
      • Delete a city: Touch and hold a city, then drag it to the bottom of your screen.
  6. Use the timer & stopwatch

    You can time yourself with the Clock app's timer or stopwatch.

    Timer

    Count time down to zero

    1. Open your phone's Clock app .
    2. At the top, tap Timer.
    3. Enter how long you want the timer to run.
    4. Tap Start Play.
    5. When your timer finishes, you'll hear beeping. To stop the beeping, tap Stop Stop.

    Change a running timer

    • To pause the timer, tap Pause Pause.
    • To add a minute to the length, tap +1:00.
    • To name the timer, tap Label.
    • To remove the timer, tap Delete.
    • To start another timer, tap Add timer.
    • To restart a timer, tap Pause PauseAnd then Reset.

    Stopwatch

    Count time up from zero

    1. Open your phone's Clock app .
    2. At the top, tap Stopwatch.
    3. Tap Start Play.

    Change a running stopwatch

    • To pause a running stopwatch, tap Pause Pause.
    • To add a lap while the stopwatch is running, tap Lap.
    • To share your stopwatch lap times, pause the stopwatch, and then tap Share.
    • To reset a stopwatch, tap Pause PauseAnd then Reset.
  7. Put a clock on your Home screen

    You can see the time on your Home screens by adding a widget from the Clock app.

    Add a clock widget

    1. Touch and hold any empty section of a Home screen.
    2. At the bottom of the screen, tap Widgets.
    3. Touch and hold a clock widget.
    4. You'll see images of your Home screens. Slide the clock to a Home screen.

    Resize a clock widget

    1. On the Home screen, touch and hold the clock widget for a moment, then lift your finger. You'll see white resize controls around the clock.
    2. Touch and drag the controls to change the clock's size.

    Move or remove a clock widget

    1. Touch and hold the clock on your Home screen.
    2. Slide the clock to another part of the screen.
      • To move the clock to another Home screen, slide it to the left or right.
      • To remove the clock, slide it up to Remove.