How to Push iPhone Alarms and Timers to the Apple Watch

I love using my Apple Watch for tasks like reading a text message, or checking who might be calling me right now. It’s something simple that would previously require you to take your phone out of your pocket or purse, and the ability to quickly manage that task from your wrist is really convenient.

But there are some other tasks that are made simple with the help of the watch, such as snoozing or dismissing alarms and timers. Since you are only pressing a button to mange this interaction, it’s something that the watch can easily handle. Fortunately there is a setting in the Watch app on your iPhone that you can enable which will let you perform this task directly on the watch.


How to Enable Remote Control of iPhone Timers and Alarms on the Apple Watch

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus, in iOS 10.3.3. The Apple Watch is an Apple Watch 2 using the WatchOS 3.2.3 version. Once complete you will be able to snooze or dismiss timers and alarms from your watch.

Step 1: Open the Watch app on your iPhone.

open the watch app



Step 2: Select the My Watch tab at the bottom-left corner of the screen.

select the my watch tab

Step 3: Choose the Clock option.

open the watch clock menu



Step 4: Tap the button to the right of Push Alerts from iPhone to allow for the remote snooze or dismissal of alarms and timers.

how to control timers and alarms on the apple watch



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