Use alarms, clocks and timers
HomePod can wake you up to your favourite song, keep track of multiple timers and more.
Set an alarm
Say something like:
“Hey Siri, wake me up at 5 am”
Snooze an extra few minutes
When your alarm sounds, say:
“Hey Siri, snooze”
Change your alarm sound
If you have Apple Music, you can choose a song, playlist or radio station to wake you up.
In the Home app on your iOS or iPadOS device, touch and hold a HomePod.
Tap an alarm, or tap New to create an alarm.
Tap Play Media, then tap Choose Media.
Navigate to a song, playlist or radio station, then tap it.
To have the song or playlist repeat once it ends, turn on Repeat.
To have a playlist play in a random order, turn on Shuffle.
To set a custom volume for the alarm, tap Use Custom Volume, then drag the slider.
To learn how to subscribe, see Subscribe to Apple Music in the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch User Guide.
Ask about the time
You can ask Siri for the time around the world. Say something like:
“Hey Siri, what time is it in Vancouver?”
Set a timer
You can set multiple timers at once. Try any of the following examples:
“Hey Siri, set a 3-minute timer”
“Hey Siri, set a pasta timer for 8 minutes”
“Hey Siri, how much time is left for the pasta timer?”
“Hey Siri, pause my exercise timer” (Timers are deleted after 48 hours.)
“Hey Siri, what timers do I have running?”
“Hey Siri, resume my exercise timer”
“Hey Siri, stop”
You can stop alarms and timers using Siri on any HomePod, your iOS or iPadOS device, or the iOS or iPadOS device of a member of your home. (Devices need to be on the same Wi-Fi network.)
To learn how to set a sleep timer for music and podcasts, see Control audio.