Add Clocks, Set Alarms, Use Timer & Stopwatch in Windows 10 Alarms & Clocks app

Alarms and Clocks is a new app in Windows 10, and it was designed to bring additional features to the default system clock. Furthermore, it is the same app that is found in Windows Mobile 10, another clear sign that Microsoft is pushing ahead with its Universal apps plan.

Similar to Windows 8  / 7, the new app is capable of creating additional clocks that tells the time from all over the world. To make thing even better, users can pin any clock to the Start Menu, so no more having to click on the default date and time menu at the right hand, bottom corner of the operating system to view different time zones. In this post we will see, how to add new clocks, set alarms, use the built-in Timer and Stopwatch in the Alarms and Clocks app.

Alarms and Clocks app in Windows 10


Open the Start Menu and move the mouse cursor to “All Apps” and click again. Under the category “A”, the app Alarms and Clocks should be at the top. All that is required right now is to open it by yet again, clicking on it.

Once the app is opened, you will see four tabs that say, Alarm, World Clock, Time, Stopwatch.

Add additional clocks in Windows 10

Alarms and Clocks app Windows 10

To add a new clock, click on World Clock. Once we get that out of the way, it is now time to click on the + or New link at the bottom right-side corner of the app. Pressing it gives you the ability to add new clocks from different time zones around the world. Just type in the country or city and the app will automatically bring up a list to choose from.

After choosing the correct location, the new timezone will then pop up on a map. It means that if the selected timezone is Seattle, USA, then the time will hover over that section of the map.

Now, if you want to view the new time zones without ever having to launch the Alarms and Clocks app again, you can simply right-click on the required timezone on the app and click, Pin to Start. This pins the new time zones to the Start Menu for easy viewing. It is now just a single click away from knowing the time outside of your own country.

Set Alarms in Windows 10


Setting the alarm in Windows 10 is quite easy. The procedure is largely similar to how things are done on Windows 10 Mobile, so folks with a Microsoft mobile device should feel right at home.

To set an alarm, click on the Alarm tab then on the “Plus” sign at the bottom of the app. Here the user should see the option to set a new alarm. The app gives the ability to set the tone, the repeat frequency, snooze time, and also the ability to name the alarm.

To activate, click or tap the Save button at the bottom.

Use Timer in Windows 10


I am not sure how a timer option will be productive for desktop and laptop users, but it should be for those with small tablets.

To get it started, the procedure is similar to creating an alarm. Just click on the Timer tab, then on the plus sign at the bottom to initiate a new timer. From there the new user can name the timer, and specify the duration. After that, click the save button at the bottom.

Use Stopwatch in Windows 10


Just click on the Stopwatch tab and press the play (start) icon to get it started. Once the Stopwatch is paused, users can share their time with friends on social networks via the share icon at the bottom.

Alarms and Clocks is an interesting app and feature rich to, and we are sure many of you will find it useful.

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