Amazon has rolled out two much awaited features for Alexa: reminders and named timers. Though you could set timers before, there was no option to name them. Since you can name your timers now, you will be able to use multiple timers more conveniently. Really, setting up and managing multiple timers had never been so hassle-free on Amazon Echo.
You will quickly cancel the timer you don't need any longer. Just in case, you wish to manage your timers from your iOS device, Alexa app is there to help you get through the task as well.
How to Set and Manage Alarms/Timers on Amazon Echo Using Alexa
Note: Currently, the option to set a reminder and named timers are available only in US. It will be rolled in UK and Germany soon.
How to Set Named Timers on Amazon Echo Using Alexa
It's very easy to set alarms or timers. You can name each timer in order to manage it effortlessly.
Simply say, “Alexa, set a
- “Alexa, set a wake up timer for 6 A.M”.
- “Alexa, set a breakfast timer for 8 A.M”
- “Alexa, set a baby bath timer for 10 A.M”
- “Alexa, set an alarm for 10 A.M”
- “Alexa, set timer for 20 minutes”
In order to check your timers, you can say,
- “Alexa, how much time is left for breakfast timer?”
- “Alexa, how much time is left for baby bath timer?”
You can also cancel any timer if you don’t need it anymore.
- “Alexa, cancel the baby bath timer”
- “Alexa, cancel the breakfast timer”
- “Alexa, cancel the alarm for 10 PM”
How to Manage Alarms and Timers in Amazon Alexa App on iPhone
You can easily manage your alarms and timers using your Echo device. But if you don't want to disturb your virtual assistant, take the help of Alexa app on your iPhone and iPad.
Note: Unfortunately, alarms and timers are tied to each device as they don't sync between them.
Step #1. Launch Alexa on your iOS device.
Step #2. Next, you need to tap on the menu button at the top left corner.
Step #3. Now, tap on Alerts & Alarms.
Step #4. On the next screen, you will see the running timer. If you have more than one Echo device, tap on the downward-facing arrow at the top and then choose the device.
Step #5. Up next, choose the time you wish to manage. Then, cancel/pause it as desired.
I'm really glad that Amazon has finally fulfilled the wish of many users by adding the option to set named timers and reminders. Just like many users the one wish I have is the option to sync timers and alarms between multiple Echo devices (Echo Show, Dot and Tap). Have you got any wish for it as well?
Recently, Amazon added yet another much-awaited feature—iCloud support in its Alexa app for iPhone. If you want to find out your upcoming events or add calendar events using Echo devices, iCloud Calendar to Amazon Echo on iPhone and iPad.
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