When you create an alarm in iOS1, it is given the default label Alarm. I find it useful to change this for two reasons. First, it reminds me why I set the alarm in the first place. This may not be confusing if the alarm is waking me up in the morning, but I might also set multiple alarms during the day for different tasks. These levels remind me what I need to do next:

  • push wash into dryer
  • check on sump pump progress
  • verify boy cleaned his room

This is easily done with Siri: Set an alarm for 54 minutes labeled 'put wash in the dryer'.

The other benefit of labeling alarms is that you can edit them by their label using Siri: Change the alarm labeled 'wake up call' to 530am.

  1. iOS 8 as if this post.