Disable the Snooze Button of Alarms

I am Hari Haran, an enthusiastic iOS developer. I am new to this forum and find this forum very useful for iOS developers like me. I wanted to share some tricks with the community on how to disable the snooze button of iOS alarms. Here is my code snippet:

First of all we will declare a property named as snoozed in the class which represents the alarm. This will be an instance variable and its default value should be false. This property will help us to check whether the snooze button has been enabled or not, i.e., whether user has already swiped right or not.

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To create an instance of the UILocalNotification class , we have to initialize it with a date and time at which you want your notification to be displayed on screen, a fire date in terms of the number of seconds after the date and time, whether to sound a tone when presenting your notification, what should be the interval between each presentation of notifications , whether to display the notification banner or not. We will use an instance variable named as scheduledAlarm of type UILocalNotification . The task which needs to be performed at every second after the set time is denoted by an instance variable named as displayTimer and its type is NSTimer .

The snooze button can be detrimental to your sleep schedule.

This is not the first time Apple has been questioned for adding a snooze button to their alarms app. In its defence, the alarm app comes with a feature named “Bedtime” which enables users to track their sleep cycles and wake them up at their lightest sleep phase.

Alarms should go off at the same time every day so that your body gets used to waking up at a certain time.

Next, we will declare two methods. A method named as dismissAlarm which is responsible to dismiss the alarm and another method named as snoozeAlarm which comes into picture when user once again wishes to snooze his or her alarm after it rings.

The method for dismissing an alarm accepts one parameter of type UIAlertAction , which needs to be configured to either dismiss the alarm or snooze it. The parameter can be of type UIAlertAction or its subclass, UIAlertController . As soon as the user selects the desired option, this method will dismiss the alarm.

You might feel more tired if you keep hitting the snooze button every 10 minutes.

Next we will create an NSTimer object using a target-action pattern with self as its target and dismissAlarm as its action method. This timer will keep on running as long as it is enabled.

Now we will subscribe to the UIApplicationDidBecomeActiveNotification notification which gets triggered whenever a user launches the device. This method also handles several edge cases such as whether a user has just restarted his or her device, if an application was in foreground and then background

There are other ways to wake up in the morning besides an alarm clock .

Or you could mix the two together, using an alarm clock to make sure you wake up on time, but not rely exclusively on it. The task which needs to be performed after taking into consideration all the edge cases is denoted by an instance variable named as handleAlarm and its type is void .


In this article we have discussed how to disable the snooze button of alarms. In closing, I would like to mention that Apple’s iOS has a feature named “Do Not Disturb” which might suit you if you don’t want users to get notified about your notifications. I hope all iOS developers must have learnt something from this article and I wish them all the very best.

I hope this article has helped you in understanding how to disable the snooze button of alarms. If you have any related queries with this article, please do not hesitate to comment below. I will get back to you at the earliest. Thanks for reading!

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