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How to set timers on iPhone

iPhone can be great at keeping us on top of lots of different tasks and one way it can help with that is the use of timers. Follow along for how to set timers on iPhone, including the best way to set multiple timers.

While Apple brought multiple timer support to HomePod earlier this year, iPhone and Siri on iPhone still doesn’t support that functionality. But there are a few ways to still get multiple timers going on iPhone.

We’ll look at the basics first, then look at how to set multiple timers below.

How to set timers on iPhone

  1. Open the Clock app
  2. Tap Timer in the bottom right corner
  3. Set a timer length
  4. Tap Start

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How to set timers on iPhone with Siri

  1. Use “Hey, Siri” or press and hold the Side button on iPhone X and later, or press and hold the Home button on iPhone 8/8 Plus and earlier
  2. The most efficient way to phrase a timer request is “ten minute timer”
  3. Alternately, you can say “set a ten minute timer”

How to set multiple timers on iPhone

Unfortunately for now, Siri on iPhone doesn’t support setting multiple timers. So here are two workarounds:

Use a third-party app to set multiple timers on iPhone

  1. Download a free third-party app, we recommend Timer+ 
  2. Tap the plus sign in the top right corner to add multiple timers
  3. Tap Start to start your timers

Here’s how Timer+ looks:

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Timer+ is rated 4.8/5 with almost 9,000 reviews. It’s free with ads, or $2.99 for the ad-free, Pro version.

Use alarms in place of multiple timers on iPhone

  1. Open the Clock app
  2. Tap the Alarm tab at the bottom
  3. Add multiple alarms to act as timers

While this isn’t the best solution, it can work for some scenarios as a multiple timer substitute.

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set timers on iPhone

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