There are several ways in which you can set Alexa reminders every 30 minutes. There is a feature to set repeated alarms on Alexa devices, but that isn’t feasible for such a short duration as 30 minutes. Alexa alarms can remind you to do a particular task every day to a specific day of the week but not every 30 minutes.
However, several workarounds can work in this regard. Depending on what you want to be reminded of every 30 minutes, a few ways can work.
Setting Alexa Reminders Every 30 Minutes
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Setting different timers
You can use Alexa timers if you want Alexa to remind you every 30 minutes.
For instance, if you want a reminder every 30 minutes that the stove is on. You can set the timer as, “Alexa, set stove on the timer for 30 minutes”. When the timer is done, Alexa will say, “Your stove timer is done.” This is when you can add time to the timer by saying, “Alexa add 30 minutes to the stove timer,” or whatever you have named it.
This way, Alexa will keep reminding you every 30 minutes. This is one way of doing it.
Setting reminders for every 30 minutes
Instead of setting the timer, you can set the reminder. However, in this case, you may not be able to set a reminder for every 30 minutes. For once, you can set a reminder for 30 minutes, but it can only be repeated either daily, on weekdays, weekends, or on a specific day of the week but not every 30 minutes.
You will have to set different reminders every 30 minutes for this to work. A reminder set on Alexa reminds your task once and repeats again after a few more seconds. It also sends push notifications to your mobile device using the Alexa app but that’s it. It won’t do so every 30 minutes.
Settings Routines is another way to set reminders every 30 minutes. Do you need reminders every 30 minutes at a specific time of the day, say in the morning, in the evening or before sleeping? You can set routines for an hour or two, one after another to remind you.
Here is how you can set Routines on your Alexa device using the Alexa app:
- Open the Alexa app on your mobile device.
- Tap on Routines
- Tap on the + sign in the top right corner.
- Now, within the When This Happens, choose how you want the routine to start. Do you want to trigger it by using the wake word, scheduling, through a particular echo device, when you reach a certain location, the echo button, or after the alarm turns off?
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- Once you choose the option, tap on Action and add reminders every 30 minutes.
- Tap on From to select your Alexa device on which Routines will be activated
- Finally, hit Create.
For setting a reminder every 30 minutes, it’s better to choose Schedule to trigger your Routines. Set a schedule for every 30 minutes for it to happen. We hope this works for you.
Other helpful things Alexa can do
Alexa sleep timers
You can choose to add a night schedule in Routines. Alternatively, you can also set sleep timers.
- Sleep timer with audio: for instance, play audio (be it audiobooks or music) for a specific time period before bed.
- Sleep timers with dim lights: You should have smart lights for this timer. At the end of the timer, the lights will dim, and the audio will play for a specific time period before turning off automatically.
- Sleep timer with lights off: at the end of the timer, both the audio and lights will turn off.
For this, use Alexa commands like “Alexa, set a sleep timer for 30 minutes with lights” or “Alexa, set a sleep timer for 60 minutes with Philips hue lights”.
Stop the Alexa sleep timer in between
You can pause or stop the Alexa sleep timer instead of waiting for it to go off automatically. To stop or pause your sleep timer, you can command, “Alexa, how much time is left? “or Alexa, pause/resume/cancel timer.
You can also say, “Alexa, add/remove 5 minutes on my timer”.
Set a recurring reminder with Alexa
To set a recurring Reminder with Alexa say for every day, follow these steps:
- Open the Alexa app on the mobile device
- Open Menu and go to Timers & Alarms.
- Select the device on which you want to set the reminder.
- Go to the Alarms tab and choose existing alarms
- Choose any of the repeat options
- Tap on Save Changes.
This is similar to setting a recurring alarm on any mobile device.
In short, there is no direct way to set a reminder every 30 minutes. However, these are a few workarounds mentioned here that may work depending on the reminder’s purpose.
Setting repeated timers, reminders or setting Routines are a few ways we can come up with to set repeated alarms of short intervals. Let us know if it works for you.