How to start and use the Timer in Windows 10

Like many other Windows users, you probably spend a lot of time on your computer and devices, even when doing tasks like cooking. If you don't want to burn down your kitchen, timers can prove to be a really helpful addition. Windows 10 includes a feature called Timer, found in the Alarms & Clock app, which we find really easy to use, even for beginners. In this article we will show where to find the Timer and how to set and remove timers in the simplest way possible. Let's get started:

Where to find the timer in Windows 10

The Timer is included in the Alarms & Clock app. The ways you can follow to open this app were already detailed in one of our previous articles: How To Set, Edit & Remove Alarms In Windows 10.

When Alarms & Clock window opens, select the Timer tab from the upper menu.

How to set a timer in Windows 10

Setting a new timer can be done pretty simpl y. In the Timer section of the Alarms & Clock window, press the "+" button from the lower menu.

The first thing you can do is to name your timer properly. Tap the field under Timer name and start typing a new name.

Next, you can set the Duration of your timer. Select a number of hours, minutes and seconds and press the check button placed at the bottom of the drop-down menu.

To save your timer, press the Save button from the lower menu.

Now your timer is set. You can press the Expand button, so the timer will be displayed on the entire window.

If you press the Expand button, your timer will look like the screenshot below. Press Restore to view your timer in the usual, minimal view.