Changing the Alarm Sound for Focus Sessions in Windows 11



The article provides a guide on changing the alarm sound following a Focus session or break in Windows 11. Focus, a feature in Windows 11, works with the Clock app to manage distractions. By default, an alarm and notification signal the end of Focus sessions or breaks. Users who dislike the default Tap sound have…

This article describes steps to change the end of Focus and break session alarm sound in Windows 11.

Focus is a new feature in Windows 11 that helps you minimize distractions. To help you stay on track, it integrates with the Clock app with features like a focus timer and music integration.

By default, after each Focus session, you will hear an alarm with a notification informing you that the session has ended. For long sessions, breaks are included to get you to do other things and recharge or take a bio-break.

After each Focus break session, you will also hear an alarm letting you know the session break has ended.

Users can turn off or on alarms for the end of Focus or the end of a break when using Focus. In addition, users who don’t like the default Tap sound can change it anytime.

Change the alarm sound for Focus end of session and break

As described above, users can turn off or on Focus alarms after a session or break. They can change the alarm tune to something different; below is how.

These settings can be changed in the Clock app in Windows 11.

To do that, open the Window Clock app.

Click on the Start menu and use the search box to find the Clock app. Then, under Best match, select the click Clock app to open.

windows search for clock app on start menu
windows search for the clock app on the start menu

Once the app opens, click the Settings button at the bottom left.

windows clock app settings button
Windows clock app settings button

Select the “End of break sound” and “End of break sound” tiles on the Clock Settings pane. Then, expand each tile and select a different Alarm sound using the dropdown option.

The default alarm sound is Tap.

windows focus end of session and break alarm sound
windows focus end of the session and break alarm sound

That should do it


This post showed you how to change the alarm sound for both the end of the session and the end of break sound in Windows 11. Please use the comment form below if you find any errors above or have something to add.

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