Shift alarms

Disable, enable, or add shift alarms, and set how far in advance you receive them

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Written by Christina
Updated over a week ago

This article was last reviewed August 24, 2023.

Need a daily reminder of your shifts? Sling will send you up to three notifications anywhere from 1 minute to 24 hours before the start of your shift so you always know when it's time to head to work or clock in.

Please note that if your company is using a Free account, you will only have an option for an email notification.

From the web

From any screen within Sling, click your name at the top right corner and choose Settings from the list.

You can also click the Settings button from your Dashboard. 

Click the Notifications tab, and you will see the option to turn Shift Alarms on or off. 

Switching the toggle to Yes will expand more options. You can choose set your reminders in minutes or hours. You will also see a menu to choose the timing of your alarms, but you can also type any number into the field. For minutes, the limit is 1440. For hours, the limit is 24.

Below the time before shift setting, you'll see the option for how you receive the notification: SMS, Email, or Mobile. Please note that only the Email option is available for companies using the Free version of Sling.

If you are using a Premium or Business Sling account, you'll also have the option to add an additional reminder. You can click the + icon below your first settings.

From the mobile app

From your app, tap the More tab, then Settings.

Tap the toggle next to Enable shift alarms to turn them on, then tap the arrow next to the Reminder before option. Just like on the web, you have the option to add up to three reminders.

This will bring up a menu where you can choose the time format in minutes or hours. You can set up to 180 minutes (3 hours) or up to 24 hours.

Finally, just remember to Save your changes!

Your shift alarms will arrive based on the method you choose while logged in on the website ( It is only possible to select the method for how the alert is delivered to you using the web version of Sling.

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