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How to Use Music as Your Alarm on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

Updated on January 8, 2016
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Max holds a BS in Mass Communications from SIU and an MA in Communication from U of I, and is pursuing an MBA from Webster University.

Introduction

After years of frustration, Apple is finally making it possible for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users to use songs on their devices as the audio that's played for alarms. The functionality applies to these Apple devices running iOS 6 or later. You can assign a song to be the alarm audio for a specific alarm through the Clock app.

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Tap "Clock."Tap "Alarm" and then tap "Edit."Tap the name of the alarm you want to change to use a song as the alarm tone.Tap "Sound."Tap "Pick a Song."Tap the song you want to use as your alarm tone.Tap "Back."Tap "Save" to save your changes. The alarm you modified is enabled automatically.
Tap "Clock."
Tap "Clock." | Source
Tap "Alarm" and then tap "Edit."
Tap "Alarm" and then tap "Edit." | Source
Tap the name of the alarm you want to change to use a song as the alarm tone.
Tap the name of the alarm you want to change to use a song as the alarm tone. | Source
Tap "Sound."
Tap "Sound." | Source
Tap "Pick a Song."
Tap "Pick a Song." | Source
Tap the song you want to use as your alarm tone.
Tap the song you want to use as your alarm tone. | Source
Tap "Back."
Tap "Back." | Source
Tap "Save" to save your changes. The alarm you modified is enabled automatically.
Tap "Save" to save your changes. The alarm you modified is enabled automatically. | Source

Using Music as Your Alarm on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

  1. Tap the "Clock" app on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch home screen.
  2. Tap the "Alarm" icon along the bottom of your screen to open the Alarm screen.
  3. Tap "Edit" in the upper left corner of the screen.
  4. Tap the name of the alarm you want to set a song as your alarm tone for to open the Edit Alarm screen for that particular alarm.
  5. Tap "Sound" to open the Sound screen.
  6. Tap "Pick a Song" in the Songs section.
  7. Tap the song you want to use the tone for that specific alarm. You'll return to the Sound screen and the song you selected begins playing. The song you selected also appears in the Songs section with a check mark to the right of it.
  8. Tap the "Back" tab in the upper left corner of the Sounds screen to return to the Edit Alarm screen.
  9. Tap the blue "Save" button in the upper right corner of the screen. Your changes will be saved and the alarm you modified will be turned on automatically.

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General Alarm Functionality

The general iPhone alarm functionality lets you set up numerous alarms on your iPhone; you don't have to enable any alarms until you need them, but you can set them up with the time the iPhone alarm needs to go off, the days of the week it should go off, how often the iPhone alarm should repeat, whether snooze needs to be enabled for that particular iPhone alarm, and even give each of the alarms you've set up a name so you can easily identify which ones should be turned on and which alarms should be turned off.

The alarm functionality is accessible through the Clock app.

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    • Liz-reviews profile image

      Eunice Elizabeth 4 years ago from Vancouver, BC

      Brilliant!!