How to Set a Custom Alarm Tone on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

There might always have been a time when you were waken up in the morning wishing you were waking up to your favorite or a relaxing song instead of that classic beeping tone.

Thankfully, your iPhone can do it. You can set a custom alarm tone in your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch running iOS 7 or higher. We are going to show you how to set up custom alarm tone in your iOS devices. It works on iOS 7, iOS 8 and iOS 9.

Here’s how to set up a song or an audio track as the alarm tone on your iPhone or iPad:
  • Open the Clock app on your iPhone
  • Select Alarm from the bottom menu
  • Tap on ‘+‘ to set up new alarm or tap ‘Edit’ to set custom tone on existing alarm.
  • Tap on Sound
  • Scroll to the top of the screen and tap on Pick a song (under SONGS)

Set up custom alarm tone for iPhone, iPad and iPad Touch

  • Pick the song or tone you want to put as an alarm tone

Song as alarm clock on iPhone

  • Now the song you selected will be set as your alarm tone.

Custom alarm tone on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

You’re done. That was easy, right?

If you wish to add custom sound, but not the song, then you can download the alarm tones from the internet and put the and add it to your iPhone via iTunes. And then you can set it as your alarm tone as described above.

You can set different tones for different alarms — just set a net alarm and repeat the same steps above. You can also purchase tones directly from iTunes store as well.

Bonus tip: I personally recommend to set up a song that evokes enthusiasm in you so the music will trigger your brain to wake up and unconsciously flow with the music.

Check out our other how-to guides for iPhone and iPad.

Apple Releases iOS 8.4 with the new Apple Music App

Apple has just rolled out its iOS 8.4 over-the-air (OTA) update for iPhones, iPads, and iPods. The updated iOS 8.4 includes the new Apple Music app, improvements for iBooks and bug fixes.

Apple music app

The best part of the latest update is Apple Music comes preinstalled with it. If you upgrade now, you will be one of the first users of Apple to hear the service’s Beats 1 live radio station. The broadcasting to begin at 9 a.m. Pacific/12 p.m. Eastern.

If you want to get your hands on the new Apple Music app and get the upgraded version of the operating system need to head to Settings > General > Software Update.

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The Mac users too can enjoy Apple Music that was announced earlier this month at the Worldwide Developers Conference. You need to update to Yosemite 10.10.4 for a new version of iTunes.

For three months the Apple Music will be free. So enjoy to the fullest without shelling out a single penny.

The early reviews of Apple Music seem mostly positive. In fact, you may say, it is a decent alternative to Rdio and Spotify.

After the upgradation to iOS 8.4 is over on your device, do start playing around with Apple Music. Share your experience with it.

Apple acquired Beats Music for $3 billion on May 2014. The beats iPhone app was initially available on January 2014.

About Apple Music

You can stream any songs from the collection of 30 million song catalog and listen offline too by downloading songs. Apple hired music experts from all corners of the world to create curated playlists.

With the help of Siri the users can ask Apple Music to play number one song from certain year or from a certain month and year.

Apple Music Connect works as a social media platform allowing artists to share lyrics, videos, backstage photos and also they can be able to release their latest song directly to fans.

What Is Beats 1

It is Apple Music’s 24-hour and ad-free live online radio station. Renowned DJs Julie Adenuga, Ebro Darden and Zane Lowe will be featured on the shows as hosts. Also, musicians such as Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Jaden Smith, Dr. Dre and Pharrell will also turn up but it is not yet clear whether they would be regulars or occasional guests.

Apple Music Subscription

Apple Music comes for free for first three months and thereafter $10 will be billed a month for the service. A family pack too comes up to six different users at the cost of just $15 a month. To stop the auto-renewal, users need to do it manually.

Apple Music And Android Users

As of now the Android users have been left out, but it is said soon Apple Music Android app will be released this fall.

Do also share your own views about the new service of Apple with us and fellow readers in the below given comment box.

iPhone 6 release date, features, specs, price, news and rumors

Following the release of iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and iOS 7, we’re rounding up iPhone 6 features, specifications, release date, news, rumors and prices.

Apple iPhone 6 Design Concept
Apple iPhone 6 Design Concept

The recent release of the new iPhone 5s includes surprisingly fast functioning power with 64-bit processor, improved camera with dual LED flash, more importantly the most anticipated iPhone’s operating system iOS 7. However, the new iPhone 5s has the same size and structure as iPhone 5 expect the iPhone 5s has 3 color variations.

Apple is, however, working on a big project and they has been doing a lot of testings for the bigger screen for iPhone 6 which is expected to be released on September 2014.

In this post, we’re clearing out all the rumors, possible features, and all details about Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6.

Browse through the topics about iPhone 6:

iPhone 6 release date

Update: iPhone 6 release date is set to mid-September 2014.

Although we’re not sure about the exact iPhone 6 announcement date, it’s more likely that Apple could release iPhone 6 in the next year 2014 on September since they usually announce their new product — specifically new iPhones — periodically each year.

But an Apple analyst Peter Misek says Apple would certainly release iPhone 6 on June 2014.

In a press meeting, Apple CEO Tim Cook has told us that they’re making some new ‘amazing’ hardware, software and services that they’re planning to introduced this fall and throughout 2014.

It’s makes a good sense  to assume that Apple is already finishing up the new product linings and announcing the new products at WWDC in 2014 as they did in this year’s WWDC.

iPhone 6 screen size

Update: We have got update form the source that Apple is reportedly going to release iPhone 6 with full 1080p display with 5 inch screen.

iPhone 6 with curved display
iPhone 6 with curved display

Update (November 10, 2013): Bloomberg has reported that Apple is planning two introduce two new iPhone models in 2014. The new iPhone model is reported to have curved display and 4.7 and 5.5 inches.

Apple is not fan of large display, however, a big rumors is floating around that the new iPhone 6 with bigger screen may range from 4.8 inches to 6 inches as similar in size of Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One. According to the new report by Wall Street Journal, Apple has been testing on the iPhone display which is as large as six inches.

iPhone 6 larger screen design concept with 1080p HD display
iPhone 6 larger screen design concept with 1080p HD display

It’s quite clear that one of the greatest specifications of iPhone 6 would be the size of its screen since the larger displays are more impressive.

Tim Cook has hinted that they are testing all the technologies to implement them in the new products. We can assume that Apply could also implement Sharp IGZO screen technology which consumes less power and is thinner in size as demonstrated at CES 2013.

iPhone 6 gaze detection technology

The larger display requires more power and consumes a considerable amount of battery. As reported by Mashable, Apple has a sight to introduce the gaze detection technology which the phone call detect if you’re looking at the phone resulting the less power consumption and saving battery life. The phone automatically locks and pauses the video while you look away. GottabeMobile reports that the next iPhone 6 would have 1080p HD display.

While this feature already exist in Samsung Galaxy S4, Apple could follow this technology which its own customized version.

iPhone 6 Gorilla Glass
The new iPhone could get new Gorilla Glass, too

iPhone 6 will run iOS 8

Every year, Apple announces the new operating system for its iOS devices. With the recent release of iOS 7 alongside iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, it does make sense that iPhone 6 will be coming out with the new iOS 8.

iOS 7 Running iPhone 5s
Would iOS 8 could give us a big surprise?

We’d expect we’ll be using iOS 8 in iPhone 6 around September.

iPhone 6 storage

Apple already took a big shot with 128GB iPad. Why not guess they are up with 128GB iPhone 6?

iPhone 6 processor

It wouldn’t be a big surprise if Apple come up with A8 processor for iPhone 6. A8 chip would have better performance efficiency which should help to consume less battery.

iPhone 6 camera

Apple Insider in May 2013 uncovered an Apple patent filing in which an iOS device remotely controls the secondary devices like iPhone acts as slave flash for the primary iOS device.

We’ll seeing the huge change in camera of the new iPhone 6 which will be one of the new features.

iPhone 6 Camera
iPhone 6 camera could be handy for professional photographers

iPhone 6 Touch ID

iPhone 6 will certainly follow Apple’s new fingerprint Touch ID technology from iPhone 5s. Recent rumor suggests that iPad Mini 2 will include Touch ID feature.

Currently, Touch ID can only be used to unlock the locked iPhone screen and to purchase apps and songs from iTunes and AppStore — however Apple would eventually announce the new applications and uses for Touch ID like for accessing third-party banking apps.

iPhone 5s Touch ID was hackable so we expect to see hack-proof Touch ID in next iPhones.

iPhone 6 concept and design

Different design concept and rumors is roaming around, but here’s the best possible concept that we could expect in iPhone 6.

A Russian site AppleInsider.ru makes the following demo of iPhone 6:

Ultra slim iPhone 6 concept with beautiful design
Ultra slim iPhone 6 concept with beautiful design
iPhone 6 slim design with bigger screen
Could the iPhone 6 would have slim design with bigger screen?
iPhone 6 Larger Screen Specification
Here’s iPhone that resembles with HTC One

iPhone 6 wireless charging

Wireless charging is what most people wants in the iPhone. Would Apple give it a push for wireless charging in iPhone 6?

Apple has filed patent for wireless charging which was expected to be included on iPhone 5s, but possible it could be added on iPhone 6.

What’s difference between Apple and other wireless charging technology is that Apple’s technology can charge the multiple devices at once.

iPhone 6 to include Smart Bezel

According to PatentlyApple, Apple filed another patent on Smart Bezel. It’s simply a display technology containing two layers, one secondary and one primary display. The secondary display layer illuminates allowing user to give input and touch command to the device while the secondary display layer simple provides visual contents.

This way, the users could see more visual part of the display screen.

Smart Bezel on iPhone 6
Smart Bezel on iPhone 6

iPhone 6 price

Apple generally sells the new iPhone at the same price as the old one. If this holds out, the 16GB model iPhone 6 costs $199, $299 for 32GB and $399 for 64GB model.

What have you heard?

Did you find any new rumor, news, or hint about upcoming Apple iPhone 6? Let me know in the comment below.