If you have a specific song or tone that you like to use as an alarm sound, it’s easy to change it on your iPhone.
You can even change it for individual alarms or groups of alarms. Here’s how to do it.
1. Change the Volume
If you’re not happy with the tone or song that plays when your alarm sounds, you can change it. It’s easy, and you don’t even need to use a third-party app.
You can do this by going to Settings > Sounds & Haptics. Drag the slider under the Ringer and Alert Volume section to the left or right, and you’ll see a volume control for your alarm sound.
Alternatively, you can use the physical buttons on your iPhone to adjust the volume in increments. They’re right beneath the mute switch, and the top button increases volume while the bottom one decreases it.
You can also use the Control Center to access your iPhone’s volume controls and other settings. Swipe down from the top right or up from the bottom center of any screen to access this menu.
2. Change the Tone
If you have trouble waking up to the ringtone on your iPhone, it’s easy to change the tone. This can be done on any alarm you’ve set in the Clock app, with Siri, or by creating a sleep/wake up schedule (formerly known as Bedtime).
The Clock app gives you a wide range of options to choose from when changing your iPhone’s alarm sound. These include a collection of Apple’s default ringtones, iTunes ringtones, and Apple Music songs.
But if you’re looking for something that’s more personal, it’s possible to use a song from your library. To do this, open the Clock app and tap Alarm.
Once you’re on the alarm page, scroll up and select Pick a song through Apple Music.
You’ll then be able to browse the songs in your library and choose one you want to use as your new iPhone alarm sound. Then, all you have to do is tap Save. This will set the song as your new iPhone alarm tone and make it play when you wake up.
3. Change the Song
There are a variety of different sounds you can set as your alarms on your iPhone. You can find them by launching the Clock app and tapping the Alarm tab at the bottom of the screen.
In the Sound screen, you’ll see a long list of tones, each with a preview of how it will play when your alarm goes off. Tap on the one you like best and an orange checkmark will appear in front of it.
You can also change the alarm sound by adding a song from your music library to your iPhone. It must be downloaded to your device through Apple Music or if you have the song on your computer, you can sync it to your device and add it as an alarm sound.
You can even download new ringtones from the Tone Store, but you’ll need to pay with your Apple account for each tone you want to use. Once you have purchased a tone, tap Download All Purchased Tones to see it in your ringtones list on your iPhone.
4. Change the Vibration
iPhones have a feature called haptic feedback, which means that your notifications vibrate rather than simply sounding off. It’s a useful feature for some, but can be annoying in other situations.
One great way to change the vibration on your iPhone is by creating a custom pattern. This lets you assign a different vibration for texts from certain contacts, or phone calls from a few special people.
To create a custom vibration, launch the Settings app on your iPhone and tap the type of alert you want to customize.
For Text Tone, New Voicemail, New Mail, Sent Mail, and Calendar Alerts, select Vibration.
On the New Vibration screen, you can record your own pattern by tapping the screen when you want it to vibrate and lifting it off for silence. Once you’re satisfied with your pattern, tap Save. This will become your default vibration for the alert you selected. You can also re-create your pattern any time by tapping Record again.