How to Use Apple Music as Alarm on iPhone/Android

Q: I found one song on Apple Music that I really like. I want to wake up every day to my favorite singer and his song to start a beautiful day. Can I use Apple Music as alarm on my phone? If possible, how do I set a song as my alarm from Apple Music?

Yeah, it is possible to do that. We can't deny that the preset alarm tunes on our phone are dull. Why don't we change our alarm tune to some songs we like on Apple Music and set a wonderful mood for a brand-new day? In the article today, we are going to show you a comprehensive tutorial on how to set Apple Music as alarm on iPhone or Android phones.

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Part 1. Set Apple Music as Alarm on iPhone Directly

For iPhone users, they can set Apple songs as alarm tunes directly, as Apple has greatly integrated these two apps. If you have an Apple Music subscription, you make an Apple Music alarm clock easily within a few steps. But this method only applies to iPhones running iOS 6 or higher.

Step 1. Go to the Clock app, and tap on the '+' button to create a new wake up alarm or tap Edit to edit an existing one.

Step 2. Choose Sound > Pick a song.

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Step 3. Then you will be taken to your subscribed Apple Music library, select the song you want to set as the alarm.

Step 4. Tap Back > Save.

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Now you are all set on your iPhone. Just wait till tomorrow to wake up to your favorite Apple song. Unfortunately, we have not yet found any third-party app that allows Android users to set Apple Music as alarms on their phone directly. But the Google Clock app has connected with Spotify, so users can set Spotify songs as alarm on their Android devices.

Part 2. Better Way to Use Apple Music as Alarm on iPhone/Android

Though people may not be able to use Apple Music as wake-up alarm on Android phones directly, we are here to provide you with an alternative way to set Apple Music as alarms on both iPhone and Android. Why is it a better way? Because it enables users to continue using Apple Music as alarm even after the subscription expires.

First, you need to download Apple Music to local via a third-party software called AudFree Apple Music Converter. It is able to convert Apple Music to unprotected high-quality audio tracks, which can be used as a phone alarm on Android and iPhone just like ordinary songs. It requires an Apple Music subscription, and you don't have one, you can get an Apple Music 3-month free trial.


After installing AudFree Apple Music Converter on your desktop, you can follow the steps below to firstly download your Apple songs for alarm tunes. Please make sure you have iTunes installed on your computer as well.

Step 1Import Apple Music to AudFree
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Please download Apple Music that you'd like to use as alarm in iTunes first. Then add Apple tracks to AudFree Apple Music Converter through the Load iTunes Library button from the bottom-left corner.
Step 2Customize output format for alarm tunes
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Please press on the 'audio' icon to open a new window, in which you are allowed to set output format as MP3, WAV, FLAC, AAC, M4A and M4B as well as customize the output audio quality by changing the audio codec, channel, sample rate and bit rate. We suggest you set Apple song output format as MP3 for alarm.
Step 3Start to download Apple Music
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When all settings are ready, you can launch the converting process by clicking on 'Convert' and AudFree Apple Music Converter will convert Apple Music to MP3 at 5X speed for alarm use.

Part 3. Use Apple Music as Alarm on iPhone/Android

With your freshly downloaded Apple songs, you can now do whatever you want with them for personal use, because AudFree Apple Music Converter has helped you remove the copyright restriction. Getting back to our topic today, we will show you how to use Apple Music as alarm respectively on iPhone or Android step by step.

Set Apple Music as alarm on iPhone

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer via a USB cable, and syn your download Apple Music on your computer to your phone via iTunes.

Step 2. Open the Clock app on your phone and Edit an alarm.

Step 3. Choose Sound > Pick a song. Here, you can see your downloaded local Apple Music. Select the Apple song which you want to set as alarm and Save.

It would be fun if you set different songs for different alarms.

Set Apple Music as alarm on Android

Step 1. Plug your Android phone into your computer via USB. Open your phone storage and find the alarm folder to store your downloaded Apple Music.

Step 2. Copy the Apple songs from your computer to your Android phone.

Step 3. Open up the Clock app on your phone, and tap the '+' button to create a new alarm. (Here, we used the Samsung Galaxy phone as an example.)

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Step 4. Select Alarm tone and volume and scroll down to select Add from phone.

Step 5. Now you will see a list of your downloaded Apple Music. Choose the song you want and tap Save.


Did you learn how to use Apple Music as alarm on both iPhone and Android now? Go create your own customized wake-up alarm now! Hope you have a fresh startup everyday morning on hearing your favorite song.

Jul 14, 2021 6:18 PM

Posted by James Blair to Apple Music Tips