Your iPhone apps can interact with one another in a lot of ways.
You can share pictures over text and email, you can have Siri read notifications, and you can use songs from Apple Music for your alarms.
Our tutorial below will show you how to use a song for an iPhone 13 alarm if you would rather hear music than one of the alarm tones that you have on your device.
How to Play a Song as an iPhone 13 Alarm
- Open the Clock app.
- Select the Alarm tab.
- Tap Edit at the upper-left.
- Select the alarm to edit.
- Touch the Sound button.
- Choose the song that you want to play.
- Tap the Save button.
Our guide continues below with additional information on how to use a song for an iPhone 13 alarm, including pictures of these steps.
Waking up in the morning can be jarring, especially if you use an abrupt or loud alarm tone.
Fortunately, there are a lot of different sound options in the Alarm section of the Clock app, including songs that you have saved to your device through the default Apple Music app.
While there are a lot of music apps that you might choose to use on your iPhone, such as Spotify, Pandora, or Amazon Music, the Apple Music service is a popular choice due to its large library, excellent features, and great recommendation engine.
If you are an Apple Music user, then our guide below will show you how to use a downloaded song for the alarm tone that plays when one of your alarms goes off.
Related: Check out our article on iPhone alarm sounds for more information on changing this setting.
How to Set Your Alarm Tone as a Song (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 13 in iOS 16.
Step 1: Find the Clock app icon on your Home screen and open it.
Step 2: Choose the Alarm button at the bottom of the screen.
Step 3: Touch the Edit link at the top of the screen.
Step 4: Select the alarm for which you wish to use a song.
Step 5: Tap the Sound button.
Step 6: Choose the song that you want to use.
Note that you might need to scroll up to find the Songs section.
You can also choose the Pick a song option to search for a song if you don’t see the one that you want listed. Tapping that button will open the Apple Music app, where you will be able to search for and select the song.
Step 7: Tap the Save button at the top-right of the screen to save your changes.
Now that you know how to use a song for an iPhone 13 alarm, you will no longer be limited to the default Apple tones when you are setting an alarm on your device.
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