Use Apple Music to Wake Up to Your Favorite Song
Published on September 2, 2015
While your iPhone can't get up and make coffee, it can add more shine to your "rise and shine."
Apple Music, a subscription-based app available to iOS users built to compete with Spotify and the like, allows you to wake up to any song or playlist of your choosing. By following these two simple steps, you can switch your alarm from Apple's default sounds to something you'll actually enjoy:
1. Take Your Song Offline
Pull up your Apple Music account and pick out your new alarm tune.
Select the ellipsis to the right of the song's title. A menu will pop up, giving you the option to make the song available offline. Select this, and then wait as the song downloads from the cloud to your device.
2. Set Up Your Alarm
Go into the Alarm section of your device's Clock app, select the "+" to add a new alarm, and pick the time you'd like it go off.
You'll then see that under the alarm's label, there is an option to modify its sound. Tap that button and choose the "Songs" category from the menu that comes up, and then select your song.
That's all there is to it!
Because it's such an easy process, why not pick out a different song for each day of the workweek? In case you need a little inspiration, here's the Geek Chicago alarm "playlist!" (And, even if you're not an iOS user, you can still listen to these morning jams on your streaming service!)
- Monday: "Good Morning" by Kanye West
- Tuesday: "Wake Up" by Arcade Fire
- Wednesday: "Get Up Offa That Thing" by James Brown
- Thursday: "Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina and the Waves
- Friday: "Shout" by Isley Brothers
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