How To: Set Apple Music Songs as Alarm Sounds on Your iPhone

Set Apple Music Songs as Alarm Sounds on Your iPhone

Don't like how Apple's default Radar ringtone—or any other tones—wake you up in the morning? Then don't use them as your alarm sound. Instead, use your favorite song to get you out of bed.

Ever since iOS 6, you've been able to pick a song stored on your iPad or iPhone to use as an alarm sound. Now, in iOS 8.4 (and the soon-to-be iOS 9), you can use tracks from Apple's new streaming service, Apple Music. However, it's a bit tricky to set up, so we'll walk you through it.

Step 1: Pick a Song

Don't go straight to your Clock app to pick an Apple Music song. Before you can do that, you have to find the song in the new Music app.

Step 2: Add to Music

Once you've found a good wake-up song on Apple Music to use as an alarm, tap on the three-dot menu icon, then either add the song to an existing playlist or select "Add to My Music."

Step 3: Set It as Your Alarm

Now you can go into your Clock app. Then when you're setting up an alarm, select Sound, and scroll up and choose "Pick a song" like you would for one stored on your device. You should see the streaming song as an option in your Playlist or under the Songs or Artists categories.

If you do decide to use an Apple Music song as your alarm, make sure you have a good Wi-Fi connection or have the song available offline—there's no need to use your costly data plan.

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