Are you one of those iPhone users who use Apple’s personal voice assistant Siri for setting an alarm by saying: “Set a 6 am alarm for tomorrow morning” But, were you aware that you can ask Siri to set your alarm for more than just one day? Well, you can! You can set the alarm for weekdays only, or every day of the week; both of which are a whole lot quicker than manually setting an alarm in the Clock app and checking every individual day.
Use Siri for Setting an Alarm
- Hold down the Home button to activate Siri. If you’ve already enabled Hey Siri on your iPhone you can activate it that way;
- Now say: “Set an alarm for 6 am” Siri will immediately respond with: “OK, I set an alarm for 6 am starting tomorrow”
Weekdays 6 am Alarm
- Hold down the Home button to activate Siri; perhaps you’ve already enabled Hey Siri on your iPhone so you could activate it that way;
- Now say: “Set an alarm for weekdays at 6 am” Siri will respond with: “Your alarm is set for 6 am, starting Monday”. Of course, if ‘tomorrow’ is a weekday, Siri might also say “starting tomorrow”;
If you want to check your alarms, open the Clock app and at the bottom of the screen tap on Alarms.
Siri will occasionally provide a hilarious response to your task. Actually, There are dozens of things you can say to Siri to evoke kickass answers.
However, waking up to the awful sound of your iPhone’s default Radar ring tone is a terrible way to start a new day! Fortunately, going right back to iOS 6, users have been able to choose a song from their music library in order to set their iPhone alarm. With iOS 8, simply grab some great tunes from Apple Music and choose one of these for your alarm sound.
Use Favorite Song for Alarm
If you have a special song you’d like to use as your alarm, simply add this song to My Music in Apple Music.
Now that you have the song you’d like to wake up to, tap the triple-dot … button located on the right then select Add to My Music.
Close Apple Music now that you’ve added your favorite song and open the Clock app. Working from the Alarm tab, either tap the plus button + to add a new alarm or tap Edit to edit an existing alarm.
Next, tap Sound on the Edit Alarm screen. Tap on Pick a Song: now you can either search for your song or find it via Albums, Artists, Songs, or another grouping.
Once you’ve located the song you’re looking for, make it your alarm sound by tapping the plus button +.
Finally, return to the Edit Alarm screen by tapping the Back button – then tap Save. Voilà! that terrible radar tone is gone, and now you can awaken to your favorite song!