How to Set a Song as an Alarm on iPhone 13: A Step-by-Step Guide


Ted Stinson

Waking up to your favorite tune can be a game-changer for your morning routine. On the iPhone 13, it’s easy to set a song as an alarm, transforming that groggy wake-up call into a more pleasant experience. Simply head to your Clock app, select the alarm you want to change, tap on ‘Sound,’ choose ‘Pick a song,’ and select your tune. Voila, you’re all set!

Step by Step Tutorial on Setting a Song as an Alarm on iPhone 13

Before we dive into the nitty-gritty, let’s get an overview of what we’re about to do. We’ll be going into your iPhone’s Clock app and tweaking a few settings so that when your alarm goes off, it’s your chosen song that wakes you up. Let’s make those mornings a little sweeter!

Step 1: Open the Clock App

Open the Clock app on your iPhone 13.
This app is where all your alarm magic happens. You’ll find it on your home screen, and it’s the one with the white clock face on a black background. Tap to open it.

Step 2: Select the Alarm Tab

Tap on the Alarm tab at the bottom of the screen.
Once you’re in the Clock app, you’ll see a few different options at the bottom. You want to tap on ‘Alarm,’ which is typically the second icon from the left.

Step 3: Choose Your Alarm

Choose the alarm you want to set the song for or create a new one.
You’ll see a list of alarms you have set. You can either choose an existing alarm to edit or tap on the ‘+’ sign in the top right corner to create a new one.

Step 4: Tap on Edit

Tap on ‘Edit’ if you’re changing an existing alarm.
If you’re editing an existing alarm, tap ‘Edit’ in the top left corner, and then tap on the alarm you want to change.

Step 5: Select Sound

Tap on ‘Sound.’
In the alarm settings, you’ll find the ‘Sound’ option. This is where you can choose what you’ll hear when your alarm goes off.

Step 6: Pick a Song

Tap on ‘Pick a song’ and select your desired tune.
Under the ‘Sound’ menu, you’ll find ‘Pick a song’ at the top of the list. This will take you to your music library where you can choose any song you have downloaded on your iPhone.

Once you complete these steps, your selected song will play instead of the default alarm tone when it’s time to wake up. It’s a small change that can make your mornings feel a lot better.

Tips for Setting a Song as an Alarm on iPhone 13

  • Make sure your desired song is downloaded to your iPhone; streaming songs won’t work as an alarm.
  • Consider choosing a song with a gradual build-up rather than a loud, abrupt start to avoid a startling wake-up.
  • You can adjust the volume of your alarm by using the volume buttons on the side of your iPhone.
  • If you get tired of a song, you can follow the same steps to change it to a new tune anytime.
  • Remember to check the sound switch on the side of your iPhone; if it’s set to silent, you won’t hear your alarm.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use a streaming service song as my alarm?

No, the song needs to be downloaded to your iPhone. Streaming songs won’t work for alarms.

Will my alarm still go off if my iPhone is on silent?

No, you need to make sure the sound switch on the side of your iPhone is not set to silent.

Can I set multiple alarms with different songs?

Absolutely! You can set different songs for different alarms. Just repeat the steps for each alarm you set.

How do I adjust the volume of the alarm?

You can adjust the volume using the volume buttons on the side of your iPhone before you go to bed.

What if the song I want isn’t in my music library?

You’ll need to download the song to your iPhone first, either by purchasing it or adding it to your library from a computer.


  1. Open the Clock app.
  2. Tap on the Alarm tab.
  3. Select an existing alarm or create a new one.
  4. Tap on ‘Edit’ if necessary.
  5. Choose ‘Sound.’
  6. Select ‘Pick a song’ and choose your tune.


Setting a song as an alarm on your iPhone 13 is a breeze and can truly transform how you feel when you wake up. Instead of the jarring beep or buzz, you can emerge from your slumber to the sounds of your favorite artist. It’s a personal touch that starts your day on a high note – literally. And let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want to wake up in a good mood?

The best part is, once you know how to set a song as an alarm on your iPhone 13, you can change it as often as you like. Rotate through your favorite tracks, or set different songs for different days to keep things fresh. Just remember to keep your songs downloaded, and your phone’s sound switched on, and you’ll be good to go. So why not give it a try tonight? You might just find yourself hopping out of bed with a little more pep in your step tomorrow morning.