Are you a heavy sleeper? I know I am. So much in fact that I have a nighttime ritual of setting multiple alarm clocks. I set a dedicated alarm clock on my nightstand, as well as multiple iPhone alarms using the ‘Clock.App’. If I’m really nervous about waking up, I will even set a timer.

But even with all of my preparation, I’ve been known to sleep through the buzzers and the midi files that just weren’t loud enough to bring me out of my slumber. Is there any way to make the alarm on the iPhone louder? 

If you have a jailbroken iPhone, you’re in luck. A new tweak was released in Cydia yesterday called Alarming. It promises to make your iPhone alarm louder and to never let you oversleep again.

The interesting thing about this download is that there are no settings to mess with. It’s common for tweaks like this to not have home screen icons, but they will generally come with customization options.

With Alarming, once downloaded, you just set your alarm as normal. When the alarm is activated, Alarming kicks into action by raising the volume of your iPhone to the max. After the alarm is dismissed, your volume will be restored to its normal level.

Alarming is $0.99 and available now in Cydia. Just type ‘Alarming’ into the search field, and sign into your Cydia account to download. Personally I’ll stick with PlayAwake, which gives me a few more options for my money, and take my chances of oversleeping. But if you desperately need your iPhone alarm to be louder, Alarming might just be for you.

Has anyone tried Alarming? Do you have a favorite Alarm app?

  • Paul

    i want that dock ..anyone know what that dock is called?

  • godedog

    me too might have a look at ebay.

  • That dock is available from Lark Up:

    • Thor

      “available” seems to be an overstatement.

  • I don’t think this makes the alarm louder (raise the maximum)? It just sets your ringer volume to full right when the alarm rings in case you have it turned down and forget to turn it up. Somewhat useful.

  • SpideyRules

    “LARK thanks you” for the article…lol. I signed up for the mailing list to get this when it is available.

    • Tom

      Me too! Never even heard of Lark before now! But it sure looks like the manufacturing process is going very slow for the initial 500 devices that they offered as a preorder last fall. 🙂

  • Paul

    yea i guess you stip it and it vibrates… i wonder if they wil just sell the dock and not the strap band cause i really dont need to waken up by something vibrating on my wrist

  • Mmmmm

    Does anyone know of a good tweak that makes your i4 vibration harder, or lOnger? I always miss calls and texts when its on silent. Any suggestions?

  • Doofus
  • Scott

    Sleep Cycle app is the way to go for alarm clocks. I absolutely love it.

    • Thor

      Tried it and it never works. It just shuts down.