I don’t know anybody that still uses a physical alarm clock. Most people I know are using the alarm feature built right into their smartphone because it’s both free and convenient. Sadly, iOS’ alarm functionality leaves a lot to be desired in many areas, and that’s one reason why there are so many jailbreak tweaks in the wild that offer improvements for iOS’ alarm department.

Adding to that list, a newly released jailbreak tweak dubbed Aurore by iOS developer Micheal Wu (zhenguwu) tries to supercharge the iOS alarm experience with a bevy of new features and options. But is it worth it? That’s what we intend to show you in this piece.

Aurore’s signature feature is the ability to replace the default alarm sounds with music – not just from the Apple Music app, but also from alternative sources including Spotify. Apple Music users can use radio stations or playlists with play and shuffle buttons. Spotify users, on the other hand, can use any playlist, track, or album of their choosing. The developer plans to add support for more apps in the near future.

In addition to using music from third-party sources as your alarm sound, Aurore augments the iOS alarm in several other ways, including:

  • Fully integrated into clock app
  • Shuffle or linear playback modes
  • Customizable volume fades
  • Customizable snooze options
  • Buttons positions are configurable
  • Weather summary on dismiss
  • Bluetooth and AirPlay support
  • Run shortcuts on fire and dismiss
  • Backup alarms are created in case of playback failure or internet issues
  • And much more…

Once installed, Aurore adds a dedicated preference pane to the Settings app where users can configure the tweak to their liking:

Here, you can:

  • Configure a passcode
  • Customize default alarm options
  • Customize the alarm interface
  • Customize the Clock app
  • Customize miscellaneous settings
  • Reset all settings to their defaults
  • Test the changes you’ve made

Digging deeper, we’ll show you what you can do in each of the aforementioned sections:

Passcode Setup

Here, you can enter your device’s passcode to unlock the device temporarily to perform actions.

Default Alarm

In the Default Alarm preference pane, you can:

  • Paste a link to the track or playlist that you want to use
  • View the link preview
  • Enable music shuffling
  • Configure the maximum volume level
  • Configure a fade-in time
  • Configure a Bluetooth device
  • Configure an AirPlay device
  • Enable snooze
  • Configure a snooze count threshold
  • Configure a snooze time
  • Configure a snooze volume
  • Configure a fade-in time after snooze
  • Display weather information
  • Configure shortcut when alarm is firing
  • Configure shortcut when alarm is dismissed

Interface Customization

In the Interface Customization preference pane, you can:

  • Choose between a minimal or full interface style
  • Choose between a dark, non-existent, or light blur
  • Choose between stacked or side-by-side buttons
  • Swap button positions
  • Hide the dismiss button when the alarm is snoozed
  • Configure a bottom offset amount
  • Configure a spacing amount
  • Configure a dismiss button font size
  • Configure a dismiss button width
  • Configure a dismiss button height
  • Configure a dismiss button corner radius
  • Configure a snooze button font size
  • Configure a snooze button width
  • Configure a snooze button height
  • Configure a snooze button corner radius
  • Prevent the Lock screen from going to sleep
  • Enable a playback lock
  • Enable a volume lock
  • Enable a Control Center lock
  • Enable a Lock Screen lock
  • Unlock Lock Screen and Control Center when the alarm is snoozed
  • Disable the Camera shortcut button
  • Hide both shortcut buttons

Clock App

In the Clock App preference pane, you can:

  • Enable inset tables
  • Enable tap to edit for existing alarms
  • Hide songs
  • Hide tone store

Miscellaneous

In the Miscellaneous preference pane, you can:

  • Enter your name for the greeting
  • Pause music when alarm is dismissed
  • Configure the pause length
  • Configure a shortcut delay
  • Make Bluetooth and AirPlay device names case-sensitive
  • Force a reconnect attempt of Bluetooth devices
  • Configure a retry time
  • Route AirPlay sound to another source
  • Toggle compatibility mode

According to the developer, a respring isn’t necessary to save your changes.

If you’re interested in a revamped alarm experience for your jailbroken iPhone, then it’s hard to go wrong with Aurore. The tweak offers several compelling options, including the use of Spotify for a music source, along with interface optimization and customization that isn’t possible on a stock handset.

Those interested in trying Aurore can purchase the tweak for $1.99 from the Twickd repository via their favorite package manager. The tweak supports pwned iOS 13 devices.

Do you have plans to augment your iPhone’s alarm interface with Aurore? Let us know why or why not in the comments section below.