Alarm Clock

iOS 10 preview: keep yourself well-rested with Bedtime and Wake alarm

In addition to a gorgeous new dark interface, the Clock app on iOS 10 packs i a little-known but useful new feature— Bedtime and Wake alarm. With it, you can set up a regular sleep schedule to receive reminders when it’s time to hit the bed and wake up.

By making it easier than ever to create a regular sleep schedule and receive timely bedtime alerts, this feature could help the insomniac types get a good night’s sleep. With that in mind, watch our video hands-on and read a detailed preview of the new Bedtime and Wake alarm feature in iOS 10’s Clock app.

How to stop your iPhone from vibrating when your alarm rings

By default, any time you set an alarm on your iPhone, it’ll vibrate when the alarm goes off. For some people, this is a good way to help get woken up, but for others it’s a waste of battery and can be completely annoying to hear that loud vibration on the night stand.

In this tutorial, intended for iPhone users only, we’ll be showing you how you can set up an alarm so that your iPhone doesn’t vibrate when it goes off.

Quick tip: disable the Snooze button of your alarms

Having the ability to snooze when your alarm rings has probably saved millions of people from getting to work late, but I personally find it to be an annoying feature. When my alarm rings, I just don’t want to snooze and fall back half asleep, only to be reminded nine minutes later that it’s really time to wake up when the alarm rings again.

Up until recently, I hadn’t realized you can actually disable the Snooze button altogether. Granted, I don’t use alarms very often, which is probably why I never noticed this option was right there in front of me. If you’re anything like me and want to disable the Snooze option from your alarms, then read on.

Wake Alarm Clock goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

Heads-up deal seekers. Apple has named Tiny Hearts Limited’s “Wake Alarm Clock” its App of the Week for this week. This means that from now through next Thursday, you’ll be able to pick up the popular alarm clock app for free for both iPhone and iPad—a solid savings of $4.

For those unfamiliar with the app, Wake is highly regarded for its beautiful and intuitive design, and its range of various alarm modes. You can slap your phone to activate a short snooze, flip it to turn off all alarms, or you can set it so you have to shake your phone to turn all alarms off.

New in iOS 9: Swipe to delete clocks and alarms in the Clock app

One could argue that iOS 9’s new swipe to delete feature in the stock Clock app was borrowed from a jailbreak tweak, but the implementation of such a feature is so obvious that concluding such wouldn’t be fair.

Regardless of how it got there, swipe to delete is finally implemented into the stock Clock app in iOS 9. I’m sure I’m not the only one that’s super-happy to see this handy gesture make its way to an app that many of us use regularly.

SnoozeHelper turns your entire Lock screen into a snooze button

When you’re half awake, tapping the tiny “tap to snooze” button on the Lock screen can be a daunting chore. Fortunately, if you’re a jailbreaker, it’s much easier to snooze an overzealous alarm

By turning your Lock screen into one giant button, SnoozeHelper (free) makes it super easy to snooze a pesky alarm clock. Watch our video walkthrough inside to see what I mean.

Allarm: a cleverly named tweak that toggles all alarm clocks simultaneously

Looking for a quick way to disable all alarm clocks in the stock Clock app at the same time? Allarm—a clever mix of the words All and Alarm—is a brand new jailbreak tweak that allows you to do just that. It places a handy toggle switch at the top of the alarm clock tab in the stock Clock app. Toggling this switch allows you to quickly disable all alarms simultaneously.

This tweak will make sure you never accidentally set an alarm for the evening

Born and raised in France where we use 24-hour clocks, the AM/PM time is something I had to adapt to when I moved to the States. It’s not complicated to figure out, but it’s easy to accidentally take one for the other. A new tweak called PM, really? wants to make sure you never accidentally set an alarm for the evening (PM), when clearly you wanted to be waken up in the morning (AM).

Now free in the Apple Store app: Rise Alarm Clock

As part of its ongoing push designed to increase foot traffic in its retail outlets, Apple via the free Apple Store app for the iPhone and iPad has so far given away free music, books, apps like 7 Minute Workout Challenge and the Rhonna Designs photo editor and games such as Tetris, Temple Run: Oz and more. Today, the beautifully done Rise Alarm Clock app by Kellen Styler has gone free via the Apple Store app, a $1.99 saving.

It’s a great little piece of software with a gorgeous interface and a lot of smart features. Trust me, you don’t want to miss out on this offer. And if you passed on Rise Alarm Clock as the App Store’s Free App of the Week a year ago, here’s how you can grab it free of charge for a limited time, via the Apple Store app…

‘Snooze’ lets you establish custom snooze times for alarms

Snooze is a new jailbreak tweak by prolific jailbreak developer Julian Weiss. It’s a tweak that allows you to change snooze times for each alarm that you have set in the stock Clock app.

Snooze was the subject of Weiss’ talk at JailbreakCon 2014, and it’s a tweak that’s been highly anticipated by users in the jailbreak community. We’ve taken the $0.99 jailbreak tweak for a spin on video. Does it live up to its billing? Have a look inside for all of the details.

Pandora alarm clock now available on iPad, launches Pebble app for iOS

You’ve been able to wake up to your favorite Pandora station since last December, assuming you’re enjoying the popular Internet radio service on your iPhone. On Monday, Pandora has finally rolled out the useful alarm clock feature to the iPad.

It’s pretty straightforward and works a lot like the alarm clock feature in the iPhone edition: you just pick your favorite song or station to play as your alarm, knowing you’ll be woken up to your favorite music.

And should you decide you could use a few extra minutes of sleep instead of waking up early to eat breakfast, you can do so by adjusting your snooze time…