How to set an alarm on Mac

Ways to set alarm on Mac

If you spend most of your day in front of your Mac, sometimes you might want to set the alarm on it to help you wake up from a quick desk nap or remember something.

Unfortunately, macOS has no built-in Clock app, and thus there isn't an exact alarm option on Mac. But using these methods, your Mac can easily remind you of things and almost do what an alarm typically does.

No2Theft4 alerts iPhone owners to thieves, takes their photo, and sends location data to email or SMS

Nobody likes it when their iPhone gets stolen, either by pranksters or actual thieves, and while Apple’s Find My app can certainly help you track it down, it’s limited in its feature-centric capacity.

iOS developer Elias Sfeir knows this, and that’s why he spent the time to make a popular jailbreak tweak known as No2Theft. Today, we’re excited to share that No2Theft4 — the fourth iteration of this handy anti-theft extension — is now available for all pwned iOS 12-14 devices.

Snooze++ lets jailbreakers specify custom alarm snooze durations via the Clock app

Anyone who uses an alarm to get up in the morning should be at least vaguely familiar with the snooze function, which allows you to procrastinate with respect to waking up for a short period of time before the alarm goes off again. The iPhone’s built-in alarm function also provides this feature, albeit not with as much customization as some would like.

Snooze++ is a newly released and free jailbreak tweak by iOS developer arya1106 that changes this for alarm-using jailbreakers. With it, users can optimize each of their individual alarms’ snooze durations directly from iOS’ native Clock app.

Miss iOS 13’s wheel-based date picker? This jailbreak tweak ports it to iOS 14

If you ever set up alarms in your iPhone’s native Clock app or upcoming events in the Calendar app, then you’re probably used to having to enter a specific time and date for those types of configurations.

As many noticed, iOS & iPadOS 14 have replaced the traditional wheel-style date selector with an inline version that displays a combo box for the time and a full-blown calendar picker for the date. While some really like this new inline selector, others aren’t used to it and have found it to be more cumbersome.

NappyTime14 adds countdown timers to your iPhone’s alarm interface

Many iPhone users rely on their handset to wake them up each and every morning with its built-in alarm feature, myself included.

While I certainly appreciate just how easy it is to set up alarms in the iPhone’s native Clock app, I also recognize that there are a few different ways Apple could make it better. One of those would be to add a countdown timer to the native alarm interface.

BigSnooze makes it less frustrating to snooze or stop an iPhone or iPad’s alarm

Anyone who uses their iPhone’s native alarm feature to wake up each morning probably understands the struggle of trying to turn the obnoxious noise off when it begins firing. On the other hand, you might only be half-awake when you attempt to do so, resulting in repeated blind taps on your nightstand only to find that you continuously miss the correct button to stop the alarm.

BigSnooze is a new jailbreak tweak developed by Cole Cabral that tries to remedy this problem by making the snooze and stop buttons easier to tap when you’re on the cusp of awake and incoherent while the alarm fires at the crack of dawn. The result? No more tapping around and missing the desired button with your finger when you’re groggy.

How to use Apple Music for your alarm sound on HomePod

Apple Music as HomePod Alarm Sound

As a HomePod owner and Apple Music lover, you may have noticed a missing feature when setting an alarm on your smart speaker. Before iOS 14.1, you were stuck with the default alarm tone. But with that update to iPhone and HomePod, you can enjoy your favorite tune as the sound for your alarm.

Whether you set an alarm to wake you up in the morning, let you know when dinner is ready, or that it’s time to tackle a chore, you can hear it with a chosen song instead of a boring sound. Here’s how to use Apple Music for alarms on HomePod.