How To: Wake Up To Your Own Music With iOS 6

With iOS 6 there is a flood of ‘hidden’ features that you may be unaware of. We recently revealed a guided access tip and we will now reveal how to set your alarm tone to the music within your own library. It’s a feature that Apple has been bugged to add for years; users even began downloading third-party applications to add the ability.

Follow the instructions below to learn how to wake up to your own music. Some of you may already know how to do this, but this is aimed for the crowd unaware of the addition.

Step 1:

Enter an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad’s clock application; then follow ahead to the ‘Alarm’ tab. (On an iOS 6 device)

Step 2:

Tap the plus button at the upper-right-hand corner to add a new alarm. Once completed, click on the text following ‘Sound.’

Step 3:

Under the ‘Songs’ category you can pick a song from your very own music library.

After that just complete the typical steps of choosing your alarm time, repeat, and snooze settings. Now when you wake up tomorrow morning it will be to the tune of your music rather than Apple’s famous marimba ringtone.

If you have music stored additionally in iCloud follow these steps to activate them in the alarm section: Settings > Music > Show All Music (via CNET). Just take note that if you choose an iCloud song, than internet connection is required. If the connection fails, the alarm may not sound when requested.