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Best Two Ways to Set Apple Music Songs as iPhone Alarm

Already get tired of the default Radar ringing around your bed in every morning? And wanna pick up your favorite song as iPhone new alarm, but only to find that it is a cumbersome job to do with iTunes. Now thanks to Apple Music, you are able to select a song from Apple Music as iPhone alarm directly since iOS 8. Now, we will mainly talk about how to set any song from Apple Music as your iPhone alarm with two different ways.

Set Apple Music as iPhone alarm

Method 1: How to Set Apple Music Songs as Alarm on iPhone Directly

With a few simple steps, you can easily set Apple Music song as your iPhone alarm. But before starting, please make sure that you have subscribed to Apple Music membership, and already downloaded your favorite songs to Library.

Step 1 Tap on Clock app on your Phone, then tap on Edit or + to add a new alarm. After setting the time you required, tap on Sound.

Edit or add an new alarm on iPhone

Step 2 You will see 3 sections on Sound page: Store, Songs and Ringtone.

iPhone sound

Step 3 You can tap on Pick a song from SONGS part, then tap on Songs and you will see a list of Apple Music songs you have already downloaded to library.

Choose Apple Music song as iPhone alarm

Step 4 Tap a song and it will be set as your iPhone alarm.

It is so easy to operate if you have Apple Music activated on your iPhone, so just follow the same method to change your alarm with ease.

Method 2: An Alternative Way to Use Apple Music Song as Alarm (Also for Android)

It is admitted that Apple provides a very convenient way for its users to select songs from Apple Music as iOS alarm, and they do not need to use iTunes as the ringtone and alarm maker. But now here comes a problem: What if you want select a certain part or a desired clip from a song as iPhone alarm? Apparently, the clipping Apple Music song into a segment is not currently available for iOS. What's more, the feature of using Apple Music songs as alarm is not for Android.

Remember that Apple Music song is a file with the M4P file extension and sometimes called an iTunes Music Store Audio file. It's encoded with advanced audio codec (AAC) that's copy protected using a proprietary Digital Right Management technology created by Apple. The protected M4P files can be opened with iTunes, but the computer you're using must be authorized in order to play the M4P file. So it is also impossible to edit Apple M4P file into clip as alarm or for other purpose.

Before you use Apple Music files for these personal use, Sidify Apple Music Converter is needed to remove protection from Apple M4P music and convert it to MP3, AAC, WAV, or FLAC.

Sidify Apple Music Converter

Sidify Apple Music Converter

  • ok Convert Apple Music and M4P files to MP3, AAC, FLAC or WAV.
  • ok Unlock from iTunes & Audible audiobooks
  • ok Preserve high fidelity sound quality after conversion.
  • ok 20X conversion speed; Keep ID3 Tags and metadata.
  • ok No extra hardware or virtual sound drive needed.

Part 1: Convert Apple Music Songs to MP3 with Sidify

Step 1 Download and install Sidify Apple Music Converter on computer, then run this program.

Main interface of Sidify Apple Music Converter

Step 2 Add Songs from Apple Music. Click on + icon to add Apple Music songs from library.

Add Apple Music songs to Sidify

Step 3 Tap on Setting button button to customize the output settings including: output format, output path, output quality and conversion speed.

Choose output format

Step 4 Click Convert button to start converting Apple Music songs. After the conversion completed, you can click on Menu button icon to find the well converted Apple Music files.


Part 2: Use the Converted Apple Music as Alarm or Ringtone

Then you can use the converted Apple Music songs as your iPhone or Android alarm. Here we recommend you 2 useful utilities which are capable of setting your favorite music (segment) as alarm.

1. You can use Syncios Manger Free as iPhone, Android alarm maker.

Syncios iPhone and Android ringtone maker

2. You can also import the music to iPhone, then use GarageBand to set the music as iPhone alarm. And you can follow this tutorial for reference:

Create iPhone ringtone with GarageBand
Use GarageBand to Create Apple Music as iPhone Ringtone

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Note: The free trial version of Sidify Apple Music Converter enables us to convert the first 3 minutes of each audio for sample testing, you can unlock the limitation by purchasing the full version.

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