There are some pretty cool, high-tech alarm clocks out there. But let’s be honest: most of us don’t use an alarm clock anymore: we use the alarm function on our iPhones. If the stock clock app on iOS isn’t doing the best job to wake you up in the morning, here are 10 alarm clock apps for iPhone that are more effective.
1. Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock
Created by Maciek Drejak Labs, Sleep Cycle is an alarm clock that measures the movements you make while you’re sleeping. When installed on your smartphone, Sleep Cycle will wake you up when you’re in a light sleeping phase. Users can choose from eight different alarm clock sounds, see graphs how you sleep at night, and see average sleep time. If you want a better quality of sleep, as well as an alarm clock noise that you won’t sleep through, this is the ideal app for you.
You can download Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock from the App Store here.
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2. Rise Alarm Clock
Rise Alarm Clock is a simple alarm clock developed by Kellen Styler. Turn the alarm on or off by using simple swipe gestures. Wake up to your favorite song from iTunes or to one of the the custom melodies. You can also make a playlist to help you fall asleep, which is great for people who need soothing music or white noise in order to nod off. You can hit snooze or turn off the alarm by shaking your iPhone.
You can download Rise Alarm Clock from the App Store here.
3. Carrot Alarm
Carrot is a simple alarm clock developed by Gralr LLC. Use swipe gestures to choose your alarm time, and wake up each morning with witty spoken dialogue or a mix of songs. If you wake up on time, you will need to complete a few chores each morning. As you finish each chore, Carrot will unlock new songs, app upgrades, and bedtime stores. If you’re looking for an alarm clock app that has some personality, this Carrot app is top notch.
You can download Carrot from the App Store here.
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4. Wake Up With Disney
Wake Up With Disney is a 3D interactive alarm clock featuring everyone’s favorite Disney characters. Users can pick and choose costumes and backgrounds, view live forecasts in funny animations, and turn the app into a flashlight at night. Donald will jump up and down to get you out of bed. Whether you’re the big Disney fan in your house, or you want to make nap time for special for your kids, this app has got you covered.
You can download Wake Up With Disney from the App Store here.
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5. Wake Alarm
Wake Alarm is a beautiful alarm clock developed by Tiny Hearts Limited. Spin the dial and set your own alarm. Flip your phone to turn off the alarm or shake to wake. If you’re a deep sleeper you can choose from three different settings for shake mode. This alarm clock app is ideal for anyone who has been down to sleep through their alarm clock in the past.
You can download Wake Alarm from the App Store here.
6. Alarm Clock HD
Alarm Clock HD is developed by Alarm Clock Company. Stay connected to the news and your friends on Facebook and Google. Personalize your clock with unlimited colors, and wake up to your favorite song. Alarm Clock HD will display your local temperature, and easily turn your device into a flashlight by shaking it. Alarm Clock HD is a one of a kind app that does it all.
You can download Alarm Clock HD from the App Store here.
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7. iHome + Sleep Alarm Clock
iHome + Sleep Alarm Clock is developed by iHome. With iHome + Sleep, users can create unlimited alarm clocks and wake up to playlists from TuneIn. Customize your alarm clock with custom photo backgrounds. This app also lets you keep track of sleep stats. This alarm clock app is great for iPhone owners who want lots of variety in their app.
You can download iHome + Sleep from the App Store here.
8. Sleep if U Can (Tricky alarm)
Sleep If U Can is an alarm clock developed by Delight Room Co. Register a location where you want to turn off the alarm. When the alarm starts ringing, you have to go to the registered place and take a photo of a specific object. If the kitchen is the registered place, wake up and take a picture of the kitchen. Register places like the bathroom sink, front door, shelf, or desk. If the registered alarm picture is easy to turn off, find a new place in your home to take a picture. This iPhone alarm clock app is awesome for anyone who has a habit of hitting the snooze button a dozen times every morning.
You can download Sleep If U Can from the App Store here.
9. Alarm Clock Pro
Alarm Clock Pro is an alarm clock app developed by iHandy Inc. With Alarm Clock Pro, users can set up multiple alarms, daily repeating, and choose sounds that will wake you up gently in the morning. Create your own playlists with your favorite songs, podcasts or audiobooks. If you go the audiobook route, make sure it’s something exciting and not too soothing.
You can download Alarm Clock Pro from the App Store here.
10. Best Alarm Clock
Best Alarm Clock is an alarm clock developed by myNewApps.com. Set up multiple alarms and wake up to music from your music library. Change the display with multiple color themes. Best Alarm Clock also displays current weather and temperature. There are tons of great alarm clocks out there, but this one deserves a spot on our list because of its colorful interface, weather functionality, and the ability to juggle multiple alarms. It’s a solid app that has an attractive interface, and that’s a nice thing to see first thing in the morning.
You can download Best Alarm Clock from the App Store here.
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