How to Set a Song as Alarm on Android Device

The default alarm sounds can be so dull and repetitive that you can sleep through the entire alert. Which makes you more likely to be late for work or high school if the sound of your alarm doesn't wake you up.

You can reduce the risk by learning how to set your favorite song as an alarm on your device. It can be something that is sure to awaken you and move you forward. Read on to find out how to upgrade your alarm clock and stay on schedule.

How to set a song as an alarm on Android

You can easily set music as an alarm using the Clock app on your Android phone. To set a song as an alarm from a sound file on your device:

  1. Open the Clock app installed on your device. Update to make sure you have the latest version.
  2. Tap "Alarm" at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Press + to add an alarm. If you already have an alarm, you can choose it and skip to step 6.
  4. Set the time you want your alarm to sound. Make sure to set AM and PM correctly.
  5. Confirm "OK" to save.
  6. Choose the alarm you want to edit.
  7. Press the down arrow.
  8. Tap "Add New" to use an audio file from your phone (instructions are below).
  9. Save your changes.

To find the sound file on your phone:

  1. Open the File app on your phone (under "F" in the app drawer).
  2. You will see your downloaded files. Press “Menu” (three horizontal lines or dots).
  3. Tap "Sort" to organize files by name, date, size or type. Some devices use the word "Edit" instead of sorting.
  4. Tap the file you want to open.

To set a song as an alarm using Spotify on your Android device:

  1. Download the latest Google Clock app from the Google Play Store. If you already have the app, make sure it's updated.
  2. Download or update the Spotify app.
  3. Open the Google Clock app.
  4. Tap the + symbol to create a new alarm.
  5. Tap the hour and minute for your alarm. Choose AM or PM.
  6. Leave the new alarm open and tap the bell icon.
  7. If you're asked what music you want your alarm connected to, tap Spotify Music.
  8. Once connected, choose your alarm song using "Search" or from your playlists.
  9. Save your changes. The song you chose will appear next to the Spotify icon.

How to Set Spotify Song as Alarm on Android

You can find the Spotify app for iPhones in the App Store. To set a song from Spotify as an alarm, follow these steps:

  1. Download or update the Musical alarm clock from the app store.
  2. Log into your Spotify account.
  3. Tap anywhere on the screen to open Settings.
  4. Select “Alarms”. Press "Add" and create a new alarm.
  5. Set your alarm clock.
  6. Select “Continue” to access the alarm “Sound” options.
  7. Select “Spotify”.
  8. Go to “Playlist”. Press "Add".
  9. Select your song.
  10. Press the "Done" button to complete the alarm sound setup.

Your Clock app will be connected to your Spotify account. Choose songs from the music playlists that will automatically populate the Clock app.

You can also use the Alarm Clock app to set a song on Spotify as your alarm. You can find the app in the Apple Store. Once you've downloaded the app to your iPhone, follow these steps:

  1. Launch the Kello Alarm app.
  2. Select the "Alarm" tab.
  3. Press the "More" button.
  4. Choose your volume and recurrence settings.
  5. Tap "Sound" and choose Spotify.
  6. Log into your Spotify account.
  7. Select a playlist. Tap "Create an alarm".
  8. Press "Play" to preview your playlist.
  9. Choose the song you want to use for your alarm.
  10. Save your changes.

How to wake up to music with Pandora

You can set a song as an alarm on Pandora on your iPhone or Android device. The Pandora app no ​​longer supports an alarm clock for Android. You can use Pandora Radio music for an alarm using the Google Clock app.

To set an alarm with Pandora on an Android phone:

  1. Download or update the Google Clock app.
  2. Download or update the Pandora Radio app from the Google Play Store.
  3. Open the Clock app.
  4. Select the "Alarm" tab.
  5. Tap the + symbol to create your alarm.
  6. Select the bell icon. Choose Pandora.
  7. Select your favorite station or choose a Pandora recommendation.
  8. Tap the station to preview the alarm.
  9. Press "Back" to return to the Alarm tab.
  10. Adjust the time and other settings for your alarm.

You can set the Pandora sleep timer to automatically stop playback after a certain period of time. This feature works well if you use the Continue Reading option. To use Pandora's sleep timer:

  1. Open Pandora and go to “Profile”.
  2. Tap "Settings" (gear icon) in the upper right corner.
  3. Press "Standby". Set it to stop playback after a certain time (between 15 and 60 minutes). You can view the sleep timer countdown in the Settings menu.

Set the sleep timer before activating the alarm clock. As long as you keep your screen unlocked, the timer will automatically switch to wake up. Your screen should also stay on the Pandora screen.

Wake up sleepy head

Everyone deserves to wake up in a good mood and ready to face the day. Setting a song as an alarm on your device is free and easy to do. As you have read, you can extract a favorite song from your phone. Or you can use songs from any music streaming service you already pay for. Why risk oversleeping when you can open your eyes to the music you love?

Maybe you have decided to set your alarm clock to music. Have you tried any of the suggestions in this article? Write your experience in the comments section below.

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