iPhones don’t have an alarm ring length option and nobody wants to hear an alarm clock ring for an hour!
We love using our phone alarm clocks to wake us or just to remind us things at various times of the day. Who doesn’t have dozens of different alarms set up for different reminders?? A mincha reminder a few minutes before shkiah, a Friday afternoon alarm reminding us to set up the Shabbos mode on the fridge, a Sunday morning wakeup half an hour after the weekday one…
But iPhones still don’t have a setting to control the length of time the alarm will ring. Which means if you use it to wake you on Shabbos, it’ll ring for an hour before turning itself off. For most of us, that’s not really an option we can live with.
But there’s a hack to work around this problem!
Set an alarm with a regular ring tone for the time you want. Then create another alarm – one minute later. On this alarm, in the sound menu, scroll all the way down to “none” and select that. This second – silent – alarm will cancel out the earlier one with the sound.
And you can set up multiple sets of these alarms so you can get a post-nap wakeup, too! Just make sure your phone is charging!
Note: We suggest testing this out on a weekday to make sure you got the settings right before running into problems on Shabbos.
Thanks to Avi Diena for sharing this hack.