How to set a podcast as an alarm on iphone?


Wake up early and listen to your favourite show, follow our quick and easy steps to set up a podcast as an alarm on iPhone and iPad. We think waking up to an podcast will give you a great start to your day.



Find what you want to listen to

Podcast Alarms discover view shows you all the best podcasts that have been recommended by top class blogs written experts and companies at the top of the industry, this will help you find some great new shows. You can also search for the shows you know and love too, by pressing on the search icon.

  • 1) Navigate to the Discover view
  • 2) Select or search for your favourite podcast
  • 3) Press on the plus icon to queue up your selected episode


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Set your selected podcast as an alarm

At this stage you have your desired podcast episode ready to listen to and it is in your queue of episodes, ready to be set as alarms or played whenever you like.

  • 4) Press on the Queue tab to see your list of downloaded or downloading episodes
  • 5) Then press on the Alarm tab to set an alarm using your queue
  • 6) Select the time you would like, you can also select repeating days. Which means you can set an alarm for every weekday at 8am for example
  • 7) When you save your alarm it will be in the Alarm view for you to view or edit later. You can also check on the time in our Nightstand mode which is great beside your bed
  • 8) ⏰ Your alarm plays! (Even if the app is/was in the background)


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Bonus - Set a recurring alarm from your favourite show

You have been able to set an alarm from your downloaded queue of episodes but surly it can be better than that? Why not select the show you love or a selection of your favourites and have the app wake you up to the latest episodes? It's a great way to stay up to date on the latest news or topics you love.

  • 1) Select the source type from the Alarm view
  • 2) Pick automatic as the source type
  • 3) Select the podcast from your list of previously subscribed shows
  • 4) Set your alarm as normal and you will hear the latest unheard episode at the time you set


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Now you are ready to set yourself up for success

Wake up early and listen to your favourite show, or sleep easy knowing that you wont miss the latest episode of a gripping drama. Podcast alarm is an alarm clock that plays podcasts!

Search through every podcast available right from within the app and then download any episode. That episode will then be put into an ordered queue. All thats left is to pick a time and date to play that episode. You can even queue up a weeks worth and have them all set at once.

If you know your show won’t release a new episode until late at night, then just subscribe to their show and have the app automatically download it and set the alarm for you. If you like a daily show you could set the alarm once and wake up to it for a whole year!




Waking up with a podcast on iOS

Podcast Alarm is a fully featured podcast player and alarm. You can set up queues of your favourite episodes and listen to them whenever you like. Why not subscribe to your favourite podcast and have the latest episode wake you up every weekday morning. There are lots of screenshots and videos in our "How to set a podcast as an alarm on iphone?" blog post.

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Jonathan Wilson

by Jonathan Wilson

October 02, 2019



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