Spotify is highly popular among iOS users. The streaming music service offers access to millions of tunes for a relatively affordable price. This new jailbreak tweak, dubbed SpotAlarm, will now let you use one of those tunes for an alarm. It does so brilliantly too!
SpotAlarm and Spotify
Of course, you will need to have Spotify installed and configured before you can get started. The SpotAlarm jailbreak tweak itself can be download through Cydia’s BigBoss repo. The tweak is available for free too, so there is no reason not to give this one a try.
The tweak works nicely too. Instead of forcing you to choose a song from Apple Music, you can now trigger any song from Spotify when the alarm sounds. Setting up the tweak is very easy to do:
- You start by launching Spotify and choosing a song you want to use for the alarm. Play the song and open the Now Playing interface.
- You will see the standard “…” menu as usual. Tap on the menu, go to Share and select Copy Song Link. This will move the song link to your clipboard.
- Go to the Settings app and open the settings page for SpotAlarm. You can now enable the tweak and paste the Spotify song link copied earlier to the provided field.
That’s it! The next time your alarm is triggered, the song of your choice will be played along with the standard alarm ring. The most difficult part is choosing which song you want to wake up to, isn’t it?
Although SpotAlarm is a very handy jailbreak tweak to have, it is far from perfect at the moment. The biggest caveat I found upon testing this tweak is the fact that it will not work when the iPhone is protected using Touch ID or a passcode. You will need to have the iPhone – or any other iDevice you use this tweak with – completely unlocked for the song to be played correctly.
The Settings page of this tweak is also limited. You can only set one Spotify song for an alarm; there is no way to cycle through songs or have multiple songs playing when the alarm is triggered.
As mentioned earlier, the song is played with the standard alarm ring. You need to dismiss the alarm in order to let the song play in full. For someone like me who loves to enjoy a nice tune upon waking up, this is not a big deal. If you prefer to be waken up by the song directly, however, SpotAlarm may not be the tweak for you.
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