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How to Use YouTube Music as Alarm on iPhone

Posted by Adam Gorden on Sep 25, 2023 6:00 AM • Category: Record Audio
7 mins read

Are you tired of using the built-in alarms on your iPhone? Do you want to use YouTube Music as alarm on iPhone? If yes, you will find the solution in this article.

YouTube Music is a popular music platform. It offers all kinds of music from all over the world. There are many unique songs that you cannot find on other music platforms. It is very possible that you find a suitable song for your phone alarm. However, if you want to set it as alarm on your iPhone, it is not an easy thing. Therefore, here we prepare the most effective way to solve this problem.

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Part 1. Download Songs from YouTube Music on Windows or Mac

YouTube Music cannot be downloaded if you are not a Premiere member of it. Even though you are a Premiere member, you cannot listen to songs from YouTube Music out of YouTube Music app or website. For this reason, before we use YouTube Music as alarm on iPhone, we have to extract the music from YouTube Music.

TunesKit Audio Capture is a tool that allows you to download music from YouTube Music and convert it to MP3 or other 5 audio formats at the same time. Downloading YouTube Music is not its only feature. It can also download songs from other music platforms like Spotify music, Tidal music, Amazon Music and even the background music from a video. In a word, it allows you to download all of the sounds playing on your computer. Here are the tutorials on how to use it.

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How to download songs from YouTube Music via TunesKit Audio Capture on Mac/Windows

Step 1Download software

Enter the official website of TunesKit Audio Capture and then download it to your computer;

Step 2Choose the output format

Open the software and then click the Format icon on the bottom right of the homepage to set your music format;

set output

Step 3Find the music you want

Check if there is a Chrome icon on the homepage; if yes, click the icon to find the official website of YouTube Music and play the music you want; if not, click the icon to add Chrome to Audio Capture first; the music will be recorded automatically when you start playing the music;

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Step 4Stop the downloading process

Click the Stop button to end recording whenever;

Step 5Edit the downloaded music

Move your mouse to the Edit icon and click it to cut your music; click the Save button to save the music on your computer;

rename and edit

Step 6Check the downloaded music

Click the Converted icon to visit the History list; all of the downloaded music is saved in it; if you want to know its location on your computer, click the Search icon and then a pop-up will appear.

search files

Part 2. Transfer Music to Your iPhone from Mac/Windows

After you get downloaded music fron YouTube Music, you can start the second part on how to use YouTube Music as alarm on iPhone. Because of the particularity of iPhone, you cannot transfer files from your computer to your iPhone with a USB cable simply. You have to use some helper to help you.

How to Transfer Music to Your iPhone from Windows

Step 1: Download iTunes on your Windows PC and then open it with your Apple ID;

Step 2: Click the File > Add File to Library... option to choose the music you download just now;

itunes add files process

Step 3: Connect iPhone to your Windows PC with a USB cable and you will find a phone-like icon on the top of iTunes; click the icon;

itunes phine image

Step 4: Click the Music > Sync Music option > Apply options; you will find the music in the library of Apple Music on your iPhone;

iphone in itunes sync

How to Transfer Music to Your iPhone from Mac

Step 1: Open the Finder software on your Mac and connect your iPhone to your Mac with a USB cable;

Step 2: Click the name of your iPhone on the list of Finder‘s left;

Step 3: Click the Music button to choose the Sync music onto one’s iPhone option; finally, click the Apply button to transfer it.

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Part 3. Make Alarm on iPhone via GarageBand

You cannot use the transferred music as alarm on iphone directly. Therefore, yopu must resort to third-party to process the music and enter the third part on how to use YouTube Music as alarm on iPhone. GarageBand is a music creation software created by Apple company. Whether you want to make alarm or ringtone for your iPhone, you need the software to help you.

Step 1: Open the GarageBand on your iPhone and find the Audio Recorder part;

garageband audio recorder

Step 2: Click the Track > Loop > Music to find the music you want to set as alarm;

garageband track icon

garageband loops icon

Step 3: Hold on the music file and drag and drop the music to the timeline;

Step 4: Edit the music as you want;

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Step 5: Click the drop-down arrow to choose the My Songs option and it will be saved as a new file;

Step 6: Hold on the file until there is a pop-up appears; choose the Share option and then click the Ringtone icon to set it as a ringtone;

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garageband share song

Step 7: Click the Export to save it on your iPhone.

Part 4. How to Set Alarm on iPhone

Step 1: Open the Clock app;

Step 2: Choose the Alarm part and then click the icon on the top right of the screen;

Step 3: Click the Sound option and then you will find the music you made just now; choose the music and then click the Back button; finally click the Save button to save the new alarm.

iphone alarm sound


A beautiful alarm song is worth your patience. According to the above method, you can use TunesKit Audio Capture to download the music you want from YouTube Music, transfer local music via iTunes or Finder and make an alarm song via GarageBand. All of the tools are important for you to use YouTube Music as alarm on iPhone.

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