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How to Set Spotify Song as Alarm

We all know the benefits of waking up early, just like the saying "Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy and wise.", but it still seems to be a tough battle for most of us to do that and even get frustrated the moment we hear the annoying morning alarm. To strengthen the motivation and lessen the discomfort, it's advisable to change the standard beeping alarm sound to your favorite song.

Currently, most people listen to music through subscribing a streaming music service, among which, Spotify is the most popular one. Here comes the question: Spotify songs are DRM-protected, for which we are unable to trim or edit the music. How can we set Spotify song as alarm?

Set Spotify Song as Alarm

In this article, we are going to help you out in two ways, which are suitable for both Android and iPhone users.


Method 1. Set Spotify as Alarm with Spotify Alarm App

Here we recommend two alarm apps for Spotify – SpotOn for Android users and Alarm Clock for Spotify for iPhone users.

For Android

SpotOn is quite similar to the alarm app we see on Android devices, whose simple interface makes it easy to be familiar with. Now let’s see the details on how to set Spotify as alarm with SpotOn.

Step 1. Download, install and open SpotOn.

Step 2. Sign in to your Premium Spotify account and then tab “WAKE” and create a new alarm.

Step 3. Set the exact time that you want your alarm to sound and tap “TAP TO SELECT MUSIC” button. Here you can choose either a playlist (or album) or a specific song as the alarm.

Next you can decide whether you want a fade in effect or shuffle the songs (if you picked a playlist or album). There are other options as well: vibrate? Show notifications? What days of the week you want the alarm to sound and etc.

SpotOn Spotify Alarm

For iPhone

On iOS, Alarm Clock for Spotify is the app that we need. Similarly, we must log in to Spotify to select the playlist or song.

Step 1. Download, install and open Alarm Clock for Spotify.

Step 2. Log in to your Spotify account and tap anywhere on the screen to open the settings.

Step 3. Select Alarms > Add to create a new alarm.

Step 4. Set the time and select how often you want the alarm to repeat.

Step 5. Tap Playlist and then tap Add in the upper right corner.

Step 6. Select the playlist, album or song that you want to set as alarm and then tap “Done” to finish the setting.

Note: Please remember to select Save to make the alarm effective.

Until now you’ve learned how to use Spotify Alarm App to set Spotify song as alarm. Next we are going to introduce a more powerful way to achieve the alarm settings. By Method 2, you can not only set Spotify song as your alarm freely, but also listen to Spotify songs offline, transfer your Spotify songs to USB, Burn your Spotify songs to CD and so on. In addition, Method 2 is an effective way for both Android and iPhone users.


Method 2: Set Spotify as Alarm with NoteBurner

In Method 2, we are going to decode Spotify songs to a common format, such as MP3, AAC, WAV or FLAC so that we can set Spotify music as alarm just like ordinary tracks.

As we all know, it’s the DRM protection that prevents us from downloading any Spotify song from Spotify. In other words, as long as we can remove the DRM restriction, we can easily save them as local files for offline listening or any other purposes. Here we recommend the most popular Spotify DRM removal tool – NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter, which is specially designed for Spotify users to download and convert Spotify songs, albums, or playlists to MP3, AAC, FLAC or WAV format.

NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter supports both Windows and Mac OS. Here we will take the Windows version as an example to show you how to get DRM-free Spotify songs to set them as alarm sound. For Mac users, please refer to How to Download Music from Spotify on Mac for detailed steps.

Step 1: Download, Install and Launch NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter

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Step 2: Import Spotify Songs from Spotify to NoteBurner

Launch NoteBurner Spotify Music converter. Click "Add" button on the upper left or click the center of NoteBurner. There will be a pop-up window prompting you to copy & paste / drag & drop the song / playlist link that you'd like to set as alarm from Spotify.

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Step 3: Choose Output Format and Output Path for the Target Alarm Song

Click “Settings” button on the upper right. Here you can choose output format (MP3/ AAC/ FLAC/ WAV), output quality (High 320kbps, Medium 256kbps, Low 128kbps), conversion speed (up to 5X) as well as output path.

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Step 4: Download Music from Spotify to Local Computer

Click "Convert" button and the Spotify song or playlist you selected in Step 1 will soon be converted and downloaded to your local computer. When the conversion is done, click “History” button on the upper right and you can check all the songs that have been converted successfully.

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Step 5: Transfer the Song to Your Smart Phone and Set Your Spotify Song as Alarm in a Regular Way

Tips: NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter supports one click to burn your Spotify songs to CD as well as share your Spotify songs with your friends via e-mail. For more details, please refer to How to Burn Spotify Music to CD and How to Send Spotify Songs to Friends by E-mail.


Note: The free trial version of NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter allows you to convert the first 3 minutes of each song. You can buy the full version to unlock the limitation.

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