Lots of iPhone users would like to use iPhone as their alarm clock, but in fact, the sound effect of the default alarm clock is always the same as the iPhone ringtone by default. You may feel frustrated and confused when you are half sleeping when the alarm clock rings out, its sound seems that you are receiving a phone call. Luckily, you can get the alarm clocks changed to another sound or choose your favorite song as the alarm clock sound of your iPhone. Since the alarm sound can be either changed or set to be a custom sound if you have created a new alarm, this article will teach you a great way of how to change alarm sound on iPhone.

Part 1: Why the default alarm tones on iPhone sound annoying

As we know, iPhone has become an important electrical device which influences our lives as they help us do everything we need. Something like banking, finding dates, checking stocks, getting a job or communicating on lots of different platforms can be done on iPhone. There might be some reasons that you don’t use iPhone but one thing we guarantee is that you will use iPhone as your alarm clock to wake you up every morning. You may think that the iPhone alarm sound is so annoying which seems to wake you up around the infernal racket. This default alarm clock tone is “Radar”, which sound like that a loud cricket comes into and can’t shut up until you wake up. But if you want to change this sound in the settings, that always means that you don’t want to be bothered anymore. The alarm sound seems to be a noise to wake you up and remind you to go to work, but besides that, there is another scientific reason that may cause you to feel annoyed on this sound. The iPhone alarm clock is using a sound “Radar” with short and sharp feature to give you an alert. This sound has a frequency which makes human ears more sensitive to. According to an analysis, there are three reasons that cause to Radar to become the most annoying sound you may encounter. One reason is its original actual tone, one is its unwanted repetition, the other is Pavlovian response. You can’t avoid this annoying sound because it really can remind you to do what don’t want.

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Part 2: How to change the default alarm sound in iPhone

If you really hate this annoying iPhone alarm sound, the only method is to change default alarm sound iPhone and set a custom sound by picking one favourite tone. You can go to the website and choose the tone you like, then get it downloaded and set it as your iPhone alarm sound. But, there is one problem that may frustrate you, that is how to download the sound from online freely since many sites don’t allow you to download directly and freely. Is there any simple way to help us download the original sound from the online site effectively? Don’t worry, here we will introduce you one great method, that is to use the third-party tool Leawo Music Recorder to download any sound you like from different online sites.

Leawo Music Recorder is an outstanding and powerful audio recording program that help you record any free sound from different sources, such as to record iTunes music and kinds of online music sources. You even can save the recorded audio in the format MP3 or WAV with the original quality to suit your needs. Because of this smart audio recorder, the audio tags can either be added to the recorded audio automatically or edited manually by using the audio tag editor. You even can search and manage all the audio files that has been recorded via the internal library. To get the recorded audio shared to iTunes, one simple click is needed then the sharing task is finished. This audio recording tool is designed based on the innovative audio recording technology, the diversified basic settings which include Task Scheduler, Audio Source, Output Format and more are provided by this recording software to customize the recorded audio and help you capture any sound with lossless quality. Additionally, the user-friendly interface of the recording tool shows you a clear direction so that you would know what to do in each step. Now, let’s go ahead and see how to download the sound you have found from the online sites with Leawo Music Recorder. Below are the clear guidance to instruct you how to finish the downloading step by step.

Step 1. Install and download Leawo Music Recorder on your computer and you will be guided to the main interface of this audio recording tool. Then hit on the icon button “Audio Source” from the main interface to make audio source set firstly. As we are going to record audio from online sites, we should choose the option “Record Computer Audio”.

Record Computer Audio

Step 2. Move to “Format” tab and then hit on the drop-down box next to the option “Output Format”. You will have two choices in saving the output audio in the format of MP3 and WAV. Additionally, the audio parameters which include bit rate and sample rate can be adjusted via the option “Audio Setting”.


Step 3. Move to “General” tab next to the tab “Audio Source”. Afterwards, hit on the yellow folder icon beside the “Output” box to choose a location for saving the output audio to computer. Besides, you can set multiple languages for the program interface here.

Step 4. Hit on the big red button “Start” to enable Leawo Music Recorder to work. After that, play the sound from online sites that you want to download. You should remember that playing source sound must be done after the music recording program begin the recording work. If you like, the basic settings Task Scheduler can be used for your recordings. Hit on the icon “Recording Task Scheduler” from the left corner bottom to bring out the setting, here you can set the start time and duration for your recording as you need.

After you download the sound from an online site to your computer with Leawo Music Recorder, you may ask “How to go on to the next step to transfer the downloaded sound to your iPhone for setting it as your alarm clock?” Here, we will recommend you an effective way to transfer the recorded sound files from computer to your iPhone with Leawo iTransfer.

Leawo iTransfer provides a great solution to the transfer issue between iOS devices, iTunes and computer. Up to 12 kinds of files can be transferred to iPad, iPhone and iPod easily. Furthermore, it also acts as an excellent backup tool for iPhone, iPad, and iPod to prevent against data loss from your devices.

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Hereby, you can follow the specific steps below to transfer the recorded sound from iPhone to computer in high efficiency.

Step 1. Run Leawo iTransfer on your computer and then plug your iPhone to the computer via the USB cable. After that, your iPhone will be recognized and detected in an automatic way by the program. Then the detailed information of your iPhone library will be listed in the left sidebar of the iTransfer window.

leawo itransfer main interface

Step 2. Get your recorded sound files added to iTransfer from computer. There are 4 ways to help you import the files to the program, you can do as the following four ways.

  • The first way is to get your files dragged and dropped directly into the window of the program.
  • The second way is to hit on the “Add” button from the center top menu of the window.
  • The third way is to hit on the option “File > Add > Add File/Add Folder” from the top right corner.
  • The fourth way is to have a right-click on the name of your iPhone library and then select the option “Add File” or “Add Folder”.
  • import the files to the program

    Step 3. Once you have imported the recorded sound files to the iTransfer window from computer, a dialog will pop up to show you the percentage of the files transfer, the names and the numbers of the recorded sound files which are being transferred also are shown as well to let you know the detailed transfer progress. But you should keep in mind that doesn’t get your iPhone disconnected with the computer until the transfer process is completely finished.

    transfer progress

    Now you have got the skills of how to download your favorite sound from online sites to your computer and then transfer it to your iPhone as the alarm sound. It is a good idea to go to have a try on Leawo Music Recorder and Leawo iTransfer to experience an enjoyable downloading and transferring of the sound you like. You will never feel regret on such powerful and multi-function Leawo program.