Wake up with an alarm
After a little late-night reading, use your iPad to rouse you from slumber…
Put your iPad to good use by making sure you wake up on time for work
The Clock app is capable of doing much more than just telling you the time – after all, you can see that at the top of the screen in most places in iOS. The app also has stopwatch and timer functions, but it’s the alarm clock feature we’re going to talk about.
Like an old-school alarm clock, the app can wake you with a blaring klaxon, yet it also lets you wake to far more soothing sounds if you prefer to start the day with a little less of a fright. New tones can be bought from the iTunes Store (which you can then use as sounds for other iPad features, such as FaceTime), or you can use any of the songs you’ve downloaded to the Music app, or synced from iTunes on your computer. However, songs will play from their beginning; to choose a specific segment of a song, import it into GarageBand to trim and export the range you want to hear.
When an alarm sounds, you can get nine extra minutes of rest by tapping the screen or using the iPad’s physical volume controls. And you can use Siri to check, set and even delete alarms. Alan Stonebridge