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The title pretty much says it all. I've been wanting a "Sunrise alarm" for some time, but have never been able to find a way to do it - at least not a free one. In addition to much experimentation with the built-in alarms, I've tried I think every free app in the store that claims to do this, and literally not a single one has worked (they all fail in various horrendously bad ways).

Is there a free way to set a simple sunrise alarm? Failing that, is there any low-cost (like under $5) app that will actually do this well, and works on iOS 12?

  • what machine and system version are you running? – jmh Jun 17 at 2:50
  • iPhone SE iOS 12.2 – JVC Jun 17 at 2:51
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You can create a shortcut within the Shortcuts app for this.

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The coordinates in the first command need to be replaced with those of the location you need the alarm for.

PS: The alert will show the UTC time, but the alarm itself will be created in the local timezone of the iPhone/iPad

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I just discovered that this is built-in to the Amazon Alex app. You can create a "Routine" that triggers on sunrise or sunset (or a variety of other things of course) based on any given location. Can do a lot more than a simple alarm too... can trigger home automation devices or do all kinds of other stuff.

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