Which are the best sleep and alarm clock apps for iPhone?
While Apple offers built-in Alarm, Stopwatch and Timer features as part of iOS, third-party apps covering similar functions are available in abundance via the App Store.
One reason to go for a non-Apple option might be a glitch that saw Apple’s own alarm fail to go off in the first two days of 2011, an issue which gained major mainstream coverage despite many users being at home or on holiday for the new year. Apple’s built-in apps are also relatively basic in comparison to the variety of customisation options offered by developers, another reason why it might be best to choose a third-party app.
Alarm apps are also useful not only for ensuring an early start, but for setting reminders, such as taking medication or remembering a specific event – an appointment or meeting, for instance. And there are plenty of sleep and sleep-tracking apps that ensure you get a decent night’s kip in the first place.
Here, then, are some of the best iPhone sleep and alarm apps we’ve come across.
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Additional reporting by Nick Spence