Hourly Chime in Background

Last modified
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Description of App

HourlyChime is a simple utility that runs in background and hourly notices the exact time to alert. With this little utility, you can easily keep track of time. You will hear alert sound with popup message every hour on the hour. If you don't want to see popup message, you can hear alert sound only. There are 9 chimes installed with the application. You can select the chime to be played once every hour. Or you can even let your iPhone tell you the time in "Speaking Clock" mode.


  • Only one view
  • runs fully in the background (requires iOS4.0 or later)
  • use any of the built-in chime sounds
  • built-in speaking clock as alternative to chime sound

How to use:

  1. Click and run the HourlyChime application.
  2. In order to enable alert function, you should slide the switch ON.
  3. When the switch is ON, you can see other options.
  4. You can set your alert type, alert times and alert tone. The selected item will be displayed with the checked mark.
  5. If it is done, you should press the Home button.
  •   NOTE:✔ obeys the volume and silent settings of your phone



Free or Paid


Apple Watch Support

Not Known

Accessibility Comments

None. The app is fully accessible. as said in the description you will not see any setting until you toggle the hourly chime switch button to on. When you do, you will see a lot of items that will either be selected or not. These include the alert type (sound and message or sound only), the sound to use (or the talking clock), and the hours it should go off at (every hour is listed, so you can customize it quite nicely. That's all there is to it, when you set it up you can just go out of the app and close it in the app switcher, it will still chime.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.


The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments

The interface may seem cluttered at first. Also this will go off only every hour, so you can't get announcements for quarter hour and/or half hours. However I still find this app extremely useful and worth the $0.99/$0.79 that I paid for it.


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