Can a wake-up light really make getting up easier?

Create an artificial dawn with Sunrise & Shine that gently pulls you out of slumber. Built for use with HomeKit™ enabled lights and tested with Philips Hue, now it’s easy to add a wake-up light alarm to the Apple® Home app.

− Alarms that turn on lights and shift colours as they brighten.
− Recurring alarms; daily, weekdays, weekend and days of the week.
− Choice of multiple lights for your wake-up alarm.
− Support for all Homekit™ enabled lights, and spectrums including; colour, natural, and white.
− Alarm programmed directly in your Apple® home hub. No need to keep your iPhone connected (or even on).
− Easily identify which lights support colour shifting.

Wake up tomorrow, with ease.

How it works:
Set an alarm that starts your day a half-hour before your desired wake up time. Your alarm brightens to the maximum intensity by the time you’ve set, by shifting from dim red, to orange, then yellow, ending in bright white after 30-minutes. Natural colour lights will adjust from warm to cool temperatures, and white lights brighten from dim to full intensity.

The science:
Did you know that a wake-up light isn't designed to wake you up? It's meant to bring you into a lighter phase of sleep. When morning light passes through your eyelids, it signals your internal clock by triggering awaking neurons in your brain.

Sunrise & Shine makes getting out of bed easier by waking you up with light that mimics a sunrise.

Important: A home hub is required for Sunrise & Shine to be able to schedule wake-up alarms. If you don’t have an iPad with iOS 10 or later, or an Apple TV 4, this app will not work for you.

What’s New

Version 1.1

Existing alarms now sync across multiple devices, regardless of who created them or where. We also added more checks when turning alarms on/off or deleting them, and helpful error messages on the off chance there is a problem. No more wake-up alarms going off when you want to sleep in. ;)

Ratings and Reviews

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AT55!! ,


This is horrible it won't let me connect to my lights at all no matter what I do so don't waste your time

Developer Response ,

Hi there,

Did you receive an error code? What are you using for your home hub? Let us know

tiedyerunner ,

Doesn’t work

Can’t connect to my home or lights, so it’s totally useless

Developer Response ,

Thanks for trying the app. Are you getting an error message within the app? If so please send it along to us and we can investigate. It’s important that you have a Home Hub set up, that sunrise and shine can access.

App Privacy

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With Ease Inc
74.5 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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