It's Just a Clock!

QuartzClock is a small, elegant, iPhone/iPod touch utility that emulates LCD and LED quartz clocks. It is an ideal bedside clock — the user can lock the orientation to allow landscape mode in a dock to use the largest digits possible. Easy nightime reading for those who normally wear glasses.

The clock displays are also multi-lingual, with localised days of the week and date formats.

QuartzClock also has a simple alarm facility.

The graphics are always rendered at the highest possible resolution and take advantage of the retina displays when they are used. A simple interaction of finger swipes lets the user choose from millions of color schemes. Built for iOS 7.1 or newer, QuartzClock uses multi-tasking, allowing for instant relaunches, and letting background processes like music to run smoothly.

Best of all QuartzClock is entirely free! Enjoy!

What’s New

Version 2.6.2

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

We've squished a subtle, sneaky bug. New users were unable to set an alarm, because of some permission settings in iOS 8 and newer systems. But thanks to a bug report from a user, we discovered and fixed the problem.

We have also taken the chance to tidy up the typography and do a few other tweaks under the hood.

The first time an alarm is set now, on new systems, QuartzClock will ask for permission to give an alarm, and remember that permission after that. You can change permission in the usual list of notifications permissions in the system settings, after that.

Part of the fixes for IOS 8 and 9 mean the new version of QuartzClock no longer supports iOS 6 and earlier, but the previous version will still be available to older devices back to iOS 4.3.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

JiminSTLouis ,


Great app. I just got rid of my alarm clock to clean up my night stand and eliminate some cords. I do however wish I could turn the brightness down. Even with my iPhone 8+ turned all the way down, the clock display is still pretty bright. We LOVE a pitch dark room at night. Thanks!

leigh724 ,

Great app!

I use this app when traveling with my kids. No matter where we are sleeping, this app allows me to sleep until 7:30am, which is the earliest my little guy is allowed to get out of bed.

The clock is easy to read from anywhere in the room. You can display the time with a colored background so that it can double as a nightlight, or if you don't need additional light you can have a black background. This is a great user-friendly and practical app. Thanks!

JinChicago ,

You always come back to the good one. A day & Date option please. Then I can get rid of more devices

I installed the app some time ago. I didn’t use for time mostly events.

My night stand was getting crowded and I couldn’t really see my clock on the wall.
Date would be great addition.

Now clock, and all other installed apps are at my finger tips. And I only have to turn my head to my right.

I noticed one review had issues with brightness of screen. There are two choices to mimic QuartzClock LED or LCD. screen. (Yes more levels would be nice update ) Just for functionality of phone, all the apps and internet at my fingers ANY TIME I WANT IT. (Work project you suddenly remember something left out of presentation and you forgot or just cannot sleep, find background music MAKE the boss happy.

App Privacy

The developer, Ralph Sutherland, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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