This app is a simple alarm with a scheduling function. If you want to play a school chime which derives from the Westminster, the app realizes your request. In Japan, the school chime is widely used at the beginning and end of a period.


Schedule Check - It can check chiming time with a list.
Schedule - It can choose a schedule, create a new schedule and modify an existing schedule.
Chime Type - It can choose a chime type (tone).
Display Notifications - If you turn off it, a notification is sound only.
Chime Test - It rings the selected chime.
Information (i button) - It is written about this app information.

URL Schemes

(Format) schoolchimes://aa/bb/cc
aa: on or off. If input off, following items (bb, cc) are invalid
bb (option): schedule number, the top of the list (Default) is 0
cc (option): tone number, the top of the list (None) is 0
* “schoolchimes” can be written as “sc”

ex. schoolchimes://on/0/1
ex. schoolchimes://on
ex. sc://off

2. Add a schedule
(Format) schoolchimes://add/name/hhmmaaaa/... (repeat, max 64 times)
add: const
name: schedule name
hhmm: time, 24 hour
aaaa: description

ex. schoolchimes://add/Test/0800Start/1200Noon/1700End

If your iPhone do not read the URL scheme well, try to convert a space to %20 and a comma to %2c.

What’s New

Version 1.3.6

- Adjusted Dark Mode color.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

pimtelflareX03 ,

Make it so we can add our own sound files.

Please, make it possible so we can add our own sounds. I would like to use this as a real school bell and need it to sound a certain way

Developer Response ,

Sorry, we do not know the simple 5 gong chime. Please tell us a URL which can be referred on a support site.

HealinJoy ,

How to chg time zone?!

Update - thank you for responding with directions. This is such a helpful company with great products.

I love this app and found it from the Dawn Alarm app, which I also love. The Dawn Alarm allows the time zone to be changed. Can the Schoolchime app also change time zones? I am not in Asia! My time zone is different. But I love this app and hope I can make it work in my time zone.

Developer Response ,

A time zone of this app uses default of your device. Please launch Settings app and check General > Date & Time > Time Zone.

gte510i ,

Chimes need to run in the background!

This app was exactly what I was looking for- except The chimes would only work if the app was up.

I run a homeschool and we need to shift from subject to subject, but I might be using my phone or tablet to show pictures or play music. Or my phone may be ‘asleep’ during a lesson and I need to hear the chime to shift gears.

Developer Response ,

This app works in the background. Please check if your device is not in silent mode.


Takafumi AMANO
12.6 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Japanese

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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