Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To buy and download Ships Bell by David Earnest, get iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Ships Bell

By David Earnest

Open iTunes to buy and download apps.


Sailors have long signaled the beginning and end of duty watches by striking bells in a pattern that cycles in four hour intervals.

Mark the passage of time with the authentic sounds of a ship's bell. Glance at your Apple Watch and see current and upcoming bells that play on your iPhone. Swipe down to your Today view and see the current watch and time remaining until it ends.

Excellent for use as a background chiming clock on all of your compatible iOS devices.

It is not possible for me to play bells on Apple Watch with the current public release of watchOS. If this changes, I will update this app.

You can see time remaining in the current ship's watch on Apple Watch in the app and in any enabled complications.

What's New in Version 8.0

Adds option to use quieter bells
Adds options to silence all bells for specific watch periods
This app always respects your device Do Not Disturb settings

If you appreciate the upgrade, please leave or update your rating in the App Store. Ratings are only displayed for the latest version, so they reset every time I release an update. It really helps when you do - Thank you!

version 7.1
Adds option to show 16:00 - 20:00 as a single watch
Adds option to increase muted area when muting bells automatically
Fixes potential multiple bells scheduled to ring at same time
Fixes responsiveness when app goes inactive then active again quickly


iPhone Screenshot 1
iPhone Screenshot 2
iPad Screenshot 1
iPad Screenshot 2
iPhone Screenshot 1
iPhone Screenshot 2

Customer Reviews

Retired Mariner

The sweetest and most realistic of all the ship's bell's apps I have tried. The clarity and timing of the strikes makes for accurate listening.

This latest version adds the selection of quieter bells and also no bells when, for example, sleeping. A 5-star in my opinion.

Ships Bell
View in iTunes
This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone
  • $2.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 8.0
  • Size: 31.5 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Language: English
  • Seller:

Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for the current version of this application.
All Versions: