Here is a guide on how to use the new bedtime feature in iOS 10.
Many of us iPhone owners utilize the built-in Clock application for a multitude of purposes including our daily alarm clock, stopwatch for fitness and even the timer for cooking food in the oven. With iOS 10, Apple introduced a new feature for the Clock called Bedtime.
Bedtime is designed to give you a better structure for your desired sleep schedule. It can help you find out what you need to adjust about your sleep habits based on data you have provided.
How to Use the Bedtime Feature in iOS 10
Here are the steps to make sure you get a good night’s rest using Bedtime.
Watch the above video to learn how to set up the Bedtime feature for daily use.
Setting Up Bedtime
When you open the Clock app and navigate to the Bedtime tab for the first time, you will see a yellow button to Get Started. Tapping this will prompt you to enter what time you would like to wake up.
After filling your desired wake up time in, select which days of the week your alarm should go off at your set time. It will then ask you how many hours of sleep you would like to get a night.
Bedtime will then have the ability to remind you when it is time for bed on the days you have designated to have your alarm sound. You will have various intervals for your bed time reminder and you can then save it and then choose your alarm sound.
Once these settings are saved, Bedtime is ready to roll!
Managing Bedtime Settings
When you have designated these general “rules” for Bedtime, you may need to adjust them at a later time say for an unplanned sick day at work or if you have a vacation. You will be able to access all of these options within the Bedtime tab.
You can tap Options in the top left corner and change your days of the week, reminder time and wake up sound and volume. You will also notice when Bedtime is functioning, there is a green slider present at the top of the pane. Flicking this to off will stop Bedtime for the current day yet will resume schedule the next day.
You are also able to toggle your settings by sliding the Moon icon on the large Clock to change bed time and the Alarm icon for when you want to wake up.
Bedtime is a very simple yet customizable assistant to helping you get a better night’s rest. Apple has yet to add linked support for the Apple Watch yet we expect that it will be available sometime in the future to better incorporate sleep analytics.
What's New in iOS 11.2 & iOS 11.2.1
The iOS 11.2.1 update is small and it focuses on fixes for HomeKit that Apple already fixed on the server side. This is an important update to install if you use HomeKit.
The iOS 11.2 update delivers a major fix for the crashing iPhone, dozens of other fixes and includes Apple Pay Cash. The update is about 480MB for most users and should install pretty quickly if you are already on iOS 11.1.2.
Apple Pay Cash - This new service lets you send, request and receive money from other iPhone users.
The iOS 11.1.2 update fixed the following items, which are also rolled into the iOS 11.2 update.
If you are on a much older version the update will be larger and it will include the other fixes listed below.
The iOS 11.1.1 update is out now for the iPhone and iPad. This update includes all of the changes from iOS 11.1 and two very important fixes. This small update is just over 50MB in size on most iPhones that are on iOS 11.1 already.
The iOS 11.1.1 update includes all of the same security fixes as iOS 11.1, and the new features outlined below. After a lot of iOS 11 problems, the iOS 11.1 update is about delivering a lot of fixes that will help you use the iPhone better. This is a free update that is about 200 to 300 MB in size and it is one that most users will want to install on their iPhone. Here's a full list of the changes in iOS 11.1 including many fixes for the Photos app and for Accessibility.
Apple also includes a number of important security fixes, including one for a major WiFi flaw in this update. Most users will want to install iOS 11.1 for the security updates as much as for the new emoji.