How to Use the Bedtime Feature in iOS 10

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

iOS 11 vs iOS 10: What’s New in iOS 11.2 & iOS 11.2.1

What's New in iOS 11.2 & iOS 11.2.1

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.

 

 


  • Adds support for faster wireless charging on iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X with compatible third-party accessories
  • Introduces three new Live wallpapers for iPhone X
  • Improves video camera stabilization
  • Adds support in Podcasts to automatically advance to the next episode from the same show
  • Adds support in HealthKit for downhill snow sports distance as a data type
  • Fixes an issue that could cause Mail to appear to be checking for new messages even when a download is complete
  • Fixes an issue that could cause cleared Mail notifications from Exchange accounts to reappear
  • Improves stability in Calendar
  • Resolves an issue where Settings could open to a blank screen
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent swiping to Today View or Camera from the Lock Screen
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent Music controls from displaying on the Lock Screen
  • Fixes an issue that could cause app icons to be arranged incorrectly on the Home Screen
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent users from deleting recent photos when iCloud storage is exceeded
  • Addresses an issue where Find My iPhone sometimes wouldn’t display a map
  • Fixes an issue in Messages where the keyboard could overlap the most recent message
  • Fixes an issue in Calculator where typing numbers rapidly could lead to incorrect results
  • Addressed an issue where the keyboard could respond slowly
  • Adds support for real-time text (RTT) phone calls for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Improves VoiceOver stability in Messages, Settings, App Store, and Music
  • Resolves an issue that prevented VoiceOver from announcing incoming Notifications

The iOS 11.1.2 update fixed the following items, which are also rolled into the iOS 11.2 update. 

  • Fixes and issue where the iPhone X screen becomes temporarily unresponsive to touch after a rapid temperature drop. 
  • Addresses an issue that could cause distortion in Live Photos and videos captured with the iPhone X. 

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. 

  • Fixes autocorrect problem that replaced "I" with a question mark box and other symbols. 
  • Fixes Hey Siri not responding. 

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. 

  • Over 70 new emoji characters including new food types, animals, mythical creatures, clothing options, more expressive smiley faces, gender-neutral characters and more
  • Resolves an issue that could cause some photos to appear blurry
  • Addresses an issue that could cause Live Photo effects to playback slowly
  • Fixes an issue that could cause some photos to not display in the People album when restoring from an iCloud Backup
  • Fixes an issue that could impact performance when swiping between screenshots
  • Improves braille support for Grade 2 input
  • Improves VoiceOver access to multi-page PDFs
  • Improves VoiceOver rotor actions for announcing incoming notifications
  • Improves VoiceOver rotor actions menu when removing an app from the App Switcher
  • Fixes an issue for some users where alternative keys would not display when using VoiceOver with Touch Typing
  • Fixes an issue where VoiceOver rotor would always return to default action in Mail
  • Fixes an issue where VoiceOver rotor would not delete messages
  • Adds back support for accessing the app switcher by pressing on edge of display with 3D Touch
  • Fixes an issue that caused cleared Mail notifications to reappear on Lock screen
  • Fixes an issue in enterprise environments that prevented data from being moved between managed apps
  • Fixes an issue with some 3rd-party GPS accessories that caused inaccuracies in location data
  • Resolves an issue where settings for Heart Rate notifications were appearing in Apple Watch app (1st generation)
  • Fixes an issue where app icons were not appearing in notifications on Apple Watch

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. 

2 Comments

  1. iOS 10 Jailbreak

    10/23/2016 at 10:37 am

    I thought it was just a gimmick. I tried to use the Bedtime function on my iPhone 7 and didn’t knew how to really configure it.

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  2. AO

    10/24/2016 at 9:17 pm

    If you don’t know how to use this feature, throw your phone in the toilet and tap your head twice. Why does any website post an article about a self explanatory app?

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