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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.


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.

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What's New in iOS 10.1

This is a list of what's new in iOS 10.1, including new features like Portrait mode on the iPhone 7 Plus and a number of important fixes for the iPhone and iPad. 

Camera and Photos

  • Introduces Portrait Camera for iPhone 7 Plus that creates a depth effect that keeps your subject sharp while creating a beautifully blurred background (beta)
  • People names in the Photos app are saved in iCloud backups
  • Improved the display of wide color gamut photos in the grid views of the Photos app
  • Fixes an issue where opening the Camera app would show a blurred or flashing screen for some users
  • Fixes an issue that caused Photos to quit for some users when turning on iCloud Photo Library

  • Transit support for every major train, subway, ferry, and national bus line, as well as local bus systems for Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya
  • Sign-based transit navigation including layouts of all underground structures and walkways that connect large transit stations
  • Transit fare comparison when viewing alternative transit routes

  • New option to replay bubble and full screen effects
  • Messages effects can play with Reduce Motion enabled
  • Fixes an issue that could lead to contact names appearing incorrectly in Messages
  • Addresses an issue where Messages could open to a white screen
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent the report junk option from displaying with unknown senders
  • Fixes an issue where videos captured and sent in the Messages app could be missing audio

Apple Watch
  • Adds distance and average pace to workout summaries in the Activity app for outdoor wheelchair run pace and outdoor wheelchair walk pace
  • Fixes issues that may have prevented Music playlists from syncing to Apple Watch
  • Addresses an issue that was preventing invitations and data to appear in Activity Sharing
  • Fixes an issue that was allowing Activity Sharing to update over cellular when manually disabled
  • Resolves an issue that was causing some third-party apps to crash when inputting text

Other improvements and fixes
  • Improves Bluetooth connectivity with 3rd party accessories
  • Improves AirPlay Mirroring performance when waking a device from sleep
  • Fixes an issue where playback would not work for iTunes purchased content when the "Show iTunes Purchases" setting is turned off
  • Fixes an issue where certain selfie apps and face filters used with the FaceTime HD Camera on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus did not display a live preview
  • Fixes an issue in Health where individual strokes are converted to separate characters when using the Chinese handwriting keyboard
  • Improves performance of sharing websites from Safari to Messages
  • Fixes an issue in Safari that caused web previews in tab view to not display correctly
  • Fixes an issue that caused certain Mail messages to be reformatted with very small text
  • Fixes an issue that caused some HTML email to be formatted incorrectly
  • Fixes an issue that in some cases caused the search field to disappear in Mail
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent Today View Widgets from updating when launched
  • Fixes an issue where Weather widget sometimes failed to load data
  • Fixes an issue on iPhone 7 where Home Button click settings would not appear in search results
  • Fixes an issue that prevented spam alert extensions from blocking calls
  • Resolves an issue that could prevent alarm sounds from going off
  • Fixes an issue where audio playback via Bluetooth would cause the Taptic engine to stop providing feedback for some users
  • Resolves an issue preventing some users from restoring from iCloud Backup
  • For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:  https://support.apple.com/HT201222 

Keep reading to check out the iOS 10 features and iOS 10.1 features that these updates offer.

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  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.


  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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