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How To Set Up & Use The Bedtime Feature in iOS 10

bedtime_feature_iconIn iOS 10 there is a new feature, which does not only tear you out of your dreams in the morning, but also reminds you to go to bed. Once it is set up, your iPhone will tell you when it is time for bed and it will also analyze your sleeping behavior. Below we will show you how to set up the Bedtime feature to optimize your sleeping behavior.

Set up the Bedtime feature

Open your “Clock” app to set up the Bedtime.

At the bottom you will find the tab for “Bedtime“.

Now you will see a short information screen, which explains the feature.

The configuration will start by clicking “Get Started”.


In the first step you can set up at what time you would like to get up.

Confirm your choice by clicking “Next”.

The following step is choosing on which days you want to get up at this time.

For example: You want to get up from Monday through Friday at 8 am. Once confirmed your alarm is active.


The next step is choosing the length of your sleep. You can choose how many hours of sleep you need each night, even if you need 13 hours.

Hit “Next” when you have chosen.


Then you can choose how many minutes prior to your sleep time you want to receive a reminder.


You will then receive a notification that your bedtime starts in e.g. 30 min. When you get this notification, you can go to bed at the set bedtime or you can hit “Snooze”, if you are not ready for bed yet.

The last configuration is the wake-up sound. You can choose any alarm you want to get up with.


In the end you will see a preview of your configurations.


Click “Save“ to confirm your choices, which also finishes the setup.


Adjust the settings

Once you have hit „Save“, you will get to the Bedtime display. Here you can adjust your settings again.

You can see the time of your Bedtime and Wake time on the clock. The sleeping period in between is marked yellow. Here you can change both times by sliding the icons around. So you can make quick and easy adjustments, if necessary.

In addition you can turn off and on the Bedtime feature with the button at the top.


In the “Options” in the top left corner you can change the alarm volume without changing the ringtone volume of your iPhone. You could also change the days, reminder settings, and Wake-up sound here.


So, Apple introduced a new feature in OS 10, which helps to lead people to a healthier way of life by reminding them about their bedtime and wake time. It also analyzes the sleep rhythm to help you find reasons for your sleeping problems. People who are mostly going to bed too late, or who have a bad sleep rhythm can benefit from this iOS 10 feature.