Among the most modest tweaks to the iPhone UI with iOS 14 is a redesigned Clock app. While it is good to see the rotating number replaced with a more efficient number pad, there are some confusing aspects to the new interface. Read together how to use the new iPhone alarms in iOS 14 and where the Sleep tab has moved.
The Clock app on iPhone with iOS 14 is simpler in some ways, but it is also a bit counterintuitive in others. Below we will look at how to make the most of iPhone alarms, as well as where the Bedtime tab now lives and more.
Note: iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 are available as free public betas, as well as developer betas for iPhone and iPad. Read more here on how to install them.
How to use the new iPhone alarms in iOS 14
- Open the Clock app
- tap Alarm tab in the end
- tap orange icon “+” in the upper right corner or hit Edit in the upper left corner and tap on an existing one to modify it
- Use the number keypad at the bottom of the screen to enter the right alarm time (do not press the small orange time near the top, if you do, you will simply edit the clock)
- You can leave 0 for hours between 1-9 (eg type 730 instead of 0730)
- Remember to check AM / PM change (gray light signals what is selected)
- One way to get rid of the interface is to use Siri to set your alarms
Here’s what the new UI looks like and works with some other details and tips:
After taping to add a new alarm or change an existing one, be sure to start with the on-screen number keypad.
Remember to check the AM / PM change. Unfortunately, he is setting standards for whatever the current time is. Therefore, if you are adding or editing 12 PM alarms or later, be sure to change it to AM for morning alarms.
Happens What happens when you touch orange time
The new UI becomes confusing if you start by pressing the alarm time in orange at the top of the edit / re alarm screen after selecting only the hour to be edited or only the minutes as shown below. This leads to a counterintintitive and clunky experience.
However, by default it shows all the time in orange (indicating the current time) you can use the number box at the bottom of your screen to quickly enter the clock and minutes for your alarm. So make sure you go straight to the numbers at the end.
Where is the sleep file?
You have probably also noticed that the Bedtime tab that was once in the clock app has disappeared. You will still see Sleep | Alarm Wake up that is set to the Alarm tab of the clock app, but you will find that what used to be Sleep settings now live in the Health app.
Here’s what it looks like to edit your sleep schedule in iOS 14:
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