Both iPhone and iPad offer a handy feature called Bedtime to help you get the right amount of sleep. Follow along for how to setup Bedtime on iOS.

Bedtime doesn’t specifically track the quality of your sleep, but it does offer some useful benefits like giving you reminders before it’s time to go to bed and automatically sets alarms for you. In addition to being able to customize your sleep schedule for certain days of the week, data from Bedtime is automatically imported into the Health app.

For more on actively tracking your sleep with Apple Watch, check out our coverage of Sleep++ 3.

iPhone & iPad: How to setup Bedtime on iOS and get more sleep

  1. Open Clock and tap Bedtime in the bottom middle part of your screen
  2. Tap Get Started
  3. Set your wake up time and days of the week
  4. Set how many hours of sleep you’d like to get each night
  5. Choose when you’d like a reminder and your alarm ringtone
  6. Tap Save in the top right corner

If you’ve previously used Bedtime before:

  1. Tap the toggle in the top right corner to turn Bedtime on for iPhone (toggle is in the middle of the screen on iPad)
  2. Slide the moon and bell icon to adjust your sleep and wake times
  3. Tap Options in the top left corner to customize Bedtime further

Here’s how the process looks:

setup Bedtime on iOS

For more help getting the most out of your Apple devices, check out our how to guide as well as the following articles:

Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.

Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:

You’re reading 9to5Mac — experts who break news about Apple and its surrounding ecosystem, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow 9to5Mac on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our exclusive stories, reviews, how-tos, and subscribe to our YouTube channel

About the Author

Michael Potuck

Michael is an editor for 9to5Mac. Since joining in 2016 he has written more than 3,000 articles including breaking news, reviews, and detailed comparisons and tutorials.