How To Use Sleep Mode Before Bedtime On IPhone | iOS 14 & WatchOS7

We are all familiar with the premium features of an iPhone. iPhones are designed with features that are not only user-friendly for users but also helps them with the basic necessary things.

The camera quality of iPhones is always on talk as the picture quality of pictures clicked from an iPhone is simply amazing.

Apple has been adding more features to iPhones in order to satisfy its user by providing value for the premium price paid by the users. Every day, it keeps on updating and helping the users in the best possible ways.

In this post, we would be discussing an interesting feature updated by apple on iOS 14 & WatchOS7 i.e., the introduction of the sleep mode with sleep-related features which includes Sleep Tracking, a Sleep Mode, and Wind Down, etc.

This feature is not entirely new, however, it has been updated with some additional features. Earlier, users could set a time to sleep and wake up depending on the amount of time they need for sleeping.

This has now been improved as users can now track their sleep in terms of health, can activate sleep mode automatically, can set a sleep goal, can adjust the notifications and brightness at times of sleep, and so on.

Let us discuss in detail how to and when to use sleep mode on an iPhone or watch.

How To Use Sleep Mode Before Bedtime On IPhone

Sleep mode has different other features in it and is a combination of all. Let us learn on using the internal features of Sleep Mode on iPhones and Apple watches.

How to enable a sleep schedule in iOS 14

  • Open the Health app.
  • Tap Browse then Sleep.
  • Tap Sleep Schedule under Your Schedule.
  • Tap the toggle next to Sleep Schedule.

How to set a sleep goal in iOS 14

  • Open the Health app, Browse, and tap Sleep.
  • Tap Full Schedule & Options.
  • Tap Sleep Goal under Additional Details
  • Enter your desired amount of sleep, then tap Sleep Goal once again.

How to set a sleep goal in watchOS 7

  • Open the Sleep App.
  • Tap Full Schedule.
  • Tap Sleep Goal.
  • Use the plus and minus buttons to change the goal length.
  • Tap Sleep Goal at the top of the screen.

How to set tonight’s sleep schedule in iOS 14

  • Open the Health app, Browse, and tap Sleep.
  • Under Your Schedule, tap Edit.
  • Move the curved slider to set your ideal Bedtime and Wake Up times.
  • If the curved slider is orange, this indicates there isn’t enough sleep on the schedule to complete your sleep goal, so you need to change the times again.
  • Tap Done.

How to set tonight’s sleep schedule in watchOS 7

  • Open the Sleep App.
  • Tap the top schedule, under the title Next.
  • In turn, tap the Wake Up time and BedTime and adjust the figures using the Digital Crown, followed by Set.
  • You can change options on the screen relating to whether an alarm will sound and if Sound and Haptics will be enabled.
  • Tap Edit Schedule at the top of the screen.

How to Enable and Disable Sleep Mode

Enable and Disable Automatic Sleep Mode in iOS 14

  • Open the Health app, Browse, and tap Sleep.
  • Scroll to the bottom and select Options
  • Tap the toggle next to “Turn On Automatically” under Sleep Mode.

Manually Enable and Disable Sleep Mode on iOS 14

  • Access the Control Center, then tap the bed icon.
  • Alternately, if Sleep Mode is enabled, tap Dismiss on the Lock Screen.

Manually Enable and Disable Sleep Mode on watchOS 7

  • Access the Control Center.
  • Tap the bed icon.

Using the Wind Down Feature

This is an exciting feature in the Sleep mode on Apple devices. This feature is so designed to make the users fall asleep by creating a shortcut for playing the music of users’ choice, disabling notifications during the sleeping hours, reducing the brightness during bedtime, etc.

How to edit Wind Down duration in iOS 14

  • Open the Health app, Browse, and tap Sleep.
  • Tap Full Schedule & Options.
  • Tap Wind Down.
  • Adjust the duration timer.

How to edit Wind Down duration in watchOS 7

  • Open the Sleep App.
  • Tap Full Schedule.
  • Tap Wind Down.
  • Adjust the timer using the plus and minus buttons.
  • Tap Wind Down.

How to add Wind Down shortcuts in iOS 14

  • Open the Health app, Browse, and tap Sleep.
  • Tap a schedule under Full Schedule & Options.
  • Tap Wind Down Shortcuts.
  • Tap Add a Shortcut or Add Another Shortcut.
  • Tap an app that has a Shortcut enabled for it, then tap the + button next to your required shortcut from the list.

How to add Wind Down shortcuts in iOS 14

  • Open the Health app, Browse, and tap Sleep.
  • Tap a schedule under Full Schedule & Options.
  • Tap Wind Down Shortcuts.
  • Tap the red minus button next to the Shortcut.

Sleep Tracking

The sleep tracking feature of the Sleep mode on Apple devices helps users keep track of the data during the sleeping hours. It tracks the health-related features such as the amount of time spent on bed, the number of times a user woke up in between, interruptions to the user during sleep, graphs for the recorded data, etc.

The sleep tracking only works if the sleep schedule is enabled, we have already discussed on how to enable or disable the sleep schedule in the above paragraphs.

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