Using bedtime reminders makes it slightly simpler to stick to a sleeping routine. It serves as a reminder to stick to a regular sleep schedule so you can wake up the next day feeling rejuvenated and ready for a new challenge. What happens, though, if you no longer require that reminder to keep you on schedule or if you just find the sleep reminder annoying? If so, you can select to disable Bedtime on your iPhone so that you won’t be bothered with nagging messages.
Enable or Disable Bedtime on iPhone
Apple has changed how Bedtime is enabled and disabled in iOS 14 or later on iPhone, which is readily characterised as a fairly confusing move. The well-known Bedtime tab is no longer present in the Clock app, which is a change. The tech giant may have done this to make users’ jobs managing sleep tracking a little easier by tucking it away in the Health app.
Many iPhone users, including me, are left perplexed about what happened to the Tab and, more significantly, how to stop receiving the annoying sleep reminders. With that said, let’s begin the simple steps!
- Launch the Health app on your iPhone.
2. Next, select Browse from the menu in the bottom right corner of the screen.
3. Next, select Sleep by descending the page.
4. Next, choose Options at the bottom of the page.
5. Finally, switch off the Sleep Reminders option.
The end! You won’t be bothered with bedtime reminders going forward.
Of course, you can always go back to the same setting and activate the toggle next to Sleep Reminders if you ever decide to change your mind and want to enable the Bedtime reminders on your iPhone.
- In iOS 13 or earlier, you can turn off Bedtime by going to Clock app > Bedtime tap > Bedtime/Wake Up. Now turn off the toggle for Bedtime Schedule.
Turn Off Bedtime Reminders on iPhone
Thus, managing Bedtime/Sleep Reminders on an iOS device is done in the manner described above. In a perfect world, Apple would have preserved the Bedtime option in the Clock app for simple alterations. As far as I can tell, it contributes to confusion in a similar way to the options to display the battery % in the menu bar on macOS Big Surand to turn off autoplay videos in Safari (Settings -> Accessibility -> Motion -> Auto-Play Video Previews). Hopefully, the tech behemoth addresses these in the upcoming release of iOS.