timeRemaining is a float, timeRemainingLabel is a UILabel, roundTime is a UITextField, all 3 are declared in my header. I'm getting errors with these two lines of code... Code: timeRemaining = roundTime.text; I have no idea how to convert a NSString to a float... I was crossing my fingers this would work... apparently it didn't as I got this error Code: timeRemainingLabel.text = (@"Time Remaining: %f Seconds", timeRemaining); I was actually expecting this one to work... I thought it would work just like in C where %f would be replaced with timeRemaining. Apparently not because I got this error Well... at least I havn't had the same problem twice yet... it's a sign I'm learning from my mistakes, right? Good judgement comes from experience; experience comes from bad judgement. Thanks for all the help people have been giving, and thanks in advance for help with this too.