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Frustrating Bedtime Mode Double Unlock Screen

Exces6

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 29, 2013
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Is anyone else frustrated by the new Bedtime Mode? It seems to be the only way to have DND automatically turn on and off with varying alarm times, but having a separate Lock Screen over my main one is incredibly annoying. I can’t get it to unlock with only one swipe; I have to click dismiss or swipe once then repeat at the classic Lock Screen (the one that displays when DND is enabled until).

Is this by design or perhaps (hopefully) a glitch? I understand that some might want that extra bit of friction to stop them from using their phone late at night, but for those of us who just want automatic DND to coordinate with our wake up alarm, I find this new “feature” very annoying if I need to check my phone after Bedtime Mode has turned on.

The obvious workaround is to use scheduled DND, but that doesn’t give me flexibility for days where I wake up 45 mins early to run or sleep 15 minutes later because my toddler went to sleep later. I much prefer the old method where I could vary my alarm time by 15-30 minutes here and there and have confidence it wouldn’t change again until I manually did so. Am I stuck using manual alarms and scheduled DND from here on out?

Aside from the annoying extra step to get into my phone with Bedtime Mode on, the whole alarm experience now feels fragmented. I used to just pop into the Clock app right before bed and slide the ring to my preferred wake up time, knowing DND and a bedtime reminder would follow automatically. In iOS 14, it’s an extra tap in the Clock app to change the next wake up only, and it dumps you into the Health app to make any permanent setting changes (again requiring another tap). This new setup doesn’t feel slick and easy and assumes everyone has a set weekly/daily wake up time (which isn’t true).
 

x34

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Oct 19, 2014
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yes, i find the whole experience with it very annoying too in ios 14!
 
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Exces6

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 29, 2013
13
1
It is by design. You are supposed to be sleeping, not playing with your phone. The double screen is to help prevent that action from readily occurring.

Thanks! I wish they’d include a way to disable that “lockout” feature but still have DND adjust to your alarm. A notification-free wind down period is great, but I use my phone to turn on my white noise machine and turn off lights in other rooms. That means unlocking my phone is routinely the very last thing I do before sleeping, and I don’t always make it into bed at the exact time set as the goal in my phone.
 
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Apple_Robert

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Sep 21, 2012
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In the middle of several books.
Thanks! I wish they’d include a way to disable that “lockout” feature but still have DND adjust to your alarm. A notification-free wind down period is great, but I use my phone to turn on my white noise machine and turn off lights in other rooms. That means unlocking my phone is routinely the very last thing I do before sleeping, and I don’t always make it into bed at the exact time set as the goal in my phone.
Unfortunately, you will stay aggravated with the app.
 
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