How to Use AutoWake

AutoWake Is No Longer Available

Unfortunately we have had to withdraw AutoWake from sale, as it will not work as originally developed on the new WatchOS 10, due to a lot of changes under the hood released by Apple in the new WatchOS.

If you already own AutoWake you will continue to own it, but be mindful that updating to WatchOS 10 will cause issues. If you need to re-install the app you can do it via AppStore app - tap on your Profile and into Purchases.

If you are not aware, AutoSleep has a really great smart alarm built in. We built this with the long term plan to phase out AutoWake using an API that Apple developed with us in mind. This is why AutoWake was free in the bundle for all those years. 

Information on AutoSleep Smart Alarm. 

AutoSleep has been designed to have a feature that renders the snooze button redundant. Once you use it you will never go back. It is amazing how much better you feel once you use it. 

Tap here to read all about the AutoSleep smart alarm.

Tap here for information on related wake time features

Ideally set a 15 minute window and enable the arousal feature which will tap you once per minute during this window prior to sounding the alarm. 

This will take you out of deeper sleep. You may not even notice the first few taps, but you will start to be woken up gradually and by the time your alarm goes off you will be fully awake. This feature was designed to replace snooze as snooze. It works incredible well! Also, DON'T use the early wake feature if using this. 

How to Use AutoWake

1. Before going to sleep, put iPhone on charger*.

2. Go into the Watch app by touching the AutoWake complication on your Watch Face. To learn more about complications touch here

4. Wake up. 

*To learn more about iPhone and Watch system settings and best practice, touch here

Advanced Settings

In the AutoWake iPhone app, you'll find lots that you can customise. 

Spoken Confirmations

By default, when manually enabling or disabling the AutoWake alarm on your Watch, you will receive a spoken confirmation and a spoken warning if you forgot to put the iPhone on its charger. You can disable these or change the spoken text in the Settings / CUSTOMISE section. 

Safety Alarm

If for some reason the haptic alarm on the Watch does not wake you up then two minutes later, you will receive a spoken alarm and/or a song will play from your music library on your iPhone. You can change this in the Settings / CUSTOMISE / Alarm Triggered section. 

Snooze Button

If you would like to enable a snooze button on your Watch, this can be found in the Settings / CUSTOMISE / Alarm Triggered section. 

Haptic Settings

You are able to change the style of your haptic alarm in Settings / HAPTICS

Sleep Cycle Buster

By default AutoWake will give you a light tap on your wrist every 5 minutes during the 15 or 30 minute smart alarm period before your final alarm time. This is not usually enough to wake you up, but it will take you out of deeper sleep as you get closer to the final alarm time. This usually prevents those occasions where you remain in very deep sleep until the minute your alarm fires. You are able to change the type of tap and/or disable the sleep cycle buster in Settings / HAPTICS

AutoSleep Lights Off

If you also use our sleep tracking app, AutoSleep, then you can have AutoWake tell it that you have turned "lights off" and they you intend to go to sleep. This lets it track your time to fall asleep. When you manually enable your AutoWake alarm it will let AutoSleep know. You can enable this in the Settings / AUTOSLEEP section. 

Auto Schedule Alarm & Bedtime Reminders

If you forget to enable your alarm then you can have AutoWake automatically do this according to your daily schedule. You can also set default alarm times for each day of the week and set up bedtime reminders. There's a detailed explanation of this if you touch here. You can set this up in Settings / AUTO SCHEDULE section. 


You can run HomeKit scenes on key AutoWake events. Learn more about this by touching here

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