How to Use AutoWake
Update - iOS 15.5 Fix
(17 May 2022)
Important - iOS 15.4 Issue
Apple has introduced a bug in iOS 15.4 that prevents an iOS app from knowing which complications are active.
Our support team have filed a Feedback report with Apple and personally contacted someone in the WatchOS team to make them aware of it. Until this bug gets fixed, it means that any Watch app that uses this function (like AutoWake) will be unable to work. AutoSleep and HeartWatch are unaffected.
Hopefully it will be fixed shortly. We have noted that the iOS 15.4.1 and 15.5 release did not contain the fix from Apple.
While we want to see a fix as quickly as you do, as a potential workaround the AutoSleep Smart Alarm can also be used. Here is the link for more information.
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.
3. Activate the alarm. You can learn how to do this and more about the smart wake settings here.
4. Wake up.
*To learn more about iPhone and Watch system settings and best practice, touch here.
In the AutoWake iPhone app, you'll find lots that you can customise.
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.
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.
If you would like to enable a snooze button on your Watch, this can be found in the Settings / CUSTOMISE / Alarm Triggered section.
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.