With bedtime reminders, keeping track of a sleep schedule just got a little easier. It reminds you of your commitment to sleep at the right time so you can wake up refreshed the next day for a new challenge. But what if you no longer need that reminder to stay in sync with your schedule, or you just find the sleep reminder annoying? In this case, you can choose to turn off bedtime on your iPhone to prevent unwanted alerts from bothering you.

Enable or Disable Bedtime on iPhone

In what could easily be called a rather confusing move, Apple has tweaked the process for enabling and disabling Bedtime in iOS 14 or later on iPhone. For a change, the usual Bedtime tab is no longer found in the Clock app. The tech giant put it deep in the Health app; possibly to make the task of managing sleep tracking a bit simple for users.

As a result, many iPhone users (myself included) are scratching their heads as to where the “tab” went and, more importantly, how to turn off unwanted sleep reminders. That said, let’s start with the quick steps!

  1. Launch it Health app on your iPhone.

2. Now press the Browse tab in the lower right corner of the screen.

3. Next, scroll down and choose To sleep.

4. Next, scroll down and select Options.

5. Finally, turn off the toggle for Sleep reminders.

That’s it! From now on, bedtime reminders won’t bother you.

Of course, if you ever change your mind and want to enable Bedtime reminders on your iPhone, go back to the same setting and enable the toggle right next to Sleep Reminders.

To note:

  • In iOS 13 or earlier, you can disable bedtime by going to Clock app > Tap bedtime > Bedtime/Alarm clock. Now turn off the toggle for Bedtime schedule.

Disable Bedtime Reminders on iPhone

This is how you can manage bedtime/sleep time reminders on your iOS device. Ideally, it would have been better if Apple had kept the Bedtime tab in the Clock app for quick tweaking. From what I can tell, this matches the options to show battery percentage in the menu bar on macOS Big Sur and disable video autoplay in Safari (Settings -> Accessibility -> Motion -> Autoplay Video Previews) in terms of creating confusion. Hopefully the tech giant sorts them out in the next iteration of iOS.