Set a bedtime schedule

To manage a consistent sleep schedule and prepare for bed, use the Clock app.

Set a bedtime & wake-up time

When you set a bedtime and wake-up time, you can review how much sleep you’ll get. The alarm set in the Bedtime tab will also show in the Alarm tab.

  1. Open the Clock app
  2. Tap Bedtime.
  3. On the “Schedule” card, tap the time under Bedtime.
  4. Set a bedtime and the days to use your bedtime routine. 
  5. Select any of the following options: 
  6. Tap the time under Wake up.
  7. Set a wake-up time and the days to use your wake-up alarm.
  8. Select any of the following options: 
    • Sunrise alarm: Slowly brighten your screen 15 minutes before your alarm starts. 
    • Sound: Choose your alarm sound.
    • Vibrate: Turn on vibration for the alarm.
    • Google Assistant Routine: Choose what you want the Assistant to do when you wake up. Learn more about routines.
Listen to peaceful sounds
You can play soothing music from a variety of media apps to help you fall asleep. Sleep sounds only play when you turn them on.
  1. Open the Clock app
  2. Tap Bedtime.
  3. In “Sleep sounds,” tap the current sound or Choose another sound.
  4. Choose what app to use and which sound you want. You can also use sounds on your device. Learn how to use media from other apps.
Check your recent bedtime activity

Important: To use this feature, you must use the Digital Wellbeing app.

You can view which apps you use during your scheduled bedtime and an estimate of time spent in bed. Time spent in bed is based on when your phone remained motionless in a dark room. For best results, your device should be turned on and in your bedroom during your scheduled bedtime.

  • To show you this activity: The Clock and Digital Wellbeing apps access your daily app usage, motion, and light detection during your scheduled bedtime, and your time zone history.
  • To see more details about a specific day: Tap the time duration shown above the graph, like 18 minutes. You can also find app icons next to the time spent. If you didn’t use your device during your scheduled bedtime, it’ll say “Didn’t use phone.”  
  • No data in the chart: Make sure you’ve turned on “Use bedtime schedule” and that you’ve given permission to the Clock app to use your data. To manage permissions, on the “Recent bedtime activity” card, tap Menu  and then Manage data.

Erase your data

Important: To use this feature, you must use the Digital Wellbeing app.

To erase your device usage data, bedtime sensor data, and time zone history, remove the permission to use the information:

  1. Open the Clock app
  2. Tap Bedtime.
  3. Next to “Recent bedtime activity,” tap More .
  4. Tap Manage data
  5. Choose which data you want to erase by tapping any of the following:
    • Daily device usage data.
    • Bedtime sensor data.
    • Time zone history.
    • Clock: You can keep permission in the Digital Wellbeing app when you remove the data from the Clock app.
Check your upcoming events for tomorrow

Important: This feature isn’t available for calendars with work or school accounts.

To set your alarm before any events on the next day, use the calendar at the bottom of the “Bedtime” tab. You can connect the “Upcoming events” card to your Google Calendar by allowing access to your calendar when you use Bedtime mode. All the calendars you view in Google Calendar will also show in the “Bedtime” tab.

Keep your screen dark at bedtime
You can prevent your screen from being always on while you're in bedtime mode.
  1. Open your phone's Settings app. 
  2. Tap Digital Wellbeing & parental controls and then Bedtime mode and then Customize.
  3. Turn on Keep the screen dark.

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