Apple Watch alarms finally receiving accidental cancel fix – no more oversleeping

Alarms on the Apple Watch are receiving a small however vital repair, with an replace being ready to assist customers from by accident canceling them throughout sleep.

Detailed as a part of the corporate’s release notes for the upcoming watchOS 9.4 update, alarms set within the firm’s ‘Sleep Focus’ will quickly not be silenced by the ‘Cowl to Mute’ gesture.

The replace ought to arrive in early April following its present testing interval.

At present, if customers do occur to cowl their smartwatch show for just a few seconds throughout sleep, an alarm will by accident be silenced. 

With the brand new change, although, that function is being canned to ensure that alarms to nonetheless sound.

It might not sound like a lot, however we suspect that this modification will really be a little bit of a lightbulb second for a lot of Apple Watch customers – ourselves included – beforehand perplexed about why their alarm typically did not sound as supposed. 

It is not the one change slated to reach by means of watchOS 9.4, both. 

No less than from what we all know from the replace’s beta, assist for brand new emoji characters – together with a blackbird, goose, and donkey – are all arriving, whereas AFib historical past can be being made obtainable in additional international locations.

By way of the replace, the well being function might be obtainable in Colombia, Thailand and Malaysia, with Ukraine and Moldova additionally set to obtain it alongside assist for Cycle Monitoring.

As we are saying, we suspect the replace will roll out to all Apple Watch homeowners over the subsequent week or so, and, when it turns into obtainable, you may obtain it by following the steps in our information explaining how to update the Apple Watch.

Conor Allison


Conor moved to Wareable Media Group in 2017, initially protecting all the most recent developments in smartwatches, health trackers, and VR. He made a reputation for himself writing about attempting out translation earbuds on a primary date and biking with a wearable airbag, in addition to protecting the trade’s newest releases.

Following a stint as Opinions Editor at Pocket-lint, Conor returned to Wareable Media Group in 2022 as Editor-at-Giant. Conor has develop into a wearables skilled, and helps individuals get extra from their wearable tech, through Wareable’s appreciable how-to-based guides. 

He has additionally contributed to British GQ, Wired, Metro, The Unbiased, and The Mirror. 


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