Everything Working - But Sleep is Wrong

There's an easy way to adjust your sleep detection. The first thing to check is the sleep calibrate options, please refer to the Calibration page for step by step instructions on this.

If you get no joy from this, then it is usually:

  1. Because your iPhone is reporting itself being moved but you have turned on the setting to say iPhone being moved indicates you are awake. This is also covered in the above Calibration link.

  2. You activated lights out after your sleep. This is also covered in the above Calibration link.

In short, always try pressing the adjust/calibrate button below the clock first before trying to update via the Day/Edit tab. See below:

Editing Occasional Anomalies

As mentioned above, you shouldn't need to use this, but there might be some rare occasions when you need to edit your sleep. This isn't something you should be doing all the time. The app is called AutoSleep after all.

The Day/Edit tab lets you edit occasional anomalies with your sleep capture.

On the Day/Edit page, you can press the edit button. This displays some radio buttons. Pressing one will tell AutoSleep to have a look at this time block in the context of those around it and to do the opposite of what it has determined. On the clock, it will then place a yellow indicator on the outside of that time block, to help you see that you have toggled it.

You may sometimes find that this has an impact on other time blocks around it, especially in the non Watch wearer mode. You can touch other affected blocks.

Lights Off

If you use lights off, it is also displayed on the day view as a lamp button. You can press this and remove it if required.


The Day/Edit view provides a good insight into how sleep calculation decisions are made. This can assist you when toggling a sleep block to better understand why a sleep calculation decision was made. You can press the Legend button at the bottom left to display what everything means.


At the top of scroll view is a light red line. To the left of this is the actual time that that line represents. If this falls within sleep, the heading of the Day tab will show heart rate and sleep information as at the red line.


On the main sleep clock, if you touch a time, this will jump you directly into the Day/Edit view and scroll to the time that you touched.

Note: Calculating sleep from wearables is a science, and AutoSleep offers advanced customisation settings within the sleep parameters to allow users to tweak sleep sessions to ensure accuracy. Even though 95% of users will never have a need to use this function, any legitimate sleep app should have options to manually edit your sleep, as sometimes unexpected events happen with your Apple Watch or iPhone.

Put simply, unless you have on hand every night a team of sleep technicians instructing your every move to and from bed with a fully equiped sleep laboratory using polysomnography (PSG) with electrodes measuring brain activity, eye movements, muscle movement and respiratory functions, then an edit function is essential in a sleep app. Whats more, AutoSleep even learns as you calibrate!

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