AutoSleep Version 6.9.4
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Fixed a problem found in Apple Sleep Stages for users on WatchOS 9.2
Minor cosmetic updates
AutoSleep Version 6.9.3
Fixed a problem where app crashes when tapping HeartWatch tile on today.
Fixed missing shortcut dictionary in wrist temperature & respiration rate.
Automatically disable support for older watches if wrist temperature is enabled. We had some cases of users upgrading Apple Watches but leaving the old legacy setting in AutoSleep that it was an older Watch.
Support for Apple Sleep Stages REM sleep goal down to 5%. Refer to Sleep Stages page for switching to this sleep mode.
AutoSleep will now detect when users enable Apple Sleep Stages mode and don't actually use Sleep Stages by automatically turning off use sleep stage mode.
AutoSleep Version 6.9.2
Your wrist temperature is a measurement related to your body's temperature taken by your Apple Watch while you're asleep. Wrist temperature requires an Apple Watch Series 8 or Ultra.
Wrist Temperature has been added as a new tile to the Today tab
Wrist Temperature has been added into the Clock tab in the Wellness section
New detailed gauge and trend graph for wrist temperature, showing very granular changes of 0.01
To use you need to enable the Wrist Temperature switch in the AutoSleep Settings tab. You also need to ensure Sleep Focus is on while sleeping to record a wrist temperature measure.
Settings lets you change between Celsius and Fahrenheit.
Learn more about setting up and using wrist temperature here.
Quartet 2 Widget
New widget available called "Quartet 2", a very popular request! This new widgets shows mini gauges for Blood Oxygen, Respiration Rate, Wrist Temperature and Tonight's Bedtime.
Note that if you do not have an Apple Watch 8 or Ultra when this widget is used, Wrist Temperature this will show blank.
New Smart Alarm Haptics
Added two new options to haptic arousal. 'Tap' & 'Tap Tap'. These are designed for people that prefer more gentle haptics. The arousal for 'Tap' is a light tap and 'Tap Tap' is a light double tap. This also changes the actual alarm so that it is gentler as well. Tickle & Nudge stay the same, they are more aggressive and will trigger a firmer haptic alarm. You find these by opening the Watch app, going into Smart Alarm and then into 'Set smart wake'.
New Complications (sample images below)
Changed sleep + sleep bank rings circular Infograph and bezel complications to support monochromatic modes.
Added X-large face complication with alarm status and time asleep.
Added an option for time instead of sleep percent in Infograph modular large.
Added suggested bedtime circular infograph with time.
Added suggested bedtime circular infograph countdown timer.
Added suggested bedtime corner infograph with time
Added suggested bedtime corner infograph countdown timer.
Added alarm circular infograph with time.
Added alarm circular infograph with countdown timer.
Added alarm corner infograph with time.
Added alarm corner infograph with countdown timer.
Added a circular that shows analog alarm clock time
You can learn more about suggested bedtime here.
You can learn more about the smart alarm here.
Watch & iPhone Sizes
Updates for the larger Ultra Watch screens
Minor updates for the iPhone 14 Pro screens
Added siri shortcut "show my temperature"
Today Tab Gauges
Added values on SpO2 & Respiration gauges to match all the others
Sleep Stages Information Pop-Up
Added a new pop up display that if you select sleep stages in the sleep session graph and there is no sleep stage data then it will inform you of this.
A WatchOS 9 related bug where the Watch might think you are asleep when driving, as the Watch is stopping recording motion while driving for some users. Added a new system parameter that will mark you as awake 15 minutes before and 15 minutes after driving as a workaround while we await a fix from Apple.
Various minor fixes and cosmetic updates
AutoSleep Version 6.9.1
Apple introduced Sleep Stages into its Sleep data as part of the WatchOS 9 release. In this release, AutoSleep has built integration to the Apple Sleep Stages. So users have an amazing choice on the type of sleep data they wish to see populated within AutoSleep.
Apple has restricted Sleep Stages for users with an Apple Watch Series 4 or above on WatchOS 9. Note that AutoSleep Sleep Analysis still works for all models of Apple Watch.
Using the Sleep Stages mode will insert the Apple Sleep Stage metrics into AutoSleep, including REM stage and Deep stage. It will update the AutoSleep app across all the necessary pages like the Clock Rings and cells, Today sleep ratings and rings, Sleep Sessions, Exports, Setting Goals, Siri Shortcuts and Dictionary, Explore views, Widgets, History and even the Watch.
Sleep Stages will apply the same graph block-style formatting used to the Sleep Session graph as seen in the Apple Health app for sleep, as seen below:
Sleep Stages automatically changes your Clock to show estimated REM and Deep stage:
Sleep Stages automatically changes your sleep rings to show estimated REM and Deep stage:
Sleep Stages automatically updates the History view with REM and Deep stage:
Sleep Stages can be turned on from the Sleep Session page (shown above image), or by going into AutoSleep Settings and selecting Sleep Stages (see below image)
Refer to the Sleep Stages page for full instructions on using this new mode
Watch Sleep Stages Graph
If you are in Sleep Stages mode, a new menu item appears on the Watch app called 'Session'. Tapping into this will display a graph of the Sleep Stages with a summary of the stages for the main sleep.
Watch Menu Rings
Previously called 'Quality', the new menu item is called 'Rings' to offer a more consistent experience between Sleep Analysis mode and Sleep Stages mode.
Rings still includes all the great information used in the previous Quality option, but the menu icon now displays the mini-rings.
The Rings menu item will update based on which mode you are using. For example, in Sleep Analysis mode it will display Quality, Deep Sleep and bpm, while in Sleep Stages mode it will display REM, Deep Stage and bpm.
The Watch app will switch between modes set in iPhone app on demand. If you do not see an automatic update after switching modes, you can do a pull down refresh on the iPhone Clock tab and this will force a manual update.
Watch Live Tracking
If you use AutoSleep live tracking with the Lights Off function, AutoSleep will automatically determine if sleep stage mode can be used or standard sleep analysis.
Lock Screen Widgets
With iOS 16 you can now add widgets to your iPhone lock screen
AutoSleep has added 2 new lock screen accessory widgets including: (1) Sleep Rings; (2) Sleep & Sleep Bank
Changed clock sleep sessions if in sleep stage mode. It uses the sleep / wake / stage data from Apple. This is all controlled in Settings under 'Design Your Clock'. If in Gauge it uses single sleep ring colour, if Ring type it uses the blue sleep colour, if in Graph type it shows stages.
Increased the size of heading icons in the History tab
Large modular Watch complication shows ring rating percent in place of quality percent
Formatting update to hide 0 prefix in Watch summaries
Update to Sleep Fuel metric
Various minor fixes and cosmetic updates
Driving Bug (Minor Release Out Soon - Version 6.9.1)
Fixed a WatchOS 9 related bug where the Watch might think you are asleep when driving. Rather than await an iOS update we have added a new setting that marks you as awake when your iPhone detects that you are driving. The bug is that it stops recording motion on the Watch when you are driving, therefore AutoSleep will think you are asleep. To counter this we use the iPhone motion sensor to detect when you are driving and mark this period as being awake. This setting is in advanced options but is automatically enabled when you first open Version 6.9.1.
Sleep Fuel Rating
Brand new Sleep Fuel Rating tile added to Today tab. Just like the fuel you put in your car, better sleep fuel can benefit both performance and efficiency
Rating descriptions give context to the value, in order of quality: Poor; Regular; Plus; Premium; Jet Fuel
Added Sleep Fuel quality cell to Clock tab
Added detail screen for sleep fuel quality from clock wellness cell
More information available on the Sleep Fuel page.
Added a new Sleep Consistency tile to the Today tab. By default it is showing your previous 7 day average as at today versus the preceding 7 day average.
If you would prefer to track just the last nights sleep consistency against your previous 7 day average, we have added a new switch to let you change this. Just go into Settings, Advanced Options and scroll till you find 'Sleep Consistency, Last bedtime' and enable the switch. This will change the Today Sleep Consistency gauge to show last bedtime versus trailing 7 night average.
Lots more information about the different views plus how to setup, refer to the Sleep Consistency page.
Added 2 new compact style highly dense widgets:
Quartet which shows Sleep & Sleep Bank (top left), Sleep Rings (top right), Sleep Fuel (bottom left) and Readiness (bottom right).
Respiration Duo which shows SpO2 (left) and respiration rate (right).
New widgets have been added for Sleep Fuel Rating. Available is a small widget and medium widget.
More information on setting up can be found on the Widgets page.
Changed readiness from a star rating to descriptive text. Options include: Low; Ok; Good; Great; Optimal.
Note this change is system wide, this includes the clock, detail screen, shortcuts, today, widgets etc.
We find the descriptive text provides easier context, however if some people are missing the stars, we added an option for users to set readiness back to stars. Just go into Settings, Advanced Options and scroll down to the 'Show Stars' switch. Turning on will show the stars again.
Full details can be found on the Readiness page.
Modified detailed graphs for Sleep Consistency, Sleep SpO2, Respiration Rate for better clarity and to highlight day based results.
The trend views for Sleep Consistency, SpO2 and Resp Rate pop more in dark mode.
New yellow bars let you easily compare the current day to previous weeks. For example, if today was Tuesday the yellow bars will highlight Tuesday today, the Tuesday 7 days ago, the Tuesday 14 days ago and the Tuesday 21 days ago. See below:
Revised colour usage for Sleep Fuel, Readiness, Sleep SpO2, Respiration Rate, Sleep Consistency on tiles and throughout all graphs and labels. See below, we think it makes an amazing difference:
Added sleeping HRV, sleeping HRV baseline and sleep HRV CV to trend explorers. See below example.
Explore is more aimed at those users who crave more data analysis, so refer to the Explore page for more information.
New title on the Today tab that now shows the sleep duration and sleep efficiency. Note the nice colour effect that aligns with your sleep duration goal.
One of the most popular workflows we heard from users was that "when we wake we view our sleep insights in AutoSleep and then go into HeartWatch to read the Morning Briefing". So by popular demand we now have a quick link to our popular HeartWatch app, showing the Morning Briefing at the bottom of the Today tab.
This will provide users who do not have HeartWatch a quick sample using their actual health data, or for users who already own the HeartWatch app this will navigate directly to the Morning Briefing. Tap on the Morning Briefing and it will display the sample to read all about your sleeping heart insights in a news like story panel format. It's a great way to understand your trends.
For existing heartWatch users, make sure that you on the latest version to enable the direct opening link.
You can read all about the HeartWatch Morning Briefing here.
Improved performance and reliability
Changed smart alarm so that it is no longer de-activates when unlocking iPhone. It will now only be turned off by user facing action in the Watch app.
Added sleeping HRV to the Export files
Added a shortcut for Sleep Fuel Rating
Added text rating to dictionary for Sleep Fuel & Readiness
Made some adjustments under the hood for even better performance in load times
New Learn How & Show Trends links are now in Today detail screens for SpO2, Respiration Rate, Sleep Fuel Rating & Readiness
General formatting and text layout updates in the Today detail screens
Various minor fixes and cosmetic updates
AutoSleep Version 6.7.4
Support for new Apple Watch Series 7 face sizes, 41mm and 45mm
Added a new setting to hide the small graphs below the sleep session graph. This can be accessed by going into Settings - Advanced options - 'Hide micro graphs'. This was requested by some users that have older watches and older iPhone where it may be taking up space that is not utilised
Fixed a bug with layout of German language in SpO2 & Respiration Rate Details display
Chinese support website has been fully optimised
Various translation updates
Minor maintenance and fixes
AutoSleep Version 6.7.3
Support for custom palette change in Shortcuts & Widgets
If no micrographs are selected in sleep session graph then auto select heart rate, to assist some users not discovering that you can add the micrograph to the main sleep graph
Various minor maintenance and fixes
AutoSleep Version 6.7.2
Fixes a problem with smart alarm scheduling
Added curved graph option for the Sleep Session Viewer. To enable go into Settings - Advanced Options and enable the 'Curved Lines' to apply. See below the curved lines will now apply in the Sleep Viewer Graph
AutoSleep Version 6.7.1
Support for users on the older iOS 12
AutoSleep Version 6.7
Respiration Rate (requires WatchOS 8)
Added respiration rate while sleeping to health data
Added new respiration rate to Today tile, Shortcuts, Widget, Clock tab and trend view
Today view shown as Breathes Per Minute (BrPM), with range, averages and current measures - see image below
Added respiration rate to Explorer view
Refer to Respiration Rate page for more information, including the setup steps required.
Note that the Apple Watch will only measure respiration rate when you turn on sleep mode in WatchOS 8. Click here to see the setup instructions.
Sleep Session Graph
Overhaul of the sleep session viewer for improved use - see image below
Added respiration rate to sleep session viewer and associated metrics
Changed some presentation for bpm due to increased heart rate frequency capture in WatchOS 8
Added graph options check box buttons to allow users to turn on/off metrics for heart rate bpm, noise dB, respiration and SpO2. Tap on each button to enable or disable
Added info message if metric is not captured with link for how to setup
Refer to Sleep page for more information on the upgraded graph functionality
Sleep Session Graph - Micro View
Added heart rate and respiration to 15 minute micro view pop-up graph
Added average lines for heart rate and respiration rate on the micro graph. Touch and swipe your finger from left to right on the graph, such a fascinating representation of data now
Graph option check box buttons also determine what is shown in micro views
Refer to Sleep page for more information on the micro view
Tonight's Bedtime Optimisations
Changed Latest Bedtime to Tonight's Bedtime, less confusing
Minimum Sleep - added minimum sleep which is the minimum amount of hours sleep that you need to feel refreshed. This is used when you are in sleep credit
Maximum Sleep - added maximum sleep which is the maximum amount of sleep that you feel you are capable of when in sleep debt
Wake Time - this lets you choose between automatic most likely wake time or a fixed wake time for each day (very popular request). This has the benefit of letting you correct bad habits and also cater for holiday periods, etc. A fixed time can also be used to set the smart alarm time
Refer to Tonight's Bedtime for more information
Integrated scheduled wake times into smart alarm on Watch. It will populate the time and automatically activate the smart alarm based on the next schedule wake time. This has been a popular request to allow a weekly schedule of alarm times, but offer flexibility to the vast amount of different scenarios with wake times, such as the ability to skip just the next scheduled alarm.
Added Auto Scheduled menu into Smart Alarm section on Watch
Refer to Smart Alarm for more information
Changed shortcuts to output a dictionary field instead of using the clipboard
Tidied up dictionary instructions to replace clipboard references
You can now export more than 12 weeks in one file (popular request)
Respiratory rate measures added to exports
Respiratory rate now included in Actigraphy export
iOS 15 / WatchOS 8
Compiled and tested for new updates
Updates to sleep detection to better support WatchOS 8
Support for new background health data processing in iOS 15
Minor bug fixes and maintenance
Various cosmetic updates
AutoSleep Version 6.5.3
General maintenance applied and some fixes for obscure bugs that could cause a crash
Diagnostic Information (Used for Support Information)
Additional diagnostic information used in troubleshooting to better assist our users, including:
Dropped heart rate support
Indicator to show dropped heart rate problems
Error report support
No watch support
New Chinese Specific Help Site
Web links all updated with the new Chinese site
AutoSleep Version 6.5.2
New option for readiness heart rate variability
A new option in Settings under Advanced Options to allow users the ability to only use the waking HRV measurement for Readiness, as opposed to using the automated best sleeping HRV or waking HRV reading. Switching this toggle on means you need to do a breathe session to capture a HRV measurement as part of your Readiness score.
Subtle updates to clock design ring mode
Updated the Design your clock "Ring" mode to be clearer with more subtle colour as it could be hard to see when it was similar to some of the traffic light colours. This can be found in the Settings menu under the Appearance section.
Changed calibrate & adjust icon to a button
Updated the adjust image in the Clock tab to an Adjust button to make it clearer for users. Made the HELP button much bigger and brighter when it shows in the Clock. Also added information about Day/Edit feature on the Adjust screen with additional information.
Apple Mail App
For users who deleted Apples Mail app, the support email now has a fallback
Support for new devices
Support for iPhone mini & iPhone 12 in zoom mode
New language added
Language support for Chinese Traditional has been added
Today tab fix
Fixed the problem where the Today tab bar icon could have an incorrect date
Other minor maintenance and fixes
HeartWatch V4.0.5 (Full AutoSleep Integration)
AutoSleep automatically works with HeartWatch, our premier heart, activity, workouts and GPS monitoring app. AutoSleep is fully integrated, delivering more metrics to HeartWatch to let you delve deeper and see trends across not only your sleep, but your complete wellness. Like AutoSleep its subscription free, a low one-time only cost and you get it for life!
AutoSleep Version 6.5.1
A whole new range of Widgets are now available for AutoSleep, up to 10 new widgets in total to choose from. More information on these can be found in the Widgets page.
Blood Oxygen SpO2 Tracking
With Apple Watch Series 6, blood oxygen (SpO2) can now be measured and displayed in the Sleep graph. It's important to ensure all 3 switches are turned on in the Apple Watch settings app (black icon with image of a Watch) in the Blood Oxygen section, including 'Allow Background Measurements' (see image below). This allows blood oxygen measurements while you sleep.
Also ensure that the health permission for Oxygen Saturation has been turned on. To check, go into iPhone Settings, Privacy, Health, AutoSleep and make sure that Oxygen Saturation is turned on.
Refer to the Sleep SpO2 for more instructions on using this new feature.
Today View Sleep SpO2 Tile
The Today view now shows a new Sleep SpO2 tile if you are capturing sleep blood oxygen measurements. This is our favourite tile yet, as it contains so much information about your SpO2 in the one gauge. The Sleep SpO2 page has additional information.
New SpO2 Sleep Analysis and Report
A comprehensive sleep SpO2 analysis view with moving averages and compares. Touch the graph for pop-up details on your nightly SpO2 average, high, low and 7 day average.
Refer to the Sleep SpO2 for more instructions on using this new feature.
Sleep Graph Legend Pop-Up
Tap on the Sleep graph to see a new fancy pop-up display showing your heart rate (bpm), noise levels (dB) and blood oxygen % (SpO2). Touch and slide your finger to see the measurements update.
Blood oxygen measurements have been added to Exports
New User Guide Links
Settings now contains a link to a detailed User Guide explaining all the functions of AutoSleep. This can be found in the Settings tab.
There is also a brand new Quick Guide for new users to learn the essentials, also found in the Settings tab. If you see anything you would like more information on, then please contact us and we can continue to build on this great resource for our users.
Bugs & Fixes
Various maintenance performed. A bug fix for a health data conflict was included in the 6.5.1 update.
*Note those who were impacted by the iOS14 update and missing some health data across a range of apps (we estimated it impacted 10% of users), Apple have officially released a fix in the iOS 14.2 update. We suggest those impacted to update to iOS 14.2.
AutoSleep Version 6.4 (Previous Version)
One of the most common questions is "When do I charge my Watch if I am to use it for sleep tracking?".
So this AutoSleep update lets you a set a reminder at the most convenient time of the day. For most people this is in the evening.
It pops up and shows your current battery level and a recommendation if you need to charge the Watch. You can either Snooze it for 10,30 or 60 minutes if not convenient or, you press Doing it Now. This will then send a reminder to your iPhone in an hour's time to put the Watch back on.
Native Watch smart alarm
For WatchOS 6 and higher, AutoSleep now has a native Apple Watch Smart Alarm. It even works in flight mode.
You can either get it to wake you up early within a time window if you are in light or medium sleep or, it also has a unique "arousal" mode.
What this will do is either tickle or nudge you with haptics one time per minute within your designated wake up window. e.g. 7:20am to 7:30am.
It gently taps you on your wrist to take you out of deeper sleep so that you wake feeling much less shellshocked by your alarm. You often don't even feel it until the 3rd or 4th minute. By the time your alarm goes off, you are ready for it. It's very cool and we much prefer it to the more traditional "going off early" smart alarm as you get to snooze more organically.
Support for the old timer
There were some changes in iOS 13 that prevented use of the AutoSleep Watch app on the old 2015 model Apple Watch. We've worked around this by provided an option at install time that will enable the old timer to be used.
If you are affected by this, if you delete the iPhone app and re-install it, you will now have an option to support the older Watch. When deleting the iPhone app, you will receive two system prompts. The first one is about deleting the app and local data. Say yes to this. The second one is about keeping history in Apple Health. Make sure you answer Keep for this one.
Large modular complication
The large modular Infograph & large modular complications are a great central point for your sleeping Watch face.
In case you didn't know you can swipe between watch faces really quickly which makes it a great way to set up a day face and a sleeping face.
When you use lights off, the sleep metrics on this complication update live as you sleep. They show your percentage of sleep goal & quality goal achieved as well as you average heart rate.
On the Watch app, in the info section at the bottom of the menu you will now see lights off time and sleep start and end times.
Changed colours on readiness gauge to better reflect that is not bad to be in the middle, this is normal.
Changed the latest bedtime calculation to require a minimum of 75% of your sleep goal when forecasting the latest time to go to bed.
Deep Sleep Reporting
Added a new setting in advanced settings to allow zero deep sleep to be considered in trend reporting.
Clock Display Fix
Fixed 12 hour clock display for people with a night hour of midnight with 24 hour regional time setting.
Fixed some text colours which were not clear when system light mode was selected but app used in dark mode.
Sleep Ring Fix
Fixed outer sleep ring on Watch rings complication for people that do not wear the Watch to bed.
Fixed a problem where the iPhone app could crash in the background under some conditions.
Fixed a problem where the Today icon could have the wrong date on it.