Apple May Have Accidentally Revealed New ‘Sleep’ App Coming to Apple Watch

Ruben Fields
October 11, 2019

When Apple does roll out this Sleep app, we are hoping for big things. Check out the screenshot below, which shows an unreleased version of the Alarms app labeled with "Sleep" and a recommendation to "set your Bedtime and wake up in the Sleep app".

Leading up to the official release of iOS 13 in September, internal builds of iOS 13 revealed Apple was working on functionality referred to as "Time in Bed tracking", with one string in the code noting that "you can also track your sleep and get woken up silently by wearing your watch to bed". Now a screenshot, courtesy of 9to5mac, of the Alarms app is directly referencing a particular Sleep app, which means that it should be well on its way.

It seems like the App Store screenshots for the Alarms app for the Apple Watch has mistakenly unveiled the fact that Apple Watch users will get to benefit from a Sleep app. Apple's own take on sleep tracking was rumored to arrive with the Apple Watch Series 5, but that didn't materialize.

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In the market for an Apple Watch but can't justify the purchase of the always-on display of Apple Watch Series 5? Meanwhile, Apple has released watchOS 6 bringing in more features for the existing lineup as well.

There is now no sign of the Sleep app in the current watchOS 6.1 beta, but sleep tracking has previously been mentioned in internal iOS 13 betas. According to the tipster Daniel Marcinkowsi (tweet below), the screenshot was posted in the App Store preview for the Alarms app, likely by mistake as the feature hasn't been announced (the preview has been reverted to the old app's look).

As of now, the latest iOS 13 update only featured many syncing features for handheld Apple device's to the Mac computer unit. This feature is already available on the iPhone but not on the Apple Watch.

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