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bnClock Help

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Why does bnClock seem to run down my battery?

Why does bnClock complain that my iPhone/iPad/iPod touch is not plugged in?

Why doesn't bnClock have a way to play sounds/music while I go to sleep?

Can I have multiple alarms in bnClock?

Can multiple alarms go off at the same time?

Why won't swipe right or left close settings, About, etc.?

 

FAQ Answers

Why does bnClock seem to run down my battery?

Normally your iPhone or iPad will dim or turn off the display in 20 seconds or so to limit battery drain. To be an effective clock, bnClock doesn't allow your iPhone or iPad to go to sleep. Because of this, bnClock will run down your battery.

It is strongly suggested that if you use bnClock for extended periods that your iPhone or iPad is connected to a charger.

Why does bnClock complain that my iPhone/iPad/iPod touch is not plugged in?

To be an effective clock, bnClock doesn't allow your iPhone or iPad to go to sleep so that you can continue to see the clock display. As a result, bnClock will run down your battery.

Some quick tests show that

You may see better or worse performance with your device.

You can turn off the reminder in the Appearance Settings

Why doesn't bnClock have a way to play sounds/music while I go to sleep?

It's a feature we've thought about, but to date, not many users have asked for it. If we receive enough requests, we will consider it.

Meanwhile, there are quite a few free apps (but most have in-app purchases) that provide this capability. A search for "sleep sound" in the Apple App Store will give you quite a few choices.

Can I have multiple alarms in bnClock?

Yes! As of version 4.0 of bnClock you can create multiple alarms. Each alarm can have a wakeup sound and a snooze time. See the Alarm Settings help for details.

Can multiple alarms go off at the same time?

Multiple alarms can go off at the same time. A snooze timing out and an alarm can go off at the same time. The sounds associated with each alarm will play simultaneously.

Note that snooze and alarm off gestures apply to all alarms going off.

Why won't swipe right or left close settings, About, etc.?

This gesture should work on iPhones running any version of iOS. However, on iPads running iPadOS 13.0 or later, swiping right or left will not work. Instead try swiping down.