Frequently Asked Questions


What's with this one long ray on the sun?

That long ray is called the "minute ray," and functions as the minute hand in DayTime's clock. The twelve smaller rays are placed as the numbers on a typical clock to help you read the minute ray's position.

How can I fiddle with the display?

You can tap the location to see exact GPS coordinates, the time display to switch between 12- and 24-hour time, or the sun to display or hide its hour ring. To do the same for the moon's hour ring, just tap anywhere.

My alarms aren't updating. What's going on?

DayTime's alarms are refreshed in the background of your device, so the app needs to be running in the background for them to update each day.

I'm setting my alarm to play a song. What should I expect?

Due to iOS restrictions, this will depend on the state of the app when the alarm goes off. If the app is open, it will play the whole song (until you tell it to stop). If the app is running in the background, the song will play for as long as the alarm notification is onscreen, which is usually about 5 seconds. If the phone is off, the song will play for thirty seconds (again, unless you stop it earlier).

Can I set my DayTime notifications to work with AppleWatch?

Yes! Just set your AppleWatch to mirror phone alerts for DayTime in the AppleWatch app. Note that this will make your alerts occur on the watch instead of the phone, which means your alarms won't be able to play songs. To turn AppleWatch notifications off and reenable the ones on your phone, just open the AppleWatch app and set your "Mirror Alerts From: DayTime" setting back to OFF.

My question isn't on this list.

If you've got a problem this page can't fix, please email us and we will get back to you ASAP! In your email, you should include a quick description of the problem as well as what version of iOS you are running. Thanks for your feedback!

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