Apple Watch Sleep Tracking, Schooltime Mode, AR/VR Headset Icon, and More Revealed in iOS 13 Code

Over the past few days, MacRumors has published several details about Apple's upcoming Tile competitor and its development of an augmented reality headset after receiving an internal build of iOS 13 from a source.

series 4 watch
Digging further into the code, we have come across several other tidbits of information related to the Apple Watch and iPhone.

apple schooltime iconFirst, it appears Apple is working on a new Schooltime feature for the Apple Watch, which is designed to help students focus during school hours by blocking access to apps, complications, and notifications on the device. Emergency calls and alerts will not be blocked for safety reasons.

Users can set when Schooltime is enabled in the Apple Watch app on ‌iPhone‌, such as every weekday.

Apple is also testing sleep tracking on the Watch, as reported by 9to5Mac earlier today. We can confirm this functionality is referred to as "Time in Bed tracking" based on internal iOS 13 code, with one string noting that "you can also track your sleep and get woken up silently by wearing your watch to bed."

A new Sleep app on the Apple Watch will provide users with an overview of their sleeping patterns, as well as send users bedtime and battery charging reminders. Apple Watch users will be recommended to have at least 30 percent of battery life to wear it to sleep, according to an iOS 13 string seen by MacRumors.

Bloomberg's Mark Gurman was first to report that Apple was testing sleep tracking on the Apple Watch. Back in February, he said Apple plans to roll out the feature by 2020 if the testing is deemed successful. This follows Apple's acquisition of the iPhone-connected sleep tracking accessory Beddit in 2017.

MacRumors has also uncovered references to new Apple Watch complications, including ones for Altitude, Latitude, Longitude, and Sleep. When released, the Sleep app may also have an entire watch face, based on a "ClockFaces-Burrito" string. "Burrito" is the codename for the Apple Watch's sleep tracking.

As for the ‌iPhone‌, internal strings in iOS 13 point towards new low-light photo settings in the stock Camera app and possibly a new Tournaments feature in Game Center for multiplayer games, although details are slim.

Earlier today, MacRumors uncovered an icon within Apple's internal Find My app that depicts what appears to be an AR or VR headset. There are "on" and "off" versions of the icon in white and gray respectively, and each has "B389" in its filename, the codename for Apple's upcoming Tile-like item trackers.

ar mockmode icon
This icon could simply represent the expected augmented reality mode in the ‌Find My‌ app and likely does not depict Apple's actual augmented reality headset. Read our earlier coverage for more details on that project.

MacRumors continues to dig through the iOS 13 build, which is from June, and we will be sure to share any further discoveries.

Buyer's Guide: Apple Watch (Neutral)

Top Rated Comments

Rogifan Avatar
36 months ago
They’ll have to do something better with their battery before that will really be helpful.
I already sleep track with my series 4. No battery life issues. Top it off before I go to bed and in the morning when I’m in the shower. I lose like maybe 10% battery life overnight. Is there something Apple can do better?
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gigapocket1 Avatar
36 months ago
There are a bunch of apps that do sleep tracking right now while helping you go to sleep / wake up at optimal times, but what I have yet to figure out is: if I use the watch during the day, and use it when I sleep, when am I supposed to charge it??

Too bad that 3rd party charging band fell through years ago
I find that charging my Apple Watch when I shower in the morning is enough to get me thru the entire day...
but maybe the new Apple watch will have a quick charge.. like 80% in 30 minutes.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Eorlas Avatar
36 months ago
There are a bunch of apps that do sleep tracking right now while helping you go to sleep / wake up at optimal times, but what I have yet to figure out is: if I use the watch during the day, and use it when I sleep, when am I supposed to charge it??

Too bad that 3rd party charging band fell through years ago
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
xxray Avatar
36 months ago
If the Apple Watch sleep tracking is coming with this Series 5, I’ll probably buy my first Apple Watch.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Pakaku Avatar
36 months ago
First, it appears Apple is working on a new Schooltime feature for the Apple Watch, which is designed to help students focus during school hours by blocking access to apps, complications, and notifications on the device.
Holy moly, I wish my parents had that kind of money when I was a kid
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
szw-mapple fan Avatar
36 months ago
There are a bunch of apps that do sleep tracking right now while helping you go to sleep / wake up at optimal times, but what I have yet to figure out is: if I use the watch during the day, and use it when I sleep, when am I supposed to charge it??

Too bad that 3rd party charging band fell through years ago
When you’re getting a shower. I find 40 minute or so of charge can get me through the day with enough to spare for sleep tracking.
[doublepost=1567480508][/doublepost]
If the Apple Watch sleep tracking is coming with this Series 5, I’ll probably buy my first Apple Watch.
You can already sleep track automatically with apps like auto sleep. Apple’s version might be more power efficient, but I’ve been wearing the series 4 to bed without issues and getting very accurate data.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

iPhone 14 Pro Purple Front and Back MacRumors Exclusive

iPhone 14 Pro Renders Highlight Multiple Design Changes

Wednesday May 25, 2022 8:56 am PDT by
Leaker Jon Prosser today shared ostensibly accurate renders of the iPhone 14 Pro, providing the most accurate look yet at what the device could look like when it launches later this year. In the latest video on YouTube channel Front Page Tech, Prosser revealed renders of the iPhone 14 Pro made by Apple concept graphic designer Ian Zelbo, highlighting a range of specific design changes...
apple account card

Wallet App Now Supports Apple Account Cards on iOS 15.5

Wednesday May 25, 2022 5:01 pm PDT by
Apple appears to have recently updated the Wallet app to allow users to add an Apple Account Card, which displays the Apple credit balance associated with an Apple ID. If you receive an App Store or Apple Store gift card, for example, it is added to an Apple Account that was previously visible in the App Store and Apple Store apps. As of today, the Apple Account balance can also be added to...
iphone 13 pro max display bleen

iPhone 14 Max Reportedly Weeks Behind Schedule [Updated]

Thursday May 26, 2022 7:25 am PDT by
The iPhone 14 Max is currently behind schedule by around three weeks, according to Haitong International Securities analyst Jeff Pu. Yesterday, Nikkei Asia reported that at least one iPhone 14 model was three weeks behind schedule due to the impact of lockdowns on Apple's supply chains in China, but it was not clear which iPhone 14 model this related to. Now, Pu has clarified that the model...
iPad Pro USB C Feature Coral

Deals: Apple's iPad Pro Reaches Up to $449 Off in Amazon's Latest Sales

Wednesday May 25, 2022 10:09 am PDT by
Amazon is marking down a wide variety of 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models this week, with prices starting as low as $749.00 for the 11-inch tablet. You'll find the full list of sales below, all of which can be found on Amazon. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep...
iOS 16 mock for feature wishlist

iOS 16 Wishlist: Features MacRumors Readers Want to See in the Next Version of iOS

Friday May 27, 2022 2:15 pm PDT by
There's just over a week to go until the 2022 Worldwide Developers Conference, which is one of the biggest Apple events of the year. We've heard surprisingly little about iOS 16 this year, so we're in for some major surprises when June 6 rolls around. As we wait for the keynote event, we thought we'd share some iOS 16 wishlist items from MacRumors readers, because who knows? We just might...
top stories 28may2022

Top Stories: WWDC 2022 Schedule, New Apple Watch Pride Bands, and More

Saturday May 28, 2022 6:00 am PDT by
It's Memorial Day weekend in the United States, and that means WWDC is right around the corner and anticipation is building for what we might see at the opening keynote. Software updates are a given, but will we see any new hardware? Other news this week included the annual release of new Pride-themed Apple Watch bands, iPhone 14 Pro rumors, and Sony's latest headphones that compete against...
a16 5nm m2 3nm feature 2

Alleged Apple Chip Plans Suggest 'A16' Will Stick With 5nm, 'M2' to Make Jump to 3nm Instead

Friday May 27, 2022 6:54 am PDT by
The "A16" chip for the iPhone will reportedly be manufactured with the same process as the iPhone 13's A15 Bionic, with Apple saving a bigger performance leap for the "M2" chip designed for its next-generation Macs. Meanwhile, the company is working on a "final" M1 chip variant that uses more powerful cores from the A15, according to the leaker known as "ShrimpApplePro." In a thread on...