How to Use Dawn Simulator & Radio
*** FOR DAWN SIMULATION TO WORK - ENABLE NOTIFICATIONS, KEEP YOUR SCREEN TURNED ON, PHONE NOT ON SILENT AND APP LOADED ON SCREEN. You can choose from Night Sky or Dark Mode within the app to determine what your screen will display until the alarm rings.***
The following article describes how to use the Dawn Simulator within this app:
Click on Alarm/ time displayed on the bottom right hand corner of the screen.
Set a delay. This is the time your device will take to turn to full brightness/ volume. Please ensure your phone volume is turned to Max so that the alarm sound can reach it’s max level (albeit gradually)
Turn Sound On/ Off. You have the choice to wake up to light only or light accompanied with a sound of birds chirping!
Choose if you would also like the flashlight to turn on during the alarm
Click on color to choose color of light for your simulated dawn. Default colors and a history of colors you have chosen is displayed at the bottom. Click done once you have chosen your color.
Click Alarm to set the time you would like your alarm to ring and click “done”.
Click on Radio and scroll to select the radio you would like to play once the alarm stops. You can scroll through the list or type the name of the radio station you are looking for in the search bar at the top. Please ensure your internet connection is turned ON for the radio to play. In the rare scenario when your chosen radio station is not available for playing, you will still be able to play the default radio station.
Click DONE on top right of screen once all your selection is complete. ENSURE the time for which the alarm is set will show on bottom right of the bar on the home screen (This will not happen if you forgot to press done after selecting the time).
Choose between an animated Night Sky or Dark Mode to determine what your screen will display whilst your phone is on stand by. Use slider at bottom to adjust the brightness of your screen.
Tap anywhere on the screen for the top and bottom bars to disappear.
DO NOT TURN OFF YOUR SCREEN OR EXIT THE APPLICATION OR COVER YOUR DISPLAY. (Due to limitations imposed by Apple we are unable to turn your device on if you turn off your screen). If you turn off your screen by mistake you will get a simple notification with a sound lasting 10 seconds. The dawn simulator screen has been purposefully designed to be the deepest shade of black so that even though your screen is turned on, the level of light is reduced to minimum
Ensure the device is NOT set to silent
Put your device on charge and lay it beside the bed. For ideal results let it point towards your face (e.g. by using a docking station or propping it against a book). Also darken your room as much as possible to get the full effect of the App