How to Set Multiple Timers on iPhone (iOS 17)

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With the iOS 17, you can now set multiple timers directly in the Clock app without downloading a third-party app. Users are reporting that this feature is a game-changer for cooking, managing kids, or just general productivity. Here's how to use the new feature.

Why You'll Love This Tip:

  • You can now set multiple timers at once to make tasks like cooking and managing multiple tasks super simple.
  • You can set multiple timers directly from the Clock app, instead of having to download a third-party app to perform the simple task.

How to Set Multiple Timers on iPhone

System Requirements

You must have updated to iOS 17 in order to use this tip. The following models are compatible with iOS 17:

  • iPhone 14, 14+, Pro, Pro Max
  • iPhone 13, 13 mini, Pro, Pro Max
  • iPhone 12, 12 mini, Pro, Pro Max
  • iPhone 11, Pro, Pro Max
  • iPhone XS, XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation or later)

Before iOS 17, if you wanted to have more than one timer counting down at once, you needed to download a third-party app. Now, Apple has updated the Clock app to make it quick and easy to set numerous timers. If you like learning about Apple's most recent software updates, be sure to sign up for our free Tip of the Day!

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  1. On your iPhone, open the Clock app.

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  2. Tap Timers.

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  3. Go ahead and start a new timer.

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  4. Then, tap the Plus in the top right.

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  5. From here, you set up another timer and tap Start.

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  6. Now, you will be able to see multiple timers at once.

    how to set multiple timers on iphone
  7. You can also quickly start a new timer by tapping the Play button next to your recent timers.

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  8. From your Lock Screen, you'll see a timer stack. Tap it to see all your timers.

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  9. Now you can pause, cancel, or collapse your timers right from your Lock Screen.

    pause or clear timers from Lock Screen

And that's all there is to it! I'm very happy about this useful but simple feature added to the Clock app.

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Author Details

Rachel Needell

Rachel Needell is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and a poet and author. With 10-plus years of experience working with Apple devices, she specializes in all-things iPad and is a Notes App expert, having worked on both the 2023 iPad Guide and the Notes App Guide. You can usually find her writing in the Daily Tip newsletter as one of our senior Tip writers. Rachel received her Master’s degree in English Literature in 2021 and her most recent work appears in the Winter ’21 edition of New Note Poetry. When she’s not obsessing about Apple products, you can find her voraciously reading fantasy books with her cat in Asheville, North Carolina.