How to Use the New Clock App on Your iPad

While all iPod Touch and iPhone devices have always come with a built-in “Clock” application, iPad never had such a luxury. All Apple devices have the ability to display the current time, but the “Clock” application allowed users access to a digital stop watch, alarm clock, count down timer, world clock and more. All that changed, however, with the release of the iOS 6 operating system for iPad devices. The new operating system came complete with a first party “Clock” application that has all the functionality you’ve come to expect from official Apple utilities right on your device’s home screen.


How to Use the New Clock App on Your iPad

Step 1

Turn on your iPad and locate the new “Clock” application icon. The icon is labeled with the word “Clock” and features a white border around an image of a traditional analog clock face. Tap the icon to load the application.

Step 2

Tap the “World Clock” button at the bottom of the image. A series of six clock faces will appear at the top of the application, each one representing a different location in the world. Icons for each location will appear on the map below the clock faces, complete with the current time and current temperature in those areas. To add additional locations, tap the “Add” button in an empty clock slot and search for the location of your choice. To delete one of the default locations, tap the “Edit” button in the upper left corner and select the location you want to remove. If the clock for a particular location is black in color, this indicates that it is currently night time in that area. Daytime areas are indicated with a white clock face.

Step 3

Tap the “Alarm” button at the bottom of the application to view a list of alarms for your iPad clock application. By default, there should be no current alarms in this screen. To add a new alarm, tap the “Plus” button in the top of the application screen.

Step 4

Tap the “Stopwatch” button at the bottom of the application window to view a digital stopwatch. Tap the “Start” button to begin a new stopwatch session. Tap “Lap” to track a new lap, if necessary. Tap the “Stop” button to stop the stopwatch. Tap the “Reset” button to clear all stored data from this portion of the “Clock” application.

Step 5

Tap the “Timer” button at the bottom of the application screen to view the iPad’s new built-in timer. Use the dials in the center of the application to specify a frequency for your timer. The left dial indicates hours and the right dial indicates minutes. Tap “Start” to begin the timer. If necessary, tap “Pause” to momentarily delay the timer until you’re ready to continue. To change the alarm that plays when the timer reaches its conclusion, tap the “Marimba” button at the bottom of the window and choose either a new indicator noise or a specific song from the audio files stored on your iPad’s internal storage drive.

Todd bought his iPhone from Tesco mobile phones and is delighted with his purchase. He finds the clock feature very useful and regularly takes his iPhone with him when he goes for a run as the stopwatch feature helps him work out more effectively.

Imtiaz Rayhan

Editor of TechThumbs. Music addict, The Beatles fan. Love travelling and spending time with friends.

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