In iOS 17, Apple has introduced support for multiple timers, streamlining the management of timers on your iPhone by introducing labeling.
Until iOS 17, iPhones lacked the ability to set multiple concurrent timers. With this update, the Clock app now allows you to set multiple timers that count down simultaneously, making it useful for tasks such as cooking multiple dishes in one go.
You can now label each timer, making it easy to identify the purpose of each timer in your list without the need for memorization.
To set a timer quickly on your iPhone, swipe down on the Home screen, search for “timer,” and select the Siri Suggestion. For customized timers with specific names and durations, you can use voice commands like “Siri, set a timer called [name] for [duration].” Alternatively, open the Clock app and go to the Timers tab, where you can choose a duration and enter a label.
You also have the option to set a unique alert sound for each timer to help you recognize them. iOS 17 offers preset duration options during the timer setup process. Once a timer is set, it will be added to your list of editable timers, which may include recently completed timers for your convenience.
If your iPhone supports Dynamic Island, the last timer you set will appear within it while you’re using your device for other tasks. The most recently set timer will also be displayed as a Live Activity on the Lock Screen, allowing you to expand it and view any other timers running concurrently.