Why Is The Default Time For The Snooze Button On iPhone Set To 9 Minutes?

Publish Date
Friday, 26 February 2016, 10:42AM

Many people have wondered why the iPhone's snooze time is automatically set to 9 minutes.

WHY? Wouldn't ten make more sense? Or five? It's a very random number

In actual fact, Apple have set their snooze setting at nine minutes as a tribute to the times before this advanced technology...

Before digital time ever existed, some analogue clocks also had their own snooze option.

As you can imagine, it was quite a difficult thing to sort out - with the snooze button needing to be attached to the part of the clock which regulated the minutes.

According to this answer on Quora (which goes into precise detail), the most straightforward way to engineer this and give people the longest possible snooze time was to set it for nine minutes.

As a result, snooze time became widely accepted as something that should last nine minutes - a point now recognised by Apple.

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