How to Use the iPhone's Stopwatch

How to Use the iPhone's Stopwatch

Within the Clock app on iPhone there is a stopwatch you can use. Whether you want to track how quickly someone runs a mile, time individual lap, or simply track the time it takes to complete a task, you can use the stopwatch to do it. Here’s how to use the iPhone’s stopwatch.

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To do this:

  • Open the Clock app.

  • At the bottom of the screen, tap Stopwatch.

  • Tap Start to begin the stopwatch.

  • Tap Stop to stop the stopwatch.

How to Use the iPhone's StopwatchHow to Use the iPhone's Stopwatch

  • If you want to track laps, tap Lap while the stopwatch is running. Tap Lap again as you complete each one.

  • Your laps and the time each took will appear below the Reset/Lap and Start/Stop buttons.

How to Use the iPhone's StopwatchHow to Use the iPhone's Stopwatch

  • When you’re done, tap Reset to start back at zero.


There ya go! That’s the lowdown on how to use the iPhone’s stopwatch.

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Conner Carey holds a bachelor's in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing and resides in Fairfield, Iowa. When she's not writing, you can find her singing jazz or lifting weights. Her personal blog is currently under construction, but you can follow her on Instagram @connerleecarey.