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How To Change the iOS Timer from 5 to 1 Minute

We were not born knowing everything, were we? There are some things that we only discover when someone else has had the curiosity to search or do something that can help us – from simple tasks to the most complex ones (especially in the case of technology).

It may sound silly, but since 2008 (when I became a fan of iOS devices), I was never curious and did not even know that it was possible to change the iOS timer, set by default every five minutes.

If you do not know what I’m talking about, just open the app Calendar ( Calendar ) and create a new event; when you enter the time, you’ll see that the minutes are set by five.

Now, here’s the “novelty”: it is possible to change the minute selector so that it is more granular, going from five to five to one in a minute. Making this change is extremely easy, as developer Ryan Jones showed:

Super-Duper-Pro iOS Tip: Double-tap the time switch to switch to 1-minute granularity instead of 5 minutes.

It really summed up everything that needs to be done to change the iOS timer: just double-tap over the hours control (does not have to be exactly over the minutes) to change the view.

This can be very useful when you need to specify the time of a meeting or task, without the obligation to enter the approximate minutes, thinking that there is no option to set an exact time. Not cool?

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