How to Use The Timer (iPhone)
The built-in rest timer shows you how long it's been since your last set, and when to do your next set.
To trigger the rest timer, tap any circle on the log workout screen. This means that whenever you complete a set, the rest-timer automatically starts for your next set.
The timer is enabled by default. If you don't see it, please check this
- Enable the timer in the app settings - timer - enable. The button must be green.
- Enable timer notifications in your phone settings - notifications - StrongLifts. Every option must be green here. If you can't find StrongLifts in phone settings - notifications, log a new workout and tap the first rep circle in the workout tab. You'll get a popup about allowing notifications for Stronglifts. Choose "Allow" here and the timer will work.
- Make sure your phone is in ring mode, with the volume all the way up. If your phone is in silent mode, or the volume is low, you won't hear the timer.
The timer rings every 1:30min, 3min or 5min depending on whether you succeeded/failed on the last set, and the sets/reps you're doing. The ringing means it's time to do your next set. If you struggled to get your reps on the last set (or failed) rest longer so you don't fail on the next set. For more info read this.
You can control the timer volume using the buttons on the side of your phone. If you don't want to hear the timer, put your phone in silent mode.
You can also control the timer volume in your iPhone settings > Sounds & Haptics > Ringer and Alerts.