Using the App
Why am I not hearing the timer alerts?
Power Timer delivers timer alerts via system push notifications. To make sure you can hear the sound, check the following:
- The device is not set on mute. For the iPhone, check your mute switch on the side of the phone; for the iPad, check the mute switch (if there is one), or check if you have the device on mute in Control Center.
- The device ringtone volume is set to a reasonable level. To check, go to Settings, tap Sounds & Haptics, and adjust the slider.
- The device does not have “Do Not Disturb” turned on in Control Center.
For automation, it is recommended that you use Shortcuts app for intent-based actions. For workflows where notes and text are more convenient, you can use the URL schemes below.
Open the app to group
Opens the app and see “All Timers.”
Opens the app and see running timers.
Opens the app and see paused timers.
Opens the app and see expired timers.
Opens the app and see ungrouped timers.
Opens the app and see the group that you created.
powertimer://timer ?id=<timer-id> (&forced=<true|false>)
Opens the app and see the timer in full screen mode. Parameters:
timer-id— The UUID of the timer, such as “ABCDEF01-2345-6789-ABCD-EF1234567890”.
forced— Optional. If
true, the timer will be reset if running or paused, and then started from the top. If
falseor blank, the URL scheme will do nothing to a paused or running timer.
powertimer:// new-timer ?name=<timer-name> &icon=<icon-name> &steps= <step-name>,<step-duration>,<step-ringtone> |<step-name>,<step-duration>,<step-ringtone> (&reps=<timer-reps>) (&retry-alerts=<true|false>)
Opens the app with timer configuration view, filling out a template for the new timer. Parameters:
timer-name— The URL-encoded name of the timer.
icon-name— The icon name of the timer.
steps— A string describing the steps of the timer preset. Steps are separated by
|. Each step has exactly three components further separated by
step-name— The URL-encoded name of the step. Optional.
step-duration— The duration of the step, in seconds.
step-ringtone— The ID of the ringtone. Optional.
reps— The loops of the timer routine. Optional. Must be between 1–20.
true, the app sends multiple notifications upon expiry of the timer. Optional.