How do I get started with Pillow?

We want to make Pillow as easy and delightful to use as possible. To help you with your first steps we have prepared a quick introduction video that you find below or visit the following link:

Pillow - Quick video guide from Neybox Interactive on Vimeo.

We compiled a list of quick videos that will help you complete basic tasks in Pillow and give you a quick walkthrough of the app.

You can also visit this section by visiting this link:

Some of the topics covered are:
- How to start a sleep session.
- How to start a power nap.
- How to view last night's statistics.
- How to listen to your audio recordings.
- How to export or delete an audio recording.
- How to restore your Premium purchase.
- How to view your detailed statistics.
- How to record your sleep patterns without an alarm.
- How to use Pillow just as an alarm clock.

Be sure to visit again, as more and more videos will be added.


  1. Pillow does not appear under Privacy -> Motion & Fitness. What can I do?
  2. How do I force sync the session from Apple Watch to the iPhone?
  3. Sessions on my Apple Watch are not syncing with my iPhone
  4. Can I manually sync a sleep session from the Apple Watch to the iPhone?
  5. How do I get started with Pillow?
  6. After an app update my sleep data are missing from the app. What can I do?
  7. How does pillow calculate sleep quality?
  8. How do I need to place my device during sleep?
  9. Do I need to calibrate my device?
  10. Does Pillow work in background?
  11. Why do I have to keep it plugged in during the night?
  12. Does Pillow work if my device is on silent/Do Not Disturb mode?
  13. How does smart wakeup work?
  14. What is sleep aid?
  15. Does Pillow record every sound that may occur through the night?
  16. Why does pillow need access to the microphone?
  17. Why does pillow need access to my motion data?
  18. Do you store any sleep data outside my phone?
  19. How does Runkeeper connectivity work?
  20. How does iCloud work?
  21. If I am using iCloud sync, does the device need to be always connected to the Internet?
  22. I want to switch off iCloud for my device. Can I keep a local copy of my sleep data on the device?
  23. Does Pillow record every sound that may occur through the night?
  24. Can I export Pillow data?
  25. I try to purchase Pillow Premium and get "Purchase Failed". What's going on?
  26. I can't get out off the Upgrade/Premium window
  27. Does Pillow work with a CPAP machine?
  28. I woke up and the daily report shows "no data recorded". What's happening?
  29. How do I restore the in-app purchase?
  30. I'm using an iTunes library song as an alarm sound and the song does not play on wakeup. What's going on?
  31. Can I set my own alarm times for the 3D touch shortcut menu?
  32. How can I see my last night's sleep diagram?
  33. My Apple Watch is showing that a session is active on the phone, but it is not. What should I do?
  34. Can I use the Apple Watch app without the phone being in contact?
  35. Will Pillow work under my pillow?
  36. Can i turn my phone off while using Pillow?
  37. Does Pillow have Apple Watch support?
  38. How do I listen to my audio recordings?
  39. Does the alarm function work, even if my device is locked?
  40. The intro video won't play
  41. If I pay for the Premium features, is this a one time payment?
  42. Does the app work when the screen locks?
  43. I get the message "In app purchases not allowed" when I try to unlock the Premium features
  44. My sleep shows as "Awake" for the whole night when using the Watch. Why?
  45. Pillow is stuck in a purple screen after the recent update.
  46. Can I use Pillow's premium features with Family sharing?
  47. How does Pillow calculate REM sleep?
  48. Why do my audio recordings fail to play?
  49. When using the Apple Watch, the smart alarm does not work accurately. Why?
  50. Audio from other apps plays at a low volume when Pillow is on. Why?
  51. Pillow asks to enable motion and fitness access, but it is already enabled. What should I do?
  52. Will notifications, texts and calls go through while Pillow is active?
  53. How to activate sensor recording in iPhone 5/5C
  54. After updating, I get a blank screen when starting Pillow on the Apple Watch. What can I do?
  55. Analyzing on the Apple Watch gets stuck. What can I do?
  56. How does heart rate work in Pillow?
  57. Can Pillow track my sleep automatically?
  58. I'm trying to restore my premium upgrade, but the app says "Restore failed".

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