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How to Set A Sleep Timer On Your iPhone

15th June 2022

Jacob Woolcock



Did you know you can use the Clock app on your iPhone to automatically turn your music off when you go to sleep? Whether it’s in Apple Music, Spotify or even a Podcast this means you don’t have to worry about your iPhone playing all night long when you’ve gone to sleep!

This easy-to-follow tutorial video will should you how to set up a Sleep Timer and explain how it works.

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Video Transcript

Here’s a quick guide to setting up a Sleep Timer on your iPhone – which means that any music or podcast you’re listening to will stop when you go to sleep.

So to get started let’s jump into the Music app and I’m going to play just a nice bit of calm background music.

This will work for podcasts, it’ll work on Spotify – any audio you’re playing will work.

Then we’re going to come out of here and go into the Clock app.

On the Clock app at the bottom you’re going to go down to Timer on the far right hand side.

Now from here you can set any length of timer you like.

So perhaps if you’re going to bed you might set one for half an hour or 40 minutes?

To show you quickly how it works I’m going to choose 20 seconds.

Now this is the really clever bit…

Before we start that timer off we’re going to tap underneath to where it says When Timer Ends.

And from here rather than choosing an alert tone or an alarm if we scroll right to the bottom we can choose the Stop Playing option.

And that will turn off any audio on your device – as well as that it will also lock your iPhone and turn the screen off as well, which is super handy!

So what I’m going to do is I’m going to start that timer, and I’ll come out of the Clock app as well.

Now, it doesn’t matter what you’re doing on the phone, but for me to simulate night time I’ll just lock my screen instead.

And then as that timer runs out, the music will stop as soon as it gets to zero.

Just like this!

And that’s it, it’s so easy to add a sleep timer to your device!

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I’ll see you next time!


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