How to set an iPhone sleep timer using Apple Music

iPad clock timer iOS 14
iPad clock timer iOS 14 (Image credit: iMore)

If you like to listen to music while falling asleep, both Apple Music 1 radio and Apple Music itself can be attractive options. With Apple Music 1, you get an old-fashioned radio experience wrapped up in all the latest technology. With the broader Apple Music subscription service, you get access to thousands of songs. Here are the steps to set an iPhone sleep timer on the best iPhones.

But how do you stop the music when you've fallen asleep, and there's no one left to listen? Luckily, the iPhone and iPad have a sleep timer built right in!

How to set an iPhone sleep timer

Once you have the music you want playing, you can follow these steps to ensure it stops playing after a set amount of time.

  1. Launch the Clock app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap the Timer tab.
  3. Using the picker, set the amount of time you want to let the music play.
  4. Choose When Timer Ends.

To set a timer on your mobile device, launch the Clock app from the Home screen. Tap the Timer tab. Use the picker to set the amount of time you want to let the music , then tap When Time Ends. (Image credit: iMore)
  1. Select Stop Playing. You'll have to scroll down to the bottom.
  2. Tap Set at the top right.
  3. Choose Start to begin the timer.

To set a timer on your mobile device, select Stop Playing. Tap Set at the top right, then choose Start to being the timer. (Image credit: iMore)

When the iPhone sleep timer ends, so will your music, and hopefully, your sleep will have blissfully begun. If not, you can restart the time and repeat the process if you so choose.

Updated November 2021: Updated for iOS 15.

Bryan M Wolfe
Staff Writer

Bryan M. Wolfe has written about technology for over a decade on various websites, including TechRadar, AppAdvice, and many more. Before this, he worked in the technology field across different industries, including healthcare and education. He’s currently iMore’s lead on all things Mac and macOS, although he also loves covering iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Bryan enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, traveling, and driving around his teenage daughter to her latest stage show, audition, or school event in his spare time. He also keeps busy walking his black and white cocker spaniel, Izzy, and trying new coffees and liquid grapes.