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.
- Launch the Clock app from your Home screen.
- Tap the Timer tab.
- Using the picker, set the amount of time you want to let the music play.
- Choose When Timer Ends.
- Select Stop Playing. You'll have to scroll down to the bottom.
- Tap Set at the top right.
- Choose Start to begin the timer.
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 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.
I have an iPod on random play all night long. I wake up if it stops. No need for a timer.
Yeah right, yet another technocratic solution. It's such a pleasure, to change the action of your timer during the day, doing a little beep-beep, to the shut down of the music player in the night. Day by day, every freeking day! Let alone finding that solution in the first place. ANY other app with a sleep timer just has a sleep timer in the menus. Easy to reach, easy to set without messing with you daily reminding timer. Apple, that solution is no feature - its a provocation!
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