It’s taken a few years, but the Apple Music app is finally a formidable alternative to Spotify. The app has gained quite a few new features, including recent additions such as Lossless and Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos. With all of the great music and curated playlists available in Apple Music, it’s easy to understand why the userbase continues to grow on a regular basis.
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How To Set a Sleep Timer With Apple Music
Unfortunately, there’s no “simple” way to set your favorite songs or playlists as part of a sleep timer. Luckily, Apple has added a sneaky feature in the Clock app that allows you to do just that. Here’s how to set a sleep timer with Apple Music on the iPhone or iPad:
- Open the Clock app on your iPhone or iPad.
- Tap Timer on the right in the bottom toolbar.
- Choose the duration of your timer.
- Tap When Timer Ends.
- Scroll to the bottom and tap Stop Playing.
- Tap Set in the top right corner.
- Open Apple Music.
- Select the song, album, or playlist that you want to fall asleep to.
- Exit the Apple Music app.
Once the timer that you set has run out, whatever music is playing will stop playing. This is the best and easiest way for you to set a sleep timer with the help of Apple Music.
While we definitely wish there was a “true” sleep timer available, this method is still easy enough to get set up. Apple has been making some pretty great strides even with the Clock app. Most recently, with iOS 15, the Clock app allows you to either use the old-school dial to change the alarms, or you can manually enter the time.
But the best part of being able to set a sleep timer with Apple Music like this is that you no longer need to download a third-party app. And you if you want to have the music playing louder than the speakers from your phone, you can connect your iPhone or iPad to a HomePod Mini or Bluetooth speaker.
Let us know if you have any other methods that you would recommend using for setting a sleep timer with Apple Music.
Andrew is a freelance writer based on the East Coast of the US.
He has written for a variety of sites over the years, including iMore, Android Central, Phandroid, and a few others. Now, he spends his days working for an HVAC company, while moonlighting as a freelance writer at night.