Apple Music Sleep Timers: How to Find and Set

Curious about how to set Apple Music sleep timers, but didn’t notice the app feature? Follow the procedure to get the feature on iPhone and iPad, as well as use the feature with Siri and apps like YouTube.

Even though it’s been a user-requested feature for years, Apple strangely hasn’t built a sleep timer directly into its Apple Music app. However, there is a way to do it natively with iPhone and iPad, you just need to use the Clock app.

Interestingly, our sister site 9to5Google just discovered that the Android version of Apple Music added a built-in sleep timer in the latest beta which is much better than the current iOS implementation.

While it’s ironic to see the Android version of Apple Music getting the feature first, hopefully Apple Music on iOS will get a proper sleep timer before long. But in the meantime, here’s what to do…

How to Set Apple Music Sleep Timers

  1. Open Apple Music on your iPhone or iPad and play something (you can also start with step 2 and start your music after the timer)
  2. Now open the Clock app and press the Timer tab in the lower right corner
  3. Choose When the timer endsswipe down and tap Stop playing
  4. Faucet Adjust in the top right corner, choose your timer duration and tap To start up
  5. Now your music will stop with timer

It also works as a sleep timer for third-party apps like YouTube 🤓.

Apple Music Sleep Timer Shortcut

  1. After setting the timer function to Stop playingthe Clock app will keep this setting
  2. To set future Apple Music sleep timers, start your music, then ask Siri to set a timer (or vice versa)
    • The downside is that if you want to use an alert sound for timers, you’ll have to manually change the setting back and forth.

Here’s what the process looks like on iPhone:

Once you’ve set “Stop Playing” for the action when time runs out, choose your timer duration and hit start.

Apple Music Sleep Timer 2

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