Many of us love to listen to our favorite music, the audiobook or even a podcast on our smartphone to relax before going to sleep. However, sometimes, this also leads us to drift off to sleep while the audio is still playing. This can be a nuisance because the audio will disturb you later when you are in a condition of deep sleep, while draining the battery of the smartphone. So if you were wondering if you can set a sleep timer for music on your iPhone or Android smartphone, the answer, yes, you can! Here is how you can set the sleep timer on iOS and Android:
Set the Sleep Timer on Android
If you happen to own an Android smartphone that doesn't work on Android, it's likely that the manufacturer of your device has implemented the sleep timer feature in their music player app. However, Android comes standard with Google Play Music, which doesn't include a sleep timer, unlike its iOS counterpart, which is a shame.
The good news is that there are several sleep scheduling apps on the Play Store that allow you to stop audio after some time from any app. You can simply search for "sleep timer apps" in the Play Store and you should find various decent apps. However, the most popular of the Sleep Timer batch (Mute Music), available in a free version. Therefore, here's how to set the sleep timer for music on Android with the app:
1. After installing the app on your device, you can play audio from any music player app, audiobook app or podcast app as well set the timer through the circular icon in the app. Then, you can touch the " Start "to start the timer. Once the timer starts, you will have the options to put your device on" Sleep Now "or" Stop "on the timer.
2. You can also choose to play music directly from the app with the button " Start e plays ". Also, possible" to interrupt " or " extend "the timer from the notification center.
When the timer runs out, the app puts your device to sleep, stops the music and not abrupt, instead the audio simply fadeswhich is a nice touch.
Other than that, you can press the button of the three point menu at the top right of the app and go to " Settings "to check options like shake to extend, set the default player to launch from the app and the length of the extension. Along with this, there are options for performing a specific action once the audio has been interrupted, waiting time after fading to close and more. In addition, the app includes the integration with Tasker and, if you have a rooted device, you can enable root functionality in "Advanced" to give it more control.
While the app works great, mute some music players if you have an unrooted device. However, we have tested the app on several music players and the audio has been interrupted. Also, if you don't want a separate sleep timer, you can install a third party music player with the sleep timer support.
Set the Sleep Timer on iPhone or iPad
Not many people are aware that iOS learns natively, with the ability to set the sleep timer on music. pretty simple and here are the steps to turn it on:
1. Open the Clock app on your iOS device and go to the " Timer ". Here, set the timeafter which you want the music to stop playing. Then, hit the " When the timer ends "and scroll down and select" Stop playback ". Once finished, tap" Tax ".
2. Once finished, press the button Start in the timer e play music from the Music app or any other music, podcast or audiobook app. When the timer reaches zero, the audio should automatically stop.
If you don't like the native Clock app method on iOS, you can install a third-party music player app that brings the sleep timer feature to the app. Most music-rich apps (Google Play Music, Pandora) and audiobooks (Audible) carry the sleep timer function, so you can use one of the third-party apps.
Are you ready to set the sleep timer on audio in iPhone and Android?
Well, these were the simple ways through which you can set the sleep timer on both Android and iOS. Try them on your device, set a sleep timer on your music and sleep in peace, without worrying about the sound of music all night. Also, if you have any doubts, let us know in the comments section below.