The native Apple Watch app on iOS devices has a hidden feature that you probably don't know. This feature allows you to go to bed in the evening with the audio playback on your iPhone and make it stop playing automatically after a certain period of time, probably after you have already fallen asleep. The iPhone sleep timer is a little-known function, but on some occasions it is very useful for programming the shutdown of the device. a really useful feature if you don't want your iPhone to continue playing with that audiobook, music playlist or podcast series when you're not awake to enjoy it. It can also help save battery and potentially even a lot of data if you're streaming music or radio to your mobile phone.
How to use the iPhone sleep timer
You have probably never used the timer on your iPhone and if you have the patience to continue reading, you can find out how to activate it by following these simple steps. So here's how the timer works to activate it before going to bed and listening to music until you fall asleep.
- Starts Control Center on your iPhone – on iPhone 8 or earlier, swipe up from the bottom of the screen; on iPhone X or later, scroll down from the far right corner of the screen.
- Once the Control Center is open, tap the button Timer.
- Using the dials, select an hour for which you want to block audio playback.
- Touch "At the stop”Found at the bottom of the page.
- On the new page, scroll down to the bottom and select Stop playback.
- Tap Tax in the upper right corner of the screen.
- Tap Starts to start the timer.
Now you can turn off the screen of your iPhone and go to bed. If the timer ends and you have not yet fallen asleep, resume the audio you were playing and restart the timer. This is a simple iOS feature, but it can prove very useful on certain occasions.