iPhone sleep timer
Ask iLounge offers readers the opportunity to get answers to their iPod-, iPhone-, iPad-, iTunes-, or Apple TV-related questions from a member of the iLounge editorial team. We'll answer several questions here each week, and of course, you can always get help with more immediate concerns from the iLounge Discussion Forums. Submit your questions for consideration using our Ask iLounge Submit Form. We reserve the right to edit questions for grammar, spelling, and length.
Q: Is there a “Sleep Timer” on the iPhone like there is for the normal iPod? I can’t seem to find anything under the iPod settings…
A: On the iPod, the Sleep Timer is actually found under Extras, Clocks, and therefore it has been placed similarly on the iPhone. Although perhaps less intuitive, you can find the Sleep Timer feature under the iPhone’s Clock application.
Select Clock, and then Timer from the list of options at the bottom. You can then set the length of time you would like the iPhone to play, and then tap When Timer Ends and choose Sleep iPod from the list of available alarm/ringtone sounds, and tap the “Set” button:
Once you’ve done this, tap “Start” to start the actual countdown timer.
You can set the timer either while you’re already playing a track, or you can set the timer first and then go to the iPod application and start playing a track.
Unfortunately, unlike the iPod, the iPhone does not provide any visual feedback on the “Now Playing” screen to let you know that a sleep timer has been set. If you want to keep track of how much time is remaining, you will simply need to return to the “Clock” application to display the countdown timer.
There is also a small oddity that we have noted in the v1.0.2 firmware: If you exit the clock application and return to it, the When Timer Ends will show an alarm sound such as “Marimba” instead of the “Sleep iPod” option. The good news is that this is visual only and does not affect the behavior of the running timer, in fact even if you manually change this setting to something else, the “Sleep iPod” behavior will still be executed when the timer reaches zero. Further, the reverse is also true: You cannot change an existing alarm-based countdown timer to “Sleep iPod” instead. In short, if you want to set the sleep timer, always ensure that you stop the timer, change the setting, and then restart the timer.
- Will removing a credit card from Safari also remove it from Apple Pay?
- Can I mute Handoff calls coming into my Mac from my iPhone?
- How do I keep my iPhone calls from ringing on my Mac?
- Why doesn’t Traffic show up on my Today Notifications Screen?
- Why doesn’t my iPhone reconnect to Wi-Fi after I turn it on?
- Why can’t I see the iPad-style landscape view on my iPhone 6 Plus?
- Apple accuses Spotify of ‘asking for preferential treatment’ in response letter
- WSJ: Apple ‘in talks’ to acquire Tidal
- Spotify claims Apple anti-competitively blocking Spotify app update
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren accuses Apple, others, of locking out competition
- Cirrus Logic releases development kit for Lightning headphones
- Report details Apple Music’s vision for exclusive content
- Walgreens adds digital coupons to Apple Pay
- China orders Apple and others to monitor, report on app users
- South Korea regulators investigating Apple
- Apple Q3 earnings call set for July 26
- Nyne Rebel Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
- IK Multimedia iKlip A/V
- ClamCase ClamCase+ for iPad Air 2
- Philips Hue White Ambience Starter Kit
- Naim Audio Mu-so Qb Speaker
- Phiaton BT 460 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
- Zagg Slim Book for 9.7” iPad Pro
- Element Case Ronin for iPhone 6/6s
- JBL Clip 2 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
- Audio-Technica ATH-SR5BT Wireless On-Ear Headphones
- Inside the betas: iOS 10 Photos gets Advanced Computer Vision
- Inside the betas: iOS 10 Music app delivers ‘clarity and simplicity’
- Inside the betas: iOS 10 Maps gets a major redesign
- Inside the betas: iOS 10 shakes up the user experience
- Inside the betas: watchOS 3 promises a real speed boost
- Inside the betas: A sneak peek at what’s new in tvOS 10
- Filling the Gap: A look at third-party HomeKit apps
- Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of tvOS 9.2
- Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of iOS 9.3
- Opinion: Why Apple needs a dedicated HomeKit app