When it comes to receiving major updates from popular apps, the iPhone almost always beats its competitors, Android. For example, WhatsApp’s fingerprint lock feature, released on iOS a few months before it was implemented on Android. But that wasn’t the case when Spotify introduced its “Sleep Timer” feature a few months ago. Meanwhile the music streaming application launched the feature on Android devices first, making iOS users wait a long time.
After several months of delay, this popular music app has finally brought the Sleep Timer feature to iOS devices. And guess what, I’m really excited about using the Spotify Sleep timer on the iPhone. If this is also what you’ve been waiting for, let’s learn how to use the Sleep timer feature right away!
Set a Sleep Timer in Spotify on iPhone and iPad
The first thing you need to know is, Spotify has just released a Sleep Timer feature for iOS and iPadOS. Even though it is available worldwide, it may take a while for the update to reach all countries. So, don’t be surprised if you don’t get the option to use this feature on your device. To update Spotify, open the App Store on your iPhone or iPad → Today tab → Profile → Available Updates. Now, search for Spotify and update the app as usual.
Since the process is very similar on iOS and Android, you can use this on any of your devices by following the screenshots below. With that said, let’s set a Sleep timer on Spotify.
- Open the application Spotify on your iOS device (iPhone and iPad).
- Next, play your favorite music. After that, open the screen Now Playing while listening to songs.
- Next, tap on the three dots menu ≡ in the top right corner.
- Scroll down a little and tap Sleep Timer (with a crescent icon).
- Finally, set the Spotify Sleep timer between 5 minutes and 1 hour.
Okay, your sleep timer is set
After you select the time, you will get a confirmation saying, “OK, your sleep timer is set. ” And setting the sleep time on Spotify is now complete.
Music will stop automatically after the set time. So, you can fall asleep in peace while enjoying your favorite music to the fullest and the music will turn off without you needing to manually turn it off or it won’t turn on again until you wake up.
How to set a Sleep timer on Spotify for Android
To access this new feature of Spotify, you must first update the latest Spotify application from the Play Store. After that, while the music is playing, go to the screen “Now PlayingAnd tap the overflow menu. To the bottom of the menu list that appears, and the option “Sleep Timer” will be shown.
Select the time list to stop music, time ranges from 5 minutes to 1 hour. You have to choose one of those times. Interestingly, Spotify also includes an option to stop playback after the current track ends. To end the timer, just repeat these steps and press “Turn off timer“.
And that’s how to use and set the Sleep Timer feature on Spotify on Android, iPhone and iPad. This feature is very useful and of course many Spotify users feel this feature must be there without the need to use third-party applications. Since I like to listen to some of my favorite songs before going to sleep, this feature is really very useful.