How to Set Up a Sleep Timer in Spotify – How-To Geek

Spotify does not have a built-in sleep timer feature. However, you can still set up a sleep timer on Spotify using the sleep timer functionality available on your device’s operating system (OS). Here’s how you can do it on popular platforms:

For iOS Devices (iPhone/iPad):

  1. Open the Clock App: Go to your device’s home screen, and open the “Clock” app.
  2. Set the Timer: Tap on the “Timer” tab at the bottom of the screen. Set the desired time for which you want Spotify to play before stopping.
  3. Choose “When Timer Ends” Option: Scroll down and select “When Timer Ends.”
  4. Select “Stop Playing”: In the list of options, choose “Stop Playing.”
  5. Start the Timer: Tap the “Start” button at the top right to begin the timer.
  6. Play Music on Spotify: While the timer is running, open the Spotify app, and start playing the music you want.

When the timer reaches the set duration, Spotify will automatically stop playing, allowing you to fall asleep without leaving the music on all night.

For Android Devices:

Setting up a sleep timer on Android may vary slightly depending on the device manufacturer and OS version. Here’s a general guideline for stock Android devices:

  1. Open the Clock or Timer App: Go to your device’s home screen or app drawer and open the “Clock” or “Timer” app.
  2. Set the Timer: Set the desired time for which you want Spotify to play before stopping.
  3. Select “When Timer Ends” or “Timer Finishes”: Depending on your device, choose the option that allows you to select what happens when the timer ends.
  4. Choose “Stop Playing”: Look for the option to “Stop Playing” or something similar.
  5. Start the Timer: Tap the “Start” or “Play” button to begin the timer.
  6. Play Music on Spotify: While the timer is running, open the Spotify app, and start playing the music you want.

Once the timer reaches the set duration, Spotify will stop playing, helping you drift off to sleep without leaving the music running indefinitely.

Keep in mind that these steps are based on the information available up to September 2021, and there may have been changes or updates to Spotify or the operating systems since then. If you encounter any issues or find that the steps are different on your specific device, I recommend checking the latest guides or tutorials for your device and Spotify app version.

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