Watching or listening to something we enjoy can be a great way to relax before bed. Oftentimes, your favorite podcast, audiobook, or YouTube channel does such a good job of relaxing you that you fall asleep while playing it. If you’re like me, you can also intentionally put an audiobook on to make you fall asleep.
However, snoozing means that you are not properly listening to everything that is going on, and it will always result in you losing your place in, say, an audiobook. Obviously, this isn’t great if you want to pay attention to the story, which is why many audiobook and podcast apps have a built-in sleep timer.
But what if your favorite app isn’t? And what about YouTube? This does not contain a sleep timer. Well, fortunately, your iPhone has a built-in sleep timer that allows you to set a custom time on any content. All you have to do is modify one of the settings in the clock app’s timer. This is not only useful for falling asleep, but also for setting time limits on the amount of content you consume while you are awake. It’s little hacks like this that help make iPhones some of the best phones around.
Interested in knowing how to access your iPhone’s built-in content timer? All you have to do is read on.
How to use your iPhone’s built-in sleep timer
1. Open the Clock app And Click on the timer.
2. Press when the timer is up.
3. Scroll down And Click on Shutdown.
4. Start playing the content.
5. Swipe down from the top of the screen to open the control center, Then press and hold the timer tool.
6. Set the length of the timer And Click Start. Alternatively, you can Open the Clock app and set a timer There if you don’t have a Timer widget added to Control Center.
When the timer expires, your content will stop playing and a lock screen will appear to show that your media has stopped playing.
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