How to Set a Sleep Timer on Spotify

If you are someone who has trouble sleeping, listening to your favorite songs or podcasts on Spotify helps a lot. However, chances are you’ll fall asleep with the music streaming service playing all night long. Your phone’s battery backup will understandably take a hit. That’s exactly where the Spotify sleep timer comes in handy. This feature allows you to choose to pause music playback after a certain duration. So if you want to learn how to use this feature on Spotify, here is a detailed guide.

Use the sleep timer in the Spotify Android and iOS app

The sleep timer feature only works with the Spotify mobile app for Android and iOS. It doesn’t work with the web or desktop apps. However, you can schedule your Mac or Windows PC’s display’s own sleep time so that this feature works as well.

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So for those who use their phone to listen to music before going to bed, we have outlined the steps to set the sleep timer in the Spotify app. We’ll use the Android app for this demo, but the steps remain the same on the iPhone.

  • Go to the Spotify app and play the song you want to listen to.
  • Now on the Now Playing screen, tap the three dot menu in the upper right corner.
  • In the pop-up menu that opens, scroll down to find the sleep timer choice. Tap it.
Find the sleep timer feature on Spotify
  • Then select the desired sleep timer duration. You can select a duration anywhere from 5 minutes to 1 hour. You can also choose to pause playback at the “end of track” as shown below.
  • Once you select the duration, you will see a small confirmation message stating that your sleep timer has been set.
Set the duration of the Spotify sleep timer

With that, you have successfully learned how to set a sleep timer and save battery power while you sleep. Additionally, if it takes you longer to fall asleep, you can simply repeat the steps to extend or disable the timer.

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Spotify recently DELETED a lot of free features for the Indian users, and luckily the sleep timer is not one of them. While the feature is very useful, it would be great to see the ability to set a custom duration. This allows people who can’t fall asleep within an hour to have more control over the timer, instead of having to continually extend it.

Let us know in the comments below if you found this guide helpful. Meanwhile, if your Spotify web player not working and acting, follow our linked guide. Moreover, make your Spotify n-gen Art if you want to show your musical taste to others.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How long has Spotify had a sleep timer?

Spotify introduced the sleep timer feature in 2019. Android users received it first, and later iOS users also received it.

Q. Does the Spotify sleep timer turn off your phone?

No, the Spotify sleep timer only stops the music so that your phone doesn’t keep playing music all night.

Q. Does the Spotify sleep timer stop the music?

Yes, the sleep timer function ensures that your music stops after a certain duration. You can choose to stop the music after 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 45 minutes or an hour. You can also choose to stop the music after the song in question has ended.

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