Spotify’s sleep timer lets you fall asleep to your favorite songs and podcasts

Save your battery and maybe fall asleep better with just a few clicks.

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Listening to music or a podcast on your phone can help you fall asleep if you can’t calm down after a busy day. However, falling asleep to your tunes means you run the risk of draining your battery or (if you leave it plugged in) waking up to a rather warm device. To remedy this predicament, check out Spotify’s Sleep Timer characteristic.


The sleep timer is easy to find on Spotify.

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Here’s how to use Spotify sleep timer for iOS and Android.

1. Open the Spotify app on your iPhone or Android and make sure the app is up to date.
2. Choose the music or podcast you want to listen to while you fall asleep.
3. Press the three dot settings button in the upper right corner.
4. Scroll down and tap sleep timer.

You can choose to end your listening session in six increments between five minutes and one hour. If you are quick to doze off, choose End of track. If you set a timer and haven’t fallen asleep yet, you can go back and press either Disable Timer or select more time. If you are listening to a podcast, you can choose between the same time slots or choose End of episode.

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