How to Set a Timer to Stop Music and Movies Automatically on iPhone or iPad

How to Set a Timer to Stop Music and Movies Automatically on iPhone or iPad

Soft and soothing music is what I listen to fall asleep whenever the night seems to have become too long. But before hitting the play button, I prefer to set a timer so that music stops playing after the preset time on my iPhone.

The stock Clock app for iOS comes with a hidden sleep timer, which you can use in many ways. For instance, you can take advantage of this feature to prevent your kid from watching videos beyond the stipulated time. It can also come in super handy in helping you take a break at the predefined time especially while watching hot Netflix shows.

Whatever could be your reason, this nifty little hack can come into play well. Let me demonstrate how you can use sleep timer for music and movies on your iOS device.

How to Set a Timer on iPhone and iPad to Stop Playing Music and Movies
Stick note: This trick works with any music and movies apps like YouTube, Apple Music, Amazon Prime and more. So, you have complete freedom to get the most out of this trick whenever you think it’s the right time.

Step #1. First off, launch Clock app on your iOS device.

Launch Clock app on your iPhone

Step #2. Now, ensure that Timer tab is selected at the bottom right corner of the screen.

Ensure that Timer tab is selected in iOS Clock App

Step #3. Next, set the time after which you want your music to stop playing automatically. I’m going to set it up for 15 minutes.

Set a Timer to Stop Music or Movies Automatically on iPhone

Step #4. Next up, tap on When Timer Ends.

Tap on When Timer Ends in iOS Clock App

Step #5. On the next screen, you need to scroll all the way to the bottom and select Stop Playing.

Select Stop Playing and Tap on Set in iOS Clock App

Then, tap on Set at the top right corner of the screen.

Step #6. Finally, hit Start.

Now, go ahead and start playing your favorite music or the fun-loving flicks. Your iOS device will automatically lock and stop playing the media after the pre-set time.

One important thing worth noting is that you will have to go back and select a tone if you want to use the timer for other stuff like cooking or playing games. Else, your timer will be silent.

To get it done, open Clock app again → Timer tab → set the time → tap on When Timer Ends → Choose a tone → tap on Set at the top right → hit Start. Now, your timer will play sound as usual.