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How to Set a Sleep Timer on Spotify – Android – Technipages

Have you ever started to listen to music on Spotify and fallen asleep? You put on some relaxing music after a difficult day at work to only wake up a few hours later with the app still running. Thanks to the sleep timer feature on Spotify, you can avoid things such as wasting too much battery life or using too much mobile data.

How to Use Sleep Timer on Spotify Android

The next time you want to listen to some relaxing music to fall asleep, remember to turn the sleep timer feature on for Spotify. You can do this by opening the app and opening the playlist or album you want to listen to. The sleep timer feature will be visible after you tap on the dots at the top right.

After selecting the sleep timer option, you’ll see timing options. For example, you can choose to stop Spotify from playing music in:

  • Five minutes
  • 10 minutes
  • 15 minutes
  • 30 minutes
  • 45 minutes
  •  one hour
  • End of track

If all went well, Spotify would let you know that it’s all set up and you’re good to go. To change the time on the sleep timer, the steps are the same. This time, after tapping on the Sleep Timer option, the Turn off sleep timer option will be there along with the time options.

Sleep Timer for Spotify and Music: Turn off Music

If you don’t mind using third-party apps, you might be interested in an app called Sleep Timer for Spotify: Turn off Music. The app is free to use with some ads to deal with. When you first open the app, the first thing you have to do is set the timer.

Once you’ve chosen a time, tap on the green Start button.  The time you chose will be displayed on top in nice colors. Below, you’ll see options such as Open player, Extend, and Cancel.

When you tap on the open player option, choose Spotify from the list. The app should open Spotify automatically. A feature that you’ll like is that when the time is up, the app will fade out the music until it’s completely off. If you’re not quite ready to go to sleep and need more time, tap on the Extend button. Each time you select it, it’ll give you 10 more minutes.

Final Thoughts

Music has a huge effect on many. Sometimes it’s just what you need to relax at the end of the day. By setting a timer, you don’t have to worry about wasting more battery life than what’s necessary. The app also works with other music apps, so if you ever stop using Spotify, you don’t have to uninstall the app.

This post was written by Judy Sanhz and was first posted to Technipages

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