How to Set A Sleep Timer for Spotify? Solved!

Posted by Adam Gorden on Jul 19, 2019 3:35 PM.

"Is there a way to automatically turn Spotify off after some time? If not, is there any official wish-list thread – so I could make Spotify stop playing music after some time? Reason is very simple – I tend to play music when going to sleep, and it would be great if it stopped after some time, to avoid playing all night long into the morning." – From Spotify Community

In May this year, Spotify did the unthinkable. Spotify announced that they had added a highly requested feature from users -- a sleep timer. The feature is now available on Android. Rolling out over the past couple of days to Android users, the latest Spotify update the function in the "Now Playing" menu. As you'd expect, this feature stops music playback after a set amount of time has passed, a handy option for those who like to fall asleep while listening to their favorite tracks.

The feature's addition shouldn't come as much of a surprise, though. What's more, we're here to talk about Spotify music timer and introduce how to set it both on Android and iOS. By the way, we also share the tip to download music from Spotify to MP3.

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Part 1. Way to Set A Sleep Timer for Spotify on Android
Part 2. Method to Set A Sleep Timer for Spotify on iOS
Part 3. Tip to Download Spotify Music Free of Charge

How to Launch Spotify Sleep Timer Android

Spotify is finally adding a built-in sleep timer for their users when they are listening to songs before bed. The new sleep timer feature is coming first on Android. It means when you go to bed, you can start listening an album or a playlist and stop to playing them with the support of the sleep timer after a certain duration.

Sleep timer Spotify Android for turning off music, here's how to use it.

Step 1. Make sure that you have the latest Spotify on your Android phone. Choose the track or playlist you want to hear and then tap on the overflow (three dots) icon on the top right of the "Now Playing" screen on Spotify.

Step 2. Scroll down to look for "Sleep Timer" and click it. A pop-up window appears, prompting you to select a time to stop audio. Choose between 5, 10, 15, 30, 45, and 60 minutes, or until the end of the currently playing track.

Step 3. Your Spotify sleep mode will be set, and the countdown will show up in the same overflow menu. You'll see Sleep Timer like in the picture below. When the time has elapsed, the music stops.

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How to Open Spotify Sleep Timer iOS

As we talk about, the sleep timer feature is only available for Android for the time being, and it's not offered to iOS users yet. Regardless, it's still great to see Spotify adding this highly requested option for users. But iOS users can simply use the built-in timer feature on the Clock app to stop playing their music after the timer finishes.

Sleep timer Spotify iPhone for turning off music, here's how to use it.

Step 1. Open the Clock app on your iOS phone and tap on the "Timer" option at the bottom of the main screen. A list shows up on your screen for you to choose from.

Step 2. You will lots of time length for you to choose from. Set the desired time length of your sleep timer and then tap on the option marked "When Timer Ends".

Step 3.Scroll all the way to the bottom of the interface. Then select the "Stop Playing" option and tap the "Set" button at the top-right corner to save the change. Finally, tap "Start" to start it.

set spotify sleep timer on ios

Except for the above methods, you can stop playing your music after some time. There are lots of sleep timer apps available on the market. Few of them are compatible with Spotify. We would recommend three of them to you, that is, Sleep Timer (Turn Music Off), SpotOn – Sleep & Wake Timer for Spotify, and Sleep Timer for Spotify, Music, and Video.

How to Download Music from Spotify to MP3

Spotify is rich in music resource which has surpassed most of music streaming platforms. There are more than forty million tracks available on Spotify. Lots of singers tend to release their official music track on Spotify for the first time. Users can browse music track, audiobooks, podcasts and more audio files on Spotify. However, the free version of Spotify is ad-supported much like radio station. All free users cannot enjoy additional service offered by Spotify. By using a third-party software like ViWizard Music Converter for Spotify can enable free users to enjoy premium service, bypassing the monthly fee of $9.99.

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What Can Spotify Music Converter Do for You?

  • Listen to all soundtracks on Spotify without the distraction of ads
  • Download all soundtracks from Spotify to MP3 or other plain formats
  • Get rid of all digital rights management protection from Spotify
  • Configure all sorts of audio parameter like channel, bit rate and more
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How to make it happen is fairly simple with a few touches through Spotify Music Converter.

Step 1Upload Spotify Music to Music Converter for Spotify

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Launch Spotify MP3 Downloader on your computer. Then you will see Spotify desktop being loaded automatically. Go to your Spotify account and choose music tracks or playlists you want to extract from Spotify as MP3. Drag and drop them to the main screen. Alternatively, copy and paste the URL of music tracks to search box for adding songs.

Step 2Configure the Output Format and Audio Parameters

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After all Spotify songs or playlists are imported successfully, navigate to top menu - Preferences where you can set the audio output format as MP3. Besides, you are allowed to set the bit rate, sample rate, conversion speed and more. It also supports other common audio formats including AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, and M4B.

Step 3Start to Download Music from Spotify to MP3

downloading spotify music

When all is set up, click "Convert" button at the right corner to start converting Spotify music to MP3. When the conversion process is done, you can find all MP3 files which are extracted from Spotify by clicking the history folder. Then you can do whatever you, such as sharing them to your friends, transferring them to MP3 players, etc.

Video Guide: How to Extract MP3 from Spotify with ViWizard


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