IF YOU have trouble drifting off without a bit of music playing in the background, you’re not alone.
As many as three in five people listen to their favourite tunes to get to sleep – though the trick comes with a drawback.
Once you’ve finally made it to the land of slumber, the music you were listening to keeps playing overnight.
This can mess with your Spotify “Listen History” and even kill your battery if the device you’re listening to isn’t plugged in.
Fortunately, a TikTok tipster has a neat iPhone trick for anyone who likes to fall asleep to music.
The tech guru who goes by Katarina Mogus recently showed her 2m followers how to switch off their music after a set time period.
It means you can listen to Apple Music to help you sleep without the app playing through your earphones all night.
Katarina shared the trick in a TikTok video uploaded on May 31.
She said: “If you love falling asleep listening to music like me you’re gonna wanna do this.”
The trick involves a little-known feature built into the iPhone’s Clock iOS app, which lets you set alarms and start countdown timers.
While playing a song on Apple Music, open Clock and head to the Timer tab.
Set the time you want to pass before your music stops and then tap When Timer Ends.
Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the dropdown list and tap Stop Playing. Hit Start to begin the timer.
Now, when the time is up it will automatically pause the music or podcast you have playing on Apple Music.
“Your music will automatically stop playing and you can have a nice sleep,” Katarina said.
If you don’t use Apple Music, you’re in luck! Other music apps let you perform a similar trick in just a few taps.
When playing a track on Spotify, for instance, tap the three dots in the top right corner of the Now Playing screen.
Scroll down and tap Sleep Timer. Specify the amount of time you would like to pass before the music stops.
If you’re playing a podcast on Spotify, setting a Sleep Timer is even easier.
Simply tap the Moon icon next to the playback controls and select a time period.
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