How to set Apple Music sleep timer on iPhone, Android, Mac, and Windows PC?

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December 12, 2023

For people who loves to fall asleep with relaxing music, sleep timer feature in the music app is very important. It’s hard to believe that sleep timer in Apple Music is limited to the Android version. On iPhone, iPad, Mac and PC, Apple Music doesn’t have sleep timer feature. But don’t worry, we have found nifty workarounds that let you set a sleep timer for Apple Music on iOS, Mac and PC. Let’s get started!

Related: How to set Spotify sleep timer?

1. Set a Sleep Timer for Apple Music on iPhone and iPad

The Clock app for iPhone and iPad allows you to set the desired sleep timer so that you can fall asleep by listening to your favorite music.

  1. Open the Clock app and tap the Timer tab in the bottom right corner.
  2. Set the time duration. Tap When Timer Ends, swipe to the bottom and tap Stop Playing.
  3. Tap Set in the top right corner and press Start.
  4. Now listen to Apple Music and your music will stop with the timer.

2. Set Sleep Timer on Apple Music for Android

  1. Open Apple Music on your Android phone and play a song. Tap the vertical three dots menu at the right corner of the Now Playing interface and choose “Sleep Timer”.
  2. Select the sleep timer duration and you’re all set. Apple Music will automatically stop the song after the predetermined time period.

3. Set a Sleep Timer for Apple Music on Mac

1. Go to System Preferences on your Mac and choose “Battery” settings. In macOS Catalina and earlier, you will need to choose Energy Saver.

2. Click Schedule. Set the preferred time for your Mac to shut down or sleep and click Apply to confirm.

3. Now play Apple Music songs and your Mac will go into sleep mode at the desired time and Apple Music stops then.

4. Set a Sleep Timer for Apple Music on Windows

  1. Go to Settings – System – Power & Sleep -> Sleep.
  2. Set the time duration.
  3. Apple Music stops as long as your PC goes to sleep.

How to play Apple Music songs with Spotify?

Unlike Apple Music, Spotify has a dedicated Sleep timer feature. If you like this feature, you can play Apple Music songs with Spotify.

spotify sleep timer

The downloaded songs from Apple Music catalog are in DRM protected format and can only be played within Apple Music and iTunes app. If you want to play downloaded Apple Music songs with Spotify, all you need to do is downloading Apple Music songs, albums and playlists to MP3 with Pazu Apple Music Converter.

Pazu Apple Music Converter lets you convert any copy protected Apple Music and iTunes songs you have in your library to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, AIFF without any loss in quality. One of the distinguishing features of Pazu Apple Music Converter is that it can download and convert Apple Music at a really fast speed — almost 10 times faster than any other similar software. It is integrated with the Apple Music web player, so you can batch convert any Apple Music playlist or album to the format you choose without iTunes app. The following tutorial will show you how to download Apple Music to MP3 and get Apple Music for free. 

Step 1 Launch Pazu Apple Music Converter

Download, install and run Pazu Apple Music Converter on your Mac or Windows.

Apple Music Converter

Step 2 Choose output format

The default format is M4A in 256kbps. Apple Music Converter also supports MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF. Click the gear icon if you want to change output format or output folder.

Apple Music Converter settings

Step 3 Choose a playlist, artist or album you want to download

Follow the on-screen instructions to choose a playlist, artist, or album that you want to download.

add Apple Music songs

Step 4 Start to download Apple Music songs

Click “Convert” button to start downloading Apple Music songs, albums and playlists to mp3, so you can play them anywhere you want, even after cancelling Apple Music subscription.

convert Apple Music to MP3