Listening to your favorite podcast in bed can be a very relaxing way to relax after a long, busy day. However, there is a good chance that you will fall asleep while the show is still running. This means that one episode after another is played and you forget where you left off. Worse, a loud noise in an episode can wake you up during the night. However, you can avoid both issues when using Apple Podcasts.
In fact, you can avoid both issues in any podcast app, not just Apple podcasts, by using the built-in sleep timer in iOS, which also works on music, movies, and videos. and other media playback apps. However, if you use Apple Podcasts, you do not have to jump through the frames to set a sleep timer for iOS as a whole. You can do this directly in your podcast app.
Neither iOS nor Apple Podcasts Sleep Timer stop a podcast exactly at the point where you fall asleep. We just are not there yet, as far as the smart devices are concerned. You can choose to stop the series or show episode after a specified time, up to an hour, or how long the rest of the episode is. This feature has been in use since iOS 6, when podcasts were first used as a stand-alone service, and it also works on iOS 1
To set the sleep timer for Apple podcasts
Select for the current one Series or Show: Tap the bottom of the player to display the Now Playing screen. Next, swipe up (like scrolling down) to see more options, the first of which is "Sleep Timer." Tap to bring up the action sheet, and then choose how long the podcast automatically stops.
You can set the timer to end in 5, 10, 15, 30, 45 minutes, or an hour. or when the current episode ends. Regardless of what time period you choose, the "Sleep Button" will become a countdown clock when Apple Podcasts playback stops automatically. However, if you pause the episode or pause it during playback, the countdown will also stop so that it only works while content is playing.
The Sleep Timer feature continues the countdown, even if the podcasts app is running in the background. So you can multitask on your iPhone or put it to sleep while your show is playing, and it will automatically stop playing as soon as the clock is up streaming, listening to, and creating music on your phone. Take a look at the entire music series.
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