You can use it for all apps that play media content on your iPhone or iPad. In the test, this works with streaming apps, YouTube, and Apple’s own podcast app. Alternatively, you can also use the feature if your children like to watch videos on the tablet or cell phone and the app used does not offer any parental control features. So it’s a really powerful tool.
How to use the universal sleep timer in iOS and iPadOS
To use the function, all you have to do is go to the Clock app. There you will find the timer, which you know since the last Corona self-test. A quick question: Did you know that you can also access the timer via a shortcut in the control center?
Once you have opened the Timer app, you have to go to the ringtone selection. The last entry here is the option “Stop playback”. If you arm the timer and then switch to the respective media content, it will be stopped after the desired time has elapsed. That’s it!
- Go to the Clock app on iOS and iPadOS.
- Click on the ringtone Stop playback for the timer.
- Select the timer and switches back to the desired media content.
Does this work on Android?
On Android, there is no native feature to stop media playback after a certain time. The screen also remains activated by default when a video is playing. As a workaround, however, you can find sleep timer apps in the Google Play Store that are available for free. After a quick check via the “Exodus” page, I can at least assure you with the following variants that they don’t steal tons of data:
Do you like to fall asleep to a video or a movie? And do you already use a sleep timer on iOS or Android to end media content? Let us know in the comments – good night!