How to Time Yourself with Music on Your iPhone

How to Time Yourself with Music on Your iPhone

* This article is from our Tip of the Day newsletter. . *

Use timers a lot? Here's a fun way to use music on your iPhone to time showers and other activities like workouts or your kids' chores. If you like to fall asleep listening to music or podcasts and want playback to stop after a set time, this tip will work for that too.

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Open the Clock app on your iPhone and select Timer.

Tap on When Timer Ends, scroll down and select Stop Playing, and then tap Set in the upper right corner.


Now you can start your music, set a timer, and rock out in the shower without worry; the music will shut itself off when it’s time to shut the water off.

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Sarah Kingsbury

As the Editorial Director at iPhone Life, Sarah Kingsbury manages the online editorial team and oversees all website content. She is a long-time Apple enthusiast who never goes anywhere without her Apple Watch and owns way too many HomePods. Since joining iPhone Life in 2013, Sarah has done everything from writing hundreds of how-to articles to founding the Daily Tip newsletter. She even co-hosted the early episodes of the iPhone Life Podcast. When not at work, Sarah can be found hiking in the mountains and canyons around Las Vegas, where she lives with her partner and dogs.