How To Automatically Turn Off iPhone At A Certain Time

Would like to set your iPhone to automatically turn off at a specific time? Well, this could be helpful if you like playing soothing music on your iPhone to get some sleep. Instead of putting it off physically before you sleep, use the method that I’m going to share.

The best part about this method is that your alarm will go off as usual. You will also have saved battery life and you won’t have to start your iPhone or iPad physically.

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Setting your iPhone to sleep automatically at a specified time

  • Find and tap the Clock app on your iPhone or iPad
  • Tap timer and enter a value on the screen that appears
  • Find and tap ‘When Timer Ends’
  • Tap ‘Sleep iPhone’
  • Tap ‘Start’

Your iPhone will work until when the timer ends. At this point, it will stop all apps from running and go into sleep mode.

Setting your iPhone or iPad to automatically start

  • Find and tap the ‘Clock’ app icon
  • Tap ‘Alarm’
  • Tap + to add an alarm
  • Select the song you want for your alarm, then tap ‘Save’.

Your iPhone will resume from sleep mode once the alarm goes off.

Delaying Sleep Mode

If your iPhone is just about to go into sleep mode but you would wish for it to stay on a little bit longer, follow the method below to delay sleep mode.

  • Tap the ‘Settings’ app
  • Go to General
  • Open Auto Lock
  • Select your preferred duration

Pause or cancel sleep mode

There are buttons to pause or cancel sleep mode right on the timer. Use them if you no longer want to use the timer or if you would like to delay sleep mode.

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You’ve now learnt how to automatically turn off an iPhone or iPad. If you don’t understand anytime or if you want to add to this shut off timer trick, then let us know in the comment section below.