Quick Tip: iOS’s built-in sleep timer

Many of my favorite streaming iOS apps like Pandora and Instacast use (or can optionally use, in the case of Instacast) the built-in iPod controls. This is great because it let’s you take advantage of an out-of-the-way Timer feature in the Clock app: When Timer Ends, Sleep iPod. This works with Pandora and Instacast, not just your on-device music! I use this feature every night to go to sleep to podcasts and Pandora (hint: the Spa Radio channel is great for sleeping!).

One of my other favorite streaming apps is TuneIn Radio which lets you listen to (and pause/record) just about any radio station (50,000 according to their site). This tip doesn’t work with TuneIn as it does not use the built-in iPod controls, however it has its own built-in sleep timer.

Another bonus of using built-in iPod controls: you can take advantage of AirPlay if the app doesn’t support it natively (e.g. Instacast).

About Kye Hittle

I’m tall, enjoy traveling, running and the company of good friends. Lover of [square brackets]. (OK, parenthesis too, which I overuse, and {curly braces}!) Professionally I am the Director of IT for a nonprofit and do freelance higher-ed, small biz and other nonprofit tech gigs. I heart technology used for personal and societal good.
This entry was posted in Tips & Tricks and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

What do you think?