iPhone tip: Stop Movie, Music, Podcast or anything else playing automatically – so your iPhone won’t continuously playing

  • This article share how you can set your iPhone to stop playing after certain amount of time passed.
  • Although this article is meant for iPhone and iOS, the same steps work the same for iPad and iPadOS.
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Are you looking for a way to automatically stop movie, YouTube video, music, podcast or anything else playing on your iPhone after certain amount of time? If yes, then you are on the right page! Say, you are going to bed already but you still doesn’t want to just fall asleep without doing anything, and instead choose to listen to music or podcast or watch Netflix or some YouTube videos. However you don’t want them to keep playing all night even after you fall asleep. If you have the same or similar scenario, then follow my tip below to stop your iPhone from playing any media continously.

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Follow the tip to stop any music, movie or other media from playing automatically

Here’s how to stop iPhone any app from playing after a certain time

Follow these simple steps to set timer that will stop your iPhone from continously playing after the timer runs out of time. Here’s how you can do that.

Step 1) On your iPhone, open the Clock app.

Navigate to “Timer” tab.

Step 2) Inside Clock app, tap “Timer” tab at the bottom right of the screen.

Step 3) Set the timer as you like – E.g.: You want the iPhone to stop playing after 1 hour, then set to 1 hour.

Step 4) Tap on “When Timer Ends” and choose “Stop Playing”. It’s located at the very bottom of the list, so keep scrolling till reach the bottom of the screen.

Step 5) Tap on “Set” to confirm the changes you are making – in this case Stop playing after certain time.

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Tap on “Start” to start the Timer on iPhone Clock app

Step 6) Now click “Start” to start the timer.

Once you have clicked Start, you can open any apps and play any media: movie, show, music, podcast or anything. They will stop playing once the timer ends (or reaches zero).


Bring it all together

With this iPhone tip to set timer to stop playing any media, you can now limit the amount of time your iPhone will continously play the media. Should you still need to play after the timer ends, you can redo the steps above to create another timer. Doing this, in the case of you falling asleep, your iPhone doesn’t need to continuously playing the movies or music all night long.  In case you encountered any difficulties and/or have queries, don’t hesitate to put your queries or thoughts on the comment section down below. I’ll be happy to assist.

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