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Genius iPhone Hack Lets You Fall Asleep To Music Without Wasting Battery

The genius iPhone hack you always needed has been sitting right under your nose this whole time.

Thanks to a super useful function in Apple’s “Clock” app, you can listen to music as you fall asleep any time you want — and you wont have to wake up with your battery totally drained.

It’s so easy to use, you’ll be hitting yourself for not figuring this out sooner. All it takes are three steps, really.

Step 1: Play your music, podcast or whatever station you want to listen to.

Playing ESPN radio station on Apple Music

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For the purpose of this demonstration, I’ll go with ESPN radio on Apple’s Music app.


Step 2: Go to the clock app and set a timer for, let’s say, two hours (which is plenty of time for you to fall asleep).

Setting timer on iPhone

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Step 3: After you set the timer, select the “When Timer Ends” option, scroll all the way to the bottom of the menu and then select “Stop Playing.”

Setting iPhone timer to stop playing music

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Now you’re good to go. Instead of your iPhone playing all night, you’ll be able to rush to work the next morning with your battery actually above five percent.

And you know what’s the great thing about this hack? It’s been available to use for so long. In fact, it was mentioned in a Reddit forum four years ago.

Reddit user mentions how to fall asleep to music without battery dying

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But as Refinery29 mentioned, so many of the iPhone’s best hacks have gone under the radar during the 10 years of iOS’ existence, which reached its decade-versary on January 9 (and, yes, I totally made that word up).

Oh, and just in case you were wondering whether there are any other low-key hacks out there: You bet there are.

In fact, there’s another one that will come in handy while you’re trying to listen to music. With a little craftiness, you can listen to tunes from YouTube while using other apps.

Yep, I know, it’s a God-send. But it’s still not better than being able to play music at night with no battery worries.

You can also change the direction of a photo by tapping the line or add a shortcut for your email address so you don’t have to re-enter it when you’re filling out forms.

You’re welcome.

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CITATIONS Refinery 29 & 2 other
  1. Refinery 29

    We Had No Idea These iPhone Tricks Existed

  2. Reddit

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Joseph is a Senior Writer, Editor and early member of the Elite Daily team. He studied Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers University and will probably call Jersey home forever.
Joseph is a Senior Writer, Editor and early member of the Elite Daily team. He studied Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers University and will probably call Jersey home forever.

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