Set Sleep Timer Books app iPad

It’s one thing to fall asleep listening to music or relaxing sounds. But nodding off while listening to an audiobook is as bad as falling asleep during a movie. What did you miss? Are you going to start it over? Do you remember where you left off before catching those Z’s?

To make sure you don’t miss a thing with your audiobook, you can set a sleep timer in the Books app. You have flexible options and this way you’ll know right where you left off. Plus, the book won’t keep on playing while you’re sawing logs.

Here’s how to set a sleep timer for an audiobook in the Books app on both iOS and Mac.

Set a sleep timer in Books on iPhone and iPad

Open the Books app on your iPhone or iPad and then do the following to set a sleep timer.

1) Tap to open your audiobook in full screen.

2) Tap the Moon icon at the bottom.

3) Select a time in the pop-up menu. You can also set a Custom time if you prefer.

Set Sleep Timer Books iPad

Set a sleep timer in Books on Mac

With your audiobook open in the Books app on Mac, follow one of these sets of steps to set a sleep timer.

1) Click the More button (three-dot icon) next to your audiobook on the bottom left of the sidebar. Note: You’ll need to move your cursor to that area to make the More button appear.

2) Put your cursor over Sleep Timer.

3) Select a time from the pop-out menu.

Set Sleep Timer Books Mac More button

OR

1) Click Controls from the menu bar.

2) Move your cursor over Sleep Timer.

3) Select a time from the pop-out menu.

Set Sleep Timer Books Mac menu bar

If you want to turn off a Sleep Timer that you’ve set, just follow one of the sets of instructions above and instead of picking a time, choose Off.

Wrapping it up

Being able to set a sleep timer for an audiobook is handy for other situations besides night-night time. If you have to leave for an appointment or meeting, you can use the timer to stop your book when it’s time to go!

Are you going to give the sleep timer in Books a try? Let us know your thoughts on it in the comments below!

Remember, you can also set a sleep timer on your HomePod!