Is there a way to prevent the iPhone from locking when "Sleep iPod" is activated as a timer?

I have this alarm clock app (SleepCycle) that needs to be running on an unlocked iPhone to pick up movement during the night. If I also want to listen to music or an audiobook while falling asleep, I set the clock timer to sleep iPod after a certain interval, but this seems to also lock the iPhone, even if I've set auto-lock to never. Any ideas?

  • I don’t believe that theres a way to avoid that. If the application doesn’t do it on its own, you are out of luck. Nov 15, 2010 at 15:36
  • @Martín Marconcini: Thanks, I didn't expect it either, but it never hurts to ask...=) The app stays unlocked most of the time on its own, but the Sleep iPod defeats it every time...=(
    – Lizzan
    Nov 15, 2010 at 19:28
  • May I suggest you contact the author of the application, maybe he/she can do something about it :) Nov 15, 2010 at 23:58

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Maybe you can ask the developer of SleepCycle to put some iPod scheduling controls into the app? That seems like the best solution.

I do know of one other solution, but I'm afraid it's a Jailbreak app. There's a paid app in Cydia called SBSchedule, which (when combined with the free SBSettings and SBSettings iPod toggle) can toggle the iPod off on a schedule.

  • Thanks @Tim, I just fired off an e-mail to the SleepCycle developer, let's see if it works. Great that there's an alternative, but I prefer to run my phone non-jailbroken. Currently my solution is listening to a short playlist or just the end of one so that it automatically goes quiet...=)
    – Lizzan
    Jan 4, 2011 at 8:23
  • Maybe you could create a Smart Playlist that's limited to last only a certain length of time?
    – Tim
    Jan 5, 2011 at 0:23

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