Has anyone figured out a way using the Shortcuts app to set a sleep timer? My goal is to tap a shortcut from the Sleep menu at night, have it play audio from iBooks for 15 minutes and stop. I don’t want to have to go into the app and always click the sleep timer.

  • This needs to be supported by Apple in all their audio apps! Everyone other major audio app does, but not Apple’s. I have seen Shortcuts that claim to do this, but the first one I tried was flakey and required your screen to stay unlocked otherwise the shortcut would stop. Please share if you do find a good solution!
    – jimtut
    Feb 3, 2021 at 4:44

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I was able to figure out how to do so by setting my timer audio to “Stop Playing” and setting a 15 minute timer in the shortcut. Still hoping there’s a way without that method so that I can use my timers normally:


Shortcuts App Timer App


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