It often happens that you are listening to your favorite song on your phone or tablet at night, and you unknowingly fall asleep with the music still playing and headphones still in your ears. You wouldn’t like that to happen at all, of course, as it would not only drain your device’s battery, but even worse, can also disturb your night’s sleep with the constant music noise. If you wish your device could pause music playback automatically during such situations but your music player app of choice doesn’t support an auto stop or sleep functionality, then give Super Simple Sleep Timer a shot. It’s a super-simple and user-friendly Android app created by XDA-Developers member crazyfool_1 that allows you to lower the volume of your music player after a specified interval. You can also use it to automatically close your music player via a predefined timer. Details right after the jump.
The core idea behind the app is to stop music playback after a specified time interval. There’s no steep learning curve, nor are there any complicated settings to deal with or some complex UI to navigate. The app will simply stop music that you play in Google Music, PowerAMP, Spotify, and many other supported media players automatically when the sleep timer stops.
The interface of Super Simple Sleep Timer looks very barebones. It carries a drop-down menu, using which you can select the music player that you want to set to sleep. The drop-down menu can come handy if you have multiple music apps on your device.
Right below this drop-down menu is a circular slider, and all you have to do is slide it to your desired position to specify the time interval of your choice. You can set any duration between 1 to 59 minutes in total. Tapping the small speaker button toggles the ‘Lower volume to sleep’ option, and enabling it will only mute the player, rather than completely shutting the app down. Once you’re ready with your desired setting, simply tap ‘Set Sleep Timer’ to trigger it.
Correction: As pointed out by the developer in the comments section below, the tool does stop the music player app in question when muting it, by first lowering the volume down all the way, then stopping the app, and finally restoring the volume back to its original level. Thanks, Rob.
Overall, Super Simple Sleep Timer is a very simple app with extremely limited set of options, but the features that it does offer can prove extremely useful at what they do.