Introduction: IPod Touch Sleep Mode Tricks

Do you often want to listen to your Itouch in your bed before you sleep, but can't really because you are scared for your Ipod to fell down from your bed and break on the floor? Or maybe you could get the head phone entangle around your neck?

So here is a really simple solution that will allow you to listen to your iPod touch before you sleep and that won't ruins your battery during the night and that won't injure your iPod or yourself!

Simple, Easy and 2 sec Setup !

P.S Only work with Itouch 2rd Gen ! (Speaker mode needed)

Step 1: Make a Playlist

The first thing need to do is to make a playlist of the songs you want to ear while your are going to fall asleep.. Calm songs help !

So click on music and go to Playlist , then click on On-The-Go and add the songs you want. Adjust the volume (Not too high) and hit play. Make sure your ear bud are not connected so that you are in Speaker mode.

Step 2: Put a Timer

I just recently found that you can set a timer and it sleep the iPod when its finished! Maybe I learn you something new?!

So to do it , just go in Clock apps then in the Timer tabs, then click on When Timer Ends and go to the first one in the list: Sleep iPod and click on it then on set. Start the timer!

When the Timer is set, go back to your Playlist and hit play!

Step 3: Put the IPod in Your Pillow

Now that your music is playing, hit the power button , (Just to switch in Stand-by mode) and put it in your pillow. Just between the pillow itself and the Pillow Case . Look at the picture for better understanding...

Step 4: Enjoy the Music Playing!

There you have it! You can listen to your iPod touch while falling asleep without the risk of draining your battery or to injure it or anything else you could think !

The iPod will automatically stop playing and put itself in sleep mode!



te101 made it!(author)2012-04-29

works with 1st gen 2

Ausm made it!(author)2009-12-29

i dunno

account3r2 made it!(author)2010-10-14

2rd=surd...idk... XD lol

protonrules made it!(author)2010-01-24


Patented made it!(author)2009-12-30


RANDOMUS3R made it!(author)2010-03-24


eNcHon made it!(author)2010-03-11

you can also use it as an alarm ryt? prepare a playlist that will really wake you and set it as the alarm... well i've done this on a vid classic and i don't have an itouch..hahaha you guys try it!!!

chuck_29 made it!(author)2010-03-10


kawaiipeach made it!(author)2010-01-12

Thank you so much!!!!! 

zopie71 made it!(author)2009-12-27

This is awesome...thanx! I just got my ipod touch for xmas and am figuring out how to use it. thanx again!

Halopwner85 made it!(author)2009-12-01

megadeth could pwn metallica in every way shape or form

the_builder made it!(author)2009-09-13

i see you like megaeth and metallica to?

Patented made it!(author)2009-09-13

Yepp! my 2 favorite groups!

the_builder made it!(author)2009-09-25

me too. I like Metallica better though

EncasedDeath made it!(author)2009-09-30

u r right, i like the unforgiven 2 but like megadeths kill the king

the_builder made it!(author)2009-10-03

me too

EncasedDeath made it!(author)2009-10-04

sweet whats ur favorite metallica song?

eviltoothpick9 made it!(author)2009-10-01

or, maybe, possibly you could sit it beside your bed. otherwise good job

Patented made it!(author)2009-10-01

Yeah but I dont have any little desk, mine is at the other side of my room

christophor made it!(author)2009-09-28

Great Instructable. I have some suggestions for folks like me who don't like to sleep with ear buds in and don't have speaker mode. My iPod touch doens't have a speaker mode. (1st gen I think.) I just use a small set of speakers I bought at the dollar store. They don't have batteries and aren't very loud, but they're great for listing when you're lying down. I just put it behind the pillow where it's out of the way but I can still hear it. My daughter (5yo) has a regular iPod with the circular controller on it. We got her a pillow with speakers in it. It's basically a neck pillow shaped like a monkey. We just snaked the cable between the mattress and head board so it doesn't tangle on anything. I've seen grown up ones in tasteful colors. I don't let her listen to it at night though so I don't know about sleep mode on that model. I don't use a sleep timer. I just make sure my play list isn't set to repeat. The iPod goes to sleep on its own and in my case, the alarm still works in the morning. Nice job on the Instructable. I'm sure it will come in handy if I ever bother to upgrade my iPod. Keep up the good work. - Chris

Patented made it!(author)2009-09-30

Hey, thats a nice idea! I will mention it in the instructables! Its a great option for 1 gen iPod! Thx!

B-mag made it!(author)2009-09-24

why set a timer to put it in sleep mode? you can listen to songs while your in sleep mode, so just make the playlist, click play, and put it in sleep mode, that is way easier.

Barbaric+Eric made it!(author)2009-09-20

I have an iPod touch 1st gen so I plugged in computer speakers and I just have them on my bedstand and do this :)

munchman made it!(author)2009-09-24

I do the same with my nano.

Sandy44444 made it!(author)2009-09-06

you said calm songs! system of a down-Ariels! not calm. good song and googd album!

Patented made it!(author)2009-09-13


ikoda made it!(author)2009-08-27

Hey I learned something new about that Timer trick. But doesn't the timer alarm sound keep ringing until you stop it?

Patented made it!(author)2009-08-28

No because the alarm is replaced by the 'go to sleep' option so the is no alarm!

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