Fix: Spotify Sleep Timer Missing, Greyed Out

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Is your Spotify Sleep timer disappeared? Or When you are clicking on the 3 dots, it’s not bringing up the entire menu; hence, you can’t scroll down the menu to get to where the sleep timer is.

Do not worry, It is a Spotify bug. And in this article, I’m gonna discuss the possible and effective ways through which you can fix this issue.

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What is Spotify Sleep Timer?

Listening to music or podcasts before bed is a great way to relax after a long day. But not everyone wants to wake up in the middle of the night to turn off the music or podcast they were listening to. So Spotify Introduced a built-in Sleep timer that helps you to sleep peacefully without the tension of turning off your Spotify app in the middle of your sleep. It allows you to decide how long your music or podcast episode will play and it will automatically stop after that particular time. 

How to use Spotify Sleep Timer?

Here are the steps to use Sleep timer, for those users across mobile devices who want to try Sleep Timer:

Step 1: Tap the Now Playing bar to bring up the full Now Playing screen. You can find the Sleep timer here.

Note: If you are listening to podcasts, you can access the Sleep Timer directly on the Now Playing view by tapping the moon icon to the right of the play button. And for music tap the three-dot menu in the top-right corner and scroll to the bottom of the menu, here you can tap on the Sleep timer option.

Step 2: Select, for how long you want your music/podcast to play. You can choose for 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 45 minutes, 1 hour, or until the end of the track.

An on-screen notification will appear, “OK, your sleep timer is set“.

Tip: If you want to check how much time you have left on your Sleep Timer, tap the three-dot menu > scroll down, here you’ll see the time left alongside the Sleep Timer logo.

But for many users, the Sleep timer option is not showing or they can’t scroll down the menu to get to where the sleep timer is. In that case here are a few effective methods you can try to fix this problem:

Fix 1: Clean Data and Cache

As I mentioned earlier it is a Spotify bug and many users reported that clearing the app’s data and cache fixed the issue for them. Here is how you can do it:

Step 1: Go to device Settings > Apps


Step 2: Search for Spotify

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Step 3: Tap Storage, and now Clear Storage and Clear Cache.

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Fix 2: Clean Reinstall Spotify

If Clearing data and cache doesn’t work for you, then you should clean reinstall your Spotify app, this method will most probably fix your issue because this will make sure that there are no old cache files causing this problem. Here is how you can do it:

Step 1: Uninstall your Spotify

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Step 2: Turn Off/Shut down your device.

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Step 3: If your device has an SD card, remove it.

Step 4: Turn On your device without inserting the SD card.

Step 5: Finally, Reinstall the Spotify app.

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This will mostly fix your problem. And even if the clean reinstalling of the Spotify app doesn’t fix your issue, then there is nothing more you can do, as this issue is occurring in some devices and some Android versions. But with an update, this issue will be fixed soon from the Spotify side for these devices.

Bottom Line

This is it, here comes the end of this fixing, I hope this article has fixed the issue that you’re facing. In this article, we have discussed two fixes for the “Spotify Sleep Timer Missing” issue: Clearing data and cache, and clean reinstalling the Spotify app.

If this fixing guide was helpful for you in resolving your “Spotify Sleep Timer Missing, Greyed Out” problem, then please consider sharing it with your friends who also use Spotify and facing the same issue. Also, comment below which one of the fixes mentioned above resolved the problem in your case.

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