How to Set the Sleep Timer in the Audible?

Posted by Adam Gorden on Jul 18, 2019 2:20 PM.

Audiobook is an increasingly popular method for reading books, and one that has been popular for quite long time now. If you are an audiobook reader, you would know how convenient it can be to stay well-read even if your routine doesn't allow you to curl up with a good book often enough. Audible, a leading audiobook service, makes it easy to find your favorite plots from their library.

With the emergency of audiobooks, people prefer to choose some audiobooks to fall asleep before their bedtime. At the same time, people are willing to listen to an audiobook to improve their sleep. But someone would ask how to stop the audiobook when they fall asleep. Don't worry about the thing. So, what you need to know is how to open sleep timer audible. Here we would introduce the detailed operating steps if you face audible sleep timer not working.

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Part 1. Way to Use Sleep Timer in the Audible
Part 2. Tip to Start Up Audiobook Sleep Timer

Listen to Audible Audiobooks in the Audible Sleep Mode

The sleep timer is a function added to the Audible app that allows you to set a timer for when the audiobook should stop. By using this feature, you can listen to your bedtime story of choice and not have to worry about stopping the audiobook at some point in the night. This also assures you of not falling asleep with the audiobook playing and waking up to find the audiobook had finished.

Let's begin by starting up the sleep timer in the Audible.

Step 1. Make sure that you have Audible installed on your smartphone. Launch Audible and tap an audiobook to open the player screen.

Step 2. You will see the "Sleep Timer" function below the main screen of Audible and then tap the "Sleep Time"" icon.

set sleep timer

Step 3. Set your "Sleep Timer" for the desired amount of time like 8 mins, 15 mins, 30 mins ore other. Once the "Sleep Timer" is set, the audiobook will stop playing after however long you set the time for.

set sleep timer

Play Audible Audiobooks on Music Players with Sleep Timer

Sometimes, the condition of audible sleep timer not working would happen which will influence you to listen to audiobooks. In this case, the best method is to listen to these Audible audiobooks on another players. For example, you can listen to audiobooks on music player with sleep timer. The most important thing is to remove DRM from Audible and convert AAX to M4B or other formats at this point.

All Audible audiobooks are encoded in the format of AA or AAX protected by digital rights management. Therefore, Audible's content is only accessible through special proprietary closed software, including unauthorized-playback prevention by means of an Amazon username and password. It is especially important for selection of TunesKit Audible Audiobook Converter in this case.

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TunesKit Audible Audiobook Converter Key Features

  • Losslessly remove DRM from Audible without account authorization
  • Convert Audible audiobooks to common formats at 100× faster speed
  • Freely customize lots of parameters of output audiobooks
  • Split audiobooks into small segments by time frame or by chapters
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Steps to convert DRM-protected Audible audiobooks to M4B and other plain formats

Step 1. Import Audible Audiobooks to TunesKit

add audible aax files

Simply launch TunesKit Audible AAX Converter. Then click the "Add Files" button to load Audible AAX or AA audiobooks from your computer. Or directly drag and drop your selected Audible audiobooks to the main screen of the software. A ton of Audible audiobooks can be added to the converter once for batch conversion.

Step 2. Configure the Output Format of Audiobooks

set audiobook output formats as mp3

After your selected Audible audiobooks are imported into the converter, just click the "Format" panel at the bottom left of the main screen and choose the output format from the pop-up window. The default output format is lossless which will generate a DRM-free audiobook files without touching the original audio tracks at ll. For playing out of Audible, set the format as M4B.

Step 3. Begin to Remove all DRM protection from Audible

converted mp3 audiobooks

Before starting the conversion, click the "Editor" icon listed in each column of the audiobook file to split the audiobook into several small files via chapter or time frame. Then tap the "Convert" button to start removing DRM from Audible audiobooks and converting AAX or AA to M4B or other formats at up to 100× faster speed.

When it comes to music players with sleep timer, Google Play Music might be a good option. After the conversion is set, you can add Audible audiobooks for listening. Here I would recommend the format of M4B to you. The main advantage of listening to M4B audiobooks is that you can bookmark a recording at any point. Another advantage of M4B is it enables a large audiobook to be split up into chapters just like a physical book. So, it can prevent you from missing large chunks of plot in the sleep mode.


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