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Provide more convenient access to sleep timer

Provide more convenient access to sleep timer

bobtherr1
Opening Act
Status: Open Ideas

Currently on my iphone it appears that have need to go to my profile and select settings in order to access the sleep timer. I would like to see access to the sleep timer appear somewhere on the Now Playing screen.

 

I don't know how the sleep timer is accesed on other platforms but this added conveneince could be useful on any.

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15 Comments
Goddessbjw
Local Performer

If I had not found online support through this community, I would’ve never found the ability to set a sleep timer in Pandora. This is functionality that many people use, but it is very deep in settings that require multiple clicks/taps to access.

Pandora development team, why do you make this so hard? Why are you only offering limited options? With the pandemic going on over a year, the need for a restful, solid sleep is even more important, but the stupid timer is still limited and difficult to access.

ABitt2021
Local Performer

I wish there was a way to "pin" the sleep timer in an easy access place since I use every night before bed.

 

Who knew others felt the same way! 😂🎵🎶

DanceJammaLisaE
Local Performer

yes to many clicks to get to sleep timer  agreed with above 👆 

more time would be nice

Options to alarm to set phone to do not sleep mode 💡

thanks for music 🎶 

 

Mark1138
Local Performer

Gah!!!!!  It took forever and some Google searches to find the sleep timer.  I still can't believe where I found it.  Putting the sleep timer under profile makes no sense whatsoever.  My profile contains static settings about who I am, not what I'm doing in this particular moment.  I'm guessing the sleep timer feature was put under profile in order to "declutter" the main UI area and make it more simple and cleaner.  While simplifying the UI is a logical, reasonable and worthwhile goal, taking features like the sleep timer that people need "in the moment" and burying them under profile settings is just not right.  Frequently changing, in-the-moment features (like the sleep timer) and infrequently changing, static global settings (like profile settings) are two entirely different classes of features and should never be combined in the same area of a UI. 

But as a developer, I'm seeing this unfortunate trend everywhere in software.  Everyone is clamoring for UIs that are more clean and simple.  But people are throwing out the baby with the bathwater when they deeply bury in-the-moment features just to make their UI look cleaner and simpler.  This is a perfect example where burying this feature under profile made the UI look cleaner and simpler but it had the exact opposite effect on the actual user experience.  It didn't make the user experience simpler, it made finding this feature more obtuse and harder to discover.  Like I said, I had to turn to Google because it would have never occurred to me in a million years to look for it under profile.  If you want to make the users' actual experience more intuitive and simple, then do not oversimplify and over declutter your UI.  That will have the exact opposite effect of what you are trying to achieve. 

Give your users the features they need when and where they need them and don't sacrifice that in the name of making the UI cleaner and simpler in appearance only at the expense of the actual user experience.

Squess
Local Performer

Please add easier access to the sleep timer. Adding a widget or at least something in the main menu. Maybe ability to customize the main menu or add a shortcut to that feature because it's something that I use daily (pretty annoying to navigate to every night).