Does Apple Music keep opening automatically?
What a nightmare! Although listening to music is fun and great, sometimes we’re not in the mood. Believe me, I understand how annoying it can be to desperately try to focus, only to get constantly interrupted by Apple Music.
This issue is more common than you’d think, and it has even caused some users to cancel their subscription and choose another music streaming service.
I bet you’re thinking of joining them, but before you do, try fixing this inconvenience with these easy steps. I have no doubt that you’ll recover your quiet time in the blink of an eye!
The 7 fixes that will stop Apple Music from opening automatically are:
Keep reading to leave this annoying situation in the past!
The first thing you want to do is fully close all apps. Chances are that there could be one (like Apple Music) that is playing songs in the background.
This issue is really simple to fix, just follow these steps:
For iPhone SE, 8, and earlier:
For iPhone X and later:
If this didn’t do the trick, don’t worry! Keep reading to find the solution.
Apple Music offers an AutoPlay feature, which is great if you like to discover new music and keep the party going. However, if you’re not in the mood and want to enjoy the silence, this can be annoying.
Turning off AutoPlay may help you stop Apple Music from opening automatically.
Disable the feature following these steps:
If you ever want to turn on AutoPlay again, repeat the same steps from above.
I know, it’s probably the scare of a lifetime to be in complete silence and then have Apple Music start playing a song out of nowhere. It can even make you think your devices are haunted.
But wait, don’t call the Ghostbusters just yet!
Apple Music may launch itself when you suddenly connect to a Bluetooth device, like your car radio or earphones.
The easiest way to end this problem is by turning off your Bluetooth adapter temporarily. Follow these instructions:
For iPhone X and newer:
For iPhone SE, 8 and earlier:
There are tons of Android models, which is why the process of turning off the Bluetooth adapter may vary.
The broad strokes for turning off Bluetooth on an Android device are:
Please note that when you turn off the Bluetooth connection on an Android phone, it will stay that way until you decide to manually turn it on again.
The next thing you might want to try is putting away your earphones. Yes, it’s that easy!
AirPods have great features; however, sometimes using them might be tricky.
Although, Apple AirPods are designed to detect when you’re wearing them, this function may fail if you keep them in your pocket or somewhere other than your case. Storing them in the right place will prevent Apple Music from launching on its own and playing random songs.
Do you have another model of earphones? These often come equipped with physical buttons to control your music. To avoid pressing play accidentally, make sure to keep them somewhere safe.
Assuming you’re an iOS user and nothing has worked so far, you might want to check your Handoff feature.
This allows iOS users to start something on one device and pick up where they left off on a different one. For example, you can start writing an email on your iPhone and finish it later on your Mac.
This is really helpful; however, Handoff also continues media playback on devices when they’re detected, which can cause your Apple Music to open automatically.
Follow these simple steps to disable the Handoff feature:
If you have an iOS device and use CarPlay, you might want to keep reading!
Apple CarPlay has fantastic features! It allows users to sync their iPhone with the car’s system to enjoy navigation software, voice commands, music, messages, etc.
And while this technology is mostly great, it may also be causing Apple Music to open and play music automatically every time you’re in your car.
Turning off your CarPlay feature is really quick and might stop the problem. All you have to do is:
If you’re looking to stop your Apple Music from opening automatically on your computer, you might want to change your iTunes settings.
Sometimes iTunes launches automatically whenever it detects that an iOS device has been connected to your computer.
This can be extremely frustrating, especially when you don’t want to listen to music.
Luckily, this issue can be fixed with these simple steps:
Listening to music is really fun and one of the greatest things you can do with your time; however, there are moments when we need to focus and require silence.
I understand how frustrating (and sometimes scary) it can be to have your Apple Music opening and playing music on its own.
Luckily, as I hope you’ve learned throughout this article, closing your apps, disabling AutoPlay and your phone’s Bluetooth, or even something as simple as putting away your earphones properly, should do the trick!
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