If you’re an Apple Music subscriber, you may notice that your music is playing automatically. It might be annoying to listen to your own playlists and then your music starts to play similar songs or different ones. The good news is that this article is all about how to stop Apple Music from automatically playing on your iPhone or car.
This article will explain how to disable Autoplay in Apple Music from playing automatically on iPhones after an album or song has ended. This article also includes tried-and-true methods for preventing the iOS app from switching on while linked to another device, such as a car, Bluetooth speaker, AirPods, or headphones.
How to stop Apple Music from Automatically Playing on iPhone
By default, the iOS Music app will continuously play songs from the Apple Music library until told otherwise. This can make it difficult to just listen to one song or an album, then move on with your day.
Here are some ways to stop Apple Music from automatically playing tracks.
- Open the Apple Music app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
- The iOS Music app is completely different from the iTunes Store app.
- Tap the mini-player at the bottom of your screen to see the current song. Start playing a song if nothing is currently playing.
- This change to Apple Music’s Autoplay settings doesn’t care what song you’re listening to, as it will be applied across all tracks.
- Tap the Up Next icon located in the lower-right corner.
- It is the one that looks like three lines and dots stacked on top of each other.
- If Autoplay is activated, You will see an Autoplay playlist at the bottom of your screen, and an Autoplay icon highlighted to the right. Tap the Autoplay icon to disable it.
- The Autoplay icon looks like an infinite symbol.
- If you do it correctly, the Autoplay playlist will disappear and Apple Music will stop playing music automatically.
- By tapping Up Next, you can return to the app’s main screen, then swipe down to minimize it.
- These steps can be repeated if you want to enable Autoplay in Apple Music. Make sure the icon is highlighted, and that the Autoplay playlists are visible.
How to stop Apple Music from automatically playing using the Timer?
We have a solution that will stop Apple Music from playing songs automatically on your iPhone/iPad using the Clock app. This is not recommended to be your first choice, but it might work if the other methods don’t work.
Select Timer from the Clock app on your iPhone. Follow the steps below to stop Apple Music from automatically playing music.
- You can set the timer to start Apple Music automatically at a specific time.
- Click on the When the Timer ends option.
- Scroll to the bottom, and click Stop Playing.
- Tap on Start to start the timer.
Apple Music will cease playing once the timer has ended.
Tips to stop Apple Music from Playing Automatically
Apple Music may sometimes appear to automatically start when connected to a car system, speaker, or pair of headphones. Although it is unlikely that Apple Music or the iPhone are responsible, there are several things you can do to stop this from happening.
- Bluetooth can be disabled on your iPhone. Apple Music will continue to play automatically when you get in your car. The easiest way to stop this is to turn off Bluetooth on your iPhone/iPad to prevent a connection from being made. You might also wish to turn off your car’s Bluetooth. If you don’t intend to use it for any other purpose,
- Place your AirPods inside their cases. AirPods can detect you wearing them. However, they can be tricked by holding them in your hands or keeping them in a dark place. They won’t automatically turn on by themselves if they are kept in the case.
- Be careful with your earphones. Similar to Apple’s AirPods. An iPhone can be controlled by a large number of earphones. It makes it seem as if apps play automatically by themselves.
- Disable Handoff. The iPhone’s Handoff function devices are automatically detected and continue media playback. Handoff can be customized or disabled by going to Settings>General>Handoff & AirPlay.
- Are you using Apple Music or Spotify? Many speakers and cars have integrated Bluetooth. Spotify Functionality. Spotify may be acting up rather than Apple Music. Check to see what app is currently playing on your device’s display.