How to Turn Off Apple Music Autoplay in 3 Easy Steps

July 9, 2024

Many users of the iPhone 13 Pro Max running iOS 17.0.3 are experiencing an issue with Apple Music automatically starting to play music when connected to devices such as a HomePod Mini, CarPlay, or other speakers. This automatic playback, often caused by the autoplay feature, can be quite frustrating when music starts playing without the user's permission. Fortunately, there are ways to stop this from happening.

How to Turn Off Apple Music Autoplay

Apple Music's autoplay feature is popular because it can continue playing music similar to the track you were listening to. However, not everyone finds this feature useful. If you're among those who want to disable it, follow these steps:

1. Open the Music app on your iPhone.
2. Tap on the mini-player at the bottom of the screen.
3. Tap the Up Next icon (the list icon with three dots and lines).
4. Look for the Autoplay icon (infinity symbol) and tap it to turn off autoplay.

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Troubleshooting Autoplay Issues on Mac

Unfortunately, the process to turn off Apple Music autoplay on a Mac is not as straightforward. One alternative solution is to use the Shortcuts app to create an automation that stops music playback when connecting to a Bluetooth device. Additionally, ensure your Apple Music app is always updated to the latest version for potential fixes.

Further, you could disable the Handoff feature by going to Settings > General > AirPlay & Handoff to prevent automatic playback on connected devices. Also, keeping AirPods in their case or turning off Bluetooth on your device can stop Apple Music from playing automatically.

Using CarPlay or Bluetooth?

If Apple Music autoplay is primarily an issue when connecting to your car's system, consider these steps:

1. Turn off the CarPlay feature by going to Settings > General > CarPlay and disconnect from CarPlay.
2. Limit Apple Music to use data only when connected to Wi-Fi or downloaded files by tweaking the settings in the Music app.
3. Change AirPods settings to control when music should start playing, directly from the Bluetooth settings on your iPhone.

Another creative workaround includes playing a 10-minute silent track to delay or prevent automatic playback when connecting to devices.

Seeking Expert Help

If you've tried all these steps and still face issues, you might want to consider contacting an expert. Premium services like MacKeeper’s offer professional assistance to troubleshoot and resolve Apple Music autoplay problems.

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