How to Stop Apple Music from Automatically Playing

Apple Music has added features like Autoplay that make it more user friendly. By default, autoplay is turned on in Apple Music, and Apple Music will autoplay songs similar to your taste after an album or playlist finishes. Sometimes, it is helpful to find some new tracks that you’ll like. But often it’s annoying, especially when you do not have the time to extend your playlist further. If you do not like this feature, you can disable it. In this article we show you how to stop Apple Music from playing extra songs in this way. It's easy once you know how.

How to Stop Apple Music from Automatically Playing on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch?

Turn Off AutoPlay

1. Open the Music app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
2. Open the "Now Playing" screen. Tap the song that's currently playing, which should be displayed at the bottom of your screen. If nothing is playing, begin playing one.
3. Tap the Up Next icon. It's the list icon in the lower right corner of your screen that opens up your playlist queue.
4. If Autoplay is activated, you should see an Autoplay playlist in the lower half of the screen and a highlighted Autoplay icon to the right of the song playing. Tap the Autoplay icon. This looks like an infinity loop that you'll see to the right of "Playing Next" and will not be highlighted with a box to indicate it's disabled.
5. If done correctly, the Autoplay playlist should immediately disappear, and Apple Music will now stop automatically playing music. This will disable Autoplay from all your playlists so you don't have to repeat this process every time you listen to a playlist or album.

Apple Music auto play

Tell Siri to stop

If you tell Siri "Stop playing" at any point, your iPhone will disable all noise. Conveniently, triggering Siri will also shut off your music.

How to Stop Apple Music from Automatically Playing in the Car?

If Apple Music plays automatically every time you get in your car, the easiest way is to turn off your iPhone or iPad's Bluetooth. If you still need bluetooth to navigate or listen to something else, find if there’s any feature in your car Bluetooth system to stop auto-playing. If not, then you can try to turn off the CarPlay in your iPhone to disable auto playing.

1. Open Settings on your iPhone, scroll down and tap on Screen Time.
2. Scroll down on the next page and tap on Content & Privacy Restrictions.
3. Then tap on Allowed Apps.
4. Scroll down and tap on the toggle button beside CarPlay to restrict the feature and stop Apple Music from automatically playing in your car.

Apple Music auto play

You can also add a silent song to your library so when it connects no song will play! 

How to Stop Apple Music from Automatically Playing using the Timer?

If the methods mentioned above don’t help, we’ve got a workaround that’ll stop Apple Music from autoplaying songs on your iPhone or iPad using the Clock app.

1. Open the Clock app on your iPhone, select Timer
2. Set the timer depending on when you want Apple Music from automatically playing.
3. Tap on the When Timer Ends option.
4. Scroll down to the bottom and select Stop Playing.
5. Tap on Start, and the timer will begin.

How to Stop Apple Music from Automatically Playing with Handoff?

With Handoff, you can start something on one device (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or Apple Watch) and then pick it up on another device right where you left off. The iPhone’s Handoff feature continues media playback on devices once they’re detected automatically. Turning off Handoff altogether will stop that music auto playing when your iPhone connects to your car’s Bluetooth.

1. Open the ‘Settings‘ app on your iPhone.
2. Navigate to 'General' then 'AirPlay & Handoff'.
3. Find Handoff and disable it.


How to Stop Apple Music Automatically Playing with Devices?

Sometimes our smart devices can inadvertently activate, making it seem like the app is playing music automatically. There are some steps you can take to avoid problems like this.

Put your AirPods in their case.

Apple AirPods can detect when you're wearing them. Putting them in the case will ensure they don’t turn on by themselves and automatically trigger music playback.

Watch your earphones.

Similar to Apple’s AirPods, many earphones allow you to control music on an iPhone and make it appear as if apps are automatically playing by themselves.

Disable Bluetooth on your iPhone.

If you have paired your iPhone with a Bluetooth speaker you no longer want to use, you can unpair it. If Apple Music keeps playing automatically every time you get into your car, the easiest way to stop it is to turn off your iPhone or iPad’s Bluetooth to prevent a connection from being made.

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How to Play Apple Music with other Music Apps?

If you can not stop Apple Music from automatically playing by the methods above, you can try to listen to Apple Music on other music apps. But the default Apple Music format is protected by DRM, you can not play them on other non-Apple devices. If you can remove the DRM protection from Apple Music and convert them to common formats, then you can enjoy them on any device you like. You can get the help from Pazu Apple Music Converter.

With the Pazu Apple Music Converter , you can download Apple Music songs to M4A, MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF and save them to your computer. You can play these songs on any media player without iTunes or Apple Music. Pazu Apple Music Converter can keep the converting speed up to 10X faster with high output quality preserved. Here are the steps that you need to follow if you want to use this professional Apple Music downloader.

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