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How to stop Apple Music from automatically playing?

Apple Music has changed significantly since iOS 14 rolled out, bringing several new features to the users. While Apple Music’s Autoplay feature is sought-after by the users, especially when you don’t have the time to extend your playlist further and want to keep listening to songs similar to your taste and even maybe find some new tracks that you like.

However, if you want to stop Apple Music from automatically playing music, we’ve got you covered here as we discuss the following topics. You can click on them to go directly to the desired section of the article.


How to stop Apple Music from automatically playing by toggling the Autoplay switch?

If you want to stop Apple Music from automatically playing music on your iPhone, open the app and follow the steps mentioned below.

How to stop Apple Music from automatically playing?
  • Open the currently playing track and tap on the Playlist icon at the bottom right.
  • On the next page, tap on the Autoplay icon to stop Apple Music from automatically playing.

You’ll notice that the Autoplay playlist will also disappear once you disable the option. You can tap on the Autoplay icon again to enable the feature.

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How to stop Apple Music from automatically playing in the car?

If you want to stop Apple Music from automatically playing music as soon as you connect to CarPlay, open your iPhone’s settings and follow the steps mentioned below.

How to stop Apple Music from automatically playing?
  • Scroll down and tap on Screen Time.
  • Scroll down on the next page and tap on Content & Privacy Restrictions.
  • Then tap on Allowed Apps.
  • Scroll down and tap on the toggle button beside CarPlay to restrict the feature and stop Apple Music from automatically playing in your car.

Doing this will restrict the CarPlay app and should fix Apple Music autoplay issue.


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. While this isn’t recommended as your go-to method, if none of the two methods above helped you, this might.

Open the Clock app on your iPhone, select Timer and follow the steps mentioned below to stop Apple Music from automatically playing music.

How to stop Apple Music from automatically playing?
  • Set the timer depending on when you want Apple Music from automatically playing.
  • Tap on the When Timer Ends option.
  • Scroll down to the bottom and select Stop Playing.
  • Tap on Start, and the timer will begin.

Once the timer stops, the Apple Music will stop playing too.

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Bonus: How to disable Animated Cover Art in Apple Music?

If you’re running low on data or battery, disabling animated cover art will help your case. Open your iPhone’s settings and follow the steps mentioned below to disable animated cover art in Apple Music.

How to stop Apple Music from automatically playing?
  • Scroll down and tap on Music.
  • On the next page, tap on Animated Cover Art.
  • Then select Off.

Apple Music’s animated cover art is disabled by default if your iPhone is in battery saver mode or has a poor network connection.


Bonus: How to turn off video autoplay on iPhone?

Similar to the case above, disabling video autoplay on the App Store can help save data and battery. Open iPhone’s settings and follow the steps mentioned below to disable video autoplay.

How to stop Apple Music from automatically playing?
  • Scroll down and tap on App Store.
  • On the next page, tap on Video Autoplay.
  • Then tap on Off to disable video autoplay on your iPhone.

You can alternatively also choose to only autoplay videos on the App Store when the iPhone is connected to a WiFi network.

Much like animated cover art, video autoplay is disabled by default if your iPhone is in battery saver mode or has a poor network connection.

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