By default, Apple Music app will continuously play songs from the music library after the previous song is finished. If you don’t like this Autoplay feature, just read this post and learn how to stop Apple Music from automatically playing.

Apple Music is one of the most popular music streaming services. It has tens of millions songs. It will play your playlists, albums, songs, and similar music indefinitely after a song is played because the Autoplay feature is enabled by default.

If the Apple Music’s Autoplay feature bugs you and you don’t want Apple Music to continue playing music after a song or an album is finished, just disable this feature. How to stop Apple Music auto play?

The following part explains how to turn off Apple Music auto play feature and gives other tips to stop Apple Music from automatically playing.

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How to Stop Apple Music from Automatically on iPhone and Mac

Apple Music uses an infinity symbol icon to indicate the Autoplay feature. By default, this feature is enabled. To turn it off, follow the guide below.

How to Stop Apple Music from Automatically Playing on iPhone

Step 1. Open the Apple Music app on your iPhone.

Step 2. Tap the mini-player icon at the bottom of the screen to display the current song. If no song plays, just choose a song and play it.

Step 3. At the lower right corner of your screen, click the Up Next icon (consisting of three dots and lines). 

Step 4. You’ll see the autoplay playlist and the highlighted Autoplay icon (infinity symbol) if the Autoplay feature is turned on.

Step 5. Tap the Autoplay icon to turn this feature off. The Playing Next playlist will immediately disappear.

How to Get Apple Music to Stop Playing Automatically on Mac

Step 1. Open the Apple Music app on your Mac and play a song.

Step 2. From the Playing Now screen, click the Up Next icon at the top right corner to open the Playing Next playlist.

Step 3. Click the Autoplay icon (infinity symbol) next to Clear to disable the auto play feature.

Someday if you want to enable the Autoplay feature in Apple Music, just repeat these steps to turn on the auto play.

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Other Tips to Stop Apple Music from Automatically

Some people say that their iPhones always start playing Apple Music via Bluetooth in the car automatically even though they don’t launch the Apple Music app or when connecting to a speaker. How to stop Apple Music from automatically playing in these situations?

1. Turn off the CarPlay feature

If the CarPlay feature is turned on, Apple Music may automatically play music without opening it. To stop stop Apple Music from automatically playing in the car, you can turn off the CarPlay feature.

Open the Settings app and tap Screen Time > Content & Privacy Restrictions > Allowed Apps > CarPlay.

2. Disable Bluetooth on your iPhone

The second way to Apple Music from automatically playing in the car is to turn off your iPhone’s Bluetooth.

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3. Disable Handoff

iPhone’s Handoff feature can continue the playback of audio and video once a device is detected automatically.

You can also try to disable this feature to prevent Apple Music from automatically playing. Open the Settings app and tap General > AirPlay & Handoff.

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Conclusion

That’s all about how to stop Apple Music from automatically playing on iPhone and Mac or connecting to a car or a speaker.

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