How to Stop Autoplay Music on iPhone

Aug 25, 2023 - 8 Comments

Apple Music icon

As you may have noticed by now, Apple Music on iPhone defaults to autoplaying music of similar songs and plays them when a particular song, track listing, or playlist has finished. With Autoplay, the music just continues playing onward infinitely from your iPhone. Great, right? Well, not always.

Not every user is a fan of the autoplaying music feature on iPhone Music app however, so if you want to turn this off you can do so with a settings adjustment.

How to Stop Autoplay in Music on iPhone

Disabling autoplaying of music is easy for the Music app on iPhone and iPad:

  1. Open the Apple Music app on iPhone
  2. Tap whatever song is currently playing at the bottom of the screen
  3. Look for the Autoplay button in the upper right corner of the Music screen, it looks like an infinity symbol ♾️ and tap on that to turn Autoplay OFF

disable autoplay on iPhone Music

Note that when you turn off Autoplay in Music on one of your devices, it will stop the Autoplay feature on all devices that are using the same Apple ID and Apple Music account. For example, if you’re disabling autoplay on your iPhone, the feature will also be disabled on your iPad or Mac.

A separate frustration that is experienced by many users is learning about stopping autoplaying music from iPhone when using car bluetooth, which seems to bother every iPhone user but Apple has yet to include a setting to directly disable this for even now.


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Posted by: Ali Khan in iPhone, Tips & Tricks


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  1. John says:

    I don’t like auto play period with video, audio or ads. When I want to play something I will play it. All the streaming services love the auto play feature as well. I guess they think we forgot how to use the Play button?

  2. Bernie McHugh says:

    iPhone 12 running IOS 16.5 doesn’t have “infinity” button. Any hints on how to stp Autoplay?

  3. Robert Chase says:

    Same here

  4. wendy posner says:

    How do I turn off music when looking at collections of photos?
    Thnx for help.

  5. Ben says:

    Lately, Apple music decides to pop up and start playing a few times a day. I have no interest in it and am forced to open it and then close it. Is there any way to prevent this?

  6. Nancy Mc says:

    I have an iPhone 14 pro running IOS 16.5.1 and I don’t have that infinity button.

    • Carla A says:

      the autoplay feature is only available if you’re subscribed to the Apple Music service, so if you’re not subscribed, you won’t see it. :)

  7. Harold Roth says:

    It would help if you stated what model of iPhone and software release you are using. Those of us using older iPhone’s (8) don not have this feature

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