How to stop Apple Music from automatically playing

Apple Music is a paid music streaming service that offers over 100 million songs. Apple Music has features like autoplay to try to make it more user-friendly and comprehensive, but not everyone likes it. So what does autoplay mean and how do you turn it on and off in the Apple Music app? Let's find out.
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  1. Prevent Apple Music from automatically playing in Car
  2. Stop Apple Music From Automatically Playing on iPhone
  3. How to play Apple Music songs on car from USB drive?

Prevent Apple Music from automatically playing in Car

Turn off the CarPlay

Apple CarPlay lets you quickly connect your iPhone device to your car to enjoy your favorite songs, make and receive calls/texts, and more. Whenever you enter your car, your iPhone will connect to CarPlay and start playing the last song that played. Sometimes, this can be annoying or troublesome because your music list will be heard by everyone sitting in the car. Since Apple doesn't have any specific solution to stop IOS devices from automatically playing music in the car. But in this case, some other solutions may help you. Find out if there is any feature in your car's Bluetooth system that stops auto-play. If there is not, then you can try to turn off the CarPlay feature in your iPhone. Follow the steps below.

  1. Launch Settings on your iPhone, then tap on Screen Time.
  2. Screen Time

  3. Choose Content & Privacy Restrictions and turn it on. (If you are using this for the first time, then your ios device may ask you to set a passcode.)
  4. Content & Privacy Restrictions

  5. Next, tap on Allowed Apps.
  6. Allowed Apps

  7. Turn off the CarPlay.
  8. Turn off the CarPlay

Disable Bluetooth on your iPhone

If Apple Music plays automatically every time you enter your car, the easiest way to prevent connectivity is to turn off your iPhone or iPad's Bluetooth. You may also want to turn off your car's Bluetooth if you don't use it for other things.

To disable Bluetooth on your iPhone, you can follow these steps:

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Scroll down and tap on "Bluetooth".
  3. Toggle the switch next to "Bluetooth" to the left to turn it off.

Alternatively, you can swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone screen to access the Control Center and then tap on the Bluetooth icon to turn it off.

Once you've disabled Bluetooth, your iPhone will no longer be able to connect to Bluetooth devices until you turn Bluetooth back on.

Block Apple Music from Using Cellular Data on iPhone

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Scroll down until you see the Apple Music app.
  3. Under ALLOW MUSIC TO ACCESS, choose WLAN/WireLess Data.

WireLess Data

Stop Apple Music From Automatically Playing on iPhone

  1. Open the Music app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
  2. Play a song and tap the mini-player along the bottom of the screen.
  3. To turn off the Autoplay feature when it is turned on, tap the Autoplay icon(the infinity symbol).

turn off the Autoplay

How to play Apple Music songs on car from USB drive?

Yes, you can play songs on a car stereo from a USB drive without a phone. Here are the steps you can follow:

  1. Save your music files in a compatible format (such as MP3 or WAV) on a USB drive.
  2. Insert the USB drive into the USB port on your car stereo.
  3. Use your car stereo's controls to select the USB drive as the audio source.
  4. Navigate to the folder on the USB drive where your music files are saved.
  5. Select the song or playlist you want to play and start playback.

With these steps, you should be able to play music from your USB drive through your car stereo without the need for a phone. Just make sure your car stereo is compatible with the file format of your music files, and that you have properly saved and organized your music on the USB drive.

However, songs you downloaded from Apple Music are not supported by car stereo since the songs are downloaded to DRM protected .m4p or .movpkg format. To play Apple Music songs on a car stereo from a USB drive, you need to download Apple Music songs to MP3 first.

Ondesoft Apple Music Converter is a software tool that allows you to convert Apple Music songs, albums and playlists to various formats, such as MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF. The software preserves the original quality of the music while removing any DRM protection that prevents you from playing your music on non-Apple devices.

With Ondesoft Apple Music Converter, you can enjoy your Apple Music tracks on any device or platform without any restrictions. Using Ondesoft Apple Music Converter is relatively straightforward. Here are the basic steps you can follow:

1. Download and Launch Apple Music Converter

Download, install and launch Ondesoft Apple Music Converter on your Mac or Windows.

Apple Music Converter


2. Sign in your Apple Music account

Click the Sign in button and enter your Apple ID.

Apple Music Converter


3. Change output format(optional)

The default output format is lossless M4A. Ondesoft Apple Music Converter also supports converting Apple Music to MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF. You can also customize output file name with any combination of title, artist, album, playlist index and track ID.

apple music format


4. Select music

Follow the on-screen instructions to choose the playlist or album you want to convert.

Apple Music Converter

Click Add songs.

Apple Music Converter


5. Start Conversion

By default, all songs in the playlist/album will be checked. If there are songs you don't want to convert, please uncheck the box. Then click Convert button to start downloading songs to the format you choose.

Apple Music Converter

After conversion, click below folder icon to quickly locate the downloaded songs.

Apple Music Converter


The free trial version allows you to convert each song for 3 minutes. To remove the limitation, please purchase a license.

Apple Music Converter

Apple Music Converter
Download Apple Music songs, albums, playlists to MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF.

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