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How to deactivate Apple Music Autoplay to avoid exiting our playlists and albums

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How to deactivate Apple Music Autoplay to avoid exiting our playlists and albums
David Bernal Raspall

David Bernal Raspall

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Apple Music, the popular streaming music service available for iPhone, iPad, and other Apple devices, offers a feature known as Autoplay. This function, designed for a seamless and uninterrupted musical experience, automatically plays similar music once a song, playlist, or album concludes.

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An important advantage for when the last thing we want is for the music to stop, but something that goes beyond our playlists or albums. In some cases, it may not be suitable for the system to choose its own music. Fortunately, deactivating this Autoplay is as easy as pressing a button.

How to disable Autoplay on Apple Music

By deactivating—and also activating—Autoplay on one of our devices, this setting applies to all devices using the same Apple ID and Apple Music account. Therefore, if we deactivate it on the iPhone, it will also apply to the Mac, for example. That said, the steps to deactivate or activate it are as follows:

  1. Open the Music app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Play any song.
  3. Tap the playback tab at the bottom to open it.
  4. Tap the list-shaped button at the bottom right.
  5. Tap the infinity symbol-shaped button.

If the infinity symbol has a light-colored box around it, it means that autoplay mode is activated. So, if we want to deactivate it, make sure that this box is not present.

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While we recall how to customize Apple Music covers in iOS 17.1, it’s clear that Autoplay on Apple Music comes with several benefits. Whether we want to listen to our own selection without deviating from it at any moment or prefer the music to continue in the same style beyond our library — in line with the new algorithmic station Discovery Station — with just one button, we can instruct the system. As simple as that.

David Bernal Raspall

David Bernal Raspall

Architect | Founder of hoyenapple.com | Apple Technologies Trainer | Writer at Softonic and iDoo_tech, formerly at Applesfera

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