Music is playing Icon won't go away

yoomy

macrumors regular
Original poster
Feb 25, 2008
110
11
So I was listening to music on my Airpods and now that little red "music is playing" icon in the same spot the notification icon normally is, won't go away. I tried stopping the music on both iPhone and Apple Watch but nothing helps.

A reboot will probably fix it but is this a common problem?
 

cwanja

macrumors 6502a
Jun 23, 2010
632
283
Texas
I have seen the same issue and even go as far as rolling the wrist will bring back up the Now Playing app - even though nothing is playing. A reboot (of the watch and iPhone) resolved it. Likely a bug.
 

Hrodriguez77

macrumors member
Feb 25, 2017
54
9
NJ
So I was listening to music on my Airpods and now that little red "music is playing" icon in the same spot the notification icon normally is, won't go away. I tried stopping the music on both iPhone and Apple Watch but nothing helps.

A reboot will probably fix it but is this a common problem?
This has happened a couple of times to me as well. I found that force closing the Apple Music app removes it for me.
 

iNewbie69

macrumors newbie
Sep 25, 2017
8
4
Metro Atlanta
Happened to me as well when my Beats earbuds died while playing music. Once I recharged the Beats and reconnected them the notification icon went away.
 

Renjo2007

macrumors regular
Sep 18, 2012
132
54
AZ
Experienced this too while using my BeatsX wireless even though I closed/stopped the Music App and Radio App. Reboot is my only fix.
 
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