iPhone 6(S)(+) Music keeps popping up

machenryr

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I hope someone can help me with this because it’s been driving me NUTS. I don’t have music downloaded to my iPhone. I don’t play music from my phone. EVER. Don’t get me wrong. I love music. I’m a musician, but I have an iPod Classic. All my music is on that. My phone just sits there, asleep and the Music app comes on. I don’t think it plays, but it just pops up. It’s not an app that I know how to turn off. I shut everything down by one by one sliding them off, but this app isn’t there.

I go to settings and select music. Everything is deselected. The only thing i can think of is I play NPR One app on my Bluetooth player for NPR podcasts. So because Bluetooth is selected music pops on? WTF? How can I just stop it?
 

machenryr

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Nobody? I hate iCloud music. I try to opt out if it. But Apple keeps trying to force me. And this damn thing keeps popping up. How can I just deselect music? iCloud settings? I’ll try that, although I’ve done it before.
 

machenryr

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Nothing. In settings-> music nothing is selected. Nothing. I can’t figure it. No music downloads. Nothing I can see in iCloud settings.
 

akash.nu

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If your device is connected via Bluetooth to a music player, there’s a chance the player will kick in trying to help you with playback.

Or you might have some other app that utilises the native player controls. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 

machenryr

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Thanks. I do have a Bluetooth player not on. I guessed it’s trying to pick it up, but it should not launch music.
 

akash.nu

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Thanks. I do have a Bluetooth player not on. I guessed it’s trying to pick it up, but it should not launch music.
If it’s turned off then the player controls shouldn’t pop up. In that case I’m going with the second possible option. One of your apps use the native player control for some sort of functionality even if it’s not evident to you.
 

machenryr

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If it’s turned off then the player controls shouldn’t pop up. In that case I’m going with the second possible option. One of your apps use the native player control for some sort of functionality even if it’s not evident to you.
Interesting. Thank you. I have two Bluetooth speakers. I always turn them off. You’re suggesting that there’s probably some other Bluetooth in my iPhone or elsewhere that’s turning the control on?
 

akash.nu

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Interesting. Thank you. I have two Bluetooth speakers. I always turn them off. You’re suggesting that there’s probably some other Bluetooth in my iPhone or elsewhere that’s turning the control on?
Not necessarily Bluetooth device. Say an app like YouTube uses the native music controller. In that case if somehow that app triggers the controller, you’ll see it on the screen. Often used to happens with Facebook.
 

Ladybug

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My husbands iPhone was doing the same thing and it drove him nuts too. It was a widget in the notification screen I believe. Anyway this video shows different methods that might work for you. Good luck.