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TH55

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Whenever I get in my car which is paired with my phone via Bluetooth it immediately opens Music and starts playing songs from my library. It’s very annoying because I have only a few songs on my phone and so it always plays one of 2 or 3, I use streaming services like pandora and Spotify which I have to manually switch to every time.

Why is my library the default music source and how do I switch it to pandora?
 

Bow Commander

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Whenever I get in my car which is paired with my phone via Bluetooth it immediately opens Music and starts playing songs from my library. It’s very annoying because I have only a few songs on my phone and so it always plays one of 2 or 3, I use streaming services like pandora and Spotify which I have to manually switch to every time.

Why is my library the default music source and how do I switch it to pandora?
Mine does this too, and it's annoying.
 

ARizz44

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Whenever I get in my car which is paired with my phone via Bluetooth it immediately opens Music and starts playing songs from my library. It’s very annoying because I have only a few songs on my phone and so it always plays one of 2 or 3, I use streaming services like pandora and Spotify which I have to manually switch to every time.

Why is my library the default music source and how do I switch it to pandora?
I don't have an answer for you, other than to say that I had the same thing happening and as a Spotify user it drove me nuts. Ultimately, I deleted the Apple Music app from my phone in order to stop it from happening. Now it defaults to Spotify but doesn't always begin playing a song unless I recently had one paused.
 

TH55

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I don't have an answer for you, other than to say that I had the same thing happening and as a Spotify user it drove me nuts. Ultimately, I deleted the Apple Music app from my phone in order to stop it from happening. Now it defaults to Spotify but doesn't always begin playing a song unless I recently had one paused.
I didn’t think you could delete stock apps.
 
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ARizz44

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I didn’t think you could delete stock apps.
You couldn't for the loooooooongest time but Apple finally gave that capability (for select stock apps). I cannot recall which particular iOS update it was. Now you can delete them and it sends them back into the App Store.
 

TH55

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You couldn't for the loooooooongest time but Apple finally gave that capability (for select stock apps). I cannot recall which particular iOS update it was. Now you can delete them and it sends them back into the App Store.
I’m seriously so sick of Apple forcing things on you. Why do they always think they know what’s best for everyone?
 

Sharkchu

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Keen to hear a resolution. I thought it was just me, and just decided to live with it. Everytime AppleCar Play is connected. Argh.
 

TopherMan12

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Same issue here. Adds more distraction in the car when trying to stop it from playing. Rather dangerous tbh . Thanks Apple !

This isn't just Apple. This issue has been around a long time and affects Android users as well.

Example below. The solution is to disable music over bluetooth entirely which isn't really a solution. I'm wondering if this more of a bluetooth problem than a phone problem.
https://www.androidcentral.com/how-disable-auto-bluetooth-audio-streaming-samsung-galaxy-phones
 

ericwn

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I wish my Bluetooth in the car would pick up automatically again, it certainly doesn’t work for me.
 

perezr10

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Auto-play is a trigger from the car, not the iPhone. The car is sending a ”Play” command over the air. The auto manufacturer built that In, not Apple. Sometimes cars will have a setting in the menu where you can turn this feature on or off.
 
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rotlex

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Auto-play is a trigger from the car, not the iPhone. The car is sending a ”Play” command over the air. The auto manufacturer built that In, not Apple. Sometimes cars will have a setting in the menu where you can turn this feature on or off.

I wish mine did. Honestly, it's annoying as I use car play all the time and most of the time just need a quick map trafffic check or directions. Why any company assumes I want music to play every single time I connect a device is annoying.
 

Ladybug

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Same problem on my iPad since iOS 13. When I pause my video playing on YouTube then return to it, my music app starts playing music rather than the video I am watching. So annoying that I think I’m going to delete the music app entirely. Surely Apple doesn’t intend this behavior.
Eta: This is using my AirPods.
 

jbachandouris

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My favorite, not, is when you connected by wire to CarPlay listening to music then STOP the car, pause the music, and then unplug. The result? Bluetooth takes over and starts playing the music. Really? I STOPPED the car AND paused it. SO stupid!
 
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