How to Stop Your AirPods from Automatically Playing Music?

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Are you looking for a way to stop your AirPods from automatically playing music? It can be annoying when your AirPods start playing music without you even asking for it. Fortunately, there is an easy way to stop this from happening.

When you pair your AirPods with an iPhone or iPad, there is a setting that allows them to begin playing music as soon as they are in the range of one another. This setting is called “Autoplay” and it can be found in the Bluetooth settings of your device. To turn Autoplay off simply tap the Autoplay button icon in the upper-right corner of your device’s screen and toggle the switch off.

If turning off Autoplay doesn’t work, another option is to turn off “Automatic Ear Detection”. This setting can be found in the same place as Autoplay – just scroll down until you see it. Toggle the switch to turn it off and this should prevent your AirPods from automatically starting to play music when they are near each other.

Finally, if neither of these options works, then try turning off Handoff altogether. To do this go into the Settings app on your iPhone and select General > AirPlay & Handoff > Handoff and toggle the switch next to it to the Off position. This should definitely stop those spontaneous music sessions from occurring!

We hope this article has helped you find a way to stop your AirPods from automatically playing music whenever they are close together. So put on some headphones and enjoy listening without interruption!

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Stopping AirPods from Automatically Playing Apple Music

In order to stop your AirPods from automatically playing Apple Music, you will need to turn off the Autoplay feature. To do this, simply tap the Autoplay button icon located in the upper-right corner of your screen. Once you have done that, Autoplay will be turned off on any device that is signed in with your Apple ID. This means that your AirPods will no longer automatically play Apple Music when they are connected to a device with your Apple ID.

The Automated Functionality of AirPods: Playing Music Automatically

Your AirPods have a feature called Automatic Ear Detection, which allows them to play audio when they are placed in your ears. This is convenient if you’re listening to music or a podcast and need to quickly pause it when you take out one of the AirPods. However, this feature can be annoying if you don’t want your AirPods to automatically start playing audio every time you put them in. To turn this off, go into Settings > Bluetooth and find your AirPods. Tap the (i) next to it and turn off Automatic Ear Detection.

Stopping iPhone from Automatically Playing Music When Connected to Bluetooth

To stop your iPhone from automatically playing music when connected to Bluetooth, you’ll need to turn off the Handoff feature in your iPhone settings. To do so, open the Settings app on your iPhone, tap General, scroll down, and select AirPlay & Handoff, then tap the toggle next to Handoff to turn it Off. Once this is done, your iPhone will no longer automatically play music when connected to Bluetooth.

Stopping Apple Music from Automatically Playing on iPhone When Headphones Are Plugged In

To stop Apple Music from automatically playing on your iPhone when headphones are plugged in, you’ll need to disable Autoplay. To do this, open the current song and tap the Autoplay icon until it’s deselected. The Autoplay icon should appear in the bottom right corner of the screen and will either be highlighted or a hollowed-out circle. If it is highlighted, it means that Autoplay is enabled and will restart playback once the headphones are plugged in. If it is not highlighted, then Autoplay has been disabled and no music will play through your headphones until you manually select a song.

The Automated Music Playback Feature of iPhones When Headphones Are Plugged In

Your iPhone automatically playing music when you plug in headphones is likely due to a feature called “Autoplay,” which is designed to start playing audio when headphones are connected. Autoplay can be enabled or disabled in the settings of your device and is typically turned on by default. It’s possible that a third-party app could also be using Autoplay, so checking those settings may help resolve the issue.


In conclusion, AirPods are an incredibly useful device for both listening to music and taking phone calls. With the use of Bluetooth technology and automatic ear detection, AirPods make it easy to listen to audio without having to constantly adjust the volume levels. Additionally, the ability to turn off Automatic Ear Detection and Handoff can be beneficial for avoiding unwanted sound disruptions.

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Sanjeev Singh

Sanjeev is the tech editor at DeviceMAG. He has a keen interest in all things technology, and loves to write about the latest developments in the industry. He has a passion for quality-focused journalism and believes in using technology to make people's lives better. He has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years, and has written for some of the biggest tech blogs in the world. Sanjeev is also an avid photographer and loves spending time with his family.