You may navigate between different apps while listening to music on your iPhone. The majority of the time there are no problems, but occasionally whenever you open an app, the music stops. The music stops playing once you slide off to return to the app, even when you swipe down from the control centre to start the music again.

The last thing you want after paying for services like Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube is problems with your music playing. This issue typically arises when the applications you use have the capability of playing audio while you are using them. For instance, apps like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, among others, all have the capability of playing audio while you are using them, most commonly in the form of videos.

Why Does Music Stop Playing When I Open an App?

Audio Was Playing On That App When You Opened It

Due to the fact that these applications have their own audio, they occasionally have the ability to pause Spotify or Apple Music music if you’ve recently played audio from that app.

As you are aware, audio can only come out of one app, thus the app that was just launched will cause the music to stop when you open apps like Instagram and Twitter that allow you to view videos. This is because when you enter these apps, a video may be playing in the background. Fortunately, there are techniques to prevent apps from muting your music.

Software Problem With the App or Your iPhone

When you open an app, your music may occasionally stop playing due to a software issue. On iPhones, bugs and glitches are known to cause a wide range of issues. Typically, these issues are momentary ones with your iPhone’s software that result in sporadic issues.

Why Does My Music Stop When I Open Twitter, Facebook or Instagram?

When you open Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, your music may stop since you have video autoplay turned on. This will make your music stop when either app is open and a video has already begun playing on its own. You must disable video autoplay on Instagram, Twitter, and other platforms in order to keep your music playing.

Twitter provides the following justification for its video autoplay feature: “Today, we’re launching a more simplified consuming experience for all native videos, GIFs, and Vines on Twitter.” Now, these rich media creatives on Twitter and in timelines will automatically play. We have started implementing this update on iOS and the web, and Android will follow soon.

When a user scrolls through his/her feed and sees a video, that content will begin to automatically play while muted. Clicking on the video will bring the user into the full-screen viewer with sound and continue playing.

As always, people can Retweet, like or comment on the video at any point depending on the app. This also applies to GIFs and Vines shared on Twitter in order to maintain the rich media experience’s consistency, seamlessness, and lack of friction.

So if you ve started to play music on Spotify or Apple music and you open Instagram or Twitter, if there s a video auto playing, your music will stop. Even if either app is running in the background, if you switched apps midway through a video playing, if you go to play music, you ll notice that it pauses even if you don t open the app.

Along with normal videos, ads on Instagram or Twitter can stop your music from playing so if you open them and notice that an ad was playing when your music was interrupted, then you ll know why.

How to Stop Apps From Pausing Music iPhone?

To stop apps from pausing music, the best thing to do is to close the app that s pausing the music. Stopping apps from doing this isn t a complicated step and when you notice that your music keeps being paused because of an app, you can simply close it.

1. Close Background Apps

The first way to get rid of this problem is to close your background apps. This will force the app to shut down, therefore, any audio that s been playing or recently played on that apps will be forced to stop. When you go back to the app whilst playing music, it won t be able to stop your music because there s no audio currently playing on the app.

1. Go to the home screen on your iPhone.

2. Swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone and hold. You ll see all the apps that are in the background of your iPhone.

3. Swipe the app off the Multitask view that stops your music from playing.

4. When you play music and visit the app, it should no longer stop your music from playing

2. Turn Off Video Autoplay on Facebook

1. Tap. in the top right of Facebook.

2. Scroll down and tap Settings.

3. Scroll down to Preferences and tap Media.

4. Tap next to Autoplay Videos to toggle Autoplay on and off.

3. Turn Off Video Autoplay on Twitter

Disable Twitter Autoplay on Desktop Browsers:

  1. Log in to Twitter
  2. In the sidebar, select More
  3. Select Settings and Privacy
  4. In the Accessibility, display, and languages section, select Data Usage
  5. In the Autoplay section, select the arrow
  6. In Autoplay, enable Never

Disable Twitter Autoplay on Android and iOS:

  1. Select the three-line hamburger menu at the top of the screen
  2. Choose Settings and Privacy
  3. In the General section, select Accessibility
  4. In the Motion section, select Video autoplay
  5. Select Never

4. Don t Open Instagram or Twitter

If you don t want your music to stop when you open an app, don t open them. Opening apps that you know will prevent your music from playing is going to stop your music from playing so it s best to avoid opening them while you listen to music.

This is only a short term fix and getting to the root of the problem is going to solve it for good. An even better thing to do would be to close the app or turn off video autoplay. This will allow you to open the app without your music pausing.

4. Restart your iPhone

The next thing you should do is to restart your iPhone. If the problem persists, then there may be a software issue within your device that causing this problem. When you restart your iPhone, the software gets refreshed and any bugs or glitches that are occurring will be removed.

To restart your iPhone, you have to hold the power button untilSlide to power offappears. On the iPhone X or above, you have to hold the power button + the volume up bottom and swipe right whenSlide to power offappears. Once your device is back on, you can play music and visit the apps that were causing this to happen and your music should no longer stop.

5. Turn Off Video Autoplay On Other Apps

On Apps that have video autoplay, you can disable this because this can sometimes stop your music from playing whenever you visit these apps. Video autoplay is when videos automatically play without you having to manually play them. Because of this, the music apps may detect that audio is playing from this app therefore stop.

In apps like Instagram and Twitter, you can disable video autoplay by going into the settings. Once disabled, you should be able to play music without any issues.

6. Force Restart Your iPhone

Another problem that can causing apps to stop your music from playing is a software problem within your iPhone. If there s a software problem within your device that s making apps paue your music, then you ll need to refresh the software this can be with a force restart.

For iPhone 8 or Later:

Quickly press-release the volume up button, then press-release the volume down button in quick succession. Once done, press-hold the sleep/wake button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

For iPhone 7 & 7 Plus:

Press-hold the sleep/wake button with the volume down button for at least 7-10 seconds. Do not release them until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

For iPhone 6 Plus & Previous Models:

Press-hold the home and side/top button (as per the model) for 10 seconds. Do not release them until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

7. Restart Internet Connection

If there s a problem with your internet connection, this can cause your music to stop when you load up certain apps. Or, the poor internet connection could be causing apps like Spotify to stop playing but it coincidentally stops when you open an app.

If you typically have a weak source of internet, for example, slow WIFI, then this may be a frequent occurrence. You need to make sure that you turn your WIFI off then on, or switch to data. Once you ve done this, you can visit the app again to see if your music stops playing.

8. Update the App

If your music is still pausing when you open Instagram or Twitter, then you need to update the app. Bugs are the most common causes of problems within an app so it s best that you get rid of the bug by installing a newer update.

To update an app, go to the App Store, tap on Updates, select the Update button next to the app. Once you ve done this, you need to go back to the app and see if your music stops when you do so.

9. Delete the Faulty Third-Party App on iPhone

If Instagram or Twitter is still interrupting your music when you open the app, then you ll need to delete the app and reinstall it again. This only works if the music stops when you open an app specifically. To delete an app, hold down on it, press the x, then select delete and confirm your decision.

10. Reset Network Settings

The next thing that you should do to try and get rid of any glitches that could be causing your music to stop playing when you open apps is to reset network settings.

To wipe all settings:

  1. From the home screen, tap Settings
  2. Scroll down to, then tap General
  3. Scroll down to, then tap Reset
  4. Tap Reset Network Settings
  5. Tap Reset Network Settings to confirm
  6. After doing this, go back to Spotify or Apple music and see if your music stops when you open Instagram or twitter or any other app.

11. DFU Restore Your Device

The next thing you need to do in this situation is to restore your phone from DFU mode. This is the last step an Apple tech will take when there s a hardware or software issue going on within your device.

The problem you re experiencing is persisting then restoring from DFU mode is the best way to try and get the software to refresh and get rid of whatever glitch is causing the problem.

When you put your device in DFU mode and restore it, it s going to wipe all of the code off the device, update the firmware, and put the code back on. During this process, you re going to lose all of your data, so you do need to back up your iOS device.

12. Factory Reset

A factory reset will be needed if a force restart doesn t work. A factory reset involves wiping your device clean and restoring it back to its normal settings. For this to work, you ll need to be willing to lose all of your data in the process, but if it s backed up, then you ll get it back. There are two ways to factory reset your iPhone but the easier way is through the settings app.

To revert to factory settings:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Select General.
  3. Go to Reset and choose to Erase All Content and Settings
  4. You will be prompted to backup your data at this point. Tap Back Up Then Erase.
  5. Enter your passcode to confirm the factory reset. Once you have entered the passcode and hit OK, then your iPhone will start erasing.
  6. Once the reset is complete, then check to see if your music stops when you open an app.

13. Contact Apple Support

If you have tried all the steps and you still can t get your music to stop pausing when you open Instagram or Twitter, then it looks like there s a deeper issue that can t be resolved with troubleshooting steps. In this case, you ll need to contact Apple support to get this fixed. You can speak to their live chat via theApple Supportwebsite.


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