1. ivanwi11iams's Avatar
    It seems with iOS 11, when playing music from my iPhone 7 Plus, the Control Panel (play, pause, forward, etc), shows on the watch screen.

    Is there anyway to prevent this? I understand the convenience of this. However, I'd rather have it off...


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    09-21-2017 07:24 AM
  2. doogald's Avatar
    Yes. In the watch app on the iPhone (or on the watch itself), turn off the new OS 4 setting General / Wake screen / Auto-launch Audio Apps.
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    09-21-2017 07:52 AM
  3. ivanwi11iams's Avatar
    ...thanks for the direction! The one place I didn't look, is exactly where it was.
    09-21-2017 09:25 AM
  4. camaroz1985's Avatar
    Yeah I just went and did this today on mine. It was ok at first, but got annoying quickly. I listen to music/podcasts most of the day so it was annoying to me that it would always be there when I lifted my wrist.
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    09-21-2017 12:29 PM
  5. tcuprof's Avatar
    Thanks doogald. So far I'm liking this feature, but it's nice to know how to turn it off.
    09-21-2017 04:11 PM
  6. doogald's Avatar
    I love this feature myself...
    09-21-2017 05:05 PM
  7. Mac Guy's Avatar
    When I first heard about this at the Keynote, I was very pleased. When listen to music during an Outdoor Walk, I kept having to scroll for Now Playing. I wanted it to be front and center when listening to music.

    Unfortunately, it was front and center almost all the time when I wasn't listened to music. So I disabled it. If Apple changes the behavior (for the better) then I'll turn it back on.
    09-23-2017 05:46 PM

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