1. baseballbert's Avatar
    I think my phone is possessed. The music from my collection on the phone keeps randomly turning itself on.

    The phone goes dim, music cuts in and out them finally stops when I hit pause.

    Is a trip to an apple store in order?
    10-14-2013 04:28 PM
  2. SaberSerene's Avatar
    I think my phone is possessed. The music from my collection on the phone keeps randomly turning itself on.

    The phone goes dim, music cuts in and out them finally stops when I hit pause.

    Is a trip to an apple store in order?
    Are you on iOS 7?
    10-14-2013 04:29 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    10-14-2013 04:30 PM
  4. SaberSerene's Avatar
    I'd say so...
    I deleted all my music in my phone. Hate the fact that the music app turns itself on randomly. I noticed this from when I use control center. I find a song paused in the background... Annoying.
    10-14-2013 04:47 PM
  5. baseballbert's Avatar
    Yep, ios7. Any way to stop this from happening?
    10-14-2013 11:59 PM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I deleted all my music in my phone. Hate the fact that the music app turns itself on randomly. I noticed this from when I use control center. I find a song paused in the background... Annoying.
    Thankfully, I've yet to experience this on either my iPhone 5 or my iPad Mini.
    10-15-2013 12:14 AM
  7. jbpearson's Avatar
    my music turns on by itself also, iOS 7. Been to 2 apple stores no help. the app appears to not be open, you can only see it from the screen that draws up from the bottom. Most of the time there is no sound but you can see the songs scroll by in order. battery going fast. If you open the music app and turn it off it stops.
    11-08-2013 10:58 PM
  8. JamesR300's Avatar
    This is happening to my on an iPhone 6, latest iOS (8.1.2). Seems to coincide with doing *something* (e.g., I press the button to make a phone call and the music starts playing). I don't think it has happened with the phone just sitting there, but seems to be happening more and more when I press a button that has nothing to do with music, and in fact I don't even have the music app running. (I tend to manually shut down apps I'm not using, so music is almost never running in the background).

    Some Googling indicates that this problem has been happening for a long time (years), across multiple major revisions of iOS. What's the issue and why can't it be fixed?
    12-18-2014 05:32 PM
  9. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    So when you hit the dial pad to call, music starts playing? It's unlikely the music app would run in the background. Very few apps actually do that. It's usually a GPS thing. But the music coming on like that is not normal. Your phone should be covered by AppleCare or AppleCare+. If it's a hardware issue, you should get another phone. Take it to the Genius Bar or a carrier store.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5.
    12-18-2014 08:13 PM
  10. gordol's Avatar
    The music app does run in the background, even when not in the task switcher. When my iPhone connects to my car via BT, it always starts playing music, even when the music app is not loaded. It will do that even when the music app is not loaded and the podcast app IS with a podcast queued up to play, in the foreground.
    12-19-2014 09:11 AM
  11. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    The music app does run in the background, even when not in the task switcher. When my iPhone connects to my car via BT, it always starts playing music, even when the music app is not loaded. It will do that even when the music app is not loaded and the podcast app IS with a podcast queued up to play, in the foreground.
    It does run if the song is not turned off.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5.
    12-19-2014 10:22 AM
  12. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    OP, check your music app and be sure any song is turned off. Tap the 2 lines in the middle. If that's not it, get someone to check your phone.
    Music randomly turns on-imageuploadedbytapatalk1419003036.513334.jpg


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5.
    12-19-2014 10:30 AM
  13. vlhrlty's Avatar
    Did you ever get an answer to this? My iphone6 keeps doing the same thing. Music randomly keeps running in the background and I cannot seem to stop it. Phone gets dim, bs hot, and now volume button disappears.
    07-20-2015 10:59 PM
  14. ajvas12345's Avatar
    This is not helpful...this may stop the music once it starts randomly playing, but thats it. Mine plays all different songs at all times, day and night....no headphones in the picture....latest iOS8 Iphone6. No music app is open, but you have to open it to turn off music (which like the picture above, essentially means opening mkusic app and hitting pause, then closing music app)
    03-15-2016 10:44 PM

Similar Threads

  1. How do I make use of different apps on ipad mini?
    By godsdragon34 in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 10-19-2013, 05:13 PM
  2. Opinions on Hack-intosh build
    By jmr1015 in forum Mac Pro
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-14-2013, 07:08 PM
  3. Can I receive iMessages on my iPod?
    By iMore Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-14-2013, 05:00 PM
  4. update on ipad 2
    By iMore Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-13-2013, 03:58 PM
  5. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-13-2013, 12:11 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD