now playing keeps switching to watch content(there is none) when iphone is playing music

xraiderv1

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so...I have an interesting issue.

on my apple watch SE, one of my favorite apps is now playing.

I'll be listening to music on the iphone, and generally having a good time.

the problem I've been seeing at times..is the watch will switch from displaying and having the ability to control playback from the iphone, to the apple watch.

fun fact here..is the music isn't playing via the watch. in point of fact..there is NO music on the apple watch period full stop.

is there a setting or something or other I can toggle to keep that from happening? is this a normal function?
 

zee921

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Same problem.

Now playing will default to "watch" even when something is actively playing on the iphone.
 

Mr.Willie

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Same problem.

Now playing will default to "watch" even when something is actively playing on the iphone.

Open Apple Watch app on iPhone, under Display and Brightness, turn off Auto-launch Audio Apps.

This can also be done on the Apple Watch.
 

Mr.Willie

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Appreciate the response, but auto-launch audio apps was already turned off

Under General, Back Ground App Refresh, turn Now Playing to off. You’re going to get the white dot at the top, but the app is closed.

What apps are you using for music ?
 

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Under General, Back Ground App Refresh, turn Now Playing to off. You’re going to get the white dot at the top, but the app is closed.

What apps are you using for music ?

Turning the refresh off for Now Playing seems to have solved it.

Appreciate it!
 

xraiderv1

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and turned off background refresh for the now playing app.

I wont know if its solved for me til tomorrow when I take my next walk...since thats when I'm most often listening to music via the apple music app.