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How to Fix Apple Music Pausing or Disconnecting on iPhone


Apple Music frequently disconnecting or pausing on iPhones is a problem many users have experienced. The solutions to the Apple Music Keeps Pausing on iPhone problems are listed below.

Apple Music on iPhone keeps pausing or disconnecting

Generally speaking, when listening to music on an iPhone with Bluetooth headphones connected while it is in the pocket, users have experienced Apple Music pausing or disconnecting.

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However, this issue can also arise for a variety of other reasons, such as network connectivity problems, a temporary malfunction in the Music App, or troubles with Apple’s Music Service.

  1. Restart your iPhone.

As was already discussed, Apple Music may not be functioning properly on iPhone owing to a software problem or frozen app.

To shut down, go to Settings > General. Use the Slider to turn off the iPhone on the following screen.

Allow iPhone to shut down fully and wait 30 second. Check to see if Apple Music is now operating properly on your iPhone after restarting it.

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  1. Launch Apple Music afresh

The glitches or issues with the Apple Music App on your smartphone could be to blame for the issue.

Most of the time, the issue may be resolved by closing Apple Music and relaunching it.

  1. Check the Status of Apple Music Service

In rare situations, the issue could be caused by Apple Music being unavailable or experiencing technical difficulties.

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You may confirm this by visiting Apple’s System Status Page and checking to see if Apple is reporting any issues with its Apple Music Service.

If there is an issue, you will notice a Red Dot or a Red Explanatory Note next to Apple Music.

  1. Download Updates

The issue could be because Apple Music is out of date, or that an iOS update is awaiting installation on your device.

Tap Settings > General > Software Update from the menu.


Tap Download and Install on the software update screen (If an Update is available).

  1. Turn off Automatic Ear Detection.

If you’re using AirPods, the problem could be that they’re disconnecting owing to proximity sensors that aren’t operating properly.

Go to Settings > Bluetooth and then tap on the I icon next to your AirPods in the “My Devices” section.

Disable Automatic Ear Detection on the following screen by shifting the toggle to the OFF position.

  1. Turn on/off Bluetooth

If you’re using AirPods or other wireless headphones, the issue could be related to Bluetooth connectivity problems.

Go to Settings > Bluetooth and set the Bluetooth toggle to the OFF position.


After 10 seconds, turn on Bluetooth by switching the toggle to the ON position.

  1. Turn off Low Data Mode.

While the Low Data Mode option aids in decreasing Cellular Data Usage, it can cause Apps to malfunction.

Navigate to Settings > Cellular Data Options >
On the following screen, toggle the toggle next to Low Data Mode to the OFF position.

Note: If your iPhone is low on power and has automatically moved to Low Power Mode, you must charge it.

  1. Turn off the Low Power Mode.

It’s possible that your device’s Low Power Mode was mistakenly or deliberately enabled, which would explain the issue.

Go to Settings > Battery and turn off Low Power Mode by flipping the toggle.

  1. Turn off Siri

Users have stated that disabling Siri solved the problem.

Navigate to Settings > Siri & Search > Turn off all options in the “ASK SIRI” section.

Tap the Turn OFF Siri option to confirm on the confirmation pop-up.

  1. Reset Network Configuration

select “Settings” > “General” > “Transfer or Reset iPhone” >
Select Reset Network Settings from the pop-up menu.

On the iPhone, select Reset Network Settings.

If required, enter your Lock Screen password > Click Reset Network Settings to confirm on the confirmation pop-up.

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