8 Simple Tricks to Fix iPhone Plays Musics By Itself in iOS 14/13

In these days, many users have created a topic in different Apple forums saying that their iPhone plays musics by itself. It really bothers them a lot especially when you are attending an important conference or a meeting. Everything was quiet except for your iPhone, it plays music by itself. Really sounds embarrassed, do you have the same experience and feeling? If you are suffering or you have suffered from this kind of issue, then keep reading.

We have tested and collected a great many visible things you can use to fix this iPhone plays music by itself problem.

How to Fix iPhone Plays Music By Itself: 8 Ways

1. Force Close the Background Application

The iPhone sometimes plays musics may certainly play randomly if there are apps running in the background. Then you can force quit each app with the steps below.

  1. First, pull the "HOME" at the bottom up and hold it down to get all the apps running on your iPhone.

  2. Press any App window in the middle of the screen and you will see the closing symbol in the upper left corner of the app.

  3. Slide the app up to close it, or click on the small delete symbol.

force quit app

2. Reset Music Library

When your iPhone plays music without any notification, you can reset the Music Library to fix this issue hence this kind of issue is said to be the linked to the Music Library. Here are the steps you can follow:

  1. Open the Music app on your iPhone.

  2. Tap the "Edit" tab in the top right corner.

  3. Uncheck every music on the list.

  4. Exit the app and leave the iPhone aside for a while then confirm whether this issue can be repaired.

edit music library

3. Force Close Music App

If the unwanted musics are from certain music applications, you can follow the steps of the 1st solution to force quite all musics apps to stop the unwanted noise.

force close music app

4. Stop Shaking Your iPhone

When your iPhone is locked and the music app is running in the background, the much widget will be displayed on the lock screen. Under some circumstances, the music widget will be triggered when you shaking your iPhone. As a result, the music will play by itself.

5. Reset iPhone to Factory Settings

One more universal solution you can try is to reset your iPhone to factory settings. Reset iPhone to factory settings will erase the information and settings on your iPhone, iPad or iPod and also install the latest version to your iOS device.

  1. Open your iPhone, click Settings > General > Restore > Erase all content and settings.

  2. Enter the lock screen password or Apple ID password when prompted.

  3. Wait for the device to erase the content. After it is finished, your iPhone will get restart, and the phone will be exactly the same as a new device.

erase all content and settings

6. Restart Your iPhone

Any small bugs or problems on your iPhone can be remove by simply refreshing the device. Thus you can turn off and turn on the device to check whether the music issue can be resolved or not.

  • For iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, press and hold the power button and the volume down button for at least 10 seconds until the apple icon appears.

  • For iPhone XS/XR/XS Max, press and quickly release the volume + button; then Press and quickly release the volume - button; Press and hold the side button (power button) until the apple icon appears.

turn off and turn on iphone

7. Check Your Earphone

If this glitch always occurs when your head phones are plugged into the device, then you should check if it is your earphone leads to the music issue.

unplug headphone

Take the earphone out of the device and inset with a new one, then check whether the music will play by itself randomly. If it is, then try other solutions. If it is not, then your earphone may be damaged.

8. Trouble This Issue with iOS System Recovery

Actually, if you are not sure of the success fixing rate of the solutions above, then you can also skip these guides and directly use FoneGeek iOS System Recovery, which is a 100% reliable tool that gain much reputation from most of our users and famous media sites. Just as the tool's name, this program is mainly used to repair all iOS system issues however serious or difficult they are.


You just need to download the iOS System Recovery program on your computer, choose the repair mode and connect the device to computer, then follow the instructions on the software interface to fix the issue of iPhone randomly plays music.

connect ios device

You may need to contact Apple for further assistance if the music issue is still not resolved.


By Joan J. Mims

Posted on May 05, 2019, 22:18:58

Joan J. Mims is interested in researching all tips about iPhone, iPad and Android. He loves to share useful ideas with all users.