How to Stop the Music App from Opening Automatically on Your Mac

Listening to music can make you happier, healthier, and even smarter. However, you don't necessarily need Apple's Music app to open automatically every time you turn on your Mac. In fact, it can be downright annoying. Learn how to stop Apple Music from launching automatically on your Mac at login.

Related: How to Stop iTunes from Opening Automatically When Your iPhone Is Connected to Your Mac

You can set any app to open when you log in to your Mac, or stop it from opening when you log in.

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  1. Right-click on the Music app in the Mac Dock.

    Right-click on the app you want to open automatically at login.
  2. Hover the cursor over Options.

    Hover over Options in Mac Dock.
  3. Select Open at Login.

    Select Open at Login to enable the app to open automatically at Mac startup.
  4. If there is a check mark next to Open at Login, the Music app will open automatically when you log in. Click Open at Login to remove the check mark.
  5. If there is no check mark, the app will not open automatically. The more apps you set to open at login, the slower the Mac startup process will be.

    Checkmark means that the app will Open at Login.

Learning how to change startup programs on your Mac can help you log in faster. Right-click on the app in the Apple Dock and change the settings as necessary. To learn more about Mac settings, sign up for our free Tip of the Day newsletter.

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Olena Kagui

Olena Kagui is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life. In the last 10 years, she has been published in dozens of publications internationally and won an excellence award. Since joining iPhone Life in 2020, she has written how-to articles as well as complex guides about Apple products, software, and apps. Olena grew up using Macs and exploring all the latest tech. Her Maui home is the epitome of an Apple ecosystem, full of compatible smart gear to boot. Olena’s favorite device is the Apple Watch Ultra because it can survive all her adventures and travels, and even her furbabies.