How to Turn On Autoplay & Turn Off Autoplay in Apple Music on the iPhone

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Apple Music is a paid music streaming service that offers over 60 million songs, ad-free. Despite this huge library of songs, there's an ongoing Apple Music vs. Spotify debate over which music streaming service is more versatile. Now, with iOS 14, Apple Music is adding features like Autoplay that make it more user friendly and well rounded. So, what does Autoplay mean, and how do you turn on Autoplay and turn off Autoplay in the Apple Music app? Let's find out.  

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How to Turn On Autoplay & Turn Off Autoplay in Apple Music

The Apple Music app uses an infinity symbol icon to represent the Autoplay feature. Autoplay is now automatically enabled, so Apple Music will play all your queued playlists, albums, and songs, then continue playing music similar to the songs you selected, indefinitely. 

  1. In the queue screen, look to the right of Playing Next; you'll see an infinity symbol highlighted. 
  2. Scroll down past the music you've selected, and you'll see the Autoplay selections that will play when the songs you chose are finished. 

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  3. To turn off Autoplay, just tap the infinity symbol . Your music will stop playing once the songs you selected are over. 

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Leanne Hays is an SEO Content Strategist and Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and has written hundreds of in-depth how-to and troubleshooting articles. She's a former Associate Editor for iPhone Life magazine, and has written for the Iowa Source, as well as web content for education marketing. Leanne has an associate's degree in education, with a focus on curriculum development, as well as a bachelor's degree in science. She has over nine years of experience with SEO, social media management, and web development and writing. Despite years of web work, Leanne is by no means an early adapter; she's only owned a smartphone for five years, which makes her highly sympathetic to the learning curve of new iPhone owners. She enjoys making reader's lives easier and putting her education experience to work by walking them through the most practical ways to use Apple devices, step-by-step.

In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.