How to remove music from the lock screen

How to remove music from the lock screen

When listening to music, the widget appears on the lock screen by default. It allows you to control it without unlocking the mobile. But when you’re done listening, the widget doesn’t disappear and takes up unnecessary space on the lock screen.

Simply exiting the music widget from the lock screen should get the job done. However, if you are unable to do so, then the problem is probably caused by a bug. Nevertheless, we will walk you through proven tips and tricks to help you remove music from the lock screen on iPhone and Android.

How to remove music from lock screen?

There are several methods to remove music from the lock screen. You can try any of the methods according to your preference.

Close the apps

Apple has not included the close button to exit the music app from the lock screen. That means you should first open the music app, pause what you’re playing, and then close manually from the app switcher. The music app will then be removed from the lock screen.

However, unlike Apple, most Android manufacturers have provided close (X) option to exit the app from the lock screen directly. If (X) icon is missing there, you may need to close the app from the background.

On the iPhone

  1. Open the Music app
  2. Pause the music.
  3. Open the background apps by swiping up from the bottom.
  4. Once all the background apps are open, navigate to Music player and remove it by swiping up.
    Swipe-up from the bottom of the home screen

On Android

  1. Launch the apps running in the background by swiping up from the bottom.
  2. Then press (X) or Close all to remove all the apps running in the background.
    Slide up one by one, or press close all to force

Force restart mobile

If closing the apps doesn’t work for you, try force restarting your mobile. This method will forcefully terminate all apps and restart when the device boots normally. It will remove the music from the lock screen.

On the iPhone

  1. Press and release the volume up. Then do the same for volume down. Now press the side button until the screen turns off.
    force-restart-iPhone
  2. When the screen turns off, you should keep pressing the side button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

On Android

Press and hold the power button until the screen turns black and the Android logo appears on the device’s screen again. Some Android devices need to force restart by pressing and holding the power and volume down buttons at the same time.

Force Restart Android

Disable notification

The second method you can try to remove the music from the lock screen is to disable the notification. But when you disable notifications, you won’t be able to control the music, as the app widget won’t be available on the lock screen.

For example, you need to unlock the phone and be on the home screen or open the app manually to play, pause or change the music.

On the iPhone

  1. Launch the iPhone settings.
  2. Go to Alerts.
    Go-to notifications
  3. Scroll down, find your music app and open it.
  4. Then remove the selection Lock screen.
    uncheck the lock screen

On Android

  1. Open your phone’s settings.
  2. Go to Apps.
  3. Press Manage apps.
    Tap on Manage apps
  4. Finn Music app and open it.
  5. Press Alerts.
  6. Scroll down and tap Playing now.
    Scroll down and Tap Play Now
  7. Now, click On the lock screen.
    Now click on the lock screen
  8. Then you choose Do not show notification at all.
    Don't-show-alerts-at-all

Disconnect the Bluetooth device

Sometimes connecting to Bluetooth devices can automatically bring up the music app. For that, you can simply disconnect or turn off Bluetooth to be able to remove the app from the lock screen.

On the iPhone

  1. Launch the iPhone settings.
  2. Go to blue tooth.
  3. Tap the connected Bluetooth accessory. Then press on Disconnect. (Or you can turn off Bluetooth directly if you don’t use it)
    Turn on the bluetooth button or disconnect the connected device

On Android

  1. Open your phone’s settings.
  2. Navigate to Bluetooth.
    Navigate-to-Bluetooth
  3. Press Gear or (>) of the connected Bluetooth accessory. Then press on Disconnect from each other.
    Tap-on-the-equipment-of-the-connected-Bluetooth-accessory-Then-tap-Remove Pair

Turn off Show suggestions from the app (Siri)

If you are an iPhone user, you can try another method to fix it. Siri Suggestions is a cool feature that learns your mobile usage patterns and recommends you to open or do some specific tasks that it thinks you might need at that time.

Siri may have got your music listening pattern, which is why the music often appears on your mobile. But you can easily turn this off from the settings. So let’s see how you can do it.

  1. Open the settings.
  2. Go to Siri and search.
    Go-to-Siri-and-search
  3. Scroll down and tap Music.
  4. Then turn off Show suggestions from the app under the menu on the lock screen.
    turn-off-show-suggestions-from-the-app-under-on-the-lock-screen-menu
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