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How to stop airpods from playing music

If your AirPods won’t stop playing music, they play music randomly or they do not pause the music when you tap on them, this post will show you likely reasons why.

If your AirPods don’t stop playing music when you tap on them, the cause could be that you need to reconnect them to that device, they are broken or they are dirty. It would help to try resetting them and then to reconnect them to the device.

If your AirPods play music randomly it could be the case that they have a bad connection with the device, or that you need to clean the stems of the AirPods.

Why won’t my airpods stop playing music?

If you cannot press on your AirPods to stop the music, it would be likely that your AirPods are dirty, low on battery or that they need to be reconnected to the device.

It could also be the case that the music app you are using does not allow you to click on the AirPods to pause music.

Below are likely reasons why your AirPods won’t stop playing music.

Broken AirPods

It could be the case that the AirPods are broken. This would be more likely if your AirPods keep playing music regardless of the device they are connected to.

It would be more likely if they also do things such as keep activating Siri or changing the volume regardless of the device they are connected to.

In this case, you can try the tips mentioned below especially resetting them and updating them, but it is likely that you will need to replace them.

If your AirPods only keep playing music on one device in particular, it would be unlikely that your AirPods are broken and more likely that they have a bad connection.

Dirty AirPods

It could be the case that your AirPods are dirty and it is causing your AirPods to incorrectly register being clicked. It would help to wipe down your AirPods and to see if the problem persists.

Bad connection

It could also be the case that there is a bad connection with your device. This would be more likely if your AirPods won’t stop playing music on a particular device.

In this case, it would help to reset your AirPods and to reconnect them to the device.

An issue with the device

It could also be the case that there is a problem with the device itself. This would be more likely if other earphones have the same problem when connected to that device.

Software update

It could also be the case that you need to update your AirPods. To do this, you put the AirPods in the charging case, while it is being charged, then you put a previously connected Apple device near to the case.

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Why do my airpods play music randomly?

Below are likely reasons why your AirPods have been randomly playing music..

Bad connection

It could just be the case that your AirPods have a bad connection with your device.

This would be more likely if your AirPods only randomly play music on a specific device. In this case, it would help to forget and reconnect your AirPods with that device.

  1. Forget the AirPods on the device you are using
  2. Put your AirPods in the case
  3. Press the button on the case for 15 seconds
  4. Wait 30 seconds
  5. Open the lid and hold the button on the case
  6. Reconnect your AirPods to your Mac

Problem with website or app

It could also be the case that the issue is with the website or app you are using. This would be more likely if your AirPods only randomly play music when using a specific website or app.

In this case, it would help to take a look at the volume settings on that website or app.

Broken AirPods

It could also be the case that your AirPods are broken. This would be more likely if it is happening regardless of the device you are using.

Software update

AirPods do receive software updates. It might be the case that your AirPods need to be updated.

To update your AirPods, you need to put them in the charging case while it is being charged, then put a connected Apple device (iPhone, iPad, Mac) near the AirPods.

Faulty volume button on your device

It might also be the case that the volume button is faulty on the device you are using. This would be more likely if the volume randomly changes even when the AirPods are not connected to it.

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How to stop airpods from playing music

To start with the obvious, it should be possible for you to stop your AirPods from playing music be tapping on the stem or squeezing on the stem of AirPod Pros.

If that does not work, try resetting and reconnecting your AirPods to your device, updating your AirPods, cleaning your AirPods and see if other earphones are able to stop music from playing when they are connected to that device.

Why do my airpods play music automatically?

If your AirPods are playing music automatically, it would be likely that your AirPods have a bad connection with that device or that they are broken or dirty.

If your AirPods only play music automatically with one device in particular, it would be likely that you need to forget them and reconnect them to that device.

If your AirPods are doing it regardless of the device, try resetting them in their case by putting them in the case, opening the lid and holding the button for 15 seconds until the light shows. Then reconnect them to your devices.