Apple Music Pausing Between Songs When Looping? (iOS 16.2)

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Posted in Errors and Issues by Mary on December 15, 2022

Apple Music pause between songs

Is Apple Music pausing between songs after iOS 16.2 update? Playback is briefly interrupted when a track is playing in a loop and it jumps back to the start? Issue happens on HomePod, iPhone, iPad and Mac too?

Apple Music Pause Between Songs?

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This glitch has been reported by Bella24 (HomePod 16.2):

“Apple Music playback briefly stops and resume when listening to a song in a loop. The pause happens when the track has to start from the beginning. Is this a known issue?”

We’ve found similar complaints on Reddit:

“Momentary pause in audio when track loops from end to beginning (after upgrading to 16.2).”

How To Fix Apple Music Pausing Between Songs

Because the problem occurs across multiple Apple devices and operating system, this obviously is an Apple Music issue.

We’ve reported the unexpected behavior to Apple (feedback no. FB11875468) and are hopping for a server-side fix as soon as possible.

In the meantime we’re also looking for workarounds, but there’s nothing available yet.

You can try the following:

1. Reinstall Apple Music

Use the offload feature available in:
Settings -> General -> iPhone Storage -> Apple Music -> Offload App -> Reinstall App. Does it help?

2. Download Song

apple music download song ios 16.2
Download the track that you plan to play in a loop on your device in:

  • 1. Open Music and search for the track in questions.
  • 2. Add it to your Library using the three-dots icon available in the top-right corner of the screen.
  • 3. Use the same menu to Download the track or album to your device.
  • 4. Play the song in a loop. Is it still pausing?

Have you managed to fix Apple Music pausing when looping a track in iOS 16.2? Do you have a better solution or other problems to report? Share your feedback in the comments!

Related: For more iOS 16.2 issues and available workarounds please check our extended review.


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