How to enable Autoplay in the Music app on iPhone and iPad

Autoplay Playing Next iPad

You don’t have to be a music lover to enjoy the Autoplay feature in the Music app. With iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, Apple brought this feature to the app so you can keep the songs playing without having to lift a finger.

Enabling the continuous play feature in Music takes only a tap. And when you hit the end of a song or playlist, similar music will continue to play. Keep the party going, the dance steps moving, or yourself grooving. Here’s how to enable and use Autoplay in the Music app.

Turn on Autoplay in Music

The Autoplay feature in Music is not enabled be default. So if you want that continuous flow of songs, you’ll need to turn it on.

When you open your queue and see your Playing Next list, you’ll notice the Autoplay icon (infinity loop). Tap it to enable this mode. You’ll know that Autoplay mode is on when the background of the icon is highlighted.

Autoplay Enabled iPad

What’s nice about this feature, aside from non-stop music, is that you can see what will be playing next while using this mode.

Below Playing Next, you should see something like “Autoplaying similar music” after a song or “Similar music will keep playing” at the end of a playlist.

Playing Next Autoplay Enabled iPad

When you’re done using continuous play, just tap the icon to turn it off and you’ll be back to your regular music mode.

Wrapping it up

Autoplay mode in the Music app is a nice improvement if you listen to music often and don’t want to worry about playing the next playlist or song. And if you own an iPad, check out how to use the full-screen lyrics and playback control feature with iPadOS 14.

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