[How to] Remove Music Player from Lock Screen iOS 17

Find out your music appear atomically shows up on the lock screen? Read this post to realize how to remove music player from lock screen in iOS 17/16/15.


By Kathy / Updated on March 6, 2024

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How do I remove music player from my iPhone lock screen in iOS 17?

“Since I’ve installed iOS 17 on my iPhone 15, the music player always shows on lock screen automatically. I don’t want it appears and how can I get rid of music player from lock screen in IOS 17? Any advice will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.”

Music Player on Lock Screen

9 methods on how to remove music player from lock screen in iOS 17/16/15

With music player widget on the lock screen on iOS 17, you can play, pause music, and adjust volume without unlocking your iPhone. However, it keeps appearing even when you are listening to a song, which can be annoying. If you are stuck in the same issue, keep reading and remove music player from the lock screen on your iPhone.

Method 1. Force close the music app

If there is a certain music app running in the background, whether you are playing a song or not, music player widget can appear on the lock screen. Then, you can force close the music app to remove it from the lock screen.

Step 1. Open music app in iOS 17, and then go back to the home screen.

Step 2. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and pause in the center of the screen to view all the recent apps.

Note: To view all recent apps on iPhone 8 or earlier iPhone, double click the “Home” button.

Step 3. Swipe left or right to find out the music app and swipe up the music app to force close it.

Close Music App

Then, you can lock your iPhone to see whether music player still appears on your lock screen.

Method 2. Disconnect your iOS 17 from Bluetooth device

Sometimes, if you connected your iPhone to a Bluetooth device, it may trigger music player shows up on the lock screen. You can follow these steps to disconnect the device from iOS 17.

Step 1. Tap “Settings” and choose “Bluetooth”.

Step 2. Tap “i” icon adjacent to the connected device and tap “Disconnect”.


Method 3. Remove music app from iPhone widgets

Supposed that you have added the music app to iPhone widgets, you can try to remove it to see whether the music player still appears when the iOS 17 screen is locked.

Step 1. On iPhone home screen, swipe right and tap to the bottom of the screen.

Step 2. Locate “Edit” button, tap it to access iPhone widgets management windows. Remove the music app from the list.

Renvove Music Widget

Method 4. Disable Apple music suggestion in Siri & Search

Siri offers suggestion on the lock screen based on what you listen to. To get rid of Apple music on lock screen, you can disable the suggestion.

Step 1. Tap “Settings” on iOS 17 and tap “Sir & Search”.

Step 2. In “Siri & Search” window, toggle off “Show When Listening”.

Step 3. Locate the app that you often use to play music and disable “Suggestion Notifications”.

Disable Notification

Method 5. Uncheck "Screen" and "Banners" in Alerts

Or you can try to turn off music app notification by following these steps:

Step 1. Tap “Settings” and choose “Notifications”.

Step 2. Swipe to music app and tap it.

Step 3. Under “Alerts”, uncheck “Lock Screen” and “Banners”.

Uncheck Lock Screen and Banners

Step 4. Reboot your iPhone and check whether the issue is fixed.

Method 6. Hard reset your iPhone

If the music app still shows up on lock screen, it’s recommended to hard reset your iOS 17 iPhone.

Step 1. Press and release the volume up button; press and release the volume down button.

Step 2. Hold down the side button until the screen goes black and the Apple logo pops up.

This way is to hard reset iPhone is suitable for iPhone 13/12/X/8; to hard reset iPhone 7/7 Plus, press and hold the side button and the volume down button at the same time until the Apple logo shows; to hard reset iPhone 6S Plus, hold down the home/Touch ID button and the side/top button simultaneously until the Apple logo appears.

Hard Reset iPhone

Method 7. Reset all settings of your iOS 17 iPhone

If hard reset isn’t working, you can try to reset all settings on your iPhone to factory status and this won’t delete any data on your iPhone.

Step 1. Open “Settings” and go to “”General” .

Step 2. Scroll down to the bottom and tap “Transfer or Reset iPhone”.

Step 3. Tap “Reset All Settings” and confirm the operation.

iPhone Reset Settings

Method 8. Delete music app and reinstall it on iPhone

After you have tried all the above methods and the music app keeps showing up on the lock screen, the issue might be caused by the app itself. Thus, you can uninstall and reinstall it.

Step 1. Locate the music app like Apple Music on iOS 15/16/17.

Step 2. Long-press its app icon and tap “Remove App”.

Step 3. Tap “Delete App” to confirm the operation.

Uninstall Music App

Step 4. Go to the App Store and reinstall the uninstalled music app.

Method 9. Restore your iPhone with iTunes

Or you can restore your iPhone as new with iTunes to solve the problem. But this operation will erase all the existing data on your iPhone, including photos, music, videos, etc. Thus, it’s highly recommended to backup your iPhone data to a safe place like a computer before restoring it.

>>> Backup iPhone full or selectively to computer with USB cable

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Restore iOS 17 with iTunes

Step 1. Connect your iOS 17 iPhone to your computer with a USB cable.

Step 2. Open iTunes app on your PC and click “Device”.

Step 3. Click “Summary” and click “Restore.

restore iPhone with iTunes

Step 4. Click “Restore” to confirm the operation.

After restoring your iPhone as new, you can restore your necessary data.

Wrap things up

That’s all methods about how to remove music players from lock screen on iOS 17 iPhone, which are also suitable to get rid of music app from the lock screen on iOS 16 and earlier iOSes but the detail can be a little bit different.

If you encounter music player showing on lock screen on iOS 15/16/17 etc., updating the iOS might be a solution.