Does your music stop when opening Facebook on an iPhone or Android? This guide will tell you why that happens and how to fix it!
To solve this problem, you can try:
- Restart your phone
- Reinstall Facebook
- Close all the apps running in the background
- Remove Facebook’s access to your phone camera
- Disable the “Sounds in the app” and “Never Autoplay Video” options in Facebook’s Settings
Below, you’ll find a step-by-step guide on how to implement these solutions. Your Apple music won’t stop anymore when opening Facebook!
Restart Your Phone
The first thing you should try is to restart your phone. When things go wrong with Facebook, it’s often the simplest method that solves the problem.
I’ve read several Reddit and forum comments coming from users who, after restarting their phones, had no more issues with their music stopping on Facebook.
If this doesn’t work, go ahead and try the other solutions!
Another way to prevent your music from stopping when opening Facebook is to reinstall Facebook.
To do this, follow the steps below:
- Open your phone Settings
First, open your phone’s Settings. It looks like a wheel icon on most mobile devices. Tap on it to open your settings.
Once you’re there, you’ll need to open your App list.
- Tap on “Apps”
In your phone’s settings, scroll down until you find the “Apps” option. That’s where you’ll find a list of all your installed apps.
Tap on it and move to the next step!
- Tap on “Manage Apps”
This step may not exist for you, depending on your type of mobile device. If so, skip to the next step.
I need to select “Manage Apps” on my device to get to the app list. Do the same if your menu is similar!
- Search for Facebook and select it
To find Facebook faster, use the search box at the top of the “Apps” page. If you don’t have a search box, look for Facebook manually.
Once you find it, tap on it to open the “App Info” page. That’s where you can uninstall the Facebook app.
- Select “Uninstall”
Once you get to the “App Info” page, look at the bottom of the screen to find the “Uninstall” option.
Tap on it and select “Ok” when asked to confirm the uninstallation procedure. In a few seconds, the process will end, and Facebook will uninstall.
- Open Play Store and install Facebook
The last step is reinstalling Facebook from the Play Store. Open the Play Store app and use the search box to find Facebook.
Then, tap “Install” next to Facebook’s name, to the right. There’s no “Install” option in the picture above because I haven’t uninstalled Facebook.
After you reinstall it, try listening to music with your Facebook open and see if it changes anything!
If not, move to another solution.
Close All the Apps Running in the Background
Often, all the apps running in the background interfere with Apple Music’s and Facebook’s normal functionality.
If you close the background apps, your music should not stop when opening Facebook anymore. First, tap on the “Overview” icon on your phone (or the physical button if you have one).
It could look different on your phone but should be located to the left of the three buttons.
If it’s not there, find it by tapping all three buttons.
After you open the App “Overview,” you’ll need to close all the background apps.
Swipe right on all the apps or click on the “X” button (if you have one). Make sure to close Facebook and Apple Music as well.
Then, reopen Facebook first. Turn on your music, and see if this solves your problem.
Remove Facebook’s Access from Your Camera
This solution was recently discovered through testing and will work in most cases. Your phone camera is connected to Facebook by default.
Somehow, this disrupts your music apps running in the background, stopping the music when you open Facebook.
To remove Facebook’s access from your phone camera, follow the steps below:
- Hold-tap on the Facebook app on your phone and select “App Options”
Find the Facebook app on your phone and hold-tap on it. This will open a smaller menu next to the app.
Tap on “App Options” and proceed to the next step.
If this option doesn’t exist on your phone, follow the same steps as in the “Reinstall Facebook” solution to open the “App Info’ page.
- Select “App Info”
In the “App Options” screen, look for the “App Info” option and select it. This will take you directly to the “App Info” page, where you last uninstalled Facebook from.
You can follow the steps from that solution to get to that page if this doesn’t work for you!
- Select “App Permissions”
On the “App Info” page, look for the “App Permissions” option and select it. That’s where you can remove Facebook access to your camera.
- Disable the “Camera” option
In the picture above, access has been removed from the camera. The option is grey. Hence it’s disabled.
Access would have been allowed if it was green like you see on the “Contacts” option.
After you remove Facebook access to your camera, I also recommend unchecking the “Sounds in the app” option and checking the “Never Autoplay Videos” option on Facebook.
If you don’t know how to do that, follow the guides below!
Disable “Sounds in the app” and enable “Never Autoplay Videos” on Facebook
Lastly, this solution should help you listen to music in the background and scroll through Facebook seamlessly.
By disabling “Sounds in the app” and enabling “Never Autoplay Videos,” you stop Facebook from interfering with your background music apps (Spotify or Apple Music).
Follow the steps below to do this:
- Open the “Menu” on Facebook
Open Facebook and look in the top-right corner for the “Menu” icon. It’s also known as the Hamburger button.
Tap on it to open your profile menu. From there, you can open the settings and apply this solution.
- Tap on the gear icon
In your “Menu,” look for the “Gear” icon and select it. That’s where your Facebook settings are.
- Select “Media” from the options
In the “Settings & Privacy” options, scroll down until you see the “Preferences” menu. Under it, you’ll see several options like “Notifications,” “News Feed,” “Shortcuts,” and more.
Look for the “Media” option and select it.
- Disable the required media options
In the “Media” menu, look for the “Never Autoplay Videos” option and enable it. The “On mobile data and Wi-Fi” option should be enabled by default.
Then, look for the “Videos start with sound” option and disable it. Lastly, disable the “Sounds in the app” option as well.
Coupled with the fact that you removed Facebook access to your camera before, this solution should deal with your music problem.
To summarize, if your music app stops when you open Facebook, here’s what you can do to solve it:
- Restart your phone
- Reinstall Facebook
- Close all background apps and relaunch Facebook & music app
- Remove Facebook’s access to your Camera
- Enable the “Never Autoplay Videos” option in Facebook’s settings
- Disable the “Sounds in the app” option on Facebook
- Disable the “Videos start with sound” option on Facebook
This problem is especially common on iOS devices. Android phones don’t have this problem, but the solutions are the same either way.
Can I restore Facebook access to my camera after a while?
Yes, you can. Our tests have shown that you can restore Facebook access to your camera after you remove it the first time. It won’t affect your music app anymore. So, you can listen to music in the background, use Facebook, and access your camera feature.
But I recommend keeping the “Never Autoplay Videos” option enabled on Facebook. It’s a good quality-of-life feature and lets you use music apps on Facebook.
If you disabled this feature, your problem would come back again.
I’ve seen plenty of users reporting that removing camera access once was enough to stop the “music stops” glitch on iOS.
It should be a bug native to iOS devices, and Apple should come around to fixing it in the future.
Why does music stop playing when I open Facebook?
It could be a bug or glitch, but it could also be a common feature that people forget about – autoplay videos. Facebook has this feature enabled by default. Whenever you come across a video on Facebook, it’ll play automatically.
You don’t need to click or tap on the Play button. It starts automatically, and you need to stop it manually.
However, if you’re using a background music app, it’ll stop automatically when the Facebook video begins.
Scrolling through Facebook’s feed and having every video play automatically is not my idea of fun.
That’s why enabling the “Never Autoplay Videos” option on Facebook is a great idea that solves your problem immediately!