watchOS 4 is now available for all users worldwide after months of beta testing. Apple’s latest version of smartwatch operating system is not a significant update, as it comes with small and welcome refinements. However, it includes a lot of smart features that make your daily life better. One such feature is Auto-launch Audio Apps.
As the name suggests, the feature automatically launches audio apps when you wake your watch’s screen while playing audio on your Apple Watch or iPhone. However, for some users, this behavior may be a little annoying. If you happen to sit in the group, it’s a good idea to disable the feature.
In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to turn off Auto-launch Audio Apps behavior on your Apple Watch. Before we begin, Auto-launch Audio Apps behavior is exclusive in watchOS 4, so make sure you have already updated the device.
How to turn off Auto-launch Audio Apps in watchOS 4
Step one: First off, you need to launch the Settings app on your Apple Watch and then tap on General
Step two: On the next screen, tap on Wake Screen and then turn off the switch for Auto-Launch Audio Apps to disable the behavior.
How to turn off Auto-Launch Audio Apps on your iPhone
Before we begin, make sure you have the Watch app installed on your iPhone. If not, head to the App Store and download the app. Once you are done, let’s proceed with how to disable Auto-Launch Audio Apps on your iPhone.
Step one: Launch the Watch app on your iPhone and then make sure you select the My Watch tab
Step two: Scroll down a little bit and hit General. After that, select Wake Screen and then turn off the switch for Auto-Launch Audio Apps to disable the behavior.
That’s it! From now on, your music apps won’t automatically launch when you wake your watch’s screen. If you change your mind, repeat the above process and turn on the switch for Auto-Launch Audio Apps.
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