How to Fix iPhone Music Keeps Pausing and Skipping on iOS 11/12

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Cedric Grantham Posted on Aug 28, 2018 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

Applied to: iPhone 6, iPhone 7, iPhone 8, and iPhone X

Why does my iPhone music keep pausing and skipping since updated to iOS 11

Many users have reported that the iPhone music keeps pausing or skipping on its own since upgraded to iOS 11, no matter it’s iOS 11.1, 11.2, 11.3 or 11.4. Some even encounter the music randomly pauses when playing through the headphones. Based on what is now known, this problem is closely related to the operating system. To address this issue, in this article, we will provide several tried-and-true solutions. Read on and get details.

Table of contents:

How to fix iPhone music keeps pausing and skipping with 7 quick solutions

1. Restart your iPhone

Restarting the iPhone can troubleshoot many small matters.

Restart iPhone 8/iPhone 7: Press and hold the Side button until the slider appears. Drag the slider to turn off your iPhone. After about 30 seconds later, press and hold the Side button again until the Apple logo appears.

Restart iPhone X: Press and hold the Side button and either volume button until the slider appears. Drag the slider to turn off your iPhone X. After about 30 seconds later, press and hold the Side button again until you see the Apple logo.

2. Re-install the Music app

If the Music app doesn't work well, the music may play wrong, like keeps pausing or skipping constantly. If so, you can delete the app and re-install it. If you don't know how to delete the app on iPhone 8/iPhone X, you can check the online user guide.  

3. Change to other headphones

This approach can fix the hardware-related problems. Just try it in case.

4. Delete and re-download songs

If the music has corrupted already, you can play it properly. You can try to delete the music that has problems and download it again.

A related article you may need: how to delete all music on iPhone at one time

5. Resync music from iTunes

This is also the way to solve music file damage. Use iTunes and resync all songs to your iPhone.

6. Turn off Siri

Each time you wake up Siri, it will interrupt the music playing. Try to turn off "Hey Siri" and check out whether the problem is settled or not.

7. Disable Raise to Wake

Disabling the Raise to Wake feature may be a helpful tip. Turn on your iPhone, go to Settings > Display & Brightness > toggle off the Raise to Wake.

If you have tried all the above methods but the issue still goes on. Move to the next part and use EaseUS MobiMover to transfer your iPhone music to the computer for adequately playing.


How to transfer music from iPhone to the computer in 1-click

If you like the music on your iPhone most, but you can't have it on the computer, you can choose to export the iPhone music to the PC/Mac/laptop with a FREE iPhone data transfer tool. EaseUS MobiMover is such a program that enables you to move photos, music, videos, contacts, messages, books, and more from the iOS device to the computer in a readable way through the USB cable.

Besides, if you want to put music to the iPhone in the vice versa without iTunes or import any other supported contents to iPad, MobiMover will offer you the simplest method.

Now, download EaseUS MobiMover on your computer and try to copy the iPhone music to your Windows PC or Mac to enjoy it without error.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the Mac/PC and run EaseUS MobiMover.

Allow EaseUS MobiMover to access your iPhone by tapping "Trust" on the device and clicking "Allow" on the program.

Select "Content Management", click "Audio" and select "Music" to continue.

how to transfer music from iPhone to computer - step 1

Step 2. Select Music files to transfer from iPhone to your computer.

To do so, you need to click "Music" to select desired music files on your iPhone and click "Settings" at the right top corner to choose a safe location on your PC for saving these files.

how to transfer music from iPhone to computer - step 2

Step 3. Click "Transfer to PC" and start the transferring process. 

When the transferring process finishes, you can check and play the transferred music files on your computer. 

how to transfer music from iPhone to computer - step 3

Except for the data migration between iPhone/iPad and computer, MobiMover still allows you to sync data between two iOS devices directly and download online videos using URL. To find more comprehensive information on MobiMover, you can link to the online user guide and get what you want. Or you can directly link to the how-to article page to search for what you are interested in.