1. renakins's Avatar
    I just started getting this error the other day.

    I'm not sure if there's an app on my phone that's causing this .. or what?

    The lock screen displays what appears to be a media player instead of the normal date & time - I've disabled all the media players on the phone .. but can't seem to figure out what the issue is?

    Screen cap below.

    Would love to know if anyone's got a solution! .. It's so annoying!!!
    Attached Thumbnails Galaxy S5: Lock screen media player - how to disable?-screenshot_2014-04-26-13-19-53.jpg  
    04-26-2014 12:27 PM
  2. SanDeggo's Avatar
    Do you have a music widget on your home screen? (Pandora, Samsung Music or Google Music)
    04-26-2014 12:48 PM
  3. dadathepanda's Avatar
    You probably listened to some music and didn't exit the program, just pressed the Home button to get out of it. Check your notification bar to see if you have any apps running. Alternatively, you can press the multi app button to the left of the Home button and Close all to make sure any apps running are closed

    The panda has spoken
    04-26-2014 02:19 PM
  4. Hunter Barker's Avatar
    I'm having the same exact problem. Would love to know an answer. It constantly shows up in my lock screen. If you push the "play" button, music doesn't even play so I don't understand why it appears on the lock screen. I've tried restarting my phone, deleting music apps and still it won't go away

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    04-30-2014 10:09 AM
  5. Michael Tran2's Avatar
    I have the same problem, I havent noticed this issue, until I recently made the choice to have personalized ringtones.

    Which have their own issues in itself, due to not being able to quiet that female voice telling you there is an incoming call from whoever is calling you, but even after disabling personalized ringtones, after a missed call or rejected call, that same music widget bar thingy appears and it stays.

    wondering if anyone else here has had made personalized ringtones before this incident began to occur?
    05-01-2014 12:51 PM
  6. Shaamoney's Avatar
    I have a similar issue but with the smart remote.

    Truly cannot believe Android software is so buggy

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    05-01-2014 04:22 PM
  7. Michael Tran2's Avatar
    I figured out my issue, my issue was due to an app I was using called 8tracks, so I guess any external music apps you downloaded might be the cause, so all I did was ran though my apps, turned them on, used it quickly, then forced stop the apps and one by one, it finally came down to my 8tracks app.

    Hope this helps the rest of you!
    05-01-2014 09:58 PM
  8. ddsps's Avatar
    @shaamoney there should be an option in the smart remote app about having it on the lock screen

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    05-07-2014 09:10 PM
  9. winnersmw's Avatar
    If you open Task Manager and end the running media player process, it should get it off the lockscreen.
    05-07-2014 09:32 PM
  10. krappo's Avatar
    This happens to me only when i have music playing and the player then appears on lock screen.
    This to me is very annoying is there any way of the player not going to LS.

    many Thanks
    05-10-2014 06:43 PM
  11. debdroid1a's Avatar
    This happens to me only when i have music playing and the player then appears on lock screen.
    This to me is very annoying is there any way of the player not going to LS.

    many Thanks
    I like it there. I can forward a song if I want without unlocking the screen.

    Goes away when I force close the app (Amazon Cloud Player doesn't close unless I close automatically, unfortunately).

    I haven't had it any other time in my LS.

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    05-11-2014 10:45 AM
  12. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    Just love how ppl blame the software for what is usually user error.
    05-11-2014 10:57 AM
  13. krappo's Avatar
    I like it there. I can forward a song if I want without unlocking the screen.

    Goes away when I force close the app (Amazon Cloud Player doesn't close unless I close automatically, unfortunately).

    I haven't had it any other time in my LS.

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    very true but i change tracks via switch on headphones line
    05-11-2014 01:59 PM
  14. debdroid1a's Avatar
    very true but i change tracks via switch on headphones line
    I don't have headphones like that.
    I'm usually playing my music on my way to work and at a red light want to quickly press to change the song.

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    05-11-2014 03:45 PM
  15. jsta6's Avatar
    I like it there. I can forward a song if I want without unlocking the screen.

    Goes away when I force close the app (Amazon Cloud Player doesn't close unless I close automatically, unfortunately).

    I haven't had it any other time in my LS.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Does your player go to landscape mode when locked? When my screen is locked, I can see and control the player, but it stays in portrait mode.
    nawty bee likes this.
    05-14-2014 09:35 PM
  16. debdroid1a's Avatar
    Does your player go to landscape mode when locked? When my screen is locked, I can see and control the player, but it stays in portrait mode.
    Sorry I missed this.

    Mine says in portrait mode too.
    06-04-2014 05:01 PM
  17. marti_nita's Avatar
    That was the problem !!!! The same app !!!! THAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANK YOU !!!
    06-16-2014 04:33 PM
  18. Michael Mills4's Avatar
    Had same problem. As someone else indicated it was the 8tracks app causing the issue. I went in to 8tracks settings and deselected the option "enable lockscreen widget". Problem solved.
    06-24-2014 01:19 PM
  19. russianvoodoo's Avatar
    8tracks
    08-08-2014 09:52 AM
  20. nawty bee's Avatar
    Hi

    Did u find the solution to the problem cos I got the same problem and can't figure it out please share
    01-07-2015 11:12 AM
  21. l33tos's Avatar
    I have the same problem or very similar:

    the time on my lock screen has been replaced by a track length, above 3 buttons: an 'x', stop and pause, but I dont have 8tracks installed.

    Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
    01-22-2015 01:19 PM
  22. djohnson7173's Avatar
    This seems to have worked for me. Go to settings / sound and notification / application notifications (at the very bottom). then go to each music application and select it, then set Block on for it, to block all notifications for it. I can't guarantee it yet, as I've just done this myself, and the phone is occasionally erratic in how it takes on new configurations, but it seems to work so far. No music controls on the lock screen!!
    03-06-2015 01:48 PM
  23. Chase Masters's Avatar
    Just love how ppl blame the software for what is usually user error.
    I installed I-Heart-Radio on my new Edge and it started playing random music on my lock screen by no choice of mine.
    Get over yourself.
    04-22-2015 12:40 PM

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