1. Daaniel Tran's Avatar
    This recently started happening. I will be walking with my phone in my pocket and it is locked, but suddenly my music will pause for no apparent reason. I look at my phone and nothing has happened except my music is now paused. I didn't even touch my headphones. It happens around 3 times every time I take a 30 minute walk. It is so irritating to have your music abruptly stop. One time it went completely haywire and the voice dialer came up and the volume cranked itself all the way up and the robotic google voice nearly damaged my ear drums. Now sometimes the voice dialer comes up once it pauses, but very rarely. It will normally just pause randomly.

    I use to believe it was my pocket pausing the music because the touch screen is very terrible on this phone and would skip my music when I was walking but I've since flipped my phone the other way in my pocket so thats not possible.

    I've turned off all the gestures, motions, airview, etc.

    Thanks for the help
    01-23-2015 06:39 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Is it possible that the Home button is being inadvertently pressed, which wakes the screen in your pocket--and then the pause button on the Music widget gets touched?
    01-23-2015 11:44 PM
  3. Detectionable's Avatar
    Possibility it's the proximity sensor, if I'm listening to a voice message on WhatsApp and move my phone from the top, holding it too close to the sensor, it first starts playing the message from the ear piece speaker instead of the loud speaker, and when I move my hand away again, it pauses it - really annoying and not just happening on Droid, it happened on my Lumia too

    Wonder if that's happening with your music, although with the screen off that sensor should be inactive

    Try it manually, stick the phone on the table, play music, turn screen off, then put your hand over the sensors for a few seconds and remove it, see if it does it again
    01-24-2015 06:35 AM
  4. Travo79's Avatar
    If you are using the headphones that came with your S5, I would say those are the culprit. Everything you described would lead me to believe that you have a short in your in-line control button, especially the voice dialer starting.

    I know that's a hard one to test out unless you have another pair of stock ear buds. Maybe try a pair of normal no button headphones next time you walk and see if it continues to happen. If it doesnt, you can bet it was the stock ear buds.

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    01-24-2015 07:17 AM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Good idea, Travo79!
    01-24-2015 04:33 PM
  6. anon(258826)'s Avatar
    +1 on headphones. I too had problems with my S5 randomly pausing music, then I realized that my JLabs J5M was just barely losing enough contact in the headphone jack for the music to stop. It's the same effect as if you intentionally unplug your headphones: the music pauses. Granted, my TPU case may have been the cause of the male headphone connector popping out, but I certainly don't have this problem with my non-microphoned Yamaha earbuds.
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    01-26-2015 08:23 AM
  7. rbk4fun's Avatar
    Did you find a solution? I have the same problem. It happens with Spotify, Pandora, OR music that is on my phone - so this is not an internet connection issue. It also happens with Bluetooth connection (this has happened with 3 different blue tooth devices - so it is not the device) OR just using the speaker on the phone. Nothing is touching the phone - it is sitting on my desk. It is EXTREMELY annoying. It simply pauses and then you have to hit the play button again. Timing is random - sometimes it's 20 minutes, somethimes it's 5 minutes. I posted a similar question recently but haven't had any responses.
    06-01-2015 02:25 PM
  8. Brian_Blaire's Avatar
    Settings > Motions and Gestures > Mute/Pause > Placing Palm On Screen & Turning Device Over > Turn them Off

    Posted via the Samsung Galaxy S5
    06-01-2015 10:22 PM
  9. doggiedoright's Avatar
    I am having this problem as well. but changing these settings did not help.
    08-11-2015 06:41 PM
  10. Robby Robb's Avatar
    At least I know im not alone I'm thinking about buying a ipod an ditching all my music on my phone

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-16-2015 07:38 PM
  11. anon(9704933)'s Avatar
    I have the same exact problem. I discovered Don't Pause but that did not help. If I reinstall Spotify, it will play without pausing for about a day and then the problem returns. I, also, am about to throw in the towel and switch to an iPhone. At least there I can enjoy music.
    10-30-2015 12:53 PM
  12. Derek Potter1's Avatar
    I had the same problem with Play Music with my S7 but whilst trying a few different settings I saw that the notification bar was always active when I took the phone out of my pocket so:

    1. I checked that the "keep screen turned off" function was on via Settings>Display
    2. I turned off notifications from the Play Music app via Display>Notifications.

    After that I had no issues with pausing. I don't use Spotify so I don't know if that would work for it or other apps.
    06-23-2016 04:52 AM
  13. U3962521's Avatar
    Settings > Motions and Gestures > Mute/Pause > Placing Palm On Screen & Turning Device Over > Turn them Off

    Posted via the Samsung Galaxy S5
    Using a samsung galaxy s7
    And in settinfs there isnt the options you describe
    ******* hate updates that make these user forums useless since the manufacturer is constantly changing how thinhs look. Having this problem. Will return the phone if i cant sort it out and get a refund.
    08-11-2016 05:18 AM
  14. ktfcoyote's Avatar
    Solution found!

    Hi! I have an Lg G5 running Android 7.0. I have the same problem with the music pausing when the phone turns over, which is annoying when I have it in my pocket and am walking. I couldn't find anything under the phone settings for motion or gestures. I found it in the music program itself! Actually, I use the Gallery to store my video/music files. Turn on the player and check the settings there. Turn off 'Pause When Flip'. Hope this makes sense.
    05-14-2017 10:28 AM
  15. Teresa Gjorup's Avatar
    Mine does the opposite, it turns music on randomly. Why is this happening?
    07-30-2017 09:56 AM

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