Apple Music seems to be affected by a bug that’s inflicting the app to put in itself instantly into the dock when downloaded from the App Retailer, with the app even changing different first and third-party apps positioned within the dock.
There have been a number of complaints about the issue on Twitter from customers who downloaded Apple Music after which had it change one other app. Kevin Archer, for instance, had Apple Music change Spotify in his dock.
Archer claimed that the app was solely changing non-Apple apps, however that seems to be incorrect, as TechCrunch examined the bug and had Apple Music set up itself over the Digital camera app, Twitter, and Safari. We had it set up over the Mail app and Dropbox, so music apps will not be being focused or solely impacted.
Looks as if for those who obtain the Apple Music app from App Retailer, it should routinely seem in your gadget (iPhone) dock, greater than this, it should change every other 3d social gathering app with the Music app. If in your dock, you solely have Apple apps it will not do something. pic.twitter.com/c0pkO9G2pq
— Kevin Archer (@IM_Kevin_Archer) Might 5, 2022
There have additionally been complaints that Apple Music is setting itself because the default music service when it’s downloaded even when one other music app was set because the default, however now we have not been in a position to replicate this habits.
iOS units working iOS 15.4.1 are affected, and we have been additionally in a position to get Apple Music to put in itself over one other app within the iOS 15.5 beta. Different older variations of iOS 15 additionally look like exhibiting the identical difficulty. There’s even a criticism from 2019, nicely earlier than iOS 15.
As TechCrunch factors out, this habits has not explicitly been defined as a bug by Apple, however it’s doubtless unintended. Apple has already been accused of favoring its personal apps over third-party apps and is going through regulatory scrutiny, so there’s little likelihood that Apple would blatantly change third-party apps with its personal.
There additionally seems to be no set sample to the apps that Apple Music will change, with Apple’s personal apps changed as nicely, nor does the difficulty occur constantly. Epic CEO Tim Sweeney has, nevertheless, prompt that Apple “rigged” iOS to interchange apps with Apple Music.
I simply verified this on iOS 15.4.1. With Spotify put in and on the dock, putting in Apple Music eliminated Spotify from the dock and put Apple Music there – with out asking. Occurs with out Apple Music being run, so clearly Apple has rigged their OPERATING SYSTEM to do that!
— Tim Sweeney (@TimSweeneyEpic) Might 5, 2022
Provided that the Apple Music difficulty is receiving numerous consideration, together with accusations of preferential remedy, Apple will doubtless tackle it quickly.
Replace: Apple advised MacRumors that it’s conscious of the difficulty and is wanting into it.