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Is Your iPhone Randomly Skipping Tracks? Try This Fix


Music is the best way to get yourself relaxed. Imagine how annoying it would be when you cannot listen to your favorite tracks due to technical issues! Many iPhone users have been complaining about the issue that is lesser-known.

How to Solve Randomly Skipping Tracks in iPhone

Sometimes, the iPhone randomly skips the music tracks. This hurts more when it skips your favorite track. There are a few common errors that we neglect, and then end up getting the issue.

In this article, we have represented the list of troubleshooting options that you might try to fix the issue. 

  1. Synchronization Error

Synchronization error

This could be the prime reason that causes the issue on your iPhone. Usually, the synchronization process does not take much time. However, if the data on your iPhone has not been written properly, then there will be an interruption in the sync process. In such a case, we recommend you to make a new list of tracks in the library and sync them with iTunes.

   2. Corrupt music tracks

Corrupt music tracks in iphone

Everyone should understand that bad and corrupt files won’t work in any kind of music player. Moreover, you will not be notified if there is an error or not, it simply does not play in the music player. This happens when you have downloaded media files from open source, and not from iTunes. Therefore, make sure that the purchased file is genuine and error-free.

Moreover, the file should play on other iOS devices too. Therefore, make sure that the media file is compatible with the iTunes library, and is playable in all other iOS devices. If not the case, then the error would be in the media file itself. Remove it, and download it again.

   3. False Apple ID

False Apple ID

In many cases, people use two different Apple IDs on their iPhones. Whenever you try to sync iPhone and iTunes with two different Apple IDs, you would surely get in trouble while synchronizing. Sorry to say, but it is a fact, and many iOS users have encountered the same issue in their devices.

The issue occurs when you purchase tracks on iTunes with ‘X’ Apple ID, and try syncing with ‘Y’ Apple ID. Here, one Apple ID differs from another which is registered with your iPhone. If this is the case, then you might end up having your iPhone randomly skipping the tracks. Hence, make sure to use the same Apple ID, you can also avoid other similar issues too.

   4. Remove all the media files and sync again

This would not work for every iOS user, but it is worth a try. However, this solution requires non-corrupt media files that play properly in other iDevices. All you need to do is erase all the media files from your iPhone. Once you remove everything, try synchronizing each file with iTunes. Now, check whether the issue is fixed or not!

    5. Restart your Device

reset your iPhone

Minor errors and software glitches can be troubleshot by simply restarting your iPhone. Whenever we find a system bug, we opt to restart the device. The following section will guide you to the process to restart iPhone models.

For iPhone 8 & iPhone 7 users: Firstly, press and hold the Side button, this will bring a slider on the screen. Now, you need to drag down the slider to turn off the device. Wait for 30 odd seconds, and again press the Side button. Keep holding it until Apple Logo appears on the screen.

For iPhone X users: Press the Side button and Volume button. Keep holding it until you see the slider appear on the screen. Now, same as above, drag down the slider to turn off your device. Wait for half a minute, and repeat the process until you see Apple Logo on the screen.

   6. Delete the Music app and Reinstall it

delete the music app

If the Music application doesn’t function admirably, the music may play off-base, similar to stopping or skipping continually. Provided that this is true, you can erase the application and re-introduce it. In the event that you don’t have the foggiest idea about how to erase the application on iPhone 8/iPhone X, you can check the online user tutorials.

  7. Try changing Headphones

Sometimes, the hardware issue could be one of the reasons behind the issue of skipping tracks. To be sure, you can change headphones and try it again. This way, you might solve your issue.

   8. Disable Siri

disable siri in iphone

Every time, you enable Siri, it tends to interfere with the music system. You should disable Siri, and check if the problem is fixed or not.

  9. Turn Off Raise to Wake

Turn off Raise to Wake feature

This is another tip that can help you solve the issue. To disable Raise to Wake on your iPhone, follow the steps mentioned below.

  • Step 1: Open Settings
  • Step 2: Tap on Display & Brightness
  • Step 3: Turn off Raise to Wake feature

Final Thoughts

That’s all. With the above-mentioned tips, you can surely solve the issue in no time. If you have any other technical hack that can fix the issue, do let us know in the comment section below.

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