File this one underneath “O” for odd: As a result of both a bug or an overzealous engineer, Apple Music is changing Spotify and different apps within the iPhone dock, whether or not you select to place it there or not.
In response to quite a few reviews, the iOS 15.4.1 problem is simple to duplicate: If you obtain Apple Music onto your iPhone from the App Retailer, it robotically replaces one of many apps which can be already within the dock, together with Spotify, Twitter, and Safari. As first noticed by Kevin Archer on Twitter, the bug seems to primarily goal third-party music apps.
There are additionally reviews that Apple Music is taking up because the default music app, however that’s a harder bug to quantify since Apple doesn’t really let customers manually choose default apps. Siri is meant to ask if you wish to choose a default app after the primary few musical requests however that’s considerably random.
Apple reviews that it’s conscious of the difficulty and dealing on a repair, and it’s exhausting to consider this was purposeful. Apple is combating a number of regulatory battles over the preferential therapy of its personal apps, and this motion could be a daring gambit that mainly undermines the entire App Retailer argument.
The bug solely impacts placement of the app within the dock and doesn’t delete or disable another music companies on the cellphone. Nonetheless, it’s a bizarre and regarding bug that Apple will doubtless handle shortly, attainable in iOS 15.5 and even sooner with an iOS 15.4.2 replace.