Apple iOS comes with a iTunes Radio feature. Users love it, but some have become confused about how to turn the radio off. As a result, they get stuck with the radio playing in the background on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.
You can turn the radio off by force closing the Music app, controlling the music from the app, or using the Control Center. Just use these steps.
Option 1 – From Control Center
- Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and the Control Center should appear. This will work while you are on any screen in any app, even on the Lock screen.
- Select the “Pause” button.
Option 2 – Force Close App
- Double push the “Home” button (the button below the screen).
- A list of running apps appears. Close the “Music” app off the screen by swiping it upward and the radio will stop running.
Option 3 – Pause From Music App
You can bring the music to a stop by pausing it from the Music app.
- Open the “Music” app.
- Tap the “Pause” button.
Can I stop the music instead of pausing it?
Not really. The way they designed the feature only allows pausing really, which essentially is the same as stop.
I don’t have anything that looks like what you are describing, but a radio is playing music and I don’t know how to turn it off. What are you talking about?
You might be using a third party radio or music app. You may also be using it in iOS version 6, which doesn’t come with iTunes Radio. In this case, you can force close the app that is playing music by double-tapping the Home button, then tapping and holding an app. From there, you can swipe over to the app, then tap the red – to close it.