Apple Music seems to be affected by a bug that’s inflicting the app to put in itself immediately into the dock when downloaded from the App Retailer, with the app even changing different first and third-party apps situated 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 exchange one other app. Kevin Archer, for instance, had Apple Music exchange 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 Digicam app, Twitter, and Safari. We had it set up over the Mail app and Dropbox, so music apps are usually not being focused or solely impacted.
Looks as if in the event you obtain the Apple Music app from App Retailer, it can mechanically seem in your system (iPhone) dock, greater than this, it can change some 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) Could 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 we’ve not been in a position to replicate this conduct.
iOS units working iOS 15.4.1 are affected, and we had 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 seem like exhibiting the identical concern. There’s even a criticism from 2019, effectively earlier than iOS 15.
As TechCrunch factors out, this conduct has not explicitly been defined as a bug by Apple, however it’s possible unintended. Apple has already been accused of favoring its personal apps over third-party apps and is dealing with regulatory scrutiny, so there’s little likelihood that Apple would blatantly exchange third-party apps with its personal.
There additionally seems to be no set sample to the apps that Apple Music will exchange, with Apple’s personal apps changed as effectively, nor does the problem occur constantly. Epic CEO Tim Sweeney has, nevertheless, instructed 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) Could 5, 2022
On condition that the Apple Music concern is receiving various consideration, together with accusations of preferential remedy, Apple will possible deal with it quickly.
Replace: Apple advised MacRumors that it’s conscious of the problem and is trying into it.