File this one underneath “O” for odd: Attributable to 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 line with quite a few studies, the iOS 15.4.1 subject is straightforward to duplicate: Once you obtain Apple Music onto your iPhone from the App Retailer, it routinely replaces one of many apps which are 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 studies 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 studies that it’s conscious of the difficulty and dealing on a repair, and it’s arduous to imagine this was purposeful. Apple is preventing a number of regulatory battles over the preferential therapy of its personal apps, and this motion could be a daring gambit that principally undermines the entire App Retailer argument.
The bug solely impacts placement of the app within the dock and doesn’t delete or disable some other music providers on the cellphone. Nonetheless, it’s a bizarre and regarding bug that Apple will possible handle shortly, doable in iOS 15.5 and even sooner with an iOS 15.4.2 replace.