Stopping Apple Watch From Showing Media Controls

Does anyone know how to stop your Apple Watch from showing media controls all the time? It’s annoying having the media controls shown when I’m in my car or at night when my kids have their HomePods playing bedtime music. It feels like it’s constantly showing media controls and not he actual watch face.

The short version:

  1. Press the Digital Crown to view your apps.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Scroll down and tap Display & Brightness.
  4. Scroll all the way to the bottom and disable Auto-Launch Audio Apps.

The long version:


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