As an avid music listener I have several music apps on my phone. Everytime I turn on bluetooth (or when bluetooth tries to autoconnect to a device without any device to connect to) several of my music apps open a player notification.

This is really annoying, especially as it slows down my phone while the apps are opening in the background (unless it has something to do with bluetooth connecting). This also replaces the current player notification (if I have one) on my homescreen, which is annoying.

Is there a way to disable this?

My phone is an Sony XZ2 Compact running Android 10. The music apps I experience this with are: Spotify, Bandcamp, Mixcloud and DR Lyd.

Update: The answer to How to stop music apps from playing when connected via Bluetooth to my car/headset/receiver? doesn't solve it.

I've tested the app Bluetooth Connect & play which doesn't solve it.

I've tested this answer with Tasker and it didn't solve it.

  • Hi. For all of these apps you can disable the app component responsible for receiving and acting on bluetooth events (probably targeting the intent bluetooth state changed). I don't know if this can be done without root access or not. Another solution is to use an automation app which should listen to "Connected to bluetooth device", and then dismiss all notifications that appear within X milliseconds/seconds from blacklisted (denylisted) apps.
    – Firelord
    Feb 15, 2023 at 15:30
  • @Firelord would I be able to do this with an app like Tasker (which I already use) or is there another app with the functionality you could recommend?
    – ssssaaaa
    Feb 23, 2023 at 8:37
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    You should be able to use Tasker for this. If that does not work out you can give MacroDroid app a try -- I prefer this app for dismissing any kind of notification.
    – Firelord
    Feb 23, 2023 at 11:27
  • Thank you, I'll follow your suggestions and see if I find a solution.
    – ssssaaaa
    Feb 28, 2023 at 11:27
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    FYI: I've found the app Bluetooth connect & play that I'll test and post an answer with, if it solves my issue.
    – ssssaaaa
    Feb 28, 2023 at 11:47


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