Apple Music randomly skipping songs in playlist or album? Check out these workarounds

Apple Music is the company’s own music streaming service. It is also the favorite among many users of Apple devices thanks to its seamless integration in the ecosystem.

Apple Music also boasts of offering good audio quality and a huge catalog with millions of songs. Users can access the service through a web browser or through dedicated apps.

However, currently many Apple Music users are facing an annoying glitch where songs in playlist or album are randomly skipping. But, there are some workarounds that could help (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13).

Apple Music randomly skipping songs in playlist or album

According to multiple reports, Apple Music is randomly skipping songs for many users while listening to their playlists or albums.

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Apple Music is a buggy mess

I have had Apple Music for almost two years now and it seems like it’s only getting worse. Songs have trouble loading and playing, randomly skipping songs, countless error messages and sometimes when a song is playing it will randomly cut out and play ear rape noise which feels like my headphones are about to blow out.

I really love Apple musics AI compared to Spotify and other streaming services but all these problems keep stacking up and is making it hard to continue using Apple Music.
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The problem reportedly can appear both when using Siri voice commands and when choosing songs manually.

Skipping songs

My Apple Music keeps skipping songs. I will ask siri to play an album and it always skips just the second or third song, but no others. I don’t know why. Sometimes it even does this if I choose an album manually. It will only skip song 2, 3 or sometimes both. This has been happening for two weeks now and it drives me nuts. Anyone know what this is or how to fix it?
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Also, it is not the only issue that Apple Music users are experiencing. Apparently the transition between songs is also stuttering for some.

Also slightly unrelated, but ever since the last couple weeks, songs don’t transition seamlessly, there’s always a little stutter between them, always varying degrees of length. E.g. Kanye West’s ‘Lost in the World’ to ‘Who Will Survive in America’. I know it’s a minor issue, but it really irks me.
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A couple of potential workarounds

There is no official acknowledgment of the issue from Apple yet. However, there are a couple of workarounds that could help mitigate it.

The first workaround is to disable the ‘lossless’ option, then delete the album and download it again.

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For the second workaround, you must follow the procedure shown below:

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We will update this story once new details on the matter emerge.

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