iOS 15.6 beta 2 includes fix for Apple Music bug that kicks out other apps from dock

In May, a ton of iOS users reported an increasing issue with Apple Music wherein a bug was causing the app to install itself directly into the dock of iPhones when downloaded from the App Store. It would also replace both native and third-party apps located in the dock. Apple has finally issued a fix for the issue in iOS 15.6 beta 2.

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Apple Music bug fixed in beta 2 of iOS 15.6

After reports about the Apple Music bug started increasing, Apple acknowledged its existence and confirmed to publications that it was under investigation.

As per user reports, iOS devices running iOS 15.4.1 seem to be affected as well as iOS 15.5 beta. iPhones running older versions of iOS 15 have also been experiencing the same issue.

As discovered by Aaron Zollo on Twitter, Apple Music no longer replaces Spotify in the dock after installing the latest iOS 15.6 beta. So, affected users will only have to wait for a few days before the update is released to the general public.

In addition to a fix for the bug, the new beta also includes new accessibility options including the ability to hide Emoji search. It has also been discovered that Apple is making some changes to smart home accessory pairing. Siri also has updated voices for Dutch in iOS 15.6.

You can check out the list down below to see if your device is compatible with the upcoming software update in case it is also affected by the Apple Music bug.

  • iPhone 6s and later
  • iPad Pro (all models)
  • iPad Air 2 and later
  • iPad 5th generation and later
  • iPad mini 4 and later
  • iPod touch (7th generation)
  • iPad Pro (all models)
  • iPad Air 2 and later
  • iPad 5th generation and later
  • iPad mini 4 and later

Since Apple has been accused of favoring its native apps over third-party apps in the past, it was initially believed that the issue was not a bug. However, since there was no set pattern to the apps that Apple Music was replacing and the fact that the issue was widespread, it was later confirmed that it was not intentional.

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Asma is an editor at iThinkDifferent with a strong focus on social media, Apple news, streaming services, guides, mobile gaming, app reviews, and more. When not blogging, Asma loves to play with her cat, draw, and binge on Netflix shows.

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