Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3

How to Fix Samsung Z Flip 3 Cover Screen Music Not Working

Don't see music playback on your Galaxy Z Flip 3's cover screen? Here are the solutions!
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When you enable music on your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 cover screen, the device usually displays music playback on the cover screen. 

However, there are instances where your Galaxy Z Flip 3’s cover screen doesn’t display the music playback as it should. 

This issue is a software problem related to the Music app and the notification system on your Z Flip 3. But don’t worry, this guide includes all the solutions you need to fix this issue.

Fix 01: Turn On Playback Notifications

The first thing you should check when your Samsung Z Flip’s cover screen is not displaying music playback is the Playback notifications setting in your preferred music app. 

This setting is important as it allows the music app to send its playback to your device, which in turn can be displayed on the cover screen.

Here’s how you can turn on Playback notifications for your music app:

  1. Open the Settings app on your Galaxy Z Flip.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Apps.
  1. From the list of apps, find and tap on your music app.
music app
  1. Once inside the app’s settings, tap on Notifications.
Music app Notifications
  1. Look for a category named Playback or something similar. This might vary depending on the app you’re using.
Music app Playback
  1. Turn on the toggle for this category.

Fix 02: Turn On the Music Widget

Widgets are small applications that provide quick access to certain functions of an app directly from your device’s home screen/cover screen. 

The Galaxy Z Flip 3 has a Music widget that you can toggle on or off. This is the same widget that allows you to control your music playback directly from your cover screen.

Here’s how you can enable it:

  1. Go to your device’s settings.
  2. Scroll down and select “Cover screen”.
  3. Find “Music” under the “Widgets” section and make sure it’s toggled on.

Fix 03: Enable “Show notifications”

Even though you’ve enabled all the necessary notifications, the music playback won’t display on the cover screen of your Samsung Z Flip if the overall notifications for the cover screen are turned off.

To resolve this, you need to ensure that the “Show notifications” option is enabled in the cover screen settings. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open the Settings app on your Samsung Z Flip.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Cover screen.
  3. Look for the Show notifications option and make sure it’s toggled on. If it’s off, simply tap on the switch to turn it on.

Fix 04: Update Device Software

The problem with the cover screen music not working could also be due to a bug in the current system software of your Galaxy Z Flip 3. If this is the case, updating your device software will resolve the issue.

Here are the steps to update your device software:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap on Battery and device care.
Battery and device care11
  1. Then, select Software update.
Software update1
  1. Tap on Download and install.
Download and install

Fix 05: Clear Music App Data

The app data of the Music app you are using can become corrupted or damaged. This can lead to the music playback to not being displayed on the device’s cover screen. To fix this issue, you need to clear the app data of your music app.

Please note: Clearing the app data will remove all the data related to the app, including your preferences and settings.

Here are the steps to do so:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Apps.
  1. In the list of apps, find and tap on your preferred music app.
music app
  1. Tap on Storage.
Music app Storage
  1. Tap on Clear Data.
Music app Clear Data

Fix 06: Configure Third Party Music Apps

If you’re using a third-party music app instead of the built-in Samsung Music app on your Galaxy Z Flip, you may need to adjust some in-app settings to display music playback on the cover screen.

Different music apps have different settings, and some of them may require you to manually enable notifications for music playback to be displayed on the cover screen.

Let’s take the “Musicolet” app as an example:

  1. Open the Musicolet app.
open Musicolet app
  1. Tap on the Settings option.
Musicolet Setting
  1. Scroll down and select Notifications.
Musicolet Notifications
  1. Under Notification style, select Stock notifications.
Musicolet Stock Notifications

By doing this, you’re allowing the Musicolet app to display notifications on your Samsung Z Flip’s cover screen. If you’re using a different music app, the process will be slightly different, but the general idea is the same.


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