How to remove media widgets from Android shortcuts

How to remove media widgets from Android shortcuts

Android Media Widget is crossed out.

Android puts a small widget inside the Quick Settings panel when listening to music or caster media. While useful, widgets sometimes duplicate or last longer than they should. We show you how to easily remove them.

When media widgets work as they should, it’s super convenient. You have quick access to controls, and you can even swipe from left to right between apps that play media. However, it is not without problems. You can get multiple instances of the same app from different sessions, or they will not disappear when you are done.

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To remove one of these media control widgets, first swipe down once or twice, depending on your phone, to reveal the Quick Settings panel.

Swipe down to open Quick Settings.

Then find the widget you want to remove. You cannot remove the widget if the media is currently playing, so be sure to stop or pause it. Touch and hold the widget.

Long press on the widget.

Now just press “Reject” or “Remove”.

Press "Dismiss."

That’s all there is to it. The media widget is removed from your quick settings. This is not something you have to do much, but it’s a good thing to know when media apps are not behaving as they should. Keep your quick settings neat and tidy.

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