Is the display of your smartphone staying on while playing songs on YouTube Music? In the Google new software updates, we’re running into this issue with version 5.23.50 of the app that rolled out late last week. You can be in any part of the app from the Now Playing UI to YouTube Music’s Home feed, and the screen will remain on even if you don’t interact further with the device.
This matter exists on Samsung devices running Android12L and Pixel phones running Android 13 that we checked. The display remained active for around 15 minutes while music was playing found in one test. There appear to be zero problems when nothing is streaming, while the bug impacts YouTube Premium subscribers.
This is something annoying for those that set a song and leave their device (to charge) only to come back and find the display still on and their device warm. That said, most people manually turn off the screen before sliding the phone back into their pocket or swipe home quickly after making a song choice.
Until Google releases a new version of the app to fix this issue, you can choose manually turn off the screen whenever you play songs via YouTube Music on your Galaxy Z Fold 4 (or any device running Android 12L or Android 13).