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Hi,

Every time I start my Q3, music will come on automatically, regardless of whether it's on or off last time. Even though I explicitly turn music off before ignition off, next time when ignition on music will start playing automatically again.

Any idea how to turn off this "feature" (that is not to start playing music automatically). Turning off the MMI before ignition off will stop it from playing music when ignition on, but then there won't be bluetooth connection for my phone until I "wake up" the MMI again.

Any suggestions? Thanks!
 

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Hmm, and you can't simply "mute" the "music?"

I'm not sure what "music" you are referring to, whether it's a CD, the radio, or MP3 or what, but I've always found when I "mute" the entertainment before shutting down the car, it is still muted when I start it up.....
 

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Thanks for the reply.

@boblepp: I am pretty sure I tried volume right down before ignition off, and I don't think it works... but I will try again tomorrow.

@Klassic: Seems like you are facing the same issue as mine...

@DampDuffer: That would be what I expected but it didn't work on mine though. Let's say it's playing music from the SD card, I muted it before ignition off but it will start playing again from the same source when ignition on next time. And it is the same for other media too (bluetooth, radio, etc).

As a result, a lot of times, the first thing I have to do after ignition on is to manually mute the music before anything else... that's why I am asking for help in case I am missing something.

Thanks,
 

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I have same issue. There is no "mute" that works in the off/on of the vehicle except the shut down the MMI completely. There is a thread I started awhile back on this and Roger explained that is it like a smart phone in operation and the only way to mute it when shutting down is to hard shut down the MMI. Kinda dumb not to have a simple "off" for the radio volume.
 

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@john: thanks for confirming that

That's too bad, seems like Audi overlooked this obvious one. Or they just don't bother to do it right, otherwise they can easily patch the software to remember the last setting before the car is off.
 

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Sorry - but what I've said before is still true - since MMI was first introduced, it works this way. There have been a few variations on start-up volume and source, but generally not an audio-only off. The only way I know to do what you want is to select an SD card in the media section for which no card is inserted... This will also allow you to receive calls with no music on or muted in the background if you want to drive that way. If you shut down the MMI to get quiet, you will usually lose your phone answering capability too...
 

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0:)Don't flame me for this as this is just my opinion and I do love the Q3 (I have 2!) but my wife and I agree that the Infotainment System is the weakest link of this vehicle. If they could take the system from the Kia Soul and drop it in the Q3 it would make it so much better! Again, just expressing my view of the MMI system...
 

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I did some exhaustive (ok not exhaustive, maybe extensive?) testing.

Radio reacts different than Media.

Radio - I can lower volume to zero or mute and on restart volume is still zero fully off. Any other volume setting returns there on restart.

I am guessing you mean Media when you say "music"??

Media - Oddly, muting or zero volume or pausing playback restarts at volume level 2. Just barely audible at idle stopped. I must assume they thought about this and took this action to make you aware subtly that your media is playing. You would not want them to pause media and force you to go to playback controls to start it again. And then if media is playing they don't want you to forget it is trundling through your songs missing a proper album playback sequence so they up the volume a tiny bit. They have to do something to let you know you still have Media selected.

So I kind of agree with them on what they programmed.

Canadian 2015 Q3.

Hope this is what you are seeing??
 

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Thanks for testing it out! I think I am pretty much seeing the same thing as you. Except that after pausing it seems to start up again with the previous volume (before ignition off). I also tried turn the volume all the way down (on SD card and bluetooth connection) and it will start playing again at a very low volume when ignition on again.

I never listen to radio, so I didn't test that.

By the way, Roger, your trick didn't work for me. Basically it won't let me select the "empty" media at all. But let's say it's playing music from my iPhone through the MMI cable, ignition off, unplug the cable, ignition on again then indeed it won't start playing again (since it's disconnected) and bluetooth connection for my phone is still working.
 

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0:)Don't flame me for this as this is just my opinion and I do love the Q3 (I have 2!) but my wife and I agree that the Infotainment System is the weakest link of this vehicle. If they could take the system from the Kia Soul and drop it in the Q3 it would make it so much better! Again, just expressing my view of the MMI system...
That was a very strong view my friend.. Flame-suit on ...

Just kidding ;)
 

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I have a different problem just occurred for the first time at 6 weeks and 4200km. Classical music just started for no reason! Not the radio, CD or SD card. Just a 10-15 second piece of classical music (cello?) repeated over and over. I was cornering when it started but don't think I pressed anything unless I caught some button on the steering wheel. Nothing showed on the monitor or dashboard. Media controls e.g. volume etc did nothing. I think the Q on my Q3 stands for 'Quirky'.
 

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I have a different problem just occurred for the first time at 6 weeks and 4200km. Classical music just started for no reason! Not the radio, CD or SD card. Just a 10-15 second piece of classical music (cello?) repeated over and over.
But you're in Cape Town, not Havana, right? The sight and sound of a cello in a car is very common in Cuba...:cool:
 

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I have a different problem just occurred for the first time at 6 weeks and 4200km. Classical music just started for no reason! Not the radio, CD or SD card. Just a 10-15 second piece of classical music (cello?) repeated over and over. I was cornering when it started but don't think I pressed anything unless I caught some button on the steering wheel. Nothing showed on the monitor or dashboard. Media controls e.g. volume etc did nothing. I think the Q on my Q3 stands for 'Quirky'.
Did you have an alarm or other such possible alert come thru your phone - this is NOT a built-in sound from Audi ...
 

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That has been observed for radio. Try the same when playing media. Or do you have any recorded??
 

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Not everyone has same OS on their smartphones but auto play should be disabled on the sync or whatever is available on your smartphone. Have not tried a CD (need to dig them out of storage).
 

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I have had my 2015 A3 just two days and have tried to figure out how to overcome this. For a full day every time I started the car it would just start streaming something from my phone. I see one suggestion is that before you turn off the car select SIM card with nothing in the slot; what I have done is select the CD player with nothing in it. Then once I'm ready, I select my phone and already have what I want to hear loaded up.
 
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