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I want to change the default music app on my iPhone from Music to Spotify. Is this possible? My first guess is that I would have to jailbreak my phone. Is there anyway to do it without jailbreaking?

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How is Music the default app - in IOS you choose the app then it plays its data so you can have spotify working as well as Music? –  Mark Feb 10 '13 at 9:56
    
I think he means when he asks Siri to play his favorite songs, or play jazz music etc, it defaults to the Music app rather than Spotify. –  cchiera Dec 22 '13 at 16:20
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I would say there isn't really any default music player on the iPhone. You could say that Apple's Music-app is the one that opens when you press "Play" on the lock-screen or the "multitasking bar", but there's no real advantage in that.

To answer your question, no. You are pretty much unable to change any default things in the non-jailbroken version of iOS.

With that said, you can do some tweaks having jailbroken your device. If you would like to use Siri to play your Spotify music, there is a jailbreak app for that called AssistantLove.
Other than that, you could use the jailbreak app SpotiPlay. It makes the Spotify-application the one used on the multitasking bar.

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There is no way to do this on a non-jailbroken iPhone. And even after jailbreaking, there is currently no tweak which lets you do this.

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I was looking in to the same thing, but sadly it isn't possible.

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This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post - you can always comment on your own posts, and once you have sufficient reputation you will be able to comment on any post. –  Mark Oct 26 '13 at 19:54
    
Yes, this is an answer: the answer here is "No." But answers need more explanation: how do you know it is not possible. –  Daniel Lawson Oct 27 '13 at 0:59
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