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Shutting down (not just mute) the music without shutting down the infotainment system

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I feel stupid for even asking this..... but how do I turn off the radio/music/Pandora without turning off the infotainment system? I know about the mute button will stop the noise, but when I check my phone it is still pulling either my songs from the memory or linking to Pandora.

Every time I start the car it immediately starts playing tunes via the Bluetooth connection, or the USB connection. It also happens with audio books. If I was listening to a book when I last used the car, it automatically starting playing the book again as soon as I start the car. If I shut down the whole system, I lose the access to car play for maps, calls and texts.

I feel like I am in a constant fight with the system to get it do what I want. There has to be something I am missing.
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Simplest solution is to get a separate power adapter that plugs into the cigarette style power port, then plug your smartphone into there. Use a different colored cable for the USB port (i steal one of my daughter's rainbow loom bands, but colored electrical tape will work too) so you can choose when you just want to charge and when you want USB phone integration.

I wish the gen 1 would automatically find my phone and start playing Bluetooth from where I last left off. No, I have to hit the button on the steering wheel every time to cycle through the options to get to Bluetooth, and only after waiting 30 seconds or so after starting the car.

Another option is to plug something into the AUX port so the car senses the cable, then use AUX as your main audio source selection. Bluetooth will still pair for phone calls, but with your default audio set to AUX, and with nothing plugged into the other end of that cable there's no music, only silence.
On the BoltEV, push and hold the mute/power button. Haven't try it on the Volt yet.
Whatever you do, don't press the power/start button of any of these vehicles twice while moving.
Turn volume of phone down to off
I did that once. Then I spent days trying to diagnose why Bluetooth streaming stopped working.
My personal solution to this is to play a short youtube video on my iPhone. I have one bookmarked that ends in 15 seconds. Once the video ends, the bluetooth connection is paused and there is no further autoplay. I do this trick whenever using the Nav on a long trip. If I remember before leaving the house, I play the video there first so it is already queued up. Then when I get in my '14 Volt and turn on the Infotainment system set to bluetooth (previously paired to my phone), the same video autoplays again. But once the video ends ... silence (except for the directions of the Nav system). Ta Da!
Wouldn't it be easier to just hum the Jeopardy song in your head as you first sit down in the volt?
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