When Auto-Pause is enabled, Strava will automatically pause when you are resting during your activity. Auto-Pause alleviates the need to manually pause your activity each time you stop.

In order to enable Auto-Pause:

  • Navigate to the record screen using the circular record button (center of the bottom toolbar)
  • Tap on the settings icon
  • Tap on 'Auto-Pause'
    • From here, you can set Audio-Pause to off, for runs only, or for rides only.  

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Auto-Pause for cycling uses GPS movement to automatically detect when you are at rest. Once you begin moving again, Auto-Pause will turn off. Because this feature is GPS-based, it's important to note that if you are taking a break to go indoors or someplace where the GPS line of sight is obscured, you should use the manual pause feature to prevent any miscalculations. Cycling Auto-Pause will be on by default but can be turned off on your settings page. 


This is a motion-based (accelerometer) Auto-Pause that uses your running movement to automatically detect when you are at rest. Users will hear audio announcements for Auto-Pause events if they have split announcements on or live segment audio enabled. 

Auto-Pause Off: 

If you choose to turn Auto-Pause off, Strava will calculate your moving and resting time during the upload process instead of during the activity. 

For Runs with auto-pause disabled:

We will do server-side resting time calculations (per above) unless there are manual pause events. If there are manual pause events, we assume that you want to control the time and will calculate moving time with respect to timer time instead. 

Keep in mind that if you manually pause the app, you must manually resume the app before continuing your activity, even if you have auto-pause enabled. 

For more information about Auto-Pause, please refer to this article.

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