Auto-Pause - Android

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 run only, or for rides only.  



Cycling: 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 some place where 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 in your settings page. 

Running: This is a motion-based (accelerometer) Auto-Pause which 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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  • Since I have issues with auto-pause as it calculates moving when I make breaks, what is the best thing to use?

    1. Use auto-pause and stop the app manually when I make longer breaks
    2. Turn off auto-pause and stop the app manually when I make breaks
    3. Turn off auto-pause and don't pause the app at all


  • How do you turn off auto pause, I can't find it in settings. I've used this app for years and I'm on the verge of just finding another one.
    Auto pause is broken

  • Maybe you use a Samsung S7 as mobile device?. It seems the autopause function doesn't work on S7 sadly;-((

  • I use auto pause now but I loose 1.5 average speed compared to people I ride with. How do I set STRAVA to pause at say 13mph rather than at 0 speed ?
    Love the system.

  • I have a similar query to Mr King above. on mine it seems to take about 10s to auto-pause. Can this be shortened?
    Thanks :)

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