Music starts automatically - how to keep paused or stopped?

2018 Mazda 3 Infortainment center with iphone attached via bluetooth or usb. I can pause music tracks, go check mileage or something else in the infotainment center, but as soon as I exit that other screen, the music starts automatically.

If I leave the music on the radio or XM, and silence it when turning off the car, it will also play automatically when I start the car again.

Is there anyway to turn this automation off?
2018 Mazda 3 GT Hatch
Have you checked the manual? There does seem to be a lot of options for various features of this car. I do note the infotainment system has no OFF, just a MUTE.