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Double click home button opens music app after 3.1.1 update, not good!

30416 Views 103 Replies Latest reply: May 18, 2010 2:01 AM by HankTheAngryDwarf RSS
  • A A P L Level 7 Level 7 (21,730 points)
    That was really helpful...
    Now, how about sending Apple feedback?
     MBP  Mac Pro  Touch  3G iPhone , Mac OS X (10.6.1),  AAA™ 
  • socioecoboy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    This is terrible. Apple has broken one of the most used features of this device for me. I'm really annoyed.

    Please bring back the old functionality where a double click of the home button would bring up the music, paused or playing.
    macbook, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • PackformRoy Calculating status...
    I have just updated to the latest version. I listen to podcasts books in my car, up until now when the first chapter finished, it automatically went to the next chapter, there was a setting on the screen to either repeat or follow on. The only option now is shuffle, email or txt, neither of the last 2 are of any use at all and shuffling chapters in a book is not a good idea. Can you fix this ASAP
    Ipod Touch 16Gb, iPhone OS 3.0.1
  • HankTheAngryDwarf Calculating status...
    As AAPL mentioned, please send a quick bit of polite but firm feedback here:

    Sending one once a week until it's fixed might help too, so that they don't think we've just gotten used to it...because this is something that's simply broken and maddening and not of the 'getting used to' sort.

    Just don't spam them or sound irrational or rude.
    iPod Touch 2nd Gen OS 3.1.1
  • madisey Calculating status...
    Adding my own voice to this thread. This is wrong, wrong, wrong and a massive pain in the neck for 1st gen touch owners without the volume control buttons.

    For me, there is an app that I play quite often that I have to adjust the volume for as it is usually too loud on launch. Now that I can't double click Home, I have to quit said app, launch Music, play a random track, then adjust the volume.

    A total mess. How dare Apple dump on 1st gen owners.

    I am sending feedback to Apple POST HASTE!

    Message was edited by: madisey
    iMac 24, iBoooooook, iPod Touch 32, Mac OS X (10.6.1), Thinking of trying Ubuntu just for fun. SHOCKING.
  • chippukun Calculating status...
    tamarw wrote:
    "If music is not playing and I am using an app, Safari for example, double clicking the Home button used to bring up music controls. Now, in 3.1.1 double clicking the home button only brings up the music controls if music is already playing."

    This is not true on two counts. First, the music controls come up even if music is not already playing.

    Unfortunately, the controls no longer come up if no music is playing unless one is on the locked home screen. I discovered this almost immediately after udating the OS on my old 16GB touch, as I almost always use the double-click to access the controls. Now, my first click takes me to the home screen and the second to search if music is not playing.

    To me, this is a major blow to how my iPod functions as, well, an iPod. I'm sure Apple will rectify this if enough noise is made. It was enough to prompt me to join the boards!
    iPod touch 64GB, iPhone OS 3.0.1, (3.1.1)
  • Terabithia Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Not much of an improvement, but there is an option in settings where you can make a double-tap take you straight to the music app if music is not playing, rather than to the home screen.

    You should submit feedback to Apple, they don't read these boards (at least officially).
    MacBook (white), iPod Touch (1st gen), Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • HSAMURAI Calculating status...
    i would like to send feedback how do i do so, on my touch or through this web site. i want my pop up player back the way it was before 3.1.1
    Windows XP Pro
  • Mell Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)
    I totally agreed. I m glad I was not the only one with this problem. When playing games how the heck are we supposed to turn down the volume with exiting the game!? Even when I used the Stanza app with audiobook, it exits the app and goes to the ipod app. This slap in the face to 1G owners, who were the first to buy their now popular ipod touch! However I feel this the beginning of the end of support for 1G owners. Cause I bought my two years, and I think the battery will give out within a year. So I think new firmwares will leave out 1G touches soon.
    iMac 2.66GHz 24' early 09, Mac OS X (10.6.1), iMac 20' late 07, iMac 333 lime 1999(retired), 1G ipod touch 16GB
  • falltime Calculating status...
    Did anyone try 3.1.2 ? Did they rectify our problem?
    PC, Windows XP Pro
  • Tesio Calculating status...
    And there you have it everyone. This issue started a over a month ago, has been discussed here in multiple pages, and multiple threads. It's been discussed on several of the top iPod Touch fan forums...the suggestion has ALWAYS been "leave feedback"

    Well I left's obvious a lot of people did. And today Apple releases 3.1.2. Guess what? Our feedback was ignored! How hard would it be to reimplement this may I ask? Very apparently. Apparently Apple doesn't own their OWN previous code that made this work in the 3.0 version of the software.

    Thanks for nothing Apple.
    Windows XP Pro
  • W.I.C Calculating status...
    Tesio, are you serious? Can you check if they included a new option in the "Home" settings options in 3.1.2?

    I guess I'll be sticking with 3.0 forever....
  • Ken and Michelle Walker Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
    Tesio wrote:
    And today Apple releases 3.1.2. Guess what? Our feedback was ignored! How hard would it be to reimplement this may I ask?

    Well, not to take away from your frustration, but I'm pretty sure a software update released today was deep into testing by a month ago.

    That being said, I'm also a iPod touch 1G owner who's leaving regular feedback with Apple. It's outlandish that I have to launch the music app and play some random song just to get access to the volume controls. Clearly a bug. Needs fixing.
    PwrMac G4 (Quicksilver) 733MHz, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 16Gb iPod touch 1G, 40Gb click-wheel iPod
  • Terabithia Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Has anyone spoken to any apple support people about this? Have they given any rationale for it? It seems silly not to even have it as a setting. Obviously if some people like it the way it is now, they could leave the option in for them, but I don't see why anything was wrong with the old settings.
    MacBook (white), iPod Touch (1st gen), Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • Sam11 Level 1 Level 1 (130 points)
    Just a reminder that while it's not a fix and I'm as frustrated as anybody, you can still access volume controls without leaving an app by pressing the sleep button, then double clicking home from the 'slide to unlock' screen. When you unlock you should still be in your app.
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