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DShen Calculating status...
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Apr 22, 2010 4:12 PM
i put my ipad in my bag and then after walking a bit, it starts playing music by itself. so obviously some jostling caused some combination of button hits on the ipad's outer controls caused music to autoplay.

can anyone tell me which buttons play music without opening up ipod in the ipad itself? sort of like me hitting the button on my iphone headset, when there is no active call, will start playing music on my iphone.

iPad, iPhone OS 3.1.3
  • dlg_az Calculating status...
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    Apr 22, 2010 4:47 PM (in response to DShen)
    Well, there are only two buttons that can start your iPad screen and that's the top right corner (in portrait mode) and the round Home button.

    I've not heard of that before, but do you have a lock set up on your iPad? I have to assume you don't and that perhaps your iPad came awake by the jostling and at the same time hit the iPod icon and play button ... although that's a pretty neat trick
    Mac OS X (10.6.3), iPad 64GB - Macbook Pro 13" - iMac 27"
  • dlg_az Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)
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    Apr 22, 2010 6:40 PM (in response to DShen)
    You never did say if you have your screen lock active, but I would suggest setting up the lock. That will at least help with icons not being pressed and activated while jostling about in your bag. And perhaps save some battery life, too

    Come to think of it, I have an app called Ambiance that I use on my Touch (my fav app for "background noise" while working), and synced it to my iPad. I turned it on once to **** with it a bit, shut it down and the sound continued to play on. I think some of the non-iPad apps, perhaps, aren't doing a "graceful close." It must linger in memory for a bit before it figures out it was supposed to stop.

    That still doesn't explain your iPod icon, but using the lock feature may help at least not run down your battery in the meantime.
    Mac OS X (10.6.3), iPad 64GB - Macbook Pro 13" - iMac 27"
  • AstroMacMan Level 2 Level 2 (290 points)
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    Apr 24, 2010 2:55 PM (in response to DShen)
    Every iPad comes with a small valet. He's been known to enjoy his tunes every now and then. He probably forget to turn the volume down when you were out walking around.
    MacBook Pro (early fall 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.5), Sad MBP! Keycaps wearing out, hard drive noisy, stage lights!
  • mde1 Calculating status...
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    Apr 26, 2010 9:53 PM (in response to DShen)
    My iPad just started with the same problem today--- and I say problem, because it ran my battery all the way down to 22% today (usually it's at about 70% when I get home)..... not to mention it doesn't sound too professional when 50 Cent is spurting profanity out of your briefcase (though it's pretty funny)

    I put the screen lock on several times today and it kept starting to play music-- I then put the iPad on mute, but every time I took it out of my bag today, the screen had been somehow turned on.

    I've reset the device about four times today-- it's acting strange and this is the first day I've had any problems with it.
    Macbook Pro 17", 15", Pro, Windows 7, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, iPod Nano
  • TheFirf Calculating status...
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    Apr 27, 2010 2:51 PM (in response to mde1)
    Until it is fixed (or not), why not simply 'Shut-Down' your iPad when carrying it around. It is simple to do (just hold the side button down until you get the shut-down slider on the screen and slide it).

    When you are ready to turn it on, simply hold the side button down for 3 seconds and it will boot up your iPad. It is good to do this occassionally (go ahead, do a search, the links will come up that it is good for performance).

    When shut-down, you don't have to worry about the screen being touched accidentally, wearing down the battery even if you have the lock on (it still may turn your screen on). When shut-down, it is 'off'. It only takes about 5-10 seconds to boot back up.

    Hope this is helpful

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    iPad 32GB, Other OS, The iPad rocks!
  • mhanch Calculating status...
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    Apr 27, 2010 3:43 PM (in response to DShen)
    when locked, a double tap on the home button will open the ipod controls. That would be the culprit I'd guess.
    iPad, iPhone OS 3.1.3
  • OswegoWill Calculating status...
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    Apr 28, 2010 9:04 AM (in response to DShen)
    Do you have a bluetooth keyboard paired? i noticed that the bluetooth keyboard is still connected and active even when the screen is off. so if you press some of the function keys that have ipod controls associated with them, you will start controlling the ipod even with the ipad screen off.
    15" mbp, 64GB iPad Wifi, iPhone OS 3.1.3
  • Israel Melendez Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)
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    Jul 5, 2010 9:30 AM (in response to DShen)
    It just happened to me and that is how I found this discussion on the topic...

    Mine was in an opened folio case on my desk whith the charger plugged in but a 100% charge. It was "off" (te stand-by mode when you turn the screen off with the top button) and I do use a lock combination.

    I was doing something with my iPhone at the moment when it started playing ABC's Zillionaire (irrelevant but entertaining fact). I checked the bluetooth keyboard and it appeared to be off so I turned it On and stop the playback. By the way, when it started playing, just like when activated through the bluetooth keyboard, the screen does come on and asks for the pin number to unlock it.

    Blutooth devices arround me include two Apple wireless keyboards (including the old one that does not pair with the iPad and the latest model which is paired to it), a MacbookPro and a D-Link adapter connected to a PowerMac keyboard (not paired to the Pad).

    In addition, the keyboard was in a bag but nothing appeared to be pressing the any of the buttons as the netbook bag only had the keyboard.

    (That's my story... hope we figure this one out. My iPad is now playing Metallica's Human... the stragest follow up after Zillionare.. no wait, now it's hungry like a wolf.)

    Off-topic, sort of related ' cause of the bluetooth issue, can the iPhone 4 be paired with an iPad?
    PowerMac G5, MacBook Pro 13, iPad, iPhone 4, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • dpesante Calculating status...
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    Jul 7, 2010 12:51 PM (in response to Israel Melendez)
    Well.. I also started experiencing this recently but in my case I was able to verify that the bluetooth keyboard was the cause... Basically, any key on the keyboard "activates" the iPad (as if you clicked the home key and slide to unlock).. and from that point on well. if you press the play button on the keyboard then it starts playing either music or video depending on what you did last.

    To me it seems like a problem that needs to be fixed.
  • Kewtee Calculating status...
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    Sep 23, 2010 3:48 PM (in response to DShen)
    I have a wireless keyboard as well and turned it off, I.e. Bluetooth functionality completely turned off, and yet music just starts playing randomly. Really need help with this. It's ok to turn it all the way off but why do I have to. Someone said a double tap when locked will start the iPod? That's silly. It's not an iPod. Its primary function is not music. It's frustrating.
  • Carrie-T Calculating status...
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    Nov 30, 2010 6:01 PM (in response to DShen)
    This is happening to me as well when my iPad is in my bag. Very embarrassing to be at a meeting and have music randomly start playing (it was Rihanna this morning).... Has this been figured out yet? I noticed most posts are older. I have a wireless keyboard. I thought that if I turned the keyboard off it would stop but today keyboard was off but music still played. I do use a lock combination. Help!
    MacBook & IPad
  • ksr24 Calculating status...
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    Dec 4, 2010 8:31 PM (in response to Carrie-T)
    I started to have the same problem recently. Anyone found a solution?
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.2), none
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