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iOS 4.3 airplay drop outs

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  • octopus.army Calculating status...
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    May 22, 2011 12:35 AM (in response to Charles Steinberg)

    I am interested on getting apple tv2, then when I checked on my iphone 3gs, opps the Airplay is not showing up anymore. What happened? tried to turn the unit all the way off... but still the same. Any same issues?

  • JoeDirt1985 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 24, 2011 2:52 PM (in response to Charles Steinberg)

    Same issue in iOS 4.3.3. Come on Apple - you did have it working.

  • doge Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    May 25, 2011 5:06 AM (in response to JoeDirt1985)

    I run 4.3.3 on my iPhone.Rrecently I have had frequent Airplay drop outs, and disconnects.

     

    I am listenng to the radio using TuneIn Radio.

     

    I closed all other running apps. Things got a little better, I still have dropouts, but Airplay does not disconnect.

     

    Seems there may be two separate problems, dropout and disconnect.

     

    May be some conflicts between apps all trying to connect at the same time coursing disconnects, and some other, buffer overflow?, causing dropouts?

  • doge Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    May 25, 2011 5:48 AM (in response to doge)

    Adding another possible issue. I found that TuneIn Radio was streaming from 3G, as it continued when I switched WiFi off (of course Airplay stopped). I also switched on Airplane mode, as expected everything stopped, and started when switched off, as expected. So could it be some intereaction between 3G and WiFi?

     

    I have also switched off all apps on my iPad that could be trying to access Airplay, I also  switched off The ITunes Airplay connection my MacBook.

     

    I still have dropouts, but no disconnects to my Airport Express.

     

    Next I switched the Airplay to my Apple TV, the dropouts continue, so it is a problem in IOS 4.3.3... on the iPhone.

     

    Finally I killed TuneIn Radio and the Airplat connection from my iPhone, then relaunched the program on my iPad, connected to tge Airport Express - voila, not dropouts, no disconnects! My IPad is running the same IOS 4.3.3 as my iPhone!

     

    So it is only an iPhone issue, iTunes on MacBook, and the iPad work just fine.

  • ymerdrys Calculating status...
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    May 28, 2011 1:05 AM (in response to doge)

    Well , I do still have the same problem with drops out once in a while on my IPAD2 when I choose to use AIRPLAY. Its a nice feature, when it "works"! I actually only use it with the build in IPOD app.
    So it is not only a IPHONE problem but also a IPAD2, and MACbook Pro problem, since I have just tested that.

    I can not figure it out?!. Sometimes it can stay steady for many minutes. Could it be a buffer problem BUG of some kind??  very very annoying.

    Could be great to hear if the problem has actually been confirmed by APPLE ?

    Unfortunately I was not that lucky to try it out with those earlier version as mentioned above, where it seems to be working.

    Best regards

    Lars / Denmark

  • sbabolat Calculating status...
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    Jun 4, 2011 11:13 AM (in response to ymerdrys)

    Same here.

    3GS and Iphone 4 on 4.3.3 have frequent drop outs.

    Imac - runs fine

    Ipad (1) running 4.2: runs fine.

     

    The 4.3.x may have broke something with connection to airplay.

     

    This is my favorite feature!

  • AZTrailBlazer Calculating status...
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    Jun 9, 2011 11:50 AM (in response to Charles Steinberg)

    Ongoing issue and very frustrating. It seems to have gotten worse with the latest iOS update. It's not a feature unless it works and iOS 4.3 virtually destroyed what was once passable functionality. Apple is bragging about video streaming and ipad simulcast in iOS5. Let's get the features promised for iOS4 solved before we start promising new ones for iOS5. Please and thank you!

  • Cory Bauer Calculating status...
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    Jun 10, 2011 5:10 PM (in response to Charles Steinberg)

    Also suffering from this maddening problem. Audio drop-outs start with a second here and there, then become several second drop-outs and eventually the sound is just completely lost. Meanwhile, the iPhone or iPad continues to play along as if nothings gone wrong. Tonight I shut off all three devices and unplugged the Apple TV for several minutes. Since then, so far the drop-outs have gone away for now. I imagine they'll return.

  • Nicholas Leslie Calculating status...
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    Jun 11, 2011 1:02 AM (in response to Charles Steinberg)

    I am still getting these issues. I've spent a fortune on an Airplay speaker and I have to plug my phone in to make it work. Luckily I have an Apple TV as well and this goes into the digital input on the speaker. However Apple seem to not consider this to be an issue worth dealing with. Hardly a revolutionary product if it doesn't work.

  • bjw Level 4 Level 4 (1,325 points)
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    Jul 4, 2011 2:51 PM (in response to Charles Steinberg)

    I've got iOS 5 on an iPhone 3GS and it didn't drop once all day Air-playing Pandora to an Apple TV.  Yesterday my iPhone 4 on the latest 4.3 dropped every ten minutes or so.

     

    Saw another thread that said wired Apple TVs were more of a problem than wireless.  I had the drops all day yesterday both wired and unwired.   Only tried the iOS 5 / 3GS wireless - but again, it worked flawlessly.

     

    So - maybe there's hope.

  • Normka Calculating status...
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    Jul 17, 2011 12:12 PM (in response to Charles Steinberg)

    I'm getting dropouts using AirPlay to an airport express and also via a bluetooth connection to a Jambox speaker when using my ipad2 and my 3GS iPhone

  • turbom Calculating status...
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    Jul 19, 2011 7:15 PM (in response to Charles Steinberg)

    Why Doesn't Apple respond to our complaints? This problem theoretically makes these Devices useless for the task they were sold to be used!

  • Yuri A Calculating status...
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    Aug 3, 2011 2:24 PM (in response to Charles Steinberg)

    I am very disapointed with Apple here. I normally buy Apple Products in blind faith because it normally just works. I am having constant disconnect issues with my Airport signals at full power. Newest firmware in my three BW Zeppelin, Newest upgrades on all mac computers, Ipads and Iphones in the house. Still having major issues with the units being too unstable or showing as playing on the device and no sound is being heard. It very hard to show off how cool airplay is when it is NOT WORKING!

  • Yuri A Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 3, 2011 2:29 PM (in response to Charles Steinberg)

    I have constant problems with my Airport Units....Wish I never spent 3000 USD on upgrading my home. Apple!!! FIX THIS!

     

    Recent error just from turning of the power of the unit and trying to connect again...:

    An unknown error (-15006) occurred while connecting to the AirPlay device “Zeppelin Kitchen”.

  • rockmyplimsoul Level 5 Level 5 (5,375 points)
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    Aug 3, 2011 3:03 PM (in response to doge)

    doge wrote:

     

    So could it be some intereaction between 3G and WiFi?

     

     

    I believe that is the case, at least in my experience (CDMA iPhone 4 w/ iOS 4.2.10, and all previous 4.2 releases for CDMA).  AirPlay to my ATV2 will work for 10-20 minutes, then begin to drop out, then will disconnect entirely. But if I put the iPhone into Airplane mode and then manually turn Wi-Fi back on, then the AirPlay connection works flawlessly all day.  In my home my cellular reception is not good (up in the mountains) so I wonder if that makes the problem worse (i.e. the cellular radio goes into search mode and/or cranks up the power looking for a tower, which somehow mucks with wi-fi and/or AirPlay operation). Note that I don't lose wi-fi, and there is no outside interference, and this is very repeatable with Airplane mode ON vs. OFF.

     

    So I'm curious if the same workaround would work for some of you GSM iPhone folks -- try turning Airplane mode on, but then turn Wi-Fi only back on.  Obviously this isn't an ideal solution, but in my case I don't care if I don't get a call while I've got the tunes on Oh, and as far as this being a 4.3 issue, that certainly could be (seems so by the responses) but there is overlap between the 4.3 release and the CDMA 4.2.x release, so they could certainly be the same issue.

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