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iOS 6: Music playback issues?

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  • PatrickForel Calculating status...
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    Oct 17, 2012 6:31 AM (in response to phraxion)



    Same issue here...


    When playing via Bluetooth on my car radio my 4s (iOS6) sometime resume correctly, sometime from the beginning of the last played song sometime from the first alphabetical song of my playlist.


    If playing via a USB cable to my car radio, always play the first alphabetical song.


    Everything was ok with please Apple, fix this asap.



  • pmiranda Calculating status...
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    Oct 17, 2012 2:15 PM (in response to phraxion)

    I noticed the same problem since upgrading to iOS6 on my 4S. I have hundreds of songs onboard and it keeps jumping back a seemingly random spot. I'm betting they aren't correctly saving some state in the Music app, and when it gets paged out for other activity (or just to save power) it reverts to the last known spot.

    Has anyone reported the issue?

  • Ejalaat Calculating status...
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    Oct 18, 2012 8:01 PM (in response to phraxion)

    The suffle function on my Ipod touch is just like other reactions not working correctly.

    With 4500 songs it's very disturbing to hear the same few songs over and over again.


    For me listining music on random is the main thing I use my iPod touch, so this is a big issue for me!


    Apple, fix this asap!

  • tactfulcactus Calculating status...
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    Oct 18, 2012 9:18 PM (in response to pmiranda)

    Has anyone reported the issue?

    Frankly, I was thinking that by clicking on "I have this question too" on the original problem report, I would be getting Apple's attention.  Where else should this be brought up?


    For what it's worth, I wasn't too successful with my own workaround; sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't, and then sometimes I don't get the problem even when I expect it. In fact, I almost thought this had been fixed silently, until it hit me again yesterday evening.

  • Mata\'klan Calculating status...
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    Oct 19, 2012 6:23 AM (in response to phraxion)

    Hey Apple, I'm putting off upgrading to the iPhone 5 64GB until this gets fixed. I have 1,400+ ALBUMS plus podcasts that I have updated through playlists with automatic updating based on when the track was last listened to, so having the memory in the iPhone basically forget the 2 albums I listened to yesterday keeps them from being rotated off my phone and new albums being put on. I would love to double my space but the iPod feature of the iPhone is half of its usefulness to me. If its not working right, than why upgrade?

  • AndyB1969 Calculating status...
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    Oct 21, 2012 4:53 AM (in response to phraxion)

    THis issue is really hacking me off- has no-one got a solution or is it just a case of building awareness for Apple to take action.

    Audiobooks is my main issue - will not start from where you left off. Faced with annoying search to find my place.

    A Bookmark if nothing else would be good.


    This is definitely a change since IOS6. Music and audiobooks would return to your stop point as long as you left the Music app running.


    So, so basic - makes you wonder what Apple do with their test scripts before every OS release.

    "Not a lot" by the evidence of this issue.

  • AndyB1969 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 21, 2012 4:56 AM (in response to phraxion)

    And I will add a reply every day to keep this near the top of the discussions pages.

  • Jacob Sager Weinstein Calculating status...
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    Oct 21, 2012 6:50 AM (in response to AndyB1969)

    I've encountered the same bug, and it drives me crazy, too. Thanks to the poor state of Apple's current Podcast app, I listen to Podcasts in Music -- and as others have noted it's maddening to be constantly losing my place in a two-hour podcast every time I switch apps.


    Unfortunately, as far as I know, Apple does NOT monitor these forums. They are solely for users to offer each other support. (At least, that's the official line. I truly hope Apple monitors them so they'll know about the issues that are driving us users crazy-- but there's no proof that they do.)


    So, instead of adding a reply to this thread, please go to the following link and tell Apple about it directly. I think (I hope!) it makes it much more likely that Apple will fix it.


  • AndyB1969 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 22, 2012 12:01 PM (in response to Jacob Sager Weinstein)

    Bump - would have expected more to be seeing this problem.


    Can anyone confirm that they don't suffer from this?

  • njovanelly Calculating status...
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    Oct 22, 2012 12:03 PM (in response to AndyB1969)

    I followed Jacob's advise and submitted feedback. 

  • silverhearts11 Calculating status...
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    Oct 22, 2012 6:19 PM (in response to phraxion)

    The first thing I tried when I discovered the problem was a hard reset/restore.  Don't waste your time!  It didn't help for this particular issue, unfortunately. 

    I also tried letting my phone die completely and recharging, that was no help. 


    Is anyone else having a random shuffle issue?  It doesn't happen often (maybe once every 10-12 times I use my music player).  But I listen to audiobooks which is much more obvious.  I will have it plugged in using the aux cable in my car, and then it will randomly decide to put itself on shuffle while in the middle of a track.  It makes a funny bleeping noise and then jumps to a random track on the audiobook (which I have as a playlist in my music player).

  • Jacob Sager Weinstein Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Oct 23, 2012 1:15 AM (in response to silverhearts11)

    silverhearts11: The iPhone has a "Shake to Shuffle" feature, where you can shake your phone to randomly select another track. For some reason, it is turned on as a default feature, even though I suspect most people don't use it. So when your car goes over a bump or otherwise shakes your phone, it'll randomly switch tracks.


    Try going to Settings > Music and turning off "Shake to Shuffle."

  • Figaro56 Calculating status...
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    Oct 23, 2012 7:19 AM (in response to phraxion)

    Oh you are not the only one. The ios 6 upgrade I did to my iPhone 4S totally screwed up the iPOD app. They broke it up into a podcast app (which works perfect) and a music app (which they totally FCKED up). Now my head set push button doesn't work with the Music app. I start by listening to podcasts then run the music app, make my music selection and start playing the music. I head out for my walk listening to my music and try to pause the music with the head set push button and nothing happens. I try and press the head set push button twice to advance the track and that does nothing either.


    How could Apple take an app that most people probably use all the time and release an update that breaks it. Even more how can they be taking o FCKING long to fix it?!

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