Skip navigation

iOS7 Music App is awful

5573 Views 41 Replies Latest reply: Feb 13, 2014 3:44 AM by Rattlehead18 RSS
  • JosephFInn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 23, 2013 1:33 PM (in response to MLadd)

    "But, I use it all the time, and love it, and have yet to have a problem with it."

     

    Sure you have.  Never had a problem with it refusing to pay a downloaded podcast?  I guess you're just the lucky one unlike everyone else here who has been reporting problems.

     

     

    "Ironically, a YEAR since the podcast app has been released, why is this an issue with iOS7?

     

    It was released with iOS6."

     

    Because yo could still play your podcasts, like every other audio file, through the Music app as we have been doing for years under iOS 6 if you delted the buggy and useless Podcast app.  Now that option has been removed and we're stuck with a broken app that doesn't work right.  Try to keep up.

     

    "Yes, Apple is deleting proper posts that do not violate the ToS just to hide your opinion. Brilliant."

     

    Yes, thank you for acknowledging that and not simply dismissing other people noting a huge problem with the Music app by telling them to use a broken Podcast app or "why not use a third-part solution?"  You know why, folks?  Becuase Music works just fine for playing audio files.

  • MLadd Level 3 Level 3 (645 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 23, 2013 1:44 PM (in response to JosephFInn)

    Sure you have.  Never had a problem with it refusing to pay a downloaded podcast?

     

    Nope

     

    I guess you're just the lucky one unlike everyone else here who has been reporting problems.

     

    Everyone? You mean you. No one else in this thread has complained about the Podcast app but you. This OP's issue was with how songs were being sorted in the Music app. You mentioned Podcasts being removed from music as your complaint about the Music app. You have since dragged on this conversation by complaining about an unrelated topic in this thread, instead of creating a new thread and simply asking for help.

     

     

    Because yo could still play your podcasts, like every other audio file, through the Music app as we have been doing for years under iOS 6 if you delted the buggy and useless Podcast app.  Now that option has been removed and we're stuck with a broken app that doesn't work right.  Try to keep up.

     

    Many podcast these days are not audio files. Try to keep up with technology.

     

    Yes, thank you for acknowledging that and not simply dismissing other people noting a huge problem with the Music app by telling them to use a broken Podcast app or "why not use a third-part solution?"  You know why, folks?  Becuase Music works just fine for playing audio files.

     

    See previous response regarding "audio files" and podcasts. Then think about which app would make more sense to watch a podcast.

     

    And you're welcome. (sarcasm not intended)

  • MLadd Level 3 Level 3 (645 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 23, 2013 1:49 PM (in response to Jerry Barrow)

    Jerry,

         You should probably post a new thread for this, but regardless, what device are you on? I had issues while iOS7 was in beta, but have not had any network issues since it's release, unless I actually had network issues, which has happened in some of the places I travel.

  • StormdriverOne Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 23, 2013 5:27 PM (in response to ajrunner)

    I must agree. I really hoped I would get used to it after using it for a few days but no. It's just awful and even downright dangerous in a vehicle. The few seconds it used to take to pull up any song at any time has been changed into something much, much worse with this new and terrible sorting system. I've cursed at my iPhone and have thrown it across the truck in frustration more than once since upgrading.

     

    I do not understand the removal of coverflow at all. This new landscape mode is useless and once again, dangerous in a vehicle. What used to require a quick glance, flick and touch now requires total focus for a much longer period of time and more gestures.  It's overcomplicated and dumb.

     

    It feels like I've lost control over something that I've had total control over for the past two years and I do not like that feeling at all. It plays a random song every single time I connect it to my stereo and every single time I start my truck or switch it back to accessory. It doesn't care that I was already playing an album or streaming a morning show, it insists on playing a random song from my library and it drives me up the wall.

     

    It used to be so easy. This is a  mess.

  • Jerry Barrow Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 23, 2013 5:47 PM (in response to StormdriverOne)

    The Music app is now a big useless mess. I need a magnifying glass just to see the album covers in the new landscape mode. Taking away coverflow was downright ridiculous! If the album art were bigger I might try and stomach this new method, but viewing in landscape mode not only makes everything tiny but leaves me scratching my head since it shows album covers alphabetically from the beginning instead of my current album. So much for scrolling safely through my albums. This red on white color scheme is awful for my friend who's color blind.

     

    In hindsight, I wish I'd never update to iOS7. One. Big. Ugly. Mess.

  • Jerry Barrow Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 23, 2013 5:52 PM (in response to MLadd)

    MLadd, I have an iPhone 4. I have to manually quit the Music app and relaunch to get Radio to work correctly. The first time I launched Music the Radio worked fine. Switching apps and back to Music I always get a network connection error, even though my Wi-Fi indicator shows full strength. Quitting the app and relaunching is the only fix I've come across.

  • Kots007 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 23, 2013 5:58 PM (in response to ajrunner)

    There has also been a loss of functionality in the IO7 music player....you cannot view music videos in full screen.

     

    So when you purchase a music video on Apple iTunes and try to view the video in the Apple music player on an Apple devide you can't view it in full screen....only a thumbnail.

     

    Why would I ever purchase a music video from iTunes ever again??

  • MLadd Level 3 Level 3 (645 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 23, 2013 6:01 PM (in response to Jerry Barrow)

    Not that it resolves all of your issues, but in landscape mode you can zoom in on the albums to show 2 rows of album art or pinch down to show 4 instead of the default 3. I know it didn't resolve everything, but it definitely helps.

     

    And in the Accessibility Settings there are some visual settings that help with color blindness, which has been around since at least iOS 5, that I know of. Possibly earlier.

  • MLadd Level 3 Level 3 (645 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 23, 2013 6:04 PM (in response to Jerry Barrow)

    Jerry, I know it's not a fun solution, but I did have this issue during a couple of the developer releases. You may want to look at restoring the iPhone, set it up as a new phone, and put everything back from scratch. It can be painful, but that could fix the problem. Restoring from a backup usually puts the same "bugs" back in the phone, so setting it up as a new device may help. Not positive, just a suggestion.

  • MLadd Level 3 Level 3 (645 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 23, 2013 6:21 PM (in response to Kots007)

    Music videos show in full screen in the Videos app, under Music Videos.

  • Kots007 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 23, 2013 6:25 PM (in response to MLadd)

    Thanks MLadd,

     

    The problem with the video app is you can't queue up the music...you can only watch one at a time

     

    You can't view a video purchased  through Apple on an Apple devide....something seriously wrong with that!!


    Do you know of any 3rd party apps that compare to the music player?

  • emharper1992 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 23, 2013 6:31 PM (in response to Jerry Barrow)

    I too did enjoy coverflow, but now you can see a wall of your albums and not have to sift through them to find the one you want to listen to, you just click it. As far as needing a magnifying glass to see them, that's user preference I guess, that's not something like a bug or something that is a widespread issue, just opinion based. People will like it and others will not I guess. In iOS 7, Apple did become pretty deadset on whites and colors can clash but red pretty much stands out when against white, therefore it should be pretty easy to distinguish what is a button and what is not. As far as having a color blind friend, there may be options for him/her when enabling Acessibility in Settings under General and you can toy with Voicer Over, Zoom, Invert Colors, Larger Text, and even Bold Text. So as far as you not being able to read your album covers, try Bold Text or enlarging the text and see if that makes a difference for you.

  • Jerry Barrow Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 23, 2013 6:32 PM (in response to MLadd)

    I have "zoomed" in to 2 rows but it's pretty hard on my eyes (even with glasses). As for the red/white scheme, inverting colors isn't much of an option for color blindness, what with viewing photos as negatives. It would be great if Apple could provide a few "skins" we could choose from but alas, just another pipe dream.

  • rockmyplimsoul Level 5 Level 5 (5,375 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 23, 2013 6:36 PM (in response to emharper1992)

    For me the disappointing changes to cover flow are:

     

    (a) Now sorted by album name, not by artist.

    (b) Does not "center" around the Now Playing song.

     

    I don't use coverflow all that often, but it was useful when listening to a playlist of mixed artists and I wanted to quickly change to an album by the currently playing artist.  Now that shortcut is gone with these changes, oh well ...

  • MLadd Level 3 Level 3 (645 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 23, 2013 7:50 PM (in response to rockmyplimsoul)

    The sort by Album Artist setting does in fact appear to be a bug, has already been reported as such, and hopefully will be fixed in the next release.

     

    Yes, "coverflow" in landscape is not based on the current playlist. I would suggest sending feedback to Apple for this issue.

Actions

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)

Legend

  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.