Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2012 7:37 AM (in response to DShen)
The problem is definitely the Bluetooth keyboard. I thought at first that it was a smart cover issue but I couldn't account for the music playing. Or the seemingly randomness of the problem.
Just turn off the Bluetooth before stowing the iPad and the keyboard in your bag.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2012 1:57 PM (in response to DShen)
Thanks everyone. I just experienced the spontaneous music from my IPad phenomena that all of you described. Rather embarassing to happen in the middle of a class or meeting -- and I'm a faculty member! It looks like this problem has been ongoing for about 2 years now. When is some genius from Apple going to fix this problem? Did all of the thinking and problem solving get buried with Steve Jobs?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 4:23 PM (in response to jbatlanta)
Now it's my turn to thank you! I thought I was going crazy. I must have touched the F8 key at some point and music started a playin'.
I usually turn off the keyboard when I'm done so the batteries don't wear out, so I've never had the experience before. It is kind of neat to be able to just push F8 when I want to hear my music.
Well, again, thanks.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 7, 2013 11:03 AM (in response to DShen)
I do not own a blue tooth keyboard and am experiencing the same issue. However, I have noticed that it is only when the iPad has earbuds plugged in. The music has never come on out loud.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 14, 2013 5:36 AM (in response to DShen)
My issue is that I -think- I'm actually turning the keyboard off (holding power down until the light goes off) before I ever put it in my bag. I guess that's not happening since the music still plays. Unless the power button gets jostled enough to turn it on.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 14, 2013 6:12 AM (in response to DShen)
For what it's worth: I experienced the same exact problem on my iMac. iTunes would just start up. Could not figure out a way to stop it except by deleting all preferences and login items related to iTunes. Not sure how this relates to the iPod/iPad issue other than the blue tooth keyboard connection. I my case i have a Microsoft(!) wireless keyboard attached and maybe that is the problem. Since I got a new iMac have not had the same iTunes start up issue.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 16, 2013 6:34 PM (in response to DShen)
I had the same issue with my iPad mini. Daydreamjovi had a good point, I have only had it happen when I have headphones plugged in. Maybe that is triggering something, I thought it was an issue with the magnets on the cover waking it or starting it. I will keep an eye on the headphones plugged in.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 25, 2013 3:41 PM (in response to Three6t)
I do not have a Bluetooth keyboard and have turned off Bluetooth. However I have been using my IPad using earphones and the music comes on whenever I haven't been using it for a little while. However, I was watching a movie on SkyGo last week when I could suddenly hear the music in the background. Does anyone know if a solution has been found yet?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 2, 2013 12:37 PM (in response to DShen)
This post helped me with this problem, but what I really wanted to do was to turn my *keyboard* off, not my iPad, because I don't like that my keyboard batteries get used up every time it's bumped. Also, getting into the bluetooth settings every time I put the thing away to too much hassle. I did not find a useful answer in the manual, but I did find the answer in the forums: press and hold the power button until the light goes out. (duh...)
Possibly unrelated, when I tried to turn the keyboard back on, the light just blinked at me and didn't connect. But I'm hoping that's just that I need to change the batteries.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2013 10:22 AM (in response to DShen)
Its not the BT keyboard but it is BT related. I have the same issue and I don't have a BT keyboard. My issue started when I connected through BT to my car radio. If I don't turn BT off, the music starts randomly playing regardless of where I am in relation to the car.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2013 2:09 PM (in response to FromPortJeffNY)
It is NOT a bluetooth keyboard issue but it IS a BLUETOOTH issue as it relates to IOS.
It has happened on my Ipad and the music played through the speaker, so it is NOT an earbud or headphone issue.
I do not have a bluetooth keyboard but I always use a bluetooth earpiece for phone conversations.
Both my Ipad Mini and my Iphone will, at any time, start to play a song AFTER I end a call.
It happens regularly...maybe once or twice a day out of 30 or 40 calls.
I have not been able to predict the event.
I was just in Apple and remarkably, no one has ever heard of this phenomena.
It has happened to my wife's Ipad (she has a bluetooth keyboard).
It has happened with Ios7, Ios 6 and Ios 5.
I have a bluetooh keyboard with my Mac Mini and my wife has a BT Keyboard with her Macbook and neither have ever spontaneosly started a song, so it IS an IOS issue.
There is no digital environment as complete as Apple but it saddens me that Apple has not only ignored the isse, but has apparently gone out of their way to make sure no one in the organization admits to its existance.
It must be one **** of a software problem so entangled in code that they cannot find a fix.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2014 6:43 PM (in response to DShen)
It looks like one of our two iPads suffers from a different variant of this problem: it plays the first 5 seconds of one track, on a random basis (up to 3-4 times a day) WITHOUT BT enabled and without any BT keyboard around. The Music app is NOT running.
It always plays the first 5 seconds of the same track, at about 50% volume regardless of the audio volume controls. Interestingly enough, it once happen while a movie was playing ... the movie sound level went down and the little music bit came up as if it were a system notification. Five seconds later, when the music was over, the movie sound went back to the original level.
It happens while the iPad is not in use and the screen is blank, but the music does not wake the screen up, nor leaves any traces (notifications, messages etc). I never used that track as a ringtone or anything like that, and the iPad is not jailbroken. It is a 64GB iPad Retina Display (WiFi + cellular), iOS 6.1.3
I wonder if this is indeed an iOS glitch ... it looks more like an app that picked a track from my iTunes library and plays its intro back randomly. I'll try to kill all running apps and leave the iPad over night (yes, it plays this at night time as well ...) to see if this happens again.
If you have any ideas please post here (no matter how crazy those ideas may seem), this is really annoying and needs to stop.
Thanks a lot!