3954 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Aug 25, 2009 8:20 AM by Featherforce
Are you using the headphones with the integrated button/microphone? Your music starts playing if you press the button of the headphones.
Or, if you are using a case around your phone, maybe the sensors are covered and you hit the sleep button to unlock the phone, or autolock disabled, ipod still active and the music starts playing.
if you are using the apple supplied headphones, they do have a button. the microphone assembly is a button, and you can click it. if this is in your pocket, the button is more then likely getting pressed, activating the iPod app.
also, you do not have to unlock your phone to get the iPod controls. with the phone locked, press one of the buttons to wake it up and you get the 'slide to unlock' screen. next, press the 'home' button twice quickly. a very basic set of iPod controls come up.
try unplugging your headphones. does you music start?
i've also seen other users say their phone does wierd stuff with the phone in their pocket, which is why i bought a case that has a screen protector. not just something that is on the screen, but an actual full blown cover, and i love it. i don't have to worry about something scratching my screen while it's in my pocket.
I have found that if I double click the home button while the phone is in sleep mode (screen black) or the "slide to unlock" screen is showing, then the ipod will start playing music.
To stop the music, you do not need to go the ipod app; just double click the home button again (while the phone is still locked) and the ipod controls appear so you can stop the music.
I seem to remember reading somewhere that this is a user-configurable setting .... I just can't remember where
BTW: I have the double click on home setting set to go to Favourites, which works fine when the phone is unlocked.
Dale Edwards found a possible solution.
You can switch the settings for the home button here: Settings/General/Home
So if you set the profile on ipod, lock the screen and double click the home button, the ipod bar comes up and, although the screen shows the locked symbol, you can tap on the play button and it starts playing. I just tried it twice, just to make sure.
So this seems so solve the mystery if you set your home button to "ipod" instead of something else.
Message was edited by: Ingo2711
I've had this problem for a long time.
I've tested it in different ways. Just today I was watching a movie on my phone. I have Apple brand in-ear earbuds plugged into my iphone, and I have tried it with other stock earbuds from my other ipod versions (no button on the cord and no mic). I paused the movie, went back to the homescreen and sat there for about 30 seconds ensuring that music was not playing. I then unplugged the earbuds after locking the phone (power button). About 3 seconds later it began playing a seemingly random track from my music list through the phone speaker at full volume, which was quite embarassing since I was sitting at work. This has happened to me for quite some time. I'm running the latest updates on my phone and this has been occurring since before the 3.0 patch.