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Heal1093 Level 1 Level 1

There are several problems with IOS5 Music app that I noticed, (These problems were not present in previous IOS)


1. Slower loading for songs with lyrics - There is a slight (1~1.5) second delay in bringing up new album art/lyrics/etc when switching songs. The way it delays feels very unstable like the app is about to crash.


2. Graphical glitch when loading some songs with lyrics - The area between the section with the progress bar/repeat/shuffle button is and the section with the lyrics become screwed up, the album art and overlay effect in that area become distorted. This goes off when lyrics is turned off by tapping on the screen then bringing it back up. However the problem persists when track is changed.


3. Unnatural scrolling of lyrics - Scrolling lyrics (especailly when I do it fast) feels buggy.


4. CRASHES with some Apple Lossless tracks that causes the springboard to respring - the app crashes with some Apple Lossless tracks. I do not know what is causing the crash. The file is fully tagged with lyrics/albumart. It seems to load and then it lags then crashes. The track played fine in previous versions (4.1 and 4.3.5). I can assure you that there is nothing wrong with the file.


5. Apple Lossless tracks very slow to load - Those tracks are just generally slower when loading and the problem with lyrics gets even more severe if the track is Apple Lossless.

*Most of those problems occur in greater severity for Apple Lossless than mp3 files.


Very unhappy about this update at the moment. What's the point of adding all new features if it cant handle the very crucial component...

iPod touch, IOS 5.
  • Heal1093 Level 1 Level 1

    Let me correct something,

    the CRASHING file is actually a mp3 not Apple Lossless. I think its not the fact that the file is an Apple Lossless that makes it any worse or better. Just the music app itself is buggy in IOS5..

  • Heal1093 Level 1 Level 1

    Especailly with lyrics.

  • Heal1093 Level 1 Level 1

    I have identified what is causing the problem,

    IOS5 cannot handle LARGE ALBUM ART.

    the integrated albumart was about 3500x3500 pixels.

    Tracks with large album art seems to cause problems (crash...)

    but there was absolutely no problem playing these tracks in previous IOS...

    so annoying...

  • moorie007 Level 1 Level 1

    I have a problem in the fact that any new music I sync to the phone, the album art does not show up in the background or when in cover mode. All music that was on the iphone before the update is fine. Anyone else having this problem? So annoying!

  • chym Level 1 Level 1

    i artworks got stuffed "Shots" by LMFAO but the artwork is Adele's???

  • eltay87 Level 1 Level 1

    So glad I found this. Updated my iphone 4 32gb last night. everything else is working fine.. except the music app. It plays fine on shuffle for a few minutes then just stops, completely freezes. I closed the application and removed it from running applications, restarted and within a couple of mins it happens again. Also some of the songs are skipping, displaying the wrong artwork and titles.

    On the task bar when you go to change track the wrong title appears, and skipping happens frequently.

    Why on earth did they update ipod to music when the functionality was perfectly ok before.

    Not very impressed.

  • aquaraider Level 1 Level 1

    Same problem here.


    And another problem, iOS5 sorts playlist in some strange way:


    Before iOS5, playlists sort in this order:



    Japanese kana

    Japanese/Chinese kanji


    But now, iOS5 ignore symbol and sort kanji together with alphabet.


    It happens if system language is Chinese

  • guilherme114 Level 1 Level 1

    I had the same problem after iOS5 upgrade. My Music App completely freezes, and the only way to fix it is to delete my music library. I tried to re-sync my library several times, with no luck, so I decided to re-build my library and it worked. Maybe there was some artwork or lyric messing it. Hope they fix this soon with an OTA update!

  • florianfrombexbach Level 1 Level 1

    i have the problem that in my itunes i have on big playlist with aroudn 5000 songs and i can't open this playlist in itunes when i wants to open the musik app completely freezes!it's only in ios5 in 4.3.5 it works fine!

  • j.g.h Level 1 Level 1

    Ever find a solution to this? I'm having exactly what you described. Very frustrating.

  • florianfrombexbach Level 1 Level 1

    no i 'm on the phone with apple...

  • florianfrombexbach Level 1 Level 1

    if  u mean me

  • j.g.h Level 1 Level 1

    Yea I did.


    I have seemed to fix the issue on my end. Here is what I did.


    1. Hook iPhone up to the computer you sync with
    2. Open iTunes and go to the music tab on your iPhone and uncheck "Sync Music." This will remove all music from your device. Apply changes and sync.
    3. After the sync finishes go back to the music tab and recheck "Sync Music." Apply your changes and sync your music back to your iPhone/iPod.


    Hope the above helped. Worked fine for me.

  • efroriz Level 1 Level 1

    Hi people, I have a problem with the new Music app as well.


    You probably know that on iPod Touch, if two tracks have the same "Album" tag but different "Artist" tags, the app's browser will sort them as two separate albums. In iOS 4.3, you could fix this by putting the same "Album artist" tag on both tracks.


    Alas, after upgrading to iOS 5, this doesn't work for me anymore. I've tried using the same "Album artist" tag, checking the "Part of a compilation" option, and more, but had no success: if the "Artist" tag is different, tracks with the same "Album" tag will be sorted as different albums. This is trouble for me, as I listen to lots of soundtracks, which usually feature many different artists on the same album. Please note that checking the "Group by album artist" option in Settings does not change this situation. I wonder if anyone else is experiencing this?


    Funny thing is, on the old iPod Classic the "Album" tag was all the system needed to sort different tracks into a single album.

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