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Old Nov 22, 2008, 06:35 PM   #1
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Does music play in the background on the iphone?

I plan on buying an iphone soon and plan on using it at the gym when I lift weights. I saw there are some apps for weight lifting logs. Now if you are listening to music and then go into an app, does the music stop?
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Old Nov 22, 2008, 06:36 PM   #2
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nothing can run in the background.

I repeat, nothing.

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Old Nov 22, 2008, 06:38 PM   #3
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nothing can run in the background.
Wrong, the ipod feature does work in the background. Depending on the settings of the application, (sound, ect) it may terminate the music.
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Old Nov 22, 2008, 06:50 PM   #4
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It works, but I notice that many games don't perform as well when the iPod is playing. So even though it can, it's not always a good idea to play music and run a program at the same time. Other programs that don't use the processor as much are fine.


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nothing can run in the background.
Except the phone, SMS, e-mail, alarm clock, calendar/contact syncing, and music from the iPod. All of those things work in the background.
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Old Nov 22, 2008, 07:30 PM   #5
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CocoaPuffs has clearly never used an iPhone
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Old Nov 22, 2008, 07:32 PM   #6
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CocoaPuffs has clearly never used an iPhone
To clarify, I never used iPhone for its ipod function.
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Old Nov 23, 2008, 01:27 AM   #8
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I plan on buying an iphone soon and plan on using it at the gym when I lift weights. I saw there are some apps for weight lifting logs. Now if you are listening to music and then go into an app, does the music stop?
depends. if you use the regular ipod app then it will continue to play. if you use ANY sort of music app like last.fm, tuner, etc etc then yes they will close when you use another app. jailbroken iphones can somewhat get around this, but other than that...
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Old Nov 23, 2008, 09:44 PM   #9
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Actually it depends on how well the App is designed. Trism, for example, supports all first party notifications, such as accessing iPod controls, receiving texts, and other notifications. Other apps can over-ride the iPod functionality with their own sounds, which is annoying to say the least.

Oh, and if you had ever used any function of the phone CoacoPuffs you would know that first party apps can run in the background. Every received a call while in Safari?
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Old Nov 24, 2008, 03:55 AM   #10
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To clarify, I never used iPhone for its ipod function.

So why reply if you don't know?
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Old Nov 24, 2008, 09:37 AM   #11
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Yes.

The iPod music player will play music in the background, but only if the foreground app doesn't ask to take over the audio session, or max out the CPU or gfx (which will cause any audio to glitch).

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So why reply if you don't know?
people on this forum will type and open their mouths even though they have no clue what they are talking about


you get used to it


to answer the OP ipod music is about the only thing that will run in the background ( also runs when the phone is off)

it kind of irks me that a lot of audio streaming programs do not run when you lock your iphone ( its a huge battery drain to have the screen on, especially when its no needed )
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So why reply if you don't know?
ahahaha, and the purpose of your response?

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people on this forum will type and open their mouths even though they have no clue what they are talking about

you get used to it
and I suppose repeating the same response is useful, too? come on kids, this is how this forum has "always" been. mostly stupid questions with mostly stupid answers.
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ahahaha, and the purpose of your response?


and I suppose repeating the same response is useful, too? come on kids, this is how this forum has "always" been. mostly stupid questions with mostly stupid answers.
Hey man I call them how I see them. I'm part of several other forums, where people who respond usually know what they are talking about ( car forum, medical information forum, etc)


guess you didn't read the rest of my response, I also added that the iPod music is the audio program that will work with the screen off as well.
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Old Nov 25, 2008, 11:41 AM   #15
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ahahaha, and the purpose of your response?


and I suppose repeating the same response is useful, too? come on kids, this is how this forum has "always" been. mostly stupid questions with mostly stupid answers.
So you're just perpetuating the uselessness of 90% of the content in here? Good job
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So you're just perpetuating the uselessness of 90% of the content in here? Good job
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