Does music play in the background on the iphone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Barbs, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

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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?
     
  2. macrumors 68010

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    nothing can run in the background.

    I repeat, nothing.
     
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    jmccullough108

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    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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    Small White Car

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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.


    Except the phone, SMS, e-mail, alarm clock, calendar/contact syncing, and music from the iPod. All of those things work in the background.
     
  5. macrumors 65816

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    CocoaPuffs has clearly never used an iPhone
     
  6. macrumors 68010

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    To clarify, I never used iPhone for its ipod function.
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    Lmao
     
  8. macrumors member

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    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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    Interstella5555

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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?
     
  10. macrumors 65816

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    :confused:
    So why reply if you don't know?
     
  11. macrumors 603

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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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  12. macrumors 65816

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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


    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 )
     
  13. macrumors 68010

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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.
     
  14. macrumors 65816

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    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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    Interstella5555

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    So you're just perpetuating the uselessness of 90% of the content in here? Good job
     
  16. macrumors 6502

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    +1
     

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