iPod touch 3.1.2 firmware, and playing iPod music in apps.


macrumors regular
Original poster
Oct 8, 2009
Forgive me if this issue has been addressed elsewhere; I've googled as best I could but the nature of the issue makes it difficult to pinpoint a specific answer.

I've noticed that, since upgrading my iPod Touch (2nd Generation, 32GB) firmware to 3.1.2, the iPod no longer allows me to play my own music within an application. Previously, it was possible to hit the 'home' button twice in quick succession to bring up the music menu, and from there it was possible to begin playing music again from within the app, even if the app had shut down the music player. Since 3.1.2, this is no longer possible.

I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that this is a standard issue built into the 3.1 firmware, so I'm not asking if there's anything wrong with my iPod, I'm just curious to know if anyone has figured out a workaround or a fix for this particular annoyance, without having to revert back to 3.0 or jailbreaking.

Many thanks for any thoughts / suggestions / insights.


macrumors 68020
Oct 24, 2007
This bugs me too. I just hate when you bring up the quick iPod controls to pause a song, and then when you try to bring up the quick controls again it launches the music app instead.


macrumors 6502a
Mar 16, 2008
there is a way around it. bring up the lock screen then double tap the home button. yes it's kind of an annoyance but it works. also if you have the headphones with build in mic you can use the remote on the headphones to control your music.
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