Control Center - Card Question

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Hello, all. Just a curious question really.

If you swipe up to get to Control Center, and then swipe right, there's a second page I believe for more controls like music.

When no music is playing, it still shows an app icon albeit greyed out. Is this just showing the last app used then? Any way to clear that out? Thanks.
 

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Sirious

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Hello, all. Just a curious question really.

If you swipe up to get to Control Center, and then swipe right, there's a second page I believe for more controls like music.

When no music is playing, it still shows an app icon albeit greyed out. Is this just showing the last app used then? Any way to clear that out? Thanks.
Quit the app that last used audio, from the multitasking screen - in your case Spotify.
 

css1323

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Quit the app that last used audio, from the multitasking screen - in your case Spotify.
Right. Even after quitting the app normally (double clicking home button and swiping up to close), and clearing RAM (holding down sleep/wake button and then home button), it still shows the last app used.
 
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Sirious

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Right. Even after quitting the app normally (double clicking home button and swiping up to close), and clearing RAM (holding down sleep/wake button and then home button), it still shows the last app used.
Yes you're right. It used to work before, but they've changed it and I never noticed!
I suppose it will just continue to switch to the last app that played audio. Theres nothing I can see that will fix or change that unfortunately (unless someone else knows).
 

casperes1996

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I believe that after a set amount of time it'll default back to the Music app, or at least it used to. How long exactly I don't know. Aside rom that, yes, it's the last app you listened to. – Although it might actually be influenced by Siri App Suggestions too, if you haven't listened to anything recently?
 

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I believe that after a set amount of time it'll default back to the Music app, or at least it used to.
It doesn't and I doubt it ever did. It's useful in cases you stop playback in an app for a longer period of time (say, pause a podcast for an hour). You then know what app will resume playback after you press play. In our case, the podcast app will silently relaunch and continue playing.
 

casperes1996

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It doesn't and I doubt it ever did. It's useful in cases you stop playback in an app for a longer period of time (say, pause a podcast for an hour). You then know what app will resume playback after you press play. In our case, the podcast app will silently relaunch and continue playing.
It definitely did at some point in the past, though perhaps only in a beta? Regardless, I agree it's useful, and for me it's almost always Podcasts too, hehe
 
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Right. Even after quitting the app normally (double clicking home button and swiping up to close), and clearing RAM (holding down sleep/wake button and then home button), it still shows the last app used.
I believe that after a set amount of time it'll default back to the Music app, or at least it used to. How long exactly I don't know. Aside rom that, yes, it's the last app you listened to. – Although it might actually be influenced by Siri App Suggestions too, if you haven't listened to anything recently?
It doesn't and I doubt it ever did. It's useful in cases you stop playback in an app for a longer period of time (say, pause a podcast for an hour). You then know what app will resume playback after you press play. In our case, the podcast app will silently relaunch and continue playing.
Strange. I just used YouTube and had it show up as the app in Control Center. I then existed and closed YouTube and instead of it just plain Music appeared in Control Center (just as it was there before I used YouTube).
 

stooovie

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Huh, okay, maybe there is some Proactive stuff going on. I don't use Music so it doesn't appear for me.
 

cswifx

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Strange. I just used YouTube and had it show up as the app in Control Center. I then existed and closed YouTube and instead of it just plain Music appeared in Control Center (just as it was there before I used YouTube).
The YouTube app should specifically destroy all its playback instances due to Google's policy of not letting YouTube videos play in the background. This way, it makes sense that the playback controls are gone.
 
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Huh, okay, maybe there is some Proactive stuff going on. I don't use Music so it doesn't appear for me.
Yeah I don't use Music either actually, nor do I even have any proactive options enabled.
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The YouTube app should specifically destroy all its playback instances due to Google's policy of not letting YouTube videos play in the background. This way, it makes sense that the playback controls are gone.
Alright, looks like the YouTube app might not have been a good one to use for this experiment. Just tired it with another music app and that did stay after I exited and closed it.

I guess the trick there might be to open up the music app and start playing something (even just something on radio) and then exit and close it, that way things will just reflect Music as the app in Control Center (which seems like the default app in a sense).
 
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pacorob

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it would be nice though to have a setting to either show recently played music/podcast via an (third party) app or to deselect it so it will not show.
 

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Yeah I don't use Music either actually, nor do I even have any proactive options enabled.
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Alright, looks like the YouTube app might not have been a good one to use for this experiment. Just tired it with another music app and that did stay after I exited and closed it.

I guess the trick there might be to open up the music app and start playing something (even just something on radio) and then exit and close it, that way things will just reflect Music as the app in Control Center (which seems like the default app in a sense).
I appreciate you all experimenting for kicks. I tried using the Spotify app yesterday. Closed it out, rebooted phone and it was still there after several hours greyed out.

I left my iOS music app paused in background for a while and it remained in the Control Center on my last paused track as I'd suspect. This morning I closed it out so it reverted back to showing the Music app icon greyed out waiting to be tapped again. It's no huge deal of course, just one of many curious iOS workings.
 

KamranMackey

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Hello, all. Just a curious question really.

If you swipe up to get to Control Center, and then swipe right, there's a second page I believe for more controls like music.

When no music is playing, it still shows an app icon albeit greyed out. Is this just showing the last app used then? Any way to clear that out? Thanks.
No. There is no way to clear it out. Anyways, it's supposed to work like that. Like other people have mentioned, it's like that so even if you exit Spotify (or some other playback app) you can resume playback at anytime and the app will relaunch silently in the background.
 

C DM

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No. There is no way to clear it out. Anyways, it's supposed to work like that. Like other people have mentioned, it's like that so even if you exit Spotify (or some other playback app) you can resume playback at anytime and the app will relaunch silently in the background.
Seems like a new behavior to it in iOS 10.
 

mikosk

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I wish they would put the media controls back on the main page and moved AirDrop, Night Shift, and AirPlay to the second panel. No idea why NS needed a massive button, they could have simply made it a simple on/off like wifi and used that space to keep the media controls on the main panel. Oh well...
 

pacorob

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Yup agree with you there mikosk and it's definitely getting time now for it to customise the control center with (third party) apps and settings now that they are asking third party widgets (like Launcher from Cromulent Labs) to remove their quick launches to settings.
 
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