iPhone 8(+) Has this strange occurence happened to anyone else?

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  1. sdwaltz macrumors 6502a

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    Allow me to set the scene:

    I'm a financial planner meeting with new prospective clients. My phone is in the room with me. I have some paperwork that the couple needs to fill out. I desperately need to use the restroom, so I excuse myself to do so while they're filling out their paperwork. I leave my phone in the room with them.

    I come back and the podcast that I was most recently listening to - which was of course, with my luck, NSFW - was playing at full volume. This thing turned on BY ITSELF. I still have no idea what my prospective clients actually heard, but this was several weeks ago and I haven't heard from these people since.

    Not the first time that this has happened, but it's always been at home where there were no stakes so I didn't think much of it. I fear that this has cost me business that I worked hard to earn and have now lost due to no fault of my own.

    I'm not here to demand that Apple make it right (wouldn't be posting here if that were my intention anyway), but I was just wondering if music/podcasts have just randomly started playing for anyone else, and if this is a bug that Apple needs to fix?
     
  2. noobinator macrumors 603

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    Has never happened to me. I never leave my phone unattended either though.
     
  3. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    That has never happened to me. You should file a bug report with Apple, if you are positive the prospective clients didn't touch your phone.
     
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Never had anything like this happen to me and I have owned Apple phones since the first one.
     
  5. PBz macrumors 68020

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    Do you have Raise to Wake enabled? If the podcast was previously playing someone could lift the phone and hit play from the lock screen.
     
  6. noobinator macrumors 603

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    Ok, I think we all need to know what the podcast was...
     
  7. bradbomb macrumors 6502

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    I think someone had to touch your phone. Playing control can be on the lock screen and someone could have accidentally hit play and just not want to say they did
     
  8. noobinator macrumors 603

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    I think you are on to something. They were messing with OPs phone and started it and played dumb. They won't call back now because they really messed up trying to snoop on your phone.
     
  9. bradbomb macrumors 6502

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    The only other thing I can think of would be some sort of Bluetooth Autoplay. If you have a bluetooth speaker that has playback controls, maybe it disconnected and reconnected and automatically started to play. The only two things I can think of.

    Just out of curiosity, is there a reason you leave the phone behind when going to the restroom? And do you leave the phone on your desk or in a drawer?
     
  10. Phone Junky macrumors 65816

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    Why would you leave your $800+ phone laying around strangers when you're not in the room?
     
  11. sdwaltz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, raise to wake is enabled - but we were having the meeting in my office conference room which has a large conference-style table and 4 chairs, 2 on each side. They were sitting on one side, I was sitting on the other. My phone was in the empty chair next to me, which was pushed in. They didn't even know it was there and I had forgotten that it was there too. I highly doubt that this is what happened.

    Just the Adam Carolla and Dr. Drew podcast. Sometimes they're fairly clean, sometimes the content is very NSFW. Depends on which calls they happen to take. Either way, not something I would want to have randomly start playing in front of prospective clients that I have known for less than an hour.

    We do not have a bluetooth speaker or headphones in the office. And as far as leaving the phone behind...normally I wouldn't, but I was "in my element" and forgot it was there. Plus, as mentioned above, it wasn't even within my line of sight or theirs either.

    I have too (since 2008) and that's why I'm so flabbergasted. It's happened a few times in recent months but as I said in the original post I was just at home, so it didn't really matter. This time, it does.
     
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  13. boltjames macrumors 601

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    Theory:

    You had attempted to stream a podcast but had a weak data connection so the handshake never transpired. Then when you entered the conference room the phone found the high-speed Wi-Fi network and the podcast resumed streaming.
     
  14. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Very likely someone touched your phone or what @boltjames said.
     

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