iOS 10 and the failure to resume playback

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by Nimoy, Nov 18, 2016.

  1. Nimoy, Nov 18, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2016

    Nimoy macrumors regular


    Apr 18, 2010
    Has anyone else noticed these types of issues?

    Scenario 1
    I'll be listening to an album on my headphones. I'll pause playback for an hour (removing my headphones from the lightning port). Then I'll plug my headphones back in and my iPhone will queue up a random song from my library instead of queuing up from where I left off.

    Scenario 2
    I'll be listening to a podcast. I'll pause the podcast for about 10 minutes or so, keeping my headphones plugged in. Then I'll swipe up control center to resume playback only to find that my playback pane is blank, instead of showing the podcast that I was just listening to. I then have to open the podcast app to resume playback. It's almost as if the podcast data had been wiped from the RAM.

    Scenario 3
    I'll be listening to an album on my wireless headphones at home. I turn off wireless headphones and immediately plug in my wired headphones, only to find a different song queued up from the one I was just listening to.

    I never used to have these problems with iOS9. Why can't my phone just always resume the last thing I was listening to, regardless or what accessory I'm using and regardless of how long ago I listening to it?
  2. ttforever macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2015
    Yep, me all 3 do the same, really annoying!

  3. mgdominguez macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2010
    Same here. I'm seeing all three scenarios. Scenario #2 is particularly driving me crazy. I listen to podcasts on my car via bluetooth and I would be driving somewhere, park for a few minutes and get down to do something and when I get back into the car and turn it on it would start playing some random song instead of resuming from the podcast I was listening.

    Disabling some of the location stuff and Siri suggestions removes this problem *most* of the time. Every now and then it still would fail to resume a podcast. I even had it sometimes resume the podcast app when I don't have any new episode and it would start streaming the last one... :mad:

    But I do miss the location suggestions, they are handy when I'm out and about doing errands on banks and some other stores and the corresponding app is suggested.
  4. Frankied22 macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2010
    I get all these as well. #2 is one that gets me a lot. Add these to the long list of stupid design decisions in iOS 10
  5. Galacticos macrumors 6502a


    Apr 5, 2016
    Yep get all these and then to round things out nicely there's just the plain pausing anything momentarily and attempting to play again by pressing the headphone button frequently doesn't work
  6. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

    Jimmy James

    Oct 26, 2008
    I've been having these problems since iOS 9. Also, I'll be playing a podcast and when I resume it's music. Or vice versa.
  7. Galacticos macrumors 6502a


    Apr 5, 2016
    I'm so glad when I plug my headphones in the sound plays through the speaker. Apples new trademark, dodgy software
  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    As in your headphones don't work?
  9. Galacticos macrumors 6502a


    Apr 5, 2016
    When I plug them in, sometimes they play through the headphones, other times the play through the loudspeaker. I usually need to unplug and plug them back in to work. Not earth shattering, but goes on the long list of bugs
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Sounds like something might be off with your headphones or device itself.
  11. Galacticos macrumors 6502a


    Apr 5, 2016
    Everything other than what seems most likely, particularly at the moment.. another software bug
  12. Peruvian macrumors regular


    Jun 10, 2006
    Ive noticed that after using shazam or after watching a video in youtube/safari, the playlist always gets reset to the beginnning instead of resuming where I left it...
  13. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    It sounds like plenty of others would be experiencing it too in that case.

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