iOS Music app doesn't remember paused location.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MikeonTV, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. MikeonTV macrumors regular

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    I don't often listen to music using iOS Music app but I do listen to lengthy podcasts, downloaded radio shows and audio books.

    My issue is that when I pause the audio file and then continue to use my iPhone iOS Music loses it's spot in the audio file. This causes me to guess where in the file I was and go and find the spot I left off.

    Recently this issue seems to happen the minute I open another app while paused. What is the point of the pause button if iOS Music app doesn't allocate enough RAM to remember the location in the file to pause it?

    Anyone have an alternative audio player that I can actually use or possibly a way to make iOS' native music player app make a core feature actually work.
     
  2. lagwagon Suspended

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    It's probably more an issue of ram and not the app itself. If you leave the app and use enough other apps to require the ram that was used for Music app then it won't remember the paused location because it's no longer in memory. 2gb ram in the 6s and 6s+ will help but will probably always happen. 2gb will just lengthen that time before its removed from memory required from other apps.
     
  3. MikeonTV thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have a 6+.

    If that's the case why not just use the application database to store last paused track and time in the file? I can't be the only person with this issue.

    I pause my audio file, do any function on any other app (watch a video on YouTube, email, open facebook) and I've lost the spot I was listening to.

    Ridiculous.
     
  4. lagwagon Suspended

    lagwagon

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    The 6+ still only has 1gb of ram. The new 6s and 6s+ this fall will have 2gb ram.

    Not until you have a device with 2gb ram will you see improvements to the issue. And even then it just prolonges the time for it to eventually happen. The more popular case of the same issue is Safari tabs refreshing after doing something else. (Same issue, different pile.)
     
  5. TMav macrumors newbie

    TMav

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    I disagree. It's something that has changed in the OS after iOS 6. And it keeps getting worse. My iPhone 5 on iOS 8 always defaults to the "For You" tab and forgets what I was playing anytime the app is closed. My iPod Touch 4Th generation can bearly run iOS 6 but iOS 6 always opens the music app exactly to what I was listening to.
     

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