iPhone 4, iOS 5.1 - doesn't recognize that music is playing

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by macbook yes, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. macbook yes macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2009
    The past week or so my phone hasn't recognized when music is playing. I don't know if this coincides with upgrading to iOS 5.1, but it was around the same time. The album artwork doesn't show on the lock screen, and when I double tap the home button it shows the play button with no infor about a song as if the music app wasn't open. Hitting the buttons to play or skip does nothing.

    Is this an issue with 5.1? How do I fix it?
  2. Young Spade macrumors 68020

    Mar 31, 2011
    Tallahassee, Florida
    Sometimes this happens to me as well on my 4S running 5.01. What I have found to work is to go back to the main screen, double tap the home button, and close the music application.

    Upon reopening you should acquire the functionality again.

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