iTunes U doesn't stream in poor reception

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Fontane, May 10, 2014.

  1. Fontane macrumors regular

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    Feb 3, 2011
    #1
    I am trying to use iTunes U to listen to lectures. I downloaded the lectures I want but when I'm in a poor reception area (such as underground on the subway), the app will not play any of my downloaded lectures. If I am in a good reception area, the app will load the lecture and keep playing it through poor reception areas.

    What am I missing?

    Also, if I leave iTunes U open in the background, my phone loses about 30% more battery during my eight hour workday. I wish this app worked better on my phone. In theory, it's useful.
     
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

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    Oct 31, 2009
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    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    #2
    Are you sure you actually downloaded them? They're just plain video and audio files for the most part, don't see why they'd have to stream if they're locally stored...
     

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