iTunes U doesn't stream in poor reception

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

  1. Fontane macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2011
    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

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    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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