Music app on lock screen/watch never shows anything playing

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by chfilm, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. chfilm macrumors 65832

    chfilm

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    #1
    hi,

    My music app is freaking me out since ios11.
    Whenever I’m playing something, on the lock screen / today view it just always pretends it’s playing nothing.
    The same in “now playing” on the Apple Watch.

    Anybody else has this problem, or a fix?
     
  2. willmtaylor macrumors G3

    willmtaylor

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    #2
    Now that I'm on 11.2, this is happening ALL OF THE TIME on my iPhone 7.

    I rarely use the Music app, but it's constantly up on my lock screen. Maddening.

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  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    #3
    Have you tried opening and closing the Music app to get rid of it? Does it come back right away or just randomly somehow?
     
  4. willmtaylor macrumors G3

    willmtaylor

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    I had tried that as well as several hard resets to no avail.

    However, I do believe I isolated the culprit: one of my Safari tabs had a video embedded in it, so Safari kept thinking this was a media file that needed to be resumed. After closing that tab and resetting, the issue has not reappeared.
     
  5. mcdeeee macrumors newbie

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    #5
    I tried that myself to no avail. I'm sick of seeing it too! Annoying.
     
  6. willmtaylor macrumors G3

    willmtaylor

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    Did you try closing out Safari tabs?
     
  7. Howard Ellacott macrumors member

    Howard Ellacott

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    I was getting it constantly, even when playing music in the music app, however reset all settings reduced it massively, happens very rarely now.
     
  8. willmtaylor macrumors G3

    willmtaylor

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    I still get this quite regularly. I'm fairly certain it's related to how iOS 11 handles bluetooth devices--specifically when they're no longer connected. I've also noticed that it also drains the battery quite rapidly, as when this occurs, my battery has ZERO "standby" time for the day--only usage time.

    I can only hard reset the device to have it behave normally, but it typically comes back same day.

    Super annoying.
     

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