iPhone Music tracks go back to the beginning?

eddjedi

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Sep 7, 2011
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I've noticed a really annoying "feature" with the music player in iOS 11. If I am half way through listening to a track and then stop for a while (eg when I get to work) when I next plug in my headphones to start listening again, the track I was on has gone back to 0.

This may not sound like a big deal, but most of the music I listen to is live mixes, so if I'm 45 minutes through a mix, I obviously don't want to go back to the beginning a couple of hours later.

This definitely didn't happen in any previous iOS, even days later I could go back to Music and the track position would be remembered. Does anybody know if this is a deliberate addition, and if so can it be disabled?
 

elf69

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Jun 2, 2016
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Cornwall UK
I too have similar issues.

really annoying as 3 hour live set.
get 30 mins in then stop and when go back it back to beginning.
 

eddjedi

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Sep 7, 2011
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It seems to be getting worse, not only is it now forgetting where in the song it was, but which song was playing at all. This is after a few hours of not using the music app (but using other apps.) Does Apple really consider this acceptable behaviour for a $500+ music player? My 15 year old iRiver can do this.
 

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Shirasaki

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May 16, 2015
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It seems to be getting worse, not only is it now forgetting where in the song it was, but which song was playing at all. This is after a few hours of not using the music app (but using other apps.) Does Apple really consider this acceptable behaviour for a $500+ music player? My 15 year old iRiver can do this.
Apple has abandoned their passion and love to music several years ago. Music app is a disaster, removes headphone jack, introduces Apple Music that has a bad library. This list can go on and on.
Btw, I see the same thing as well, although I am using Bluetooth headphone. Sometimes, even when the music is playing, it will stop on its own without me doing anything. Very annoying.