Receiving call in the middle of uploading video to YouTube

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by piatti, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. piatti macrumors 6502a


    Jun 9, 2010
    If you receive a call while your video is uploading to YouTube from your iPhone does that abort the process and you have to start over?
  2. matttye macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England
    Apps are allowed ten minutes in the background to complete a task such as uploading/downloading something. As long as YouTube makes use of that API it shouldn't stop.
  3. tgi macrumors 65816


    Aug 29, 2012
    So if your phone call lasts longer than 10 minutes and the upload hasn't finished, you have to start from the beginning again?
  4. matttye macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England
    It depends on the app. I'm not sure about YouTube.

    Lets use Spotify as an example as I know what that does...after ten minutes of background downloading (saving music for offline use), it puts a notification in your notification bar informing you that downloading has been paused due to inactivity and you can tap on the notification to resume.
  5. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    It also depends on the network.

    If you're NOT on Wifi, then which cellular network you're on can make a difference. If you're on an HSPA+ network (like AT&T) then data trasnfers will continue while you're on a voice call.

    If you're on a CDMA-based network (like Verizon or Sprint) then you cannot do voice and data simultaneously, and the upload will abort.

    If you're on Wifi though, then it doesn't matter, since the data is transferring over a totally separate network.
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    You didn't mention what carrier you're on and if you're connected to wifi when you're uploading or using carrier data.
  7. adcx64 macrumors 65816


    Nov 17, 2008
    Not sure if the YouTube app uses the ten minute API but the explanation of Spotify above is correct.
  8. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    Also (to be super-confusing) it's worth noting that if you go in the camera roll and hit 'Share' and pick Youtube then it uploads to YT using the Apple 'Photos' app, which probably works differently than the Google's own Youtube app.

    I have no idea how either app works, but I'm just pointing out that they're probably different.

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