"Remember Playback Position" Does Not Work Consistently

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by calstars, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. calstars macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2007
    I have been listening to audio books on various ipods for several years. These are in the mp3 format, not AAC. I have always used the 'Remember Playback Position' option in Itunes, and this has always worked.

    On the iPhone however, this works only about half the time. After listening to the audio book for awhile, then switching and playing another song, then returning to the audio book, it will sometimes start from the beginning. This also happens occasionally when I sync the iphone with my mac, or charge it fully.

    Anyone else experiencing this very frustrating issue?
  2. jhjerlin macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2006
    I have the same problem, but on my iPod touch... It's really annoying!!
    Thanks for letting me know i'm not loosing it. :)

  3. lovemyiphone macrumors member

    Jul 14, 2007
    I have also had the same problem. I am still on firmware 1.0.2 since I have not updated. I didn't know if this was the problem or not.
  4. tdhurst macrumors 601


    Dec 27, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ

    Same here, even on podcasts I download from iTunes.

    But it's hit and miss.
  5. calstars thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2007
  6. billchase2 macrumors 68000


    Feb 28, 2006
    Ann Arbor
    same problem here. what i've been doing is typing in the position i'm at within Notes after each listen. that way, if it messes up, i'll at least know where i was.
  7. supermeerkat macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2007
    It works for me with iTunes 7.6 and a 16Gb Touch 1.1.3. But, the settings are not retained if I remove the tracks and then add them again.

    This also happens for the "Skip when shuffling option"
  8. djeans macrumors newbie

    May 14, 2008
    I'm having the same problem. For me it seems to happen consistently after syncing. Very annoying.

    Has anybody sent a bug report to Apple?
  9. ryansebiz macrumors member


    Apr 7, 2008
    Same problem here. ^ As bill posted, this is also the best solution I have.

    The weird thing is, I didn't have this problem with my 2nd gen iPod touch. However, as soon as I got my iPhone 3GS a couple weeks ago, it has had the podcast sync problem. Very annoying.
  10. laz305 macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2007
    I'm having this issue on my iPhone 3.0 playing video. Is there a solution or trouble shoot?

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