Streaming audio stops when screen sleeps (iPhone iOS 9)

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Travisimo, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. Travisimo macrumors 6502a

    Dec 22, 2009
    I have the new iPhone 6s Plus and I'm having an issue where streaming audio will stop once the screen turns off no matter what app I use and no matter if I stream to the Apple TV or Chromecast. Here are some examples:

    1) Using the Apple Music app, I play some music and stream it to the Apple TV via Airplay. It plays fine until the screen either goes off by itself or if I hit the power button to turn the screen off. Stops instantly. Same thing with any other music streaming app like Google Music.

    2) Using the Google Music app, I stream audio to my Chromecast and it plays fine too until the screen goes off. The music will stop as soon as the screen is off no matter if I stream via Airplay on the Apple TV or using the Chromecast.

    The only way I can keep it playing is if I either 1) turn off screen lock, or 2) plug in my phone and leave the screen on (it dims but stays on). Obviously this is not a solution because many times I want to have the phone in my pocket when streaming the music. And I don't want the screen to stay on while I'm streaming music.

    My iPhone 6 Plus didn't have this problem, but it's gone now so I can't say whether it's the phone itself or iOS 9. I was running iOS 9.01 and now I am on the iOS 9.1 Beta 3 and it's still doing it.

    This can't be the way Apple intends on Airplay working, right? I read elsewhere that developers just need to update their apps for iOS 9 for this to work. But even Apple's own Music app is doing it, so it has to be a bug in iOS 9, right?

    Others having this issue? My phone was set up as new, not restored, so there aren't any residual issues from a restored backup.

  2. Travisimo thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 22, 2009
    Not sure if the lack of response means no one else is having the issue or that others are experiencing it but have no answer?
  3. Hatton920 macrumors 6502

    Aug 9, 2012
    I'm having a AirPlay issue where if I'm air playing a video it stops when my screen turns off
  4. Skyhawk21 macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2015
    If its doing it with IOS9 but did not do it before (IOS 8.x), then of course its a software problem that Apple forgot to fix or include the function of, in the new OS.

    Under IOS 8.x music streaming apps for me worked with screen off on iPads.

    I know not the answer your looking for but the root of all these problems, issues, glitches and bugs cropping up is due to everyone who upgraded or installed IOS9.

    Unfortunately if the issue is ever going to be resolved, Apple will have to know about it through a bug report, witness it themselves, and then hopefully fix it with a new build of the OS and a patch.


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