video player doesn't play when iPhone locked

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by patent10021, Sep 2, 2014.

  1. patent10021 macrumors 68030


    Apr 23, 2004
    When I lock my phone the iOS video player (not YouTube) stops. If I bring up control center and press play it doesn't play. Music player works fine.

    Very annoying. Is this normal? I have to keep my phone unlocked the whole time therefore drain battery quicker.

    I'm on an iPhone 4 / iOS7. Thinking its a bug.
  2. AppleBiter macrumors newbie


    Jun 13, 2013
    This happens to me as well! Every time when I play a video I cannot pause it and then do anything else, or the little stupid evil will start a strike!:mad:
  3. patent10021 thread starter macrumors 68030


    Apr 23, 2004
    I can pause and do everything. But I can't lock my phone and play the video at the same time. Two seconds after I press the top lock/off button video stops.
  4. eelw macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2012
    A bug or glitch on your end. Still works fine on my iPhone 4 with 7.1.1. Open up video -> play video -> press power button -> video stops -> press power button -> open control center -> press play -> screen turns off -> audio continues to play fine

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