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Old 12-16-2011, 02:04 PM   #1
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iPhone 4s automatically plays music when BT connects... can't turn it off.

Hi, all. I'm hoping that someone here has had this experience and has either figured out a work-around or figured out how to fix it. After hours of looking online, all I'm finding is other people with the same problem and no fixes, and boy is this issue annoying!!

When I start up my 2012 JKU Sport, my iphone automatically connects through the BT to the stereo... fantastic. The problem is that it ALSO automatically starts up the music player (even if the phone doesn't show the music player actually playing or even open) and when I try to stop the music playing, it pauses for a second and then starts playing again... there is seemingly no way to stop the music or turn off the player. It also drains my phone battery because the player is playing in the background the entire time it's connected to the BT.

Where this becomes a problem is if I'm listening to an audiobook through another app on my phone, there are connectivity issues or if my passenger is watching a movie or Netflix, the audio is disconnected from the video because the audio is being shanghaied by the music player.

Has anyone formed a fix for this issue or found any way around it? Any help would be very appreciated as I'm about to throw my iphone out of the car at 90 to see if it bounces.

Thank you in advance!

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Old 12-26-2011, 09:35 AM   #2
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Push the big button below your screen twice ( fast ) and a box will pop up at the bottom of the screen. The icons showing are apps running in the background. Press and hold an app until they start shaking, then you will see the red minus sign on each one. Push the minus sign and close them out. Do this multiple times daily and your battery will also last longer. This should take care of your music always running in the background. Let me know if it helps.

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Old 12-26-2011, 09:45 AM   #3
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Push the big button below your screen twice ( fast ) and a box will pop up at the bottom of the screen. The icons showing are apps running in the background. Press and hold an app until they start shaking, then you will see the red minus sign on each one. Push the minus sign and close them out. Do this multiple times daily and your battery will also last longer. This should take care of your music always running in the background. Let me know if it helps.
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:37 PM   #4
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Hi, guys. Thanks for responding. Unfortunately, the problem isn't with the phone, it's with the BT software in the vehicle/head unit. I know how to shut down programs on the iphone, but the issue is that when I try to shut down the music player, the phone doesn't show it even running. If I start the music program and try to manually stop the music from playing, it stops for a half a second and then starts playing again. I think the issue is that the head unit is constantly sending a signal to the phone to keep it connected through BT and that signal automatically starts the music player function on the phone. What I guess I need is to jailbreak my phone with an app that is able to select which iphone app I want to connect through BT. Right now, I don't have a choice -- it's always the music player.

I appreciate the responses, though.
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Old 12-29-2011, 09:29 AM   #5
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Hey Muppy2012JKU,
I'm responding here as well as the other thread that you contacted me thru. I have a couple questions:
1) What network is your IPhone 4s on?
2) You mention the "media player", is the IPod media player that is stock on the phone or is it an add on app?
3) If it's the IPod player, when you get into the vehicle, you say that it's playing but not showing that it's playing on the phone screen? The IPod gets put on "pause" when it is not selected as the AUX device by pressing the "AUX" tab in the media display.
4) The pressing of the "pause" button on the phone is not a supported feature. This is why when you press the "pause" tab, the music stops and then starts again. (normal) The starting and pausing of the player is done only by the onscreen tab on the radio display.
5) The radio does not control the Uconnect system in this radio. The Uc is a separate module, however it does not send out constant BT signal to the A2DP profile. It only connects to the (should) when the "AUX" tab is selected from the Media screen.
6) If you have the IPod screen displayed, when you say it is running, is the play timer counting up?
Lets start here and see how to proceed, okay. Thanks




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Hi, guys. Thanks for responding. Unfortunately, the problem isn't with the phone, it's with the BT software in the vehicle/head unit. I know how to shut down programs on the iphone, but the issue is that when I try to shut down the music player, the phone doesn't show it even running. If I start the music program and try to manually stop the music from playing, it stops for a half a second and then starts playing again. I think the issue is that the head unit is constantly sending a signal to the phone to keep it connected through BT and that signal automatically starts the music player function on the phone. What I guess I need is to jailbreak my phone with an app that is able to select which iPhone app I want to connect through BT. Right now, I don't have a choice -- it's always the music player.

I appreciate the responses, though.
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