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[nexus 5 - lollipop] music controls on lock screen missing

lebasp
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ive updated my nexus 5 with lollipop OTA and spotify doesnt show the music control on lock screen while playing.

The only way to control is to turn lock screen notifications on and control it with the notification, which is kinda of messy to do it.

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Here's how to fix it on the Nexus 5 running lollipop:

- First kill the Spotify app

- Then go to: Settings > Sound & Notifications > App Notifications > Spotify > Slide all the toggles to the left (aka uncheck) Block & Sensitive

- Relaunch the app and it should start showing in the notification window and lock screen

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Re: [nexus 5 - lollipop] music controls on lock screen missing

Daniel
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You're the second I've seen. Would you mind adding your detail to the thread below as requested by @Grace
http://community.spotify.com/t5/Help-Android/Song-displayed-when-phone-locked-lags-behind-what-s-act...

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Re: [nexus 5 - lollipop] music controls on lock screen missing

lebasp
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seems a different bug on the thread you linked.. but that unsync happens to me sometimes, sometimes my device show one song ahead from the playlist its showing on computer.

my problem is the controls now showing while playing a song

 

heres a screen of my lock screen... you can see that the background has changed to the album cover, but it did not shows the music controls controls

Screenshot_2014-11-14-20-45-12.png

 

 

 

 

Re: [nexus 5 - lollipop] music controls on lock screen missing

Frederic_Mele
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Hi,

 

I experience the exact same error. The Lollipop lock screen doesn't show the Spotify play controls.

I have the lock screen set to show notifications but hide sensitive content (is a new option in Lollipop). So I see on the lock screen Spotify with underneath "Contents hidden". I don't consider Spotify to have sensitive content but moreover, there are no play controls, even if I change the lock screen settings. 

Re: [nexus 5 - lollipop] music controls on lock screen missing

Hally
Newbie
Same problem as above, no music controls with screen security turned on. I get a 'widget' with no security but nothing as nice as the old full screen controls.

Re: [nexus 5 - lollipop] music controls on lock screen missing

sazmeise
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See full instructions here: http://fieldguide.gizmodo.com/keep-your-sensitive-info-off-the-lock-screen-in-android-1660573644/+er...

 

Bascially, first you need to change your Sound & Notification setting to show ALL content on notificaitons instead of 'Hide sensitive notification content'.

Then you can specify which applications contain sensitive data and by default everything else will be displayed on the lock screen.

By default Spotify (along with all your other apps) will not be considered sensitive. You should set your sms app and gmail etc to be sensitive in the Sound & Notiications/App Notifications menu.

 

Its a bit time consuming but I guess you can turn on the sensitive switch on particular apps as you notice something displaying thats sensitive over time.

 

Hope that helps,

Saz

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Re: [nexus 5 - lollipop] music controls on lock screen missing

ss794
Newbie
My album cover is stuck on my lock screen,even after exciting the app and logging off. Is there a way of getting this off?

Re: [nexus 5 - lollipop] music controls on lock screen missing

MichaelB2494
Newbie

This does indeed work however I really hope controls similar to the ones in KitKat get implemented as it is very easy to accidentally dismiss the spotify controls like you can with other "notifications" (which also stops any music that is playing). Also, it just doesn't look good. I liked the way they were built into the lock screen in KitKat and these new notification controls look crap tbh.

 

I am not sure whether this was Spotify's fault or google's because of the new lockscreen, but whosever responsibility it is, I sincerely hope it is changed because the majority of lollipop is great (I am aware of the app problems people have been experiencing but these don't affect me) but this genuinely sucks.

 

 

Re: [nexus 5 - lollipop] music controls on lock screen missing

sazmeise
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I'm afraid its Google not supporting backward compatiblity for the lock screen widgets. There may be something Spotify can do to mark their app as non-sensitive by default but I'm not 100% sure. I think this solution works pretty well for me. All the features I had before they are just moved 😉

Re: [nexus 5 - lollipop] music controls on lock screen missing

MattCham42
Newbie

Exact same problem on the lock screen, it will show the album art even if the app is closed.  So annoying...

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