Interesting bug on iPhone lockscreen

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Interesting bug on iPhone lockscreen

tq
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Hello everyone,

I've recently updated to Spotify 0.5.2 and noticed that the iPhone Spotify app is causing an issue on the iPhone lockscreen in regards to displaying the currently playing track name. When I begin to play the first song of an album, it plays correctly. If I then try to skip to the second track through the lockscreen, it also works correctly and the song name under the clock is updated correctly. However if I try to skip again to the third track, the third track begins to play but the second track's name still displays under the clock. I can skip forward and back at will from the lockscreen, but the second track's name will always be displayed. I thought this was iOS6's fault, but then I tested it on an iPod Touch 4G running 5.1.1 and got the same issue, which leads me to believe it was a Spotify bug. I then used iTunes to revert back to 0.5.1 on my iPhone running iOS6 and the issue has gone, further underlining the fact that (for me at least) it has been a bug introduced in 0.5.2. Can anyone replicate this bug? I'd like to see if a patch could be issued so I can get the new Radio feature without losing the ability to see my song name in the lockscreen.

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Re: Interesting bug on iPhone lockscreen

Whintersby
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The only solution I have found to this issue is one that was briefly mentioned earlier in this thread.

 

Search for and install "Spotify for IOS4".

 

This version does not include this very irritating defect, although iPhone5 users will have to deal with the app not consuming the full screen - something I'm willing to put up with.

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itsB
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Also left Spotify for MOG.  Same selection, price, quality on much better software platform.  Thanks to previous posters for pointing us to MOG.  Bye

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David
Spotify Legend

Early 2013?! That's like... NOW! I've just pushed the button*. The 0.6 update is available now in the App Store, and will show the right track in your lock screen all day long. Along with some other new things. I'll lock this thread for now!

 

 

* I didn't push the button

 

 

 

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benexclaimed
Music Fan

I'm having the same issue, I think. Even if I'm not skipping tracks, it seems that the lockscreen is usually displaying track info from an earlier song. If I open the app and then lock my phone again, the correct track info is displayed.

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Sverriss
Newbie
Same problem here. Drives me mad

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Tom_B
Casual Listener

Logged in to say this happens to me as well. Kind of annoying, as it worked prpoerly in the previous version.

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stealth210
Roadie

This problem also causes the display on my car over A2DP to not change when the phone is locked. Very annoying as I look at this frequently when I'm listening to new music to know the track name. Now it just freezes on a previous track name. Also the track time never resets. For example, if I have 3 songs "song a" at 3 minutes long and "song b" and "song c" of the same lengths, my car display will say "song a" 8:59 by the time "song c" is finishing.

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bigdrop
Gig Goer

There is a lock screen bug. I think its time for them to admit it exists and fix it. Subscribers deserve as much.

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stealth210
Roadie

bidgrop,

 

Do you know of a way to roll back to the old version without the issue? I'm guessing the short answer is no from what little research which sucks considering it leaves the user no option to get back to the stable version.

 

I will be very careful to not update in the future unless there is a specific problem I'm having that is solved with an update.

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bigdrop
Gig Goer

Everytime I email them to alert them of the problem I get a reply telling me to restart my phone or reinstall the device. It is getting ridiculous.

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David
Spotify Legend
Hello,

Just tried this on an iOS device here.

It seems to be effecting playlist with more than two tracks with an artist. For example, place an entire album into a playlist. Go to the lock screen, and then skip tracks. Seems to get stuck on the second track.

However, go to a playlist with a mixture of different artists and try it again. It seems to skip through tracks as normal.

I've reported this to be looked into by our second line support.
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Re: Interesting bug on iPhone lockscreen

danielthelion
Music Fan

The reason it works with a playlist of random stuff is because the changing of albums makes the track name change successfully. If you play two albums in a row, in order, the track name will get stuck on the second track of the first album, then once it finishes that album and starts the next one (regardless of artist, could be same or different), it will change the track name to the first track on the second album. Then it'll get stuck on the second track of that album. If you have a playlist that shuffles individual songs from all different albums, it will appear to work just fine because with each track change, it's an album change.

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