iPhone screen locking while playing and connected to charger

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smkspotify
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This is still such an annoying inconvenience. Come on Spotify

Re: iPhone screen locking while playing and connected to charger

Veloz
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It looks like it might not necessarily be Spotify's fault.  After noticing that Google Music and iTunes are now doing the same thing, I did a little digging and discovered this footnote within the iOS developer docs for the idle timer setting:

 

Important

You should set this property only if necessary and should be sure to reset it to false when the need no longer exists. Most apps should let the system turn off the screen when the idle timer elapses. This includes audio apps. With appropriate use of Audio Session Services, playback and recording proceed uninterrupted when the screen turns off. The only apps that should disable the idle timer are mapping apps, games, or programs where the app needs to continue displaying content when user interaction is minimal.

 

So it seems that this is a directive from Apple that Spotify is complying with, along with the developers of other popular audio apps.

 

Here is a link to the documentation: https://developer.apple.com/documentation/uikit/uiapplication/1623070-isidletimerdisabled

 

Perhaps it's time to turn our attention to Apple...

Re: iPhone screen locking while playing and connected to charger

Wilton13
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Amazon Music stays open while it’s on. 

 

If its directive from Apple then Spotify needs to speak up. I like it open at work. I’ll be changing services if I decide I like amazon better. 

Re: iPhone screen locking while playing and connected to charger

dgdavidson
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Today the screen is not dimming when I'm on the charger. It's been open for about 20 minutes now.

 

Some kind of response from Spotify about this would be wonderful.

Re: iPhone screen locking while playing and connected to charger

jerhuenink
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I'm not having the same results. Did you do something different today? What phone and OS are you running?

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Re: iPhone screen locking while playing and connected to charger

Wilton13
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I’m all up to date on iOS and on the app. Mine still locks

Re: iPhone screen locking while playing and connected to charger

AWDSOME
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Probably the largest annoyance about this feature is if you have a Wifi speaker like a Sonos or Bluesound that you stream Spotify to (as I do). Whenever I pause the music, it will disconnect from the speaker. I then have to go back into the app, tell Spotify to reconnect to the Wifi Speaker, and then hit play again. Not an ideal user experience at all, as I'm on and off the phone all day long in my home office, so have to pause the music each time I receive a call. Incredibly annoying, whereas previously it's plugged in on my desk; pause and play were a single easily-accessible button push.

Re: iPhone screen locking while playing and connected to charger

Brendan66
Music Fan

I tested it with the new Spotify update.  Unfortunately, the screen still dims and shuts off when connected to a charger.  The only reasonable solution I found was to set my display to never turn off.  It works ok, but occasionally I forget to manually turn the display off and I find my phone was on in my pocket.  

Re: iPhone screen locking while playing and connected to charger

dgdavidson
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I'm on iOS 13 beta 3. I have spotify in the song details screen when it's running. It's been going for about 30 minutes without going dark. Auto lock is set to 5 minutes.

Re: iPhone screen locking while playing and connected to charger

Brendan66
Music Fan

Hopefully, it still works when the official release of iOS 13 comes out next week.  

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