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Music just stops playing

When in the ipod mode or any app for that matter my phone would just return to the home screen and i have to go back to the ipod list and try to play the song again and it justs cuts right back off

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  • oliver fix Mar 26, 2009

    my iphone just stops playing music, then back...and goes pause...and back...

  • Torunto May 25, 2009

    Today, while out for a run, the iPod on my iPhone 3G stopped playing, but it simply paused the song. I am theorizing that this is what happened - if anyone thinks this makes sense, please let me know: I am using a headphone extension cable attached to pair of ear-bud type headphones (long story) and the connection between the extension and the cables was touching my skin, which was quite sweaty from running. Since the iPhone knows to pause the music when the headphones are unplugged during playback, I suspect that a small "short" caused by the salty water contacting the connection caused the iPhone to pause because it "thought" the headphones became unplugged.

    Thoughts on that one?



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I had the same problem about a week after I got the iPhone and fixed it the only way I know - turn it off and back on again.
Hold down the button on the top of the phone until it restarts (there is a video tip on this on the iPhone section of
For me the problem went away and the it has worked perfectly since.
Good luck.

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Hi i also have a similar poblem i bought an unlocked 1.0.2. i live in the UAE everything was working great untill one day when i was installing "we dict" it hung up and starte to act wierd si pressed on the home button for 6secs then it gave me the home page but it was very and was hardly resonding so i restarted it but once it this time i saw that there was "no service" so i went to settings and tappe n carrier but all i got was the word Error with a circle whirling above it. and then i noticed that my wifi wouldnt connect or detect my router nother problem i noticed was that when i played a song it would suddenly stop playing and then it would repeat the next word of the song like 5 times and then it would continue playing, and then again after a few secs it would do the same thing just like a scratched CD. so i restored it and activated and jailbroke it using apptappinstaller (because i have windows) but now i still have the same problems i cant connect to WIFI nor can i call and i still have the same problem with the ipod in it... i want to virginize it hoping that will help. if any body can help me i would appreciate it alott
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I plug my phone into my home theater using the media port and it plays great for about ten mins then it stops and goes back to the home screen any ideas on this one?

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What you are describing sounds like the iPod/iTunes software on your iPhone is crashing.  This could be a result of:

  1. A corrupt song or songs, which cause the crash whenever your iPhone tries to play it/them.
  2. Corrupt or out of date software.
Here's what I would try:
  1. Connect your iPhone to your computer and sync with iTunes.  Make sure you are connected to the internet... does iTunes prompt you to install a software update (should be version 1.1.1, currently)?  Download and install, if so (I am assuming that you do NOT have a hacked or unlocked iPhone).  This may well resolve the issue.
  2. If you are already on software version 1.1.1, I would next try a 'Restore' of the iPhone software through iTunes.  This will basically erase & re-sync your iPhone with your computer, which may clear out a lower lying issue.
Hope this helps... good luck!

Posted on Oct 15, 2007

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