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From "Remi Boardman (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CB-12422) Media does not play when the App is in the background on iOS
Date Tue, 07 Feb 2017 20:04:42 GMT


Remi Boardman commented on CB-12422:

Ok that explains it then. We are triggering the media playback via a button press on a bluetooth
device. I have actually solved our issue by using the aformentioned background modes plugin
and temporarily enabling background mode (which just seems to repeatedly play a sound clip
at zero volume) via the background-mode plugin to allow media playback. I then disable background
mode immediately after the event. The button press on the bluetooth device seems to partially
wake the App to allow this to happen.

If you could mention the required info.plist key for background playback in the documentation
that would be great. Thanks for your help.

> Media does not play when the App is in the background on iOS
> ------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CB-12422
>                 URL:
>             Project: Apache Cordova
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Plugin Media
>    Affects Versions: 3.5.0
>         Environment: iOS 8+
>            Reporter: Remi Boardman
>            Assignee: jcesarmobile
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: background, background-audio, easyfix, ios, media
> While trying to trigger a sound to play in the App (running in the background or screen
locked) via a button press on an external bluetooth device, I receive the error:
> _"message":"","code":4_
> I've also tried creating a new blank app and wrapping the play method in a timeout so
that it triggers a short while after I lock the screen or minimise the App. I do not hear
a sound until I reopen the App and I don't get any errors in console this way.
> I have set the _playAudioWhenScreenIsLocked_ option to true, despite this being true
by default.

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