Issues with spoken-word listening apps on iPhone 5s, other smartphones?
December 19, 2013 7:48 PM Subscribe
It's that magical time of the biennium where my loved ones upgrade my phone for me. I listen to a lot of audiobooks and podcasts on my current phone, an iPhone 4s, using the Audible and Downcast apps, respectively. Unfortunately, when I pause and do something else on the phone, it often "forgets" what I had been listening to, forcing me to reopen the app. I'd like my next phone to not experience this issue, but relevant info isn't something I can get out of the standard review article, so I've turned to you kind people.
posted by dondiego87 to Technology (6 answers total)
I'm wondering, for those with iPhone 5s's or high-end Android phones (Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note, Moto X, HTC One, Nexus 5, etc.) and who listen to audiobooks and/or podcasts on third-party apps: Do you experience this problem? If so, how often, and what seem to be the triggers? Please specify hardware and OS version, if you know. This won't be my only criterion in choosing a new phone, of course!
For what it's worth, this happened sometimes on iOS6, and frequently on iOS7. This makes me think that it's a memory or some other hardware-related issue, so maybe it's not a problem in iOS per se but rather my specific model.
Thanks in advance.