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Headset pause/play button not working in standby

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Headset pause/play button not working in standby

I'd like to address one of the annoying issues I'm having though:

When I plug in the headset and listen to music or audio books the pause/play button on the headset works while the music is playing back.

However, when I pause and wait for a while I cannot use the button to continue playing anymore.

I assume that the phone went to sleep and is not "listening" to the button anymore. I think this is a general issue and not only present on my Xperia S, though.

Are you having this problem too?

Is there a way to make the phone react to the pause/play button so it continues playing even if it is in sleep mode?

If so, would enableing this have a noticable effect on battery life?

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Re: Headset pause/play button not working in standby

Ya off course the walkman app is running in the background as i only pause it through handsfree button not kill it. My Xperia S is running on (6.1.A.2.45) version.

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Re: Headset pause/play button not working in standby

seems to be a firmware/software issue. i got a new xperia SL (LT26ii) a week back and started facing a similar issue with the headphones provided with the phone...hope it will be resolved in the next update

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Re: Headset pause/play button not working in standby

Is the Walkman app still running in the background when you face this issue?

Which build numbers are you guys running on?

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Re: Headset pause/play button not working in standby

Ya off course the walkman app is running in the background as i only pause it through handsfree button not kill it. My Xperia S is running on (6.1.A.2.45) version.

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Re: Headset pause/play button not working in standby

I have also found this to be an issue, but found that if you press the pause/play button and then press the power button on the phone it then resumes playing without having to unlock the phone. Not a fix, just a work around to an annoying "feature". This is on UK Generic ICS .45

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Re: Headset pause/play button not working in standby

Yes i agree to lainJ; it was a very old bug actually. Even i had same bug i had also mentioned this annoyin bug in one of my threads. SONY replied asking me to update "Smart Connect", doing that will work initially but later-on it doesn't work.

One of the work around found for this issue is, by clicking on Play/Pause button don't resume your play, click on power button once & click on Play/Pause. This action would resume your music.

Hope it helps !!

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Re: Headset pause/play button not working in standby

yes friends i know the fix you described but when riding a bike or any similar situation it is difficult to press the power button every time. Sony should fix this problem