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  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  

    Default Pause, forward, back on Bluetooth headphones not responding.

    Moto X is my first Android phone. My only smart phone before that was iPhone 4s. I will never go back Android is awesome. So awesome I got a Nexus 7 as well.

    My headphones are LG Tone 750, but I owned the LG Tone 730 just a month ago and had the same issue.
    When I listen to anything at some point my Pause, forward, back buttons stop responding. Most of the time if I turn the screen on and have the app open the buttons will start to work again. Then most of the time I can control with my headphones again. Some days 60% of the time I hit pause it works, sometimes less. I have even had days it never failed to work. I have tried restarting and it never makes any difference at all. I can find no pattern to this what so ever. Is there something I am not doing here, or do not know about android? So far this is the ONLY thing I liked more about iPhone. The controls always worked on my iPhone. Being free of iTunes is worth a hell of a lot more trouble than this.

    The call/Google now, and volume buttons on my headphones have never stopped working.

    This has happened on every app I have tried. Audible, Pocketcast, Smart Audiobook Player, I Heart Radio, Spotify, YouTube, so I don’t see how it could be an app issue. I have never listened on my Nexus for any length of time so I have no idea if this is Android issue or Moto X. I need to bring the Nexus to work and try it for a day.

    Have any ideas?
  2. #2  

    Default Re: Pause, forward, back on Bluetooth headphones not responding.

    I use Bluetooth head phones and have never had this issue.
  3. Thread Author  Thread Author    #3  

    Default Re: Pause, forward, back on Bluetooth headphones not responding.

    Looking on the internet it seems to be a random issue only some people have and no one knows how to fix.
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    Default Re: Pause, forward, back on Bluetooth headphones not responding.

    If you're still under warranty, I would look to get a repair /replacement. I can't think of a setting that would affect the use of those buttons. I have two different bluetooth headphones (Sony IS-H800 and Jaybird Bluebuds X) with controls on them and they both can pause and skip forward/reverse on my Moto X. Once in a while I need to press the pause button a second time to respond but they usually work flawlessly.

    You could try deleting 3rs party audio apps to see if the problem persists, and of course a factory reset if you're willing.

    Sent from my Moto X
  5. Thread Author  Thread Author    #5  

    Default Re: Pause, forward, back on Bluetooth headphones not responding.

    Well I just had this happen while listening to spotify on my Nexus 7 so this is not a Moto X issue. I think it is an issue with the LG Tones. I have used two different lg tones and the issue was the same. So it had to be something in the way lg makes these that causes issues. On my nexus it seemed to fail after I relieved a notification.

    My next plan is to go back to the stock launcher. I use action launcher on both so maybe that is the issue. Will stuck if it is because I really love the way they handle the app drawer, but I want my controls to work more.

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    Default Re: Pause, forward, back on Bluetooth headphones not responding.

    I'm having this issue on a new Nexus 5 and its driving me crazy as I listen to my phone a lot throughout the day. Its completely random, to the point where if i press the power button over and over, I can watch the controls come and go...all without even unlocking my phone. If the album art and controls are on the screen, the buttons on my headphones (usually) work. I'm using the headphones that come with a GS III. As with you, all my phone and volume controls seem to work fine, its just the pause buton and the on screen controls on the lockscreen that fail (for when I'm driving).

    I also don't have any 3rd party apps that are used to program the buttons on the headphones, so that's not my issue.

    I've tried removing apps one at a time to try to pin the issue, but can't find anything.

    One thing I might try today is to disable the widgets on my lockscreen to see if that's it. Not holding my breath though.

    I also have this posted on the thread below (no other info to help though). If you get any progress or try more troubleshooting please post. Maybe we can at least pin the issue down so we can submit a bug report.

    Media Control Lockscreen Widget "Disappearing"
  7. Thread Author  Thread Author    #7  

    Default Re: Pause, forward, back on Bluetooth headphones not responding.

    I went back to stock launcher on my Nexus 7 and still had the issue. Everytime I have to unlock my phone because my buttons are not working the lock screen controls were not there. I never thought of that. I will start to look at my lock screen more when I do the controls to be sure it is always there when the controls work.

    I run into the lock screen controls being gone a lot too when watching something on Chromecast. Annoying, but nowhere near as bad as with my headphones. I have a friend with an HTC One that uses the same headphones as me, and he said that this does not happen to him. So maybe it is a certain combo of apps I have since I have the issue on both my Nexus and Moto X.
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    Default Re: Pause, forward, back on Bluetooth headphones not responding.

    Well, as it turns out my GS III headphones stopped working all together so that could have bee a contributing factor.

    I still have the issue of the the music art and controls not showing up on the lockscreen though.

    Will troubleshoot farther with Bluetooth untill I get another pair of Android headphones.
  9. Thread Author  Thread Author    #9  

    Default Re: Pause, forward, back on Bluetooth headphones not responding.

    OK that was quick. The refresh screen not being there means nothing. I was still able to use the media controls on my headphones when no controls were there.
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    Default Re: Pause, forward, back on Bluetooth headphones not responding.

    So with some testing today i was able to see that I'm not affected by Bluetooth at all. Bluetooth controls seem to work for me at all times, even when the lockscreen controls are missing.

    As another troubleshooting step, here is a list of all of my currently installed apps. Maybe you could list the ones we have in common. This list doesn't take into account the default google apps that come on the Nexus 5. I used an app called List My Apps and sent the results to Keep to get the list.

    Adobe Flash Player 11.1
    com.adobe.flashplayer
    Alarm.com
    com.alarm.alarmmobile.android
    Amazon
    com.amazon.mShop.android
    Amazon Music
    com.amazon.mp3
    Boat Browser Mini
    com.boatgo.browser
    Box
    com.box.android
    BusyBox Free
    stericson.busybox
    Capital One
    com.konylabs.capitalone
    Concur
    com.concur.breeze
    Conference Caller
    com.itsystemsyd.conferencecaller
    DoggCatcher
    com.snoggdoggler.android.applications.doggcatcher.v1_0
    Dropbox
    com.dropbox.android
    Escape Action
    henrich.thandroid.floor
    Exchange Bypass
    org.flacid.exchangebypass
    Facebook
    com.facebook.katana
    File Manager
    com.rhmsoft.fm
    Google Voice
    com.google.android.apps.googlevoice
    GravityBox [KK]
    com.ceco.kitkat.gravitybox
    JEFIT
    je.fit
    Kelley Blue Book
    com.kbb.mobile
    LinkedIn
    com.linkedin.android
    List My Apps
    de.onyxbits.listmyapps
    Listen Audiobook Player
    com.acmeandroid.listen
    Lose It!
    com.fitnow.loseit
    MX Player
    com.mxtech.videoplayer.ad
    MX Player Codec (ARMv7)
    com.mxtech.ffmpeg.v7_vfpv3d16
    myAT&T
    com.att.myWireless
    NiLS
    com.roymam.android.notificationswidget
    Pandora
    com.pandora.android
    Power Toggles
    com.painless.pc
    Pulse
    com.alphonso.pulse
    RunKeeper
    com.fitnesskeeper.runkeeper.pro
    Simple Weight Recorder
    jp.cbrains
    Slacker Radio
    com.slacker.radio
    Subway Surf
    com.kiloo.subwaysurf
    Sudoku Free
    com.icenta.sudoku.ui
    TextMe
    com.textmeinc.textme
    Titanium Backup
    com.keramidas.TitaniumBackup
    XBlast Tools
    ind.fem.black.xposed.mods
    Xposed Installer
    de.robv.android.xposed.installer
    Zedge
    net.zedge.android
  11. Thread Author  Thread Author    #11  

    Default Re: Pause, forward, back on Bluetooth headphones not responding.

    Here you go but I have had this issue before most of this was installed. I use my phone to listen to music, books, and podcast all day at work. At first I had Dogcatcher then went to pocketcast. I have always had this issue. What headphones do you have anyways? You say you are not having trouble with bluetooth so you have wired headphones? The times I have used wired headphones which is not a lot. I did not have this issue. I only use them when listening to a good book and my LG Tones die on me.


    1Weather
    com.handmark.expressweather
    Action Launcher
    com.actionlauncher.playstore
    Action Launcher Pro
    com.chrislacy.actionlauncher.pro
    After Call Lock
    com.hozik.PhoneScreenLock
    AirAudio
    eu.airaudio
    AllCast
    com.koushikdutta.cast
    AllCast Premium
    com.koushikdutta.cast.license
    Amazon
    com.amazon.mShop.android
    Amazon Kindle
    com.amazon.kindle
    AMC Theatres
    com.amc
    Android Central
    com.androidcentral.app
    Audible
    com.audible.application
    Avia
    com.videon.android.mediaplayer
    BatteryGuru
    com.xiam.snapdragon.app
    Bejeweled Blitz
    com.ea.BejeweledBlitz_na
    Benefits
    com.lighthouse1.mobilebenefits.dbi
    Best Buy
    com.bestbuy.android
    Cal
    com.anydo.cal
    CarHome Ultra
    spinninghead.carhome
    Chrome to Phone
    com.google.android.apps.chrometophone
    Chromecast
    com.google.android.apps.chromecast.app
    Clean Master
    com.cleanmaster.mguard
    Default App Manager
    com.appiator.defaultappmanager
    Device Manager
    com.google.android.apps.adm
    Distiller
    com.distiller.distiller
    eBay
    com.ebay.mobile
    ES File Explorer
    com.estrongs.android.pop
    Facebook
    com.facebook.katana
    Fandango
    com.fandango
    FedEx Mobile
    com.fedex.ida.android
    Flappy Bird
    com.dotgears.flappybird
    Flickr
    com.yahoo.mobile.client.android.flickr
    Flixster
    net.flixster.android
    FWeather widget
    net.frakbot.FWeather
    Goodreads
    com.goodreads
    Google Opinion Rewards
    com.google.android.apps.paidtasks
    GreatClips
    com.greatclips.android
    Groupon
    com.groupon
    H&R Block
    com.hrblock.blockmobile
    iHeartRadio
    com.clearchannel.iheartradio.controller
    Keep
    com.google.android.keep
    krom.icons.pack
    com.krom.icons.pack
    LG BT Reader TTS Pack
    com.lge.mtalk.sfbttts
    List My Apps
    de.onyxbits.listmyapps
    Microsoft Remote Desktop
    com.microsoft.rdc.android
    Minimalist
    com.david1171.minimalist
    Month Calendar Widget
    com.josegd.monthcalwidget
    MP3 Cutter & Ringtone Maker
    com.vimtec.ringeditor
    MTB Project
    com.mtbproject.android
    MX Player
    com.mxtech.videoplayer.ad
    My Tracks
    com.google.android.maps.mytracks
    mydlink Access
    com.dlink.nas
    mydlink Cloud
    com.mydlink.android
    mydlink Lite
    com.dlink.mydlink
    mydlink SharePort
    com.dlink.srd1.app.shareport
    MyUSAC
    com.dts.MyUSAC
    Neon Red
    red.neon.icon.pack
    Netflix
    com.netflix.mediaclient
    Nova Launcher
    com.teslacoilsw.launcher
    Office Mobile
    com.microsoft.office.officehub
    OneDrive
    com.microsoft.skydrive
    PayPal
    com.paypal.android.p2pmobile
    PicsArt
    com.picsart.studio
    Ping Pong
    com.Bola5Free
    Plex
    com.plexapp.plex
    Pocket
    com.ideashower.readitlater.pro
    Pocket Casts
    au.com.shiftyjelly.pocketcasts
    Power Toggles
    com.painless.pc
    Progressive
    com.phonevalley.progressive
    Red Bull TV
    com.nousguide.android.rbtv
    ROMCamera
    jp.co.ryobi.android.romcamera
    Sense 5 Icon Pack
    com.samanthaconner.sense
    SharePort Mobile
    com.dlink.shareportmobile
    SingletracksLite
    com.bluespruce.Singletracks
    Sleep Cycle
    com.northcube.sleepcycle
    Smart AudioBook Player
    ak.alizandro.smartaudiobookplayer
    Smash Hit
    com.mediocre.smashhit
    Snapseed
    com.niksoftware.snapseed
    SoundCloud
    com.soundcloud.android
    Speed Checker
    uk.co.broadbandspeedchecker
    Spotify
    com.spotify.music
    Starbucks
    com.starbucks.mobilecard
    Strava
    com.strava
    SuperBeam
    com.majedev.superbeam
    SwiftKey
    com.touchtype.swiftkey
    Tapatalk
    com.quoord.tapatalkpro.activity
    Tasker
    net.dinglisch.android.taskerm
    Timely
    ch.bitspin.timely
    Tiny White Icon Pack
    com.samanthaconner.tinywhite
    Tollmate
    itoll.com.ntta
    Trigger
    com.jwsoft.nfcactionlauncher
    TV Guide
    com.tvguidemobile
    Ubuntu One Files
    com.ubuntuone.android.files
    UCCW
    in.vineetsirohi.customwidget
    Unified Remote
    com.Relmtech.Remote
    UPS Mobile
    com.ups.mobile.android
    VSCO Cam
    com.vsco.cam
    Wallet
    com.google.android.apps.walletnfcrel
    Wells Fargo
    com.wf.wellsfargomobile
    Xbox 360 SmartGlass
    com.microsoft.smartglass
    Yahoo Mail
    com.yahoo.mobile.client.android.mail
    Zedge
    net.zedge.android
    Flashlight
    com.devuni.flashlight
    µTorrent
    com.utorrent.client
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    Default Re: Pause, forward, back on Bluetooth headphones not responding.

    So to clarify, I was using my Bluetooth player and I DO NOT have control of my phone when the controls are not present on the lockscreen. Sorry bout that.

    The headphones I use are Samsung headphones made for the SG3/4. The pair I had broke (buttons no longer work, tested on a couple of android devices) and I will get new ones in the mail today. Honestly I was hoping it was the bad headphones sending some bad signals and messing the controls up, but I have rebooted and stopped using them but still have the issue.

    The only apps that could really be in common are MX Player and Netflix, but neither of those have lockscreen controls...so not sure where we can go from there.

    This is soo frustrating!! I use my phone all day to for music, podcasts, and audio books and have to stop the audio a lot to talk to others. Having to unlock to both pause and replay is extremely frustrating, especially when you have a book playing and can't just take the headphones out and let it play while you talk.

    My next step will be to do a factory wipe and cleanly install all my apps, but I need the better part of a day to do this, so maybe this weekend if i get fed up enough. I initially used Titanium to transfer all my apps from my GS3. I had this problem at one time on my GS3, but an update from Cyanogenmod fixed it. Wish I new what the problem actually was.
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    Default Re: Pause, forward, back on Bluetooth headphones not responding.

    Here is something to try. I cleared my cache and rebooted and it seems to be working right for a little while. Its only been about .5 hours, so could be a fluke, but I've been sitting here locking and unlocking trying to make it go away and cant. Sent myself some texts, as that usually seems to also coincide with it going away as well.

    To clear go to Settings--> Storage--> tap Cache and press okay to clear. This wont clear any saved files or anything. Then reboot.

    If its this easy I'll smack myself, but I'm not holding my breath. On a custom ROM I would have done this already, but I've never cleared teh cache in the OS its self.

    Good Luck!!
  14. Thread Author  Thread Author    #14  

    Default Re: Pause, forward, back on Bluetooth headphones not responding.

    I have lock screen controls on my Netflix app when using Chromecast.

    I cleared the cash but I know I have done that before. I generally do this before I update the OS.

    I have the same issue at work. It really gets old having to unlock the phone to hit pause.
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    Default Re: Pause, forward, back on Bluetooth headphones not responding.

    Alright, a little progress on the trouble shooting front. I seem to be able to reliably reproduce the problem.

    I only have this problem if I have multiple audio programs open at once. For instance, if I only have Play Music open, I cannot reproduce the problem... I have lockscreen and button control functions at all times.

    If I open another Audio Program like Doggcatcher or Pandora, I lose my lockcreen and button controls until I close one of the apps. I can repeat this over and over opening and closing different apps in different orders.

    This tells me this is an Android issue. Android is not able to distinguish the running audio app against others still open in memory. When to apps are open that will request lockscreen and media controls, the OS doesn't know how to prioritize it. It should give access to the currently playing app, instead it just takes away the option instead of choosing.

    Knowing this will fix the issue temporarily if you close one app before using the other. Not a fix, but at lease something I can do about it. Maybe I'll just clear all apps from memory every time I jump ausio apps.

    If you get time please confirm this is the case with you. If so I can submit a bug report for Android...not that it'll get much attention with so few people having problems. I know this problem was fixed in the past when I was on CM. Wish I could get ahold of them somehow and find out what they changed.
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    Default Re: Pause, forward, back on Bluetooth headphones not responding.

    Aaaaaand...never mind. Its back to being random. I won't be doing any more troubleshooting until I wipe and reload.

    If that doesn't fix it I'll go back to CM 11. It'll be a shame to have gotten a Nexus 5 just to have to put a ROM on it to overcome a problem...that's why I sprung up front for a Google device, to not have problems. Really disappointed that this problem exists!
  17. #17  

    Default Re: Pause, forward, back on Bluetooth headphones not responding.

    Okay, my problem is solved. After a complete wipe and clean install the media control issues is gone for me. I wiped and installed all apps from scratch, only restoring from a backup for 1 app.

    I can switch audio apps at will and never lose my lockscreen controls. And my headphone and Bluetooth buttons work at all times. Even hours after I've played anything and no audio is currently being played or controls are on the lockscreen, it'll play the last thing played like it should.

    I would guess that like me, a full reload of your OS and clean install of all apps may be worth the time to have your media functions back. I suspect my issue as some setting that came from restoring my apps from my old phone.

    Good Luck.

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