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Music playback keeps pausing when using bluetooth

(Topic created on: 10-21-2021 06:27 PM)
Fer1477
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Anybody else has had this issue where music playback will pause every few secs/mins when connected to any bluetooth device? In my case have tried with at least 2 speakers and tried 3 cellphones including mine (all samsung s series) and only mine had this issue. So far I've tried unpairing & pairing again, restarting my phone, checked for updates as well as resetting network settings and still have this problem, any suggestions?
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Reynaud
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Your audio may stop if the phone or app goes to sleep. Samsung phones pack a special feature called Sleeping apps to preserve battery. When an app's sleeping mode is active, it prevents the app from running in the background. That's why the music might stop when the screen turns off.

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eldarkhaired
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Nice speech!
You should have told him how to get to those sleeping apps:
Settings-Battery and device care- Battery-Background usage limits-Sleeping apps (Deep sleeping apps, Never sleeping apps)
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Ryanc98
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Im having this issue too. 2 pairs of bluetooth headphones and speakers keep pausing every 2-10 seconds. Happens on all streaming apps, youtube spotify etc. I've tried resetting Bluetooth, resetting network settings, changing apps to non battery optimized. I feel like I've tried everything aside from factory resetting
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Fer1477
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Thanks Reynaud and eldarkhaired, I did forget to mention that the issue happens with the screen on, I even tried setting the screen timeout to 10 mins just to see if it occurs then and it sure did, I will try adding it to the never sleeping apps as suggested and hope that does it. I should also mention that I still have my old S9 and issue doesnt happen with it.
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Reynaud
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Hi Fer1477, could you confirm if the issue is resolved?

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wanibaba
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I've recently noticed the same exact problem with my Samsung A71 5G (T-Mobile).  I first started noticing it around the same time as your post (10/21 or 10/22) but just recently began googling for answers as it hasn't gone away no matter what bluetooth headset I use, or how many times I reboot or clear the cache partition.

Samsung appears to have really borked something up with their last update.  Users of the S21 are reporting the same issue and are saying it started after the Oct 19th update: https://us.community.samsung.com/t5/Galaxy-S21/Update-from-oct-19-causing-Bluetooth-to-pause-repeate...

Unfortunately I haven't seen any workarounds or fixes suggested (other than doing a system reset, which I am not going to do unless someone can actually confirm it fixes this issue).

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Vuda
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I'm having the exact same issue on the s20 fe. Was hoping the latest update would have resolved this issue, however it's still occuring. Please 🙏 fix this.
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Reynaud
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Hi Vuda, Could you please elaborate the query?

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