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Playback stops when Power Save Mode is activated and screen OFF (Android 6)

salva72 3 years ago • updated by Jona (Lead Developer) 2 years ago 7

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  1. What device do you have? Samsung Galaxy s 6 edge
  2. What OS version is it running? 6.0.1
  3. What happened? After upgrading to Android 6 xiialives stop receiving streaming when power save mode activated and screen off, if no power mode activated works fine
  4. What did you expect to have happened?I expected the player continue playing even with screen off and power save mode activated
  5. What steps reproduce the issue?upgrade from Android 5 to 6, switch on power save mode and switch off the screen when playing any stream

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Thanks for reporting this and providing your findings. This does seem like and Android bug. Effectively turning ON Power saving mode and turning OFF the screen causes WiFi connection to be lost.


I have found an open ticket with similar issue to this on Android bug reporting site.

https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=203610

When the power mode is enabled, the system may limit background connectivity or disable the WiFi when the screen is off

In Android 5 that did not happen, are there anyway the application can be reprogrammed or trick to avoid it to stop working ?

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This app already have the feature that prevent Wi-Fi from sleeping or turning off (even "Keep Wi-fi on during sleep " is set to never), so It sound like a OS bug. try to use other streaming apps and turn off the screen to see if it happen

Wi-Fi sleep bug: https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=190667

Tried Tunein Radio, same issue.

Hi,

In battery optimization ( in battery use ) I was able to deactivate the power saving mode in data , now seems to be working even if the screen is off and power save mode activated.

I was going to tell you that, but i thought power saving mode in data was only avaliable for Sony device so i didn't tell you to disable it, but yeah... good to know that you solved the problem.


Have a nice day~

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Thanks for reporting this and providing your findings. This does seem like and Android bug. Effectively turning ON Power saving mode and turning OFF the screen causes WiFi connection to be lost.


I have found an open ticket with similar issue to this on Android bug reporting site.

https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=203610