That’s an odd one. No alarms inadvertently set? “Now playing” doesn’t show anything?
Only thing I can think of is next time it happens, start force closing apps until it stops. If everything is closed, it must be an iOS thing.
Are you doing a power off/on or a soft reset? I would try the latter, if not (volume up, down, hold the power button until you see the Apple symbol). If that doesn’t solve it, I would do a factory reset.
In my experience, Apples going to tell you to do a factory reset. There isn’t much else you can do really. Heck, if you’re close to a store, I would just let them deal with it. Maybe they will just give you a new one and you’ll be done with it.
When you say shutdown, you mean there are literally no apps in the multitasking view (all force closed) or do you mean that your on the home screen? If the former, I would trade that puppy in or reset. It’s not going to go away on its own. If the later, you really want to try the force closing.
Have you tried looking in the Notifications settings and turning off notifications from all apps to see if that fixes it?
It’s got to be a software thing, not hardware, so I bet a reset fixes it. Not sure I would restore from a back up, that might import the problem back. I have dealt with Apple enough, that’s what they are going to tell you to, or they will do it themselves.
No I hadn’t been prompted so was unaware…will give that a go in case it fixes it.
Yes I mean there are no apps in the view where you scroll up and it shows everything that is open.
It seems to happen whether I am using it or not…it’s weird. I suspect it MIGHT be something to do with the clock app as the only thing I have come across so far that pauses the sounds/music is when I play around with the sound choices on that app. But no alarms are set according to it and the sounds/music start up again when I have finished mucking about with it.
I think Clay is suggesting the same thing I did earlier—turn off notifications for all of the apps and see if that fixes the problem. If you happen to remember which apps you installed at around the time the problem started, those would be where I would start (though turning them all off would be best).