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ROG phone 7 music/media issue when unlocking

Star I

Good day! 

Every time i unlock my phone while playing music using a music player app, the sound dissappears for couple of seconds and somewhat my phone lags for a couple of seconds during this period. The sound does return after a couple of moments. I tried using headsets and bluetooth speakers to see if this problem is present in those devices and it is. 

Hope to find a solution for this problem


Several users have reported experiencing a music/media issue when unlocking the ROG Phone 7. The issue typically involves the music pausing or audio stopping for a few seconds when you unlock the phone. Here are some troubleshooting steps you can try:

Basic Troubleshooting:

  1. Restart your phone: This often resolves temporary glitches.
  2. Clear app cache and data: For the specific music app you're using, go to Settings > Apps & notifications > [Your music app] > Storage & cache > Clear cache and Clear data.
  3. Update software: Ensure your phone and all apps are updated to the latest versions.
  4. Check for conflicting settings: Look for any settings related to media playback that might be causing the issue, such as battery optimization or Do Not Disturb mode.

Advanced Troubleshooting:

  1. Force stop and relaunch the music app: Open the multitasking menu, find your music app, and swipe up to force close it. Then, relaunch the app.
  2. Test with different music players: Try playing music using a different app to see if the issue persists. This can help identify if it's app-specific or a system-wide issue.
  3. Disable Game Genie: Some users report that Game Genie, a ROG Phone feature, can interfere with media playback. Try disabling it temporarily and see if the issue resolves.
  4. Check for hardware issues: If the problem persists, consider contacting ASUS support to check for potential hardware problems.

Community Resources:

  • ASUS ZenTalk: Check the ROG Phone 7 forum on ASUS ZenTalk to see if other users are experiencing similar issues and if there are any known solutions. You can also report your problem there to bring it to ASUS's attention.
  • Reddit: Search for threads about the ROG Phone 7 music/media issue on Reddit to see if anyone has found a solution.

Additional Information:

  • When did the issue start?
  • What music app are you using?
  • Are you using any specific settings or features that might be causing the issue?
  • Have you tried any other troubleshooting steps?

Providing more details can help diagnose the problem and find a solution faster.

I hope this helps!

Star I


It sounds like you're facing an issue with your ROG Phone 7 when unlocking it while playing music. This can be a bit frustrating, but there are a few troubleshooting steps you can try to address this problem:

  1. Clear App Cache:

    • Go to Settings > Apps > [Your Music App] > Storage.
    • Clear both the cache and data for the music app.
  2. Check Battery Optimization:

    • Go to Settings > Battery > Battery optimization.
    • Find your music app and set it to "Don't optimize." This ensures the app runs smoothly in the background.
  3. Restart Your Phone:

    • Sometimes, a simple restart can resolve glitches. Turn off your phone, wait for a few seconds, and then turn it back on.
  4. Check for Software Updates:

    • Ensure that your ROG Phone 7 is running the latest software version. Go to Settings > System > Software Updates.
  5. Disable Audio Enhancements:

    • Navigate to Settings > Sound > Audio Wizard (or similar).
    • Disable any audio enhancements or equalizer settings to see if they are causing the issue.
  6. Check for Rogue Apps:

    • It's possible that a third-party app is causing conflicts. Boot your phone into Safe Mode (usually by pressing and holding the power button, then long-pressing the "Power off" option). In Safe Mode, only pre-installed apps will run. If the issue doesn't occur in Safe Mode, it indicates that a third-party app is the culprit.
  7. Factory Reset:

    • If the issue persists and you've exhausted other options, consider performing a factory reset. Make sure to back up your important data before doing this.
  8. Contact ASUS Support:

    • If none of the above solutions work, it's advisable to reach out to ASUS customer support for further assistance. They might provide specific guidance or solutions based on your device model.

Hopefully, one of these steps helps resolve the issue with your ROG Phone 7's music playback when unlocking. If the problem persists, ASUS support will be able to provide more targeted assistance.