leena leena - 3 months ago 11x
Objective-C Question

Play music in the background using AVAudioplayer

I want to play music even if the app goes in background. I checked all stackoverflow links but none of them worked. Please help need to do it today.

I had used following code:-

NSString *soundFilePath = [[NSBundle mainBundle] pathForResource:@"Day At The Beach" ofType: @"mp3"];

NSURL *fileURL = [[NSURL alloc] initFileURLWithPath: soundFilePath];

NSError *error;
playerTemp = [[AVAudioPlayer alloc] initWithContentsOfURL:fileURL error:&error];
playerTemp.numberOfLoops = 0;
[playerTemp play];


I had solved this question by referring iOS Application Background tasks

and make some changes in .plist file of our application..


write this code in your controller's view did load method like this

- (void)viewDidLoad
    NSURL *url = [NSURL fileURLWithPath:[[NSBundle mainBundle] pathForResource:@"in-the-storm" ofType:@"mp3"]];
    AVAudioPlayer *audioPlayer = [[AVAudioPlayer alloc] initWithContentsOfURL:url error:nil];
    [[AVAudioSession sharedInstance] setCategory:AVAudioSessionCategoryPlayback error:nil];
    [[AVAudioSession sharedInstance] setActive: YES error: nil];
    [[UIApplication sharedApplication] beginReceivingRemoteControlEvents];
    [audioPlayer play];
    [super viewDidLoad];