magic tap(two finger double tap) playing/pausing ios 9 bug or feature?

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in ios 9, it is no longer possible to play/pause media outside apps using the vo magic tap. is this a bug or feature?

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Submitted by Kevan on Friday, September 18, 2015

I'd like this to still work, personally. I don't have 9 yet, but there are certain times when I need to shut my phone up quickly if I need to be quiet. LOL

Honestly the buttons in control center should do the trick with stopping music, I'd think.

Submitted by Serena on Friday, September 18, 2015

Hey there, yes, the two finger double tap outside an app, such as iBooks or music, still seems to be working for me. I am running iOS 9, on my iPad mini second-generation.
And so far, it all seems to be working just fine. You might want to make sure that you have not opened Another audio app That could be interfering.

Submitted by Sergey on Friday, September 18, 2015

It is still working in IOS 9, but just as a short reminder: if an edit field is active this gesture is being used to start and stop dictation and also for me it never works when I am in the phone app, which is also understandable, IMHO.

I am running iOS 9 on my iPhone 6 and iPad mini 2. The 2 finger double tap still pause and play the music. It still works just like the previous version, no problem what so ever.

Submitted by Greg Wocher on Friday, September 18, 2015

I am finding this to be a hit and miss thing now. I can get it to work with Audible but it does not work with Downcast anymore. I have not tried it yet in Voice Reader yet though.
I seem to think I saw that the latest update to Downcast removed the ability to use the two finger tap for play and pause but I was having issues with the previous version before updating today. Unless they fix this I may have to look into switching my podcast app.

Regards,
Greg Wocher