went for a 2:44 walk yesterday. the phone was providing tunes. got home and synced the phone. it had tagged 45min of tunes as played. the rest apparently hadn’t happened. the phone is a 12m running ios14.2.1.
noticed this issue a few days ago when the phone played a track it’d played the day before. my playlist has the rule “last played - not in the last 3 months” which is supposed to prevent the annoyance of the same tracks playing over and over. it doesn’t work if the music player fails to tag the tunes as played when it plays them.
note that this is almost the same issue i complained about a while ago in watchos. difference is the watch tags either one track or none whereas the phone tagged a random number of tracks, but less than half the tracks that were played.
apparently nobody does quality control at apple. it’s really disappointing not to mention annoying that broken code like this is constantly being shipped by this multi-trillion dollar corpse.
btw: the watchos issue, broken in watchos5, is still broken in watchos7.