[Update: Sep. 23] Telegram music playback issue on iOS 15 to be resolved in the next app update, says support

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…

Original story (published on September 22, 2021) follows:

Apple’s iOS 15 update is finally out with a bunch of improvements and features. While the latest iteration of iOS is indeed the talk of the town, not everyone is quite satisfied with it.

There have been several reports about bugs, issues, and even missing features. However, such reports are pretty normal when it comes to major OS updates as long as they get rectified in the future.


Also, not all bugs and issues occur due to some faults in the operating systems but are directly related to the apps and services being used on it.

To recall, there were multiple reports where several Microsoft apps were not working on iOS 15 RC. However, that issue was soon resolved by Microsoft by adding stability and optimizations for the iOS 15.

Now, those using Telegram on iOS 15 are facing a similar issue. As per multiple reports, Telegram users are unable to play music in the messenger app on iOS 15.

The music / audio player doesn’t work on iOS 15
Steps to reproduce
Open a chat with music
Tap on the play button of a music
Music bar is shown but no sound can be heard

@telegram Hi, why after update on IOS 15, music dont work in telegram? Its your problem, you fix it? Or apple stop this method ever?


This is inconveniencing a lot of users running iOS 15 across multiple devices. Multiple reports regarding this issue are still pooling in which further indicates that it is widespread.

It seems Telegram is yet to add optimizations for iOS 15 which is why users can’t play music on it for the time being but this is still based on speculation as Telegram support has not provided any details on the exact cause of the problem.

However, Telegram support has acknowledged the issue stating that they are aware of music playback not working in the messenger app on iOS 15 and the next app update is expected to bring fixes for this problem.


Thus affected iOS 15 users may not have to contend with the aforementioned issue for too long as the update with fixes might arrive in the near future.

However, Telegram support has not provided any ETA for the next app update so it is unclear how long it will take to address the problem and for the update to finally come out.

Hopefully, Telegram developers soon resolve this issue so that iOS 15 users can play music on the popular messenger app without any hassle.

That said, we will keep tracking this for further development and will report back as and when new details come to light so stay tuned.

Update 1 (September 23)

12:25 pm (IST): Telegram has since come out to note that this issue has been addressed. They add that that a bug fix update has been released and affected persons should download the latest version from the App Store.

telegram ios 15 issue fixed

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