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So I upgraded to iOS 7 this morning. I checked Control Center a bit later and saw an AirPlay icon going to "iPhone Speaker". I have no idea why (we don't have any air play devices, let alone with that name), I don't know how it got selected, and I'm no longer seeing it. So… is that normal?

I noticed it again while playing a voicemail. It seems to directly control if the speakerphone is on or if it goes through the earpiece (not surprising really). But, can anyone explain what this has to do with AirPlay?

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It just makes it easier to locate where Airplay selection is. In other words, it is obvious you select it to change to Airplay.

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Try ending all running applications, it should go away. It's most probably because u have 2 music applications on. Hope this helps cheers ;)

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The "AirPlay" section of Control Center does more than just the Apple AirPlay protocol. It shows where sound is being output. In this area, you might see:

  • AirPlay: AppleTV Name
  • iPhone Speaker
  • Dock Connector: Device-name, perhaps your in-car System
  • Bluetooth: Headset-name

"Headphones" doesn't appear in the AirPlay section of the Control Center, but if you tap the button and click through to the AirPlay choices, "Headphones" will usually be a choice if they are connected.

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