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Get the most out of your new iPhone or iPad. In this course, Garrick Chow provides in-depth instruction on all aspects of the Apple iPhone and iPad: making and receiving calls, emailing, browsing the web, managing your time, getting around town, taking notes, shooting photos, and listening to music. Plus, learn how to install any one of the thousands of apps from the App Store and extend the functionality of your device. Garrick devotes time to the new features in iOS 7, including iCloud Keychain, Control Center, AirDrop, and new Photos organization. The course also includes hands-on demonstrations of how to accurately type and efficiently use finger gestures, and includes tips for setting up the iPhone and iPad so they behave as expected. We also include an extensive section on troubleshooting help when the occasional glitches happen.
Now, let's take a look at how to play and control your music. I'll tap Music on my iPhone to enter my Music Library. To start a song playing, first locate it using one of the categories at the bottom of the screen. I'll choose artists, and then you can scroll through and find the artist you want to listen to. I'll choose the Jellybricks. Next I can scroll through to see each album from this artist that I have on my phone. Some of these might not be entire albums, it really just depends on what you've copied over to you device. If you scroll to the very top you'll find a search bar where you can search for a specific song. Just cancel that. We also have a Shuffle All Songs button here at the top. Which will shuffle all the songs from this particular artist. If you want to browse individual albums, again just scroll. Notice that each album title stays at the top of the screen as you scroll through the contents of that album. The one button you'll find in the Album Title area is the Shuffle button, which you can tap if you'd like to play the album in random order. Or you can just scroll through and tap the song you want to play in the album. Songs will play continuously so if you want to listen to the entire album in order, just tap the first song. And just pause that, so it's not playing while I'm talking, but you can see selecting a song takes me to the Now Playing screen and the song starts playing right away. Now, while you're on the Now Playing screen, you'll see the album artwork in a nice large size, and you have several controls and options available. If you're on an iPad, you have all the same controls except they appear at the top of the screen. But starting near the bottom of the screen here on the iPhone, we have a Volume Slider and, as you might expect, you drag this to the left and right to decrease or increase the Playback volume. You can also use the Volume Up and Down buttons on the side of the phone, and you'll see the Volume Slider move to reflect the change in volume.
The Playback Controls are right above the Volume Slider, and we see that you can tap the Play Pause button to play and pause the music. Tap the Back or Forward buttons on either side to go back or forward one track. Now, if the song is already playing, the Back button will take you to the start of the current song, so if you want to jump to the previous song, you'll have to tap the Back button twice. You can also hold down the Back and Forward buttons to rewind and fast forward through the currently playing track. The longer you hold down the button, the faster it will jump ahead or back. Keep your eye on the Progress bar above the controls to see where you are in the song. So the Progress Slider tells you how far along you are in the song with the elapsed time to the left of the slider, and the remaining time to the right. And as you just saw as I held down the Forward button, the speed of which we jump ahead in the song gradually increases. You can also drag or scrub in the slider itself to jump right to the portion of the song you want to hear. Sometimes you want to go to a very specific section of the track you're playing. You can adjust the sensitivity of scrubbing by placing your finger on the play head and then dragging your finger down. Notice I get a display telling me I'm currently on high speed scrubbing. As I slide down, I'll get half speed scrubbing, which allows me to be a little bit more precise as I'm dragging through. And we have a couple of other buttons at the bottom of the screen. On the left, we have Repeat. Tap it, and you can choose to repeat the current song, or repeat the artist. Meaning that everything you have by this artist will play continuously over and over again until you stop playback. And you can also tap it again to turn Repeat off. The center button here's for creating Genius playlists or iTunes radio stations based on the artist or song you have selected. I haven't activated iTunes radio yet, so I don't see those controls. But if you have activated it, you'll see buttons to create stations based on artist or song. I'll just cancel that for now, and the Shuffle button on the right is for shuffling the current album or playlist. Which will play the songs in a random order. Double-tapping the album cover reveals the list of songs on the album, which you can then scroll through, and then tap any one to start it playing. You can also get to the song list with a button in the upper right hand corner. I'll just tap Done. Now this list button doesn't appear on the iPad version of the music app since you can always see the list of songs. Now while a song is playing you can continue browsing through your library by tapping the arrow in the upper left hand corner. This is useful if you're playing DJ and you want to find the next song to play before the current song ends. You can always get back to the currently playing songs and the playback controls by tapping Now Playing in the upper right hand corner. At any time, even if you're not inside the music app, you can flick Up to open Control Center, and here you'll find the Mini Controller, which is nice if you need to pause your music quickly, and you can also use the Back and Forward buttons to navigate your current playlist.
And you can adjust the Playback volume from here as well. I'll tap Play to start the music playing again. Turn the volume down a bit. Now to conserve battery and to avoid accidentally tapping buttons while you're listening to music, you can click the Sleep button to turn the screen off. As you can hear, the music will continue to play, and the Volume buttons on the side of the phone will continue to work. Now even when the screen is locked, you can click the Sleep or Home button to wake the screen, and you can see Playback controls here as well. In addition to that you can also access Control Center. So there are a couple options for quickly controlling your music without going into the music app. Now before I wrap up this movie I want to mention that there are a couple of other control options you'll see if you're playing back items like Audio Books. I'll go back in my library, tap the arrow in the upper left hand corner and go to More, then I'll go to Audio Books. And I'll select a book and start it playing, and I'll just pause it. Now while playing an Audio Book, you have the option of playing the audio back at a slower or faster speed using the button here in the lower right hand corner. Some people like to get through their books faster. While others have trouble understanding fast narrators. You can tap the Speed button to cycle through the Playback speeds of real time, twice as fast, or half speed. Also convenient to Audio Books is the 15 second Rewind button, which you see to the left of the Play button. Sometimes you just zone out while listening to an Audio Book, and you suddenly realize you don't remember what was just read. Instead of having to manually scrub back or rewind, tap the 15 second Rewind button to jump back 15 seconds in the timeline. If that's not far enough, just keep tapping until you get back to a part of the book you recognize. Similarly, you can tap the 15 second Fast Forward button to jump ahead. That's useful if you rewound too far, or to the part you're listening to is just plain uninteresting and you want to jump ahead to the good parts. Those two special buttons are also available from the Control Center when you're playing an Audio Book. Notice Back and Forward have now become 15 second buttons. So there you have the controls for playing back music and other audio files on your iOS device.
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