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Playing and controlling music


iOS 7: iPhone and iPad Essential Training

with Garrick Chow

Video: Playing and controlling music

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 the Jellybricks. Next I can scroll through to see each album If you scroll to the very top you'll find a search bar where you can search for a specific song.
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  1. 4m 46s
    1. Welcome
      1m 6s
    2. What's new in iOS 7?
      3m 40s
  2. 55m 30s
    1. A tour of the device
      5m 59s
    2. The Lock and Home screens
      2m 39s
    3. Accessing and using Control Center
      4m 37s
    4. Choosing and controlling your sounds
      5m 24s
    5. Learning finger gestures
      4m 1s
    6. Connecting to Wi-Fi networks
      3m 31s
    7. Using the Notification Center
      5m 41s
    8. Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and Vimeo integration
      4m 59s
    9. Setting up an Apple ID with your iOS device
      4m 21s
    10. Customizing your wallpaper
      4m 40s
    11. Multitasking
      2m 48s
    12. Sharing files with AirDrop
      2m 53s
    13. Enabling and using Touch ID
      3m 57s
  3. 20m 58s
    1. Understanding the keyless keyboard
      4m 24s
    2. Fixing typos and using autocorrection
      6m 39s
    3. Exploring Select, Cut, Copy, and Paste
      3m 3s
    4. Accessing hidden shortcuts
      1m 40s
    5. Syncing a Bluetooth keyboard
      1m 53s
    6. Adding international and emoji keyboards
      3m 19s
  4. 39m 52s
    1. Connecting your device to your Mac or PC
      5m 37s
    2. Syncing music, movies, and ringtones
      7m 30s
    3. Syncing photos from a Mac
      6m 5s
    4. Syncing photos from a PC
      3m 25s
    5. Syncing contacts and calendars from a Mac
      3m 54s
    6. Syncing contacts and calendars from a PC
      3m 13s
    7. Understanding your backup options
      3m 50s
    8. Using wireless syncing
      2m 24s
    9. Using iTunes Match
      3m 54s
  5. 56m 16s
    1. Basic phone activities
      3m 9s
    2. Adding and managing favorites
      3m 11s
    3. Accessing voicemail
      3m 12s
    4. Receiving calls
      5m 44s
    5. Blocking numbers
      2m 45s
    6. Using the iPhone during a call
      5m 10s
    7. Using FaceTime
      5m 50s
    8. Making conference calls
      3m 1s
    9. Adding recent calls to your contacts
      1m 35s
    10. Sharing contacts
      2m 51s
    11. Assigning photos and ringtones to specific contacts
      3m 34s
    12. Using the included headset
      2m 47s
    13. Using a Bluetooth headset
      3m 34s
    14. Texting and using iMessages
      9m 53s
  6. 39m 0s
    1. Importing email accounts from your computer
      1m 50s
    2. Setting up Exchange, iCloud, Gmail, Yahoo!, or AOL email accounts
      4m 20s
    3. Setting up other types of email accounts
      2m 30s
    4. Keeping your iOS device email synced with your computer
      4m 32s
    5. Composing email
      4m 47s
    6. Receiving and reading email
      9m 22s
    7. Assigning VIPs
      2m 44s
    8. Searching your mailboxes
      1m 51s
    9. Setting mail options
      7m 4s
  7. 33m 34s
    1. Web browsing with Safari
      8m 11s
    2. Saving bookmarks and viewing the History list
      6m 29s
    3. Saving images
      2m 28s
    4. Completing forms and using AutoFill
      4m 34s
    5. Using Reader and the Reading List
      2m 11s
    6. Getting some privacy
      1m 54s
    7. Using iCloud tabs
      3m 43s
    8. Using iCloud Keychain
      4m 4s
  8. 35m 41s
    1. Browsing your library
      3m 6s
    2. Playing and controlling music
      7m 17s
    3. Playing and controlling video
      2m 37s
    4. Using the included earbud controls
      3m 0s
    5. Playing and controlling iTunes Radio
      6m 7s
    6. Adjusting your Music settings
      6m 26s
    7. Browsing and buying with the iTunes app
      4m 8s
    8. Using AirPlay to stream content from your device to an Apple TV
      3m 0s
  9. 51m 12s
    1. Shooting still photos with your device
      6m 48s
    2. Shooting in HDR
      2m 7s
    3. Shooting panoramas
      2m 34s
    4. Viewing, organizing, and editing photos
      9m 45s
    5. Shooting video
      2m 47s
    6. Shooting slow motion (iPhone 5s)
      3m 23s
    7. Shooting in burst mode (iPhone 5s)
      1m 38s
    8. Viewing and editing video
      2m 33s
    9. Taking screenshots
      1m 23s
    10. Sharing photos and video
      6m 27s
    11. Creating albums
      2m 57s
    12. Syncing your photos with a photo stream
      4m 9s
    13. Creating a shared photo stream
      4m 41s
  10. 22m 39s
    1. Getting your location with Maps
      3m 57s
    2. Finding addresses and nearby businesses
      3m 37s
    3. Bookmarking locations
      3m 12s
    4. Getting directions
      4m 15s
    5. Showing traffic and alternative maps
      2m 48s
    6. Using 3D and Flyover views
      2m 34s
    7. Using the Compass app
      2m 16s
  11. 28m 17s
    1. Adding events to your calendar
      10m 55s
    2. Subscribing to calendars
      2m 34s
    3. Setting Time Zone Support
      2m 21s
    4. Using the Clock app
      7m 4s
    5. Setting reminders
      5m 23s
  12. 6m 11s
    1. Using the Notes app
      3m 4s
    2. Using the Voice Memos app
      3m 7s
  13. 11m 48s
    1. Passbook
      6m 6s
    2. Stocks
      2m 32s
    3. Calculator
    4. Weather
      2m 20s
  14. 20m 51s
    1. Browsing the App Store through iTunes
      6m 3s
    2. Browsing the App Store on your iOS device
      6m 15s
    3. Purchasing apps
      7m 24s
    4. Finding app settings
      1m 9s
  15. 25m 38s
    1. Airplane mode
      2m 25s
    2. Wi-Fi
      3m 2s
    3. Do Not Disturb
      4m 7s
    4. The About section
      2m 27s
    5. Usage
      4m 10s
    6. Date & Time settings
      1m 25s
    7. Restrictions
      3m 21s
    8. Privacy
      4m 41s
  16. 14m 28s
    1. Using Auto-Lock
      1m 22s
    2. Using Passcode Lock
      6m 1s
    3. Using Find My iPhone and Activation Lock
      7m 5s
  17. 17m 52s
    1. Introducing Siri
      9m 26s
    2. Listening and responding to messages
      4m 1s
    3. Setting reminders
      2m 51s
    4. Dictating in apps
      1m 34s
  18. 16m 33s
    1. Begin by restarting
      1m 6s
    2. Force-quitting apps
      1m 3s
    3. Rebooting
    4. Resetting
      1m 47s
    5. Erasing and restoring
      4m 32s
    6. Checking for updates
      1m 41s
    7. Optimizing battery life
      5m 41s
  19. 32s
    1. Goodbye

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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.

Topics include:
  • What's new in iOS 7?
  • Accessing Control Center
  • Setting up an Apple ID
  • Learning finger gestures
  • Selecting, cutting, copying, and pasting text
  • Syncing music, movies, photos, contacts, and calendars with your computer
  • Making and receiving phone calls
  • Setting up email
  • Surfing the web with Safari
  • Playing music
  • Shooting photos and video
  • Finding directions with Maps
  • Setting up events, reminders, and alarms
  • Using Siri to voice control your device
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Playing and controlling music

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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