Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Play and control music, part of iOS 12: iPhone and iPad Essential Training.
- [Instructor] Now let's look at how to play and control music in the music app. I'm gonna go back into the music app by tapping on it's icon. And to start a song playing, first located it using one of the categories here at the bottom of the screen. I have Library selected, since I'll be playing my own music and I'll browse through Artists and now I'll scroll through and find the artist I wanna listen to. I'll select The Jellybricks and then I can browse through each album I have for this artist on my iPhone. Some of these might not be entire albums, it depends on what you've copied over to your device. At the top of this Album area, you'll find a Play button you can use if you wanna play all the albums here in order.
There's also a Shuffle button which you can tap if you'd like to play all the songs by this artist in a random order. Or you could just tap the album you wanna play. You'll also find a Shuffle button here to randomly play a song from this album. You can play it from the start by tapping the Play button or just tap any song to start it playing. ("About the Weekend") I'll just pause that down here. So when a song is playing or paused, I can see its info in the mini player at the bottom of the screen.
Tapping that expands it in the full Now Playing screen. Now this message we're seeing here, describes a new way this works in iOS 12 talking about how you can swipe up to access the Repeat, Shuffle, and Up Next area and we'll talk about that in just a moment. So I'll tap Got It. So here we can see the album artwork as well as the full set of playback controls. Starting near the bottom of the screen here on the iPhone, we have the volume slider which you can drag left and right to increase or decrease the playback volume. You could also use the volume up and down buttons on the side of the device and you'll see the volume slider move to reflect the change in volume.
Now the playback controls are right above the volume slider and we've just seen you can tap the Play/Pause button to either Play or Pause the music ("About the Weekend") And you can tap the back or forward buttons on either side to go back or forward one track. Now if the song's already playing, the back button will take you to the start of the current song. If you wanna jump to the previous song, you can just tap the back button again. Now 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. So if I hold down the fast-forward button, you can see ("You Save Me") it starts fast-forwarding through and it gets faster and faster.
("You Save Me") You can also use the progress bar here under the album artwork to see where you are in the song. You can see the elapsed time to the left of the slider and the remaining time to the right. And I can just drag that control-point to jump back or forward in a song. And we have a couple of other buttons at the bottom of the screen. Right in the center here, where it says iPhone Office Projector, is where you can connect to your airplay devices. So I'm currently air playing through an Apple TV called Office Projector.
To the right is the More button where you'll find various options to do things like add the current song to a playlist or delete it from your library. I'll just tap Cancel. And that message we saw over the screen earlier, basically was letting me know that I can scroll down from here and here we'll see the Shuffle and Repeat button and then you'll see all the songs that are coming up next. Since I'm playing this album in order, these are all the songs from this album. If I were playing shuffled music from my library, I would see a variety of songs here. Now even when a song is playing, you can continue browsing through your library by tapping the handle at the top here to minimize the player and then you can browse back to your Library or anywhere else to find the next song you wanna play.
This can be useful if you're acting as DJ and you wanna find the next song to play before the current song ends. You can always go back to the currently playing songs and playback controls by tapping the mini player again. You can also open other apps and perform many other tasks while your music is playing. ("You Save Me") So I can go back to my home screen, I can swap around, I can open up other apps. ("You Save Me") You can also open up control center and here you'll find the mini controller which is nice if you need to play or pause your music quickly. And you can also use the back and forward buttons here to navigate your current playlist and you can adjust the playback volume and position of a song from here as well.
And if I tap the upper right-hand corner of this playback area and control center, it enlarges the controls and here I have access to the volume controls and I have the Play/Pause button in the upper right-hand corner. Now music will also continue to play if you press the sleep button to turn the screen off. If I have my music playing, ("About the Weekend") And I put the phone to sleep, ("About the Weekend") Music continues to play. And the volume buttons on the side of the phone will also continue to work even when the screen is off. ("About the Weekend") So while the screen is locked, if I lift up the phone to wake it up, I can see playback controls and I can pause it from here or I could jump to the next song, control the volume, and so on.
So those are the controls for playing your music on your iOS device.
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