Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Browsing your library, part of iOS 5: iPhone and iPod touch Essential Training.
In this chapter, we are going to look at the Music and Video apps of the iPhone and iPod . Both devices work the same way and they allow you to carry around a lot of music and video content to keep yourself entertained while you're out and about. Exactly how much depends on the size of your iPhone or iPod touch and the size of your music and video files, but even the smallest capacity iPhone or iPod can hold hours of content. Now this chapter assumes that you've already synced you iPhone or iPod with iTunes and copied the music and videos you want to it. If you don't know how do to this, go back and watch Chapter 3 on syncing your device with your computer. So I will start by tapping Music on my iPhone.
Unless you are already playing music, you will be taken to one of the five categories you see at the bottom of the screen. Depending on how you set up your iPhone or iPod, you may see some different categories, but I currently have Playlists, Artists, Songs, Albums, and More. I will show you how to customize which buttons appear down here in just a moment. But each one of these is a way of browsing through the music stored on your device. Playlists lets you browse the playlist you've created and saved from iTunes. Artists lets you search your library by the artist name, Songs by the song name, and Album lets you search by album name.
There is also a More category where you'll find Audiobooks, Compilations, Composer, and so on. These are just additional ways to find the content you are looking for. For instance, if you listen to a lot of classical music, you might find the Composers category more useful than the Artists category. You can customize which categories appear along the bottom of the screen by tapping Edit here in the More section. That reveals icons for all of the available category types and all you have to do is drag the ones you want to the bottom of the screen. For instance, I will drag Composers over Artists and it's immediately replaced.
Or if I change my mind, I just drag Artists back to where it was. Tap Done to close this area. One other way to browse through your music is to flip it in to Landscape mode while you have any of these categories other than More selected. That takes you into Cover Flow mode which displays your music in the form of a cover art for each album. Flip left and right to browse through your collection. Tap the cover to flip it over and view the songs on that album. You can tap a song to start to playing or tap anywhere else to flip the cover over again.
Alternately, you can use the i button in the lower right-hand corner to flip the covers over. And that's the gist of how you browse through your Music on your iPhone or iPod touch. In upcoming movies, we'll look at selecting and playing your music as well as how to control playback and create playlists on the fly.
- Exploring the touchscreen interface
- Setting up iPhone and iPod touch preferences
- Synching with a Mac or PC
- Typing with the intelligent keyboard
- Making phone calls and retrieving voicemail
- Finding a location with Maps
- Downloading and playing music and video
- Shooting and editing photos and video
- Using accessibility features
- Tweeting on the iPhone
- Locating a lost iPhone with Find My iPhone
- Sending free text messages with iMessage
- Finding and purchasing applications from the App Store
Skill Level Beginner
iMovie for iPad Essential Trainingwith Garrick Chow1h 37m Beginner
1. The Basics
2. The Essentials of Typing
3. Syncing with a Computer
4. The Phone Part of the iPhone
6. Surfing the Web
7. The iPod Part of the iPhone
8. Shooting Photos and Video and Managing the Photo Library
9. Getting Around
10. Managing Your Time
11. Taking Notes
12. The Other Included Apps
13. The App Store
14. Important Settings
15. Protecting Your iPhone
16. Using Siri and Voice Control
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