iPhone - Playing songs and other audio

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Playing songs and other audio


For important information about avoiding hearing loss, see the Important Product

Information Guide at www.apple.com/support/manuals/iphone.

The buttons along the bottom of the screen let you browse content on iPhone by playlists, artists,
songs, and other categories.
Play a song or other item: Tap the item.

Use the onscreen controls to control playback. You can also use the buttons on the earphones.
See “Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic” on page 33.


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View the Now Playing screen: Tap Now Playing.



Track list






Customize the browse buttons

Tap More, tap Edit, then drag an icon over the button you want to replace.

Get more podcast episodes

Tap Podcasts (tap More first, if Podcasts isn’t visible) then tap a podcast to
see available episodes.

Shake to shuffle

Shake iPhone to turn shuffle on and change songs. Shake again to change
to another song.
To turn Shake to Shuffle on or off, go to Settings > Music.

Play music on AirPlay speakers
or Apple TV


. See “AirPlay” on page 34.

Display a song’s lyrics

Tap the album artwork while playing a song. (Lyrics appear, if you’ve added
them to the song using the song’s Info window in iTunes and you’ve synced
iPhone with iTunes.)

Set options for Music

Go to Settings > Music.

When using another app, you can display the audio playback controls by double-clicking the
Home button , then flicking from left to right along the bottom of the screen.

The controls operate the currently playing app, or—if the music is paused—the most recent
app that played. The icon for the app appears on the right. Tap it to open the app. Flick right
again to display a volume control and the AirPlay button (when in range of an Apple TV or
AirPlay speakers).

Double-clicking the Home button also displays audio playback controls when the screen
is locked.


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