QuickTip: Control Your Media on the iPhone

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While the iPhone is considered a great phone, there is no doubting it's the best phone with a media player. The roots of all iPods that came before it can be easily seen. The touch interface offers a great deal of control over your media and it's surprisingly intuitive. Many of the controls are the same whether you are listening to some cool jazz or watching the latest Hollywood summer blockbuster. There are subtle differences though. Below is a quick description of the different funcations availble to you with each media type. [ad#468x60 Banner] Music:

  • Tap Screen: Show All Controls. (Lyrics Included If You Have Them in iTunes)
  • Play/Stop - Tap Once to Play, Tap Again to Pause (Image Represents Action That will Occur)
  • Fast Forward/Next Song - Press and Hold for Fast Forward, Tap for Next
  • Rewind/Last Song - Press and Hold for Rewind, Tap for Last
  • Repeat - One Tap Loops the Play List or Album, 2nd Tap Loops Current Song
  • Shuffle - Tap Once to Start Shuffling Songs in Album or Play List, Tap Again to Stop
  • Make Genius List Based on Current Song
  • Arrow Button: Tap to Take you Back to iPod Controls (Now Playing to Return to Album)
  • Album Button
    • View All Songs in Album or Play List
    • Rate Song
    • Choose Different Song from Album or Play List

Video:

  • Tap Screen: Shows All Controls
  • Play/Stop - Tap Once to Play, Tap Again to Pause (Image Represents Action That will Occur)
  • Fast Forward/Next Video or Chapter - Press and Hold for Fast Forward, Tap for Next
  • Rewind/Last Video or Chapter - Press and Hold for Rewind, Tap for Last
  • Envelope - One Tap Sends Link to Video on iTunes Store (If Available)
  • 30 Second Rewind - Tap Once to Rewind Just 30 Seconds, Tap Multiple Times for 1 min, 1:30, etc...
  • Shuffle - Tap Once to Start Shuffling Videos in Play List
  • Full Screen Button: Tap Once to Expand Video to Fill Full Screen Without Black Bars

Podcast/Audio Books:

  • Tap Screen: Shows All Controls
  • Play/Stop - Tap Once to Play, Tap Again to Pause (Image Represents Action That will Occur)
  • Fast Forward/Next Podcast or Chapter - Press and Hold for Fast Forward, Tap for Next
  • Rewind/Last Podcast or Chapter - Press and Hold for Rewind, Tap for Last
  • 1x Button - Speed Control. Can be set to 1x, 2x or 1/2x. Audio remains easily understood
  • 30 Second Rewind - Tap Once to Rewind Just 30 Seconds, Tap Multiple Times for 1 min, 1:30, etc...
  • Shuffle - Tap Once to Start Shuffling Videos in Play List
  • Arrow Button: Tap to Take you Back to iPod Controls (Now Playing to Return to Album
  • Album Button
    • View All Chapters / View All Podcasts in Play List
    • Rate Podcast or Book
    • Choose Different Podcast or Chapter From Book

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