Tip: Start playing the iPod without closing the app you're in!

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by TheSpaz, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. macrumors 604

    TheSpaz

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    #1
    Okay, so this is for iPhone and iPod touch users on 3.1 or higher.

    As some of you may know, 3.1 removed the ability to bring up the mini iPod player with a double-tap of the home button *if music isn't already playing* (iPod touch users always had this ability), but I figured out a couple of ways around this bug in 3.1.

    First: If you have the Apple headphones with a mic, just click the mic button and your music will start playing. You can now bring up the on-screen controls if you wish.

    Second: If you aren't using headphones with a mic, simply lock the iPod or iPhone using the power button, then double-tap the home button and the iPod controls will come up.

    There you have it. It's a workaround, yes, but it prevents having to quit out of your game if you want to start listening to music.

    Cheers!

    - TheSpaz -
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Aug 17, 2009
    #2
    With the headphones.

    Holding down activates Voice Control.
    Double Tapping switches to the next song.
    Triple tapping goes back a song.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    Monroe, Michigan
    #3
    Thanks for your tip! I was always mad I couldn't listen to my music while playing iMobsters lol...

    EDIT: actually, when I'm in the game, all it does is re-play the intro sound... piss.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    Sep 12, 2009
    #4
    OMG are you serious? That's awesome! I was so mad that I couldn't skip songs without taking out my ipod and double clicking, etc.

    I must try this now!
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    Miami, FL
    #5
    Hmm.. now that I think about it, that does work!

    Thanks Spaz ;)
     

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