audiobooks and voice directions?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by Mad Mac Maniac, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. Mad Mac Maniac, Aug 20, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2012

    Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    I'm not using iOS 6 so I'm curious how iOS handles the audio/music API while using turn-by-turn directions. I would assume that it would lightly lower the sound of the music while siri gives directions, which works perfectly for music... but not so perfectly for audiobooks (or podcasts). I would wish that voice directions were automatically disabled for audiobooks, but I doubt that's possible because, as far as I'm aware, there is no distinction (API-wise) between music and talk.

    Is there a way to manually disable voice directions? Is it in the actual maps app or the settings app? It would be pretty annoying to need to turn the sound off/on every time I listen to an audiobook ESPECIALLY if the setting is hidden in the dumb settings app.... (That app has become too much of a catch-all. I understand it's purpose, but there needs to be settings in the individual apps. Ideally I would like have in both locations. Centralized to manage all iPhone settings, and locally on each app. /end rant)
     
  2. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Maps has options for loud voice, normal voice, quiet voice and no voice.
     
  3. Vundu macrumors 65816

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    Audiobooks have gone from the music app all together in beta 4. you can still play them by searching in spotlight search though.

    Might be a bug/glitch or maybe Apple is putting them in iBooks or something.
     
  4. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    You can also tell Siri to play them if you have a 4S.
    The whole thing is really weird because they added audiobook specific features in betas 1-3 (15-second skip forward and skip backs) only to have the whole category disappear in beta-4.
    :confused:
     

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