audiobooks and voice directions?

Mad Mac Maniac

macrumors 601
Original poster
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)
 
Last edited:

Vundu

macrumors 65816
Jun 10, 2009
1,425
483
Manchester, UK
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.
 

Gjwilly

macrumors 68030
May 1, 2011
2,872
513
SF Bay Area
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.
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: