Can you use the Apple Remote to control iPhone's iPod

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by heyyitzmelissa, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. heyyitzmelissa macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2012
    I like to Shuffle music while I'm in the shower but I also skip about 80% of songs. Being in the shower, I can't just skip everytime I don't want to hear a song.

    I don't want a workaround like deleting songs, I want to know if the Apple Remote can control the iPhone's music. I'd attach it to my shower wall and seal it in a waterproof, transparent concealment to skip music.
  2. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    If by "Apple Remote" you mean the remote that you can get with Macs, then no, sorry :(
  3. JAT macrumors 603

    Dec 31, 2001
    Mpls, MN
    Get a waterproof setup for the phone itself, instead.

    Or make a "shower" playlist. This isn't a workaround, it's the proper way to cope with a large library. Make five of them.
  4. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    OP: It works the other way around! You can control your ATV with the "Remote" app for iPhone and iPad, but you cannot (as posted above) do the opposite.
  5. jamewhite86 macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2012
    Can you use the Apple Remote to control iPhone's iPod

    Remote lets you control the iTunes library on your Mac the same way you play music or video on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Fast-forward, pause, and rewind. Choose a song, shuffle an album, or skip to the next track. Even create Genius playlists. Album art looks amazing on the large iPad display and stunning on the vibrant iPhone 4 and iPod touch Retina displays.
  6. aztooh macrumors 6502a

    Jul 5, 2011

    And I'd add take shorter showers.
  7. heyyitzmelissa, Feb 12, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2012

    heyyitzmelissa thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2012
    So it won't pair with iPhones. I don't care for workarounds, thanks.
  8. yrchern macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2007

    If you get a universal dock, you can use the remote to control the music app in an iPhone.

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