iPhone XS Max Files

barbu

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Music only plays files in your Music/iTunes library. I don't believe it will open arbitrary files from the File manager. However, I wonder if you couldn't get a podcast app to open a folder full of mp3 and play them that way. Might be worth a try with something like Overcast.
 

now i see it

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playing standard MP3 files can be done using other apps. Lots in the App Store... But the music file has to be stored-put in that app
 

Shanghaichica

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Apr 8, 2013
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Music only plays files in your Music/iTunes library. I don't believe it will open arbitrary files from the File manager. However, I wonder if you couldn't get a podcast app to open a folder full of mp3 and play them that way. Might be worth a try with something like Overcast.
I’ve played songs stored on iCloud Drive before on my iPhone.