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olly666

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So I've taken a few years off from using an iPhone (switched to Android). My only question about coming back is - can I listen to music at the same time as turn by turn directions? Thanks.
 

babens

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I've had music playing (using the standard iPod/music app) with both Google Maps and Apple Maps and have had no problem with either. I would assume other navigation apps would do the same.
 

the caveman

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Long break from iPhone. Question.

So I've taken a few years off from using an iPhone (switched to Android). My only question about coming back is - can I listen to music at the same time as turn by turn directions? Thanks.


I never understood threads like this. Is there no search or reviews you can watch that can answer those questions?

I know i know. Its a public forum and op free to ask any question.

That being said, my biggest pet peeve with iphones music and ipod app is, when gps voice guide comes on it does not pause music and talks over the music. This is especially annoying when you listen to podcasts and gps starts giving you directions over podcast.

On android, on the other hand, gps completely pauses music player and picks up right after gps shuts up.
 
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T5BRICK

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Aug 3, 2006
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Thanks guys! :) So the standard iPod music app and any nav app or one in specific?

It works with the stock Music app and the built in Apple Maps app. It also works with a 3rd party music app(Google Play Music in my case) and the stock Apple Maps app. I've even tried it with Google Maps and Google Play Music, and it works fine. I'm guessing it'll work with any combination, but I haven't tested all of them.
 

fedecape

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Oct 23, 2011
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Of course.. Even in the no-multitasking era you were able to use your iPhone with music in the background.

My car's bluetooth stereo is always connected to my iPhone who is also serving as a GPS
 

joeblow7777

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Sep 7, 2010
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Yeah, I frequently get directions from Google Maps while listening to music all via my phone's bluetooth connection to my car. Even my old 3Gs could do it. It does eat up the battery though.
 

thekb

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That being said, my biggest pet peeve with iphones music and ipod app is, when gps voice guide comes on it does not pause music and talks over the music. This is especially annoying when you listen to podcasts and gps starts giving you directions over podcast.

On android, on the other hand, gps completely pauses music player and picks up right after gps shuts up.


THIS! It is very annoying indeed, for audiobooks too.
 

mofunk

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Aug 26, 2009
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IDK what else it needs? From what I saw the other day while lost, it works just like any in car navigation. Actually better. Most cars will not allow you to search for anything while driving, even if your passenger is doing the typing. Speaking of typing, you don't even have to type. And try typing on those portable GPS devices. ugh. This App was fast. When I entered the business I needed to find it was just like searching the web. I got suggestions and all I had to was tap the screen.

The heads up turns were easy. There wasn't a lot of talking so I could enjoy my music. idk what else is it missing?
 

mKTank

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Most GPS apps I've tried turn the volume down to 10% while giving instructions then resuming at regular volume.
 

Mrbobb

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Aug 27, 2012
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I would had thought muting or at least lowering the music to a background would be desirable in this situation?
 

T5BRICK

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Aug 3, 2006
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Oregon

Nice phone! I had one until I dropped it and destroyed the screen and pretty badly damaged the chassis.

I ended up buying a 5s as a replacement, but if the Nexus 5 had been available at the time, I would have seriously considered it.
 
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