Need help using iphone4 as Music player

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by davidtian, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. davidtian macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2010
    I like to use my iphone4 to play music, but have two major complaints:
    1) the volume is too high for use in a quiet room! And when i set a volume limit in the settings, i find that i am no longer able to tune the volume as finely as i would like.
    2) there arent enough external control buttons! if i play music and keep the phone in my pocket, i cannot control which song is playing without taking the phone out, unlocking it, and using the touchscreen. Almost made me wish the phone had a click wheel on the back or something

    Any suggestions related to the above? Thanks.
  2. appleguy123 macrumors 604


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    There isn't anything you ca n do for either of these. There are apps in the app store that let you preform gestures in your pocket to control music, but that's it.
  3. 0249825 Suspended

    Jun 18, 2010
    You could use the iPhone headphones to change songs. Don't know if that helps at all.
  4. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

    Dammit Cubs

    Jul 31, 2007
  5. Ntombi macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2008
    Bostonian exiled in SoCal
    Use the provided earbuds, or any compatible headphones with mic or remote. They will allow you to skip or rewind with the remote buttons built into the wire, or use voice commands to control the iPod.
  6. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
  7. rorschach macrumors 68020


    Jul 27, 2003
    1) Settings > iPod > Turn "Sound check" on.
    2) Use the headphones, as others have said.
  8. xenopower2 macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2010
    two clicks on the center of the earbuds control will go to the next song.

    Dammit is he going to press play if the phone is in his pocket and the screen is locked?
  9. kcfroines macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2007
    you could press the earbuds center button once... or hold the button until the voice activation comes on and say "play songs by 'artist name'" (through the mic on the earbuds)
  10. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Shaking the iPhone advances to the next song.
  11. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816


    May 25, 2006
    Actually, shaking it shuffles the songs.

    I'm not sure what you're saying about the volume issue, but regarding the buttons; either use the provided headphones which have controls, or double click the home button when the phone is locked to bring up the iPod controls. Not that difficult.

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