Chapter 8: How Can I Get More Out of Audio Features on My iPhone?


Although the eye candy of the gorgeous screen garners the lion’s share of kudos and huzzahs, your iPhone offers quite a bit of ear candy as well. With numerous audio accessories available, and with the built-in Music and iTunes apps, your iPhone packs a real audio punch. This chapter takes you on a tour of these audio features and shows you how to get the most out of them to maximize your listening pleasure.

Getting More Out of the Music App

Getting More Out of the iTunes Store App

Creating a Custom Ringtone

Working with Playlists

Customizing Your Audio Settings

Getting More Out of the Music App

Your iPhone is a full-fledged digital music player thanks to its built-in Music app, which you can fire up any time you want by tapping the Music icon in the Home screen’s Dock. In the next few sections, you learn a few useful techniques that help you get more out of the Music app.

Navigating the Music app

The most recent incarnation of the Music app incorporate features of the Apple Music service which, after a free trial, will set you back $9.99 per month for an individual, or $14.99 per month for a family. If you’re just interested in listening to the music on your phone, then you might find the configuration of the new app confusing (I know I did). Here are the basic steps to follow to navigate the app:

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