Discovering Music on Your iPhone With Spotify’s New iOS Version
Whether you are new to Spotify or you have been a long-time user, there is something for everyone in the new iOS version. From the Search bar in the middle of the screen to the Audiobook feature, you will find plenty of ways to discover new music.
Search bar in the middle of the screen
Previously, Spotify’s search bar was located in the top left corner of the app. However, Spotify recently moved the search bar to the center of the screen, making it easier to access.
Spotify also introduced a new home icon, which is located at the top right of the app. The home icon displays your most recently played podcasts and playlists. It also provides recommendations based on your listening history.
Users can also search by artist, genre, activity, and more. You can also change settings for playback and notification. You can also create playlists, and share songs, podcasts, and playlists. You can also add songs from iTunes, other apps, and even from external sources.
You can also share music by using a barcode. This makes it easier to find your favorite songs and playlists. Similarly, you can create unique barcodes with album covers.
You can also follow other users’ playlists. Spotify will show you their most recently played songs and recommend you to add them to your own library. You can also set a sleep timer. If you turn off this feature, the current song will repeat until you turn it back on.
Users can also change the data saver settings. This can be set to prevent the app from filling up your file system. You can also bump up the bitrate, which is used for playing songs at higher bitrates. Higher bitrates will use your mobile data plan more quickly.
You can also set your alarm with a Spotify song. To set an alarm, click the “Set Alarm” button. This feature works with a delay of about 10 to 40 seconds. You can also use the “Back” button to rewind the last 15 seconds.
Similarly, you can use the “Repeat” button to set the song to play in a repeating pattern. This feature is useful when you are playing a long playlist. You can also reshuffle the order of songs in a playlist.
You can also search for music using the Spotify search bar. This feature will show you the song’s name and artist, as well as playlists and albums that match your search. You can also use the search bar to add music to your library.
Shuffle buttons in the middle of the screen
Until recently, the Spotify app had a single auto shuffle play button. For some users, this was a frustrating experience. They would hear the same song, ten times in a row. That’s why Spotify decided to replace the button with a new one that’s less confusing to use.
The new Shuffle Play button will feature a smaller “shuffle” icon. This new button will be available on both free and premium Spotify accounts. It will also feature a familiar crisscrossing arrow.
The new button replaces the combined button that previously was available for both free and premium users. The new button is expected to be rolled out to other platforms over the next few weeks.
The new shuffle feature is based on a more AI-based algorithm than the previous one. It’s not random and instead, is based on the interests of the user. Typically, it prioritizes songs that the user streams more. It also prioritizes songs that the user doesn’t have an affiliation with. This way, Spotify is more likely to play the songs that are more relevant to the user.
For Premium users, they will also be able to turn off shuffle on certain playlists. They can also choose to listen to their favorite tracks in any order. The new feature can be found in the “Settings” section of the Spotify application.
The new Spotify app update addresses longstanding user complaints about the playback of music. The company is testing a new Now Playing screen design. The “Now Playing” feature pops up to display the current song, as well as lyrics and other information.
There are a number of ways to turn shuffle off on Spotify. Users can do so by tapping the shuffle icon on the bottom left of the screen. The shuffle icon turns green once turned on. Then, users can toggle the shuffle feature off by tapping the arrow icon on the shuffle button.
Spotify has also added a repeat feature. The repeat button is available on the right side of the screen. The repeat button is white in its inactive state, but turns green when the repeat function is active.
Music lock screen
Having a Music Lock screen on your iPhone can be quite useful, as it can be a great way to quickly access the music you have recently listened to. However, many users have been disappointed by how the feature has been rolled out. Fortunately, there are a few steps you can take to make your lock screen a little more useful.
First, try pressing the screen to wake it up. If that fails, you can try removing the music widget from the home screen and see if that fixes the problem. This isn’t necessarily the best solution, but it should fix the problem if it is the one you are having.
Next, you may have a Bluetooth headset connected to your iPhone. You can either turn off Bluetooth, or disconnect the device. You can also try turning on Power Saving Mode to prevent the app from consuming too much power when your phone is locked.
If you are still having trouble with your music lock screen on your iPhone, you may want to consider using the built-in music player. The widget may not be as fancy as the one on the home screen, but you can use it to quickly access songs you’ve recently listened to. You can even choose to play music from different devices, and control them from your lock screen.
The lock screen is one of the best places to display an app’s most relevant functions. You can show off your favorite music or check how much battery life your phone has. Fortunately, there are many different ways to do this. The simplest is to simply hold down the widget while it is on your screen. After a while, the widget will revert to the standard lock screen background.
It is also possible to display a lock screen widget with a lot more functionality. However, you will need to make a few tweaks to your iOS settings in order to get the most from your iPhone. That said, there are also many apps out there that don’t have a lock screen feature.
Earlier this month, Spotify launched a new audiobook feature for iOS. The company claimed that it had over 300,000 titles to choose from. Its goal was to position Spotify as the premier audio outlet. It also wanted to position Spotify as an audio outlet that would enhance discovery over time.
Spotify’s audiobook feature, however, has hit a roadblock. Apple has rejected the feature three times. While Spotify claims that it was rejected for two proposed fixes, Apple argues that the company’s audiobook offering violates the App Store’s rules.
The company initially complied with Apple’s rules for audiobook purchases. However, the purchase flow was confusing and required more steps than the company’s developers wanted.
Spotify responded with three workarounds. One workaround allowed users to make purchases outside of the Spotify app. Another workaround sent out emails to users with a link to buy an audiobook. Another workaround directed users to Spotify’s web store.
Spotify is currently working with Apple to improve the audiobook purchase process. The company has also been in contact with the British Competition and Markets Authority. It has filed antitrust complaints against Apple in Europe. However, Apple has made arbitrary changes to the App Store rules, which are confusing to Spotify’s customers.
Currently, the Spotify app will display a message that states, “You can’t buy audiobooks in the app.” This is the same message that users see when they try to use the Apple Books app.
After the user presses the play button, they are taken to a web page that has a list of available books. Spotify will then redirect them to its web store where they can make their purchase. When the purchase is completed, the book will be unlocked in the Spotify library. The user will also receive an email with the book’s price.
Earlier this month, Spotify released an audiobook catalog to US users. It partnered with Storytel, an audiobook company, in 2021. This allowed Storytel’s customers to access the books in the Spotify app through technical integration.
Spotify had also been testing the audiobook format with public domain titles. It hoped this would help it become the most popular audio streaming service in the world.