A Comprehensive Guide for Now Playing Features on iOS

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Now Playing is an incredibly convenient iOS app that makes it easier to control audio playback on Apple Watch Ultra, iPhone, and other devices. This app is available exclusively from the App Store and can be downloaded for free. With Now Playing, you have the ability to easily access and control audio playback on multiple devices with one touch.

The Now Playing app includes a few different features that make it even more useful and user-friendly. First, you can play a song for a few seconds and then click on the now-playing display to open the music app. Once you have opened the music app, you can easily close out of it completely and your progress will be gone from your lock screen. This makes it much easier to switch between songs without having to constantly reload your apps or search for them again.

Another great feature of Now Playing is its ability to automatically launch whenever you play audio through the Music or Podcasts app on your iPhone. A similar screen will show up when you play audio through any third-party iPhone app that also has an Apple Watch extension, like Overcast for example. This allows you to control audio playback without having to constantly switch between apps or manually launch them each time you want to listen to something new.

Finally, Now Playing also provides users with a basic set of playback controls such as pause/play, skip back/forward, scrubbing (rewind/fast forward), and volume control all within one convenient interface. This makes it easy for users to quickly adjust their audio settings without having to dig through multiple menus or settings screens just to get what they need.

Overall, Now Playing is an incredibly useful application that allows users to easily access and control audio playback on multiple devices with just one touch. Whether you are listening to music or podcasts on your Apple Watch Ultra or iPhone, this app makes it easy and convenient so that you don’t have to switch between apps every time you want something new!

A Comprehensive Guide for Now Playing Features on iOS 1

What Music Is Currently Playing on Apple Music?

Now Playing is an Apple feature that allows you to control audio playback on your Apple devices. With Now Playing, you can control audio playback from any device running iOS 14 or later and watchOS 7 or later, including the Apple Watch Ultra and iPhone. You can play music from streaming services such as Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, Deezer, Pandora, and more. You can also play music from your iTunes library or from AirPods Pro. Additionally, Now Playing provides access to more than 100 radio stations worldwide. With Now Playing, you can easily skip ahead or go back, adjust the volume, and even create a queue of songs to keep playing throughout the day.

Enabling Now Playing

To enable Now Playing on your phone, open the Settings app, then tap Sound & Vibration. Scroll down to the Now Playing section and toggle it on. Once enabled, Now Playing will start recognizing music, movies, and television playing around you and show you information about what is playing on your phone’s lock screen.

Hiding Now Playing on an iPhone Lock Screen

To hide the now-playing information from your iPhone lock screen, you will need to disable the Music app notifications. To do this, go to your home screen and click the gear icon (settings) to visit device settings. From there, open the notifications tab and find and click on Music. Slide the notification toggle to disable it and restart your iPhone. This should fix the issue of now playing information appearing on your lock screen.

Removing Now Playing from iOS 15

To get rid of the Now Playing feature on iOS 15, you need to go to Settings > Music > Now Playing and turn off the “Show on Lock Screen” option. This will prevent the music player from showing up on your Lock screen. Additionally, you can also disable the “Allow Music Control from Lock Screen” option so that you can’t make any changes to your music from the Lock screen.

Does Now Playing Impact Battery Life?

Yes, Now Playing can consume battery. It utilizes your device’s microphone to detect and recognize songs playing in the vicinity, which can drain your battery as it needs to constantly listen to music. To save battery, you can turn off Now Playing in your device’s settings.

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James Walker

James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.