How to Play iPhone Music on Sonos?

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If you're a proud owner of a Sonos system, you might be wondering how to connect your iPhone to it for playing . The good news is that it's a pretty straightforward process, and you'll be able to enjoy your favorite tunes in no time.

First, it's important to note that since the release of iOS 14, there's new app permission that needs to be enabled for the Sonos app to connect to your system. To do this, go to your iOS device's Settings app, then go to > Local Network. Enable access for Sonos on this list to let the Sonos app connect.

Once you've done that, you can start playing music from “This Mobile Device”. Open the Sonos app for Android, and from the Browse tab, tap This Mobile Device. Choose the music you want to play, and you're all set.

If you're using an iOS device, open the Sonos app for iOS, and from the Settings tab, tap System > Music Library > Update Music Index Now. Tap Scan Now, and your music library will be updated. You can then tap on “This iPhone” to play music from your device.

If you have a Sonos One, you can set up a new system by opening the Sonos app for iOS or Android. Tap Set up a new system, then create or sign in to your Sonos account. Tap Add on the popup showing your Sonos product, and follow the steps in the app to set up Sonos One and add your music and voice services.

It's worth noting that if you're using an older Sonos product, you might need to use an AirPlay-compatible device to play music from your iPhone. Simply connect your iPhone to the AirPlay device, and then use the Sonos app to play music as normal.

Playing music from your iPhone on your Sonos system is a simple process, and with the right permissions enabled, you'll be able to enjoy your favorite tunes in no time. So go ahead, connect your device, and start enjoying the music!

Troubleshooting iPhone Connection Issues with Sonos

There could be several reasons why your iPhone is not connecting to your Sonos system. Let's go through some troubleshooting steps to identify and fix the issue.

1. Check your Wi-Fi connection: Ensure that your iPhone is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Sonos system. If not, connect to the correct Wi-Fi network and try connecting to Sonos again.

2. Check if the Sonos app is up to date: Make sure that you have the latest version of the Sonos app installed on your iPhone. You can check for updates in the App Store.

3. Check if your Sonos system is turned on: Ensure that your Sonos system is turned on and connected to the Wi-Fi network. If not, turn it on and wait for it to connect to the network.

4. Check if your iPhone is on the same network as the Sonos system: Ensure that your iPhone is on the same network as your Sonos system. If not, try connecting to the correct network and check if the issue is resolved.

5. Check if your iPhone has access to Sonos: iOS 14 introduces a new app permission that needs to be enabled for the Sonos app to connect to your system. Go to your iOS device's Settings app, then go to Privacy > Local Network. Enable access for Sonos on this list to let the Sonos app connect.

6. Restart your Sonos system and iPhone: Sometimes, simply restarting your Sonos system and iPhone can fix the issue. Turn off both devices, wait for a few seconds, and turn them back on.

If none of these troubleshooting steps work, you can contact Sonos support for further assistance.

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Adding Music from an iPhone to Sonos

To add your iPhone music to Sonos, there are different ways you can follow:

1. Using Apple AirPlay 2: Sonos speakers support AirPlay 2, which allows you to stream from your iPhone directly to your Sonos speakers. To use AirPlay 2, ensure your iPhone and Sonos speakers are on the same Wi-Fi network. Then, open the Control Center on your iPhone and select the audio output button. Choose your Sonos speaker from the list of available devices, and start playing your music.

2. Using the Sonos app: The Sonos app allows you to access your iPhone music library and stream it to your Sonos speakers. To do this, open the Sonos app on your iPhone and go to the Browse tab. Select On this iPhone or iPad, and then choose the music you want to play. Tap on the song or album you want to play, and select the Sonos speaker you want to play it on.

3. Adding your iPhone music library to Sonos: To add your iPhone music library to Sonos, you need to enable the music-sharing feature on your iPhone. Go to Settings > Music > Home Sharing, and enter your Apple ID and password. Then, open the Sonos app and go to Settings > Music Library > Add Music Services > Apple Music. Sign in with your Apple ID, and your iPhone music library will be added to Sonos.

You can use AirPlay 2, the Sonos app, or add your iPhone music library to Sonos to play your music on your Sonos speakers.

Connecting a Sonos 1 to an iPhone

To connect your Sonos One to your iPhone, follow these steps:

1. Download the Sonos app on your iPhone from the App Store.
2. Once downloaded, open the Sonos app.
3. Tap on the “Settings” tab at the bottom of the screen.
4. Select “System” and then “Add Product.”
5. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up your Sonos One. This will require you to connect your Sonos One to your Wi-Fi network.
6. Once your Sonos One is set up and connected to your Wi-Fi network, open Apple Music or another music app on your iPhone.
7. Select the song or playlist you want to play and then tap on the “AirPlay” icon.
8. Choose your Sonos One from the list of available devices.
9. Your Sonos One should now be connected to your iPhone and playing your selected music.

Alternatively, you can also connect your Sonos One to your iPhone using Bluetooth. To do this, put your Sonos One into Bluetooth pairing mode by pressing and holding the “Play/Pause” button on the speaker for 5 seconds. Then, go to your iPhone's Bluetooth settings and select your Sonos One from the list of available devices. Once connected, you can play music directly from your iPhone to your Sonos One via Bluetooth.

Conclusion

Playing music from your iPhone on your Sonos system is a convenient and enjoyable way to listen to your favorite tunes. With the Sonos app, you can easily connect your iPhone to your Sonos system and control your music playback from your mobile device. Whether you're using iOS or Android, setting up your Sonos system and updating your music library is a breeze. With the new app permission introduced in iOS 14, it's important to ensure that you enable access to Sonos on your device to avoid any connection issues. the Sonos system provides a seamless and high-quality listening experience for all your music needs.

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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.