20 March, 2009

Listen to iPhone videos while using other iPhone functions

The iPhone's iPod player works great with audio. Start your favorite song or podcast, and while it plays, you can use other functions on the phone. This is one of the few background processes that works with the iPhone. If you try the same thing with a video, perhaps all you really care about is the audio portion, you're out of luck. As soon as you navigate away from the video player screen, the video stops playing.

I have found a work-around, so you can listen to the video while you use other iPhone functions. Here are the steps:
  1. Find and start the video
  2. Navigate away from the video player by pressing the Home button
  3. Put the iPhone to sleep (press the top sleep/wake button)
  4. Wake the iPhone (press the top sleep/wake button, again)
  5. Double-click the Home button
    This will bring up the video, with the phone locked
  6. Press the play button
  7. Slide the slider to unlock the iPhone
Now you will be able to listen to the video while you use other features of the iPhone. Have fun!

2 comments:

Hunter said...

This is awesome man, just what I needed.

Hunter said...

This is awesome man, just what I needed.