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iPhone 5 Portable Genius by Paul McFedries

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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.

Rating a song

If you use song ratings to organize your tunes (as I describe later in this chapter), you might come across some situations where you want to rate a song that’s playing on your iPhone:

bullet.tif You used your iPhone to download some music from the iTunes Store, and you want to rate that music.

bullet.tif You’re listening to a song on your iPhone and decide that you’ve given a rating that’s either too high or too low and you want to change it.

In the first case, you could sync the music to your computer and rate it there; in the second case, you could modify the rating on your computer and then sync with your iPhone. However, these solutions are lame because you have to wait until you connect your iPhone to your computer. If you’re out and about, you want to rate the song now while it’s fresh in your mind.

Yes, you can do that with your iPhone:

1. Locate the song you want to rate and tap it to start the playback. Your iPhone displays the album art and the name of the artist, ...

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