iPad Tip: How to Quickly Find Music Playback Controls on the iPad

A few days ago, I wrote about using the fast app switcher (multitasking bar) to end a misbehaving app. When you’re in the fast app switcher, if you swipe from left to right, you’ll get a set of playback controls. You’ll see buttons for play/pause, reverse, skip and a slider to adjust the volume.

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About Andy Brovey

Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, helps others make sense and make use of digital tools through his work, websites and social media. He has over 30 years experience in educational technology, including teaching, administration and professional development. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. He started this iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale to help others become more comfortable and competent with the iPad, in person and online. His latest venture is Teach About Tech, a resource marketplace for technology trainers.