We are really excited about background play for Audiobooks. Here are some tips for using it:
Double click the home button and the task bar will appear. It is shown in the screen shot to the right. It will show all the apps you have open. The example shown has the App store, Audiobooks, and Mail open.
If you click on Audiobooks from here, it will take you back to wherever you left off in the app. However, you can control what you’re listening to without going back into the app.
The first way to do this is by swiping the task bar to the right. It will then show the audio controls that are displayed in the screen shot on the left so you can keep whatever you have open and still pause your audiobook.
If you get a call, or another audio app starts playing, the audiobook will stop playing. Otherwise, it will continue playing in the background as you check your email, play a game, or use any of the other great apps you have on your iPhone, or iPod Touch.
If your iPhone is locked, you can still double tap the home button – this will display the screen on the bottom right which shows the same audio control buttons right on the main screen without needing to unlock your phone.
We also have hands free kit support now.
We hope you enjoy the newest features in Audiobooks! Happy Listening.