1 Reply Latest reply: Sep 2, 2012 1:35 PM by Kenichi Watanabe
Robert Shaver Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

This article says, "When you're listening to the playlist menu, you can press Next/Fast-forward or Previous/Rewind to move forward or backward in the playlist menu." My shuffle has never worked this way. Here's onw mine works. After loading new podcasts and/or books onto the shuffle I can, indeed, use the Next/Fast-Forward button to skip to the next track in the playlist. But if I push and hold the voice-over button to start the recitation of the playlists and podcasts, the function of the Next/Fast-Forward button will no longer let me navigate to the next track in a playlist. The Fast-Forward works so the only way to get to the next track is to hold down the Fast-Forward until the whole track has been played. The quick-push that used to skip to the next track no longer works.

 

Have others found this to be true? Is there a bug in the software or am I doing something wrong? I'd love to use voice-over but loosking the track-skip function is just too high a price to pay.

 

Thanks,

 

Rob:-]


iPod shuffle, iPod Shuffle 4th generation
  • 1. Re: Next function does not work once the voice-over button is pushed.
    Kenichi Watanabe Level 7 Level 7 (30,030 points)

    But if I push and hold the voice-over button to start the recitation of the playlists and podcasts

    Yes.  That's what it should do. 

    the function of the Next/Fast-Forward button will no longer let me navigate to the next track in a playlist.

    Yes, that sounds correct as well.  Once you press and hold the VoiceOver button, you are in the mode where you need to select next PLAYLIST you want to use, not select the next song. 

    This article says, "When you're listening to the playlist menu, you can press Next/Fast-forward or Previous/Rewind to move forward or backward in the playlist menu."

    The "playlist menu" is the list of playlists (and podcasts) that VoiceOver is reading off, not a list of songs on a the current playlist.  So, once VoiceOver starts reading off the list of playlists (and podcasts), pressing Next and Previous buttons lets you move quickly through the list of playlists (and podcasts) to find the one you want to use.  Then, pressing the Play/Pause button (when VoiceOver says the desired playlist name) lets you select that playlist.  After the playlist is selected the Next and Previous buttons will again let you go to the next and previous song (on that playlist).

     

    So, based on your description, I think it's working normally...