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How do I send music from my iPhone 4 to my express

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richardlw Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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Nov 10, 2013 11:31 AM

I set up powered speakers to my airport express. My iPad 2 and my Mac Book can easilly send the music to the speakers, but I can't figure out how to get the music from the iPhone 4.


No icons for airplay next to the volume.

  • sterling r Community Specialists Community Specialists (3,240 points)
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    Nov 12, 2013 1:33 PM (in response to richardlw)

    Hello Richardlw,


    It sounds like you would like to Airplay the music from your iPhone 4 to your speakers, but there is no Airplay icon on your phone.

    I recommend these steps from the article named:

    iOS: Troubleshooting AirPlay and AirPlay Mirroring

    Try these steps first

    • Verify that your iOS device's software is up to date.
    • Verify that your iOS device has Wi-Fi turned on. Enable Wi-Fi on your iOS device by going to Settings > Wi-Fi.
    • All AirPlay-enabled devices must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
      • Some Wi-Fi network configurations offer a Guest Network. On your Apple TV, go to Settings > General >Network and ensure that you're connecting to the same Wi-Fi network on your iOS device. On your iOS device, tap Setting > Wi-Fi and confirm that this matches your Apple TV.

    If the AirPlay icon doesn't appear

    Ensure that you have followed the steps in using AirPlay and AirPlay Mirroring.If you are still unable to see the AirPlay icon  TS4215--airplay_icon--en-1.png, try one of the following steps:

    • If trying to AirPlay, or AirPlay mirror, to your Apple TV, ensure that AirPlay is enabled on your Apple TV as well. You can enable or disable AirPlay on Apple TV in the AirPlay menu: Settings > AirPlay.
    • Check Internet or network connectivity on all affected devices.
      • Some content requires an Internet connection to authorize content playback. AirPlay capabilities may be limited if your network is not connected to the Internet.
    • If attempting to use AirPlay from a third-party app or a website from your Safari app on your iOS device, confirm that the app or website is AirPlay compatible (refer to the developers of the app or website for additional information).

    Thank you for using Apple Support Communities.

    All the very best,


  • sterling r Community Specialists Community Specialists (3,240 points)
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    Nov 14, 2013 7:15 AM (in response to richardlw)

    I appreciate the clarification richardlw.

    Thank you for using the Apple Support Community. Due to the nature of your issue or question you may find more information by using another one of Apple's support resources -

  • Cmacca Calculating status...
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    Dec 14, 2013 2:44 AM (in response to richardlw)

    Because it is an iPhone 4 it does not meet the requirements for airplay to speakers.


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