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Pause, Skip, and Change the Volume Without Looking

The iPods that preceded the iPhone let you do a lot of things without taking them out of your pocket to look at them. Things like pausing, skipping a song, and changing the volume could all be done by touch.

The iPhone's multi-touch interface seems like it would require you to actually look at and tap on the screen to do these things. But you can actually do them by touch, if you know how. The same volume buttons on the side of the phone that adjust call volume will adjust the volume of a playing song. Also, the button hidden in the mic assembly that dangles from the right ear allows you to pause a song by clicking it once (and play by clicking it again) as well as to skip a song by double-clicking it.

If you found this article useful, come back to Peachpit.com next week for tips on getting the best Safari experience with your iPhone. If you're looking for some excellent books that are packed with great tips for using and troubleshooting your iPhone, check out The iPhone Book: How to Do the Things You Want to Do with Your iPhone by best-selling authors Scott Kelby and Terry White or The iPhone Pocket Guide by Chris Breen. Both are incredibly handy for getting the most out of your new phone.

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