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How To Use Cover Flow to Browse iPod on iPhone


iPhone CoverFlow in Action

CoverFlow in Action

UPDATE Sept. 2013: CoverFlow has been removed from the Music app in iOS 7. This article is only relevant for users of early versions of iOS.

The CoverFlow feature of iTunes has been added to the iPhone to really cool effect. Now, instead of just browsing songs or albums by name, you can also browse then by flicking through a collection of album art on your iPhone.

Here's how to use CoverFlow on the iPhone.

Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 1 minute

Here's How:

  1. Start by going to the iPod/Music app on the iPhone.
  2. Then, when holding the iPhone vertically, turn it horizontally. This should bring up CoverFlow and show you album art. If it doesn’t, just try it again. Sometimes the iPhone needs to be rotated faster or slowly.
  3. To browse your music using CoverFlow, simply flick one way or the other on the screen. Faster flicks will move through more covers, slower ones can move one at a time.
  4. To see what songs from a given album are on your iPhone, tap the album cover.
  5. To listen to a song, tap it.
  6. To return to the album cover, tap the thumbnail in the top right-hand corner.
  7. To return to the regular iPod/Music app interface, just turn the iPhone to a vertical position again.
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