How to Keep Audible Playing When Your iPhone Locks

Are you an avid Audible listener? Does your audiobook turn off every time you lock your iPhone or iPad screen? You’re not alone – many of us have had this same issue. Fortunately, it’s not too difficult to fix and I’m here to show you exactly how.

In this article, we’ll discuss why the problem occurs in the first place, then walk through the simple steps needed to keep your audio playing even when your device is locked. The goal is for you to finish any audio book without interruption – no more frustration as a result of turning off when you don’t want it too! I’ve been listening to audio books on my iPhone for years now and so I have plenty of personal experience related to this topic that will help guide our discussion today. So if this problem has been bothering you, don’t worry: by the end of this article you will know all about troubleshooting Audible problems on smartphone devices!

Understanding Why Audible Turns Off When Your iPhone Locks

Have you ever been listening to an intriguing audiobook on Audible, only to have it abruptly shut off once your iPhone locks? It can be quite frustrating, especially when you’re in the middle of a thrilling chapter and suddenly left hanging. But fear not! There is a logical explanation for this seemingly vexing issue.

The reason behind Audible turning off when your iPhone locks lies in the default settings of your device. When your iPhone’s screen gets locked, it goes into sleep mode to conserve battery power. In this state, most apps are paused or put on hold until you unlock your phone again. Unfortunately, Audible falls under this category too.

But why does Apple treat Audible differently than other media apps like Spotify or YouTube? The answer lies in how these apps handle background tasks. While some applications are designed to continue playing audio even when the screen is locked or switched off, others require specific permission from Apple to do so.

To get around this issue with audible automatically pausing when your iPhone locks, there are a couple of workarounds you can try:

1. Adjusting Settings:
– Open “Settings” on your iPhone.
– Scroll down and tap on “Display & Brightness.”
– Select “Auto-Lock” and choose a longer time period before locking (e.g., 5 minutes).

2. Enabling Background App Refresh:
– Go back to “Settings.”
– Scroll down and tap on “General.”
– Tap on “Background App Refresh” and ensure that it’s turned ON for Audible.

By adjusting these settings, you’ll be able to extend the time before which your iPhone automatically locks its screen while using any app – including Audible – allowing uninterrupted listening pleasure.

So now you know why Audible tends to pause whenever your trusty companion (your beloved iPhone) decides to take a quick nap by locking its screen! Although it may seem like a nuisance at first, understanding the logic behind this behavior can help you troubleshoot and enjoy your audiobooks without any unexpected interruptions.

How to Prevent Audible from Stopping Playback When Your iPhone Locks

Have you ever been in the middle of listening to your favorite audiobook or podcast on Audible, only to have the playback suddenly stop when your iPhone locks? It can be incredibly frustrating, especially if you’re engrossed in a captivating story or trying to learn something new. But fear not! There are a few simple steps you can take to prevent this pesky issue from happening again.

Firstly, you’ll want to make sure that your iPhone’s settings are properly configured to allow Audible playback while locked. To do this, go into the “Settings” app and scroll down until you find “Display & Brightness.” Tap on it and then select “Auto-Lock.” Here, you can choose how long it takes for your iPhone screen to automatically lock. To ensure uninterrupted audio enjoyment, set it to “Never.” This way, even if your device goes idle for an extended period of time, Audible will keep playing smoothly without any interruptions.

If adjusting the Auto-Lock settings doesn’t solve the problem for you, there’s another trick up our sleeve! You can try enabling Guided Access mode on your iPhone before beginning playback on Audible. Guided Access is a nifty feature that allows you to lock your device into a single app and disables certain functions temporarily. To activate it, open the “Settings” app again and navigate to “Accessibility.” From there, tap on “Guided Access” and toggle it on.

Once Guided Access is turned on, launch Audible and start playing your desired book or podcast episode. Then quickly triple-press the home button (or side button) depending on which model of iPhone you have. This will bring up a menu allowing various actions related to Guided Access – simply tap “Start” at top right corner.

By using these two methods – adjusting Auto-Lock settings and activating Guided Access mode – together or separately; **you can ensure that your Audible playback won’t be interrupted when your iPhone locks.** Whether you’re on a long commute, doing household chores, or simply relaxing before bed, you’ll have the peace of mind knowing that your audio content will continue playing seamlessly in the background. So sit back, relax, and let Audible be your constant companion without any unnecessary interruptions!

Exploring Additional Audio Settings on the iPhone for Uninterrupted Audible Listening

When it comes to enjoying a good audiobook or podcast on your iPhone, uninterrupted listening is key. Luckily, the iPhone offers a range of additional audio settings that can enhance your experience and ensure you never miss a word. So grab your headphones and let’s dive into these hidden gems!

First up, we have the “Balance” setting. Ever found yourself straining to hear what’s being said in one ear? Well, fret no more! With this nifty little feature, you can adjust the balance between left and right audio channels to suit your preferences. Simply head over to Settings > Accessibility > Audio/Visual and slide the bar until you achieve perfect harmony in both ears.

Next on our list is “Audio Normalization.” Have you ever been startled by an unexpected increase in volume while listening to an audiobook? It can be quite jarring! This feature automatically adjusts the volume levels of different tracks or episodes for a consistent listening experience. To enable it, go to Settings > Music (or Podcasts) > Playback and toggle on “Sound Check.”

Now, if you’re someone who listens to audiobooks or podcasts while drifting off into dreamland at night (guilty as charged), then Apple has got just the thing for you – “Sleep Timer.” This clever option allows you to set a timer so that your audio stops playing after a specified period. No more waking up hours later with headphones still attached! Simply open the Clock app, select Timer, tap “When Timer Ends,” scroll down to find “Stop Playing” under Media options – et voilà!

In conclusion, uncovering these additional audio settings on your trusty iPhone will undoubtedly enhance your audible journey like never before. Whether it’s balancing out those pesky uneven volumes or keeping track of time as you drift off into slumber land – there’s something here for everyone. So don’t hesitate; take advantage of these features today and get ready for an uninterrupted, immersive experience that will transport you to a world of audio wonder!

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Lee

Our resident iPhone expert, Lee has been an iOS user since the iPhone 3GS was launched back in 2009. When he's not troubleshooting Apple devices, you can find Lee cooking up a storm in the kitchen (with the help of his favourite recipes apps, of course).

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