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Sonos for iOS Gets Lock Screen Control

Sonos for iOS gets lock screen control, so no more wasting time unlocking your phone to use the system. Users can now control the volume, skip forward and backward, pause, and resume playback. All while keeping your smartphone locked. Sonos has simplified its user’s life by getting rid of unlocked screen control that meant launching the app every time you wanted to do something as insignificant as pausing the song.

Sonos for iOS Gets Lock Screen Control

Sonos is a clever speaker system that lets users stream audio from many devices (smartphone, tablet, computer) to its speakers around the home. All that it needs is a local Wi-Fi network. In addition to playing the stored music collection, the system also comes with plenty of music apps and services to help users customize playlists and explore new music.

The app update is available on both Android and iOS devices, but iOS users have a lot more to gain from the recent improvements. To meet its customer’s needs, Sonos made useful updates over time. One of the most helpful is that Sonos for iOS gets lock screen control now.

Users with iPhone 6S and 6S Plus will be the happiest because the updated Controller app supports Force Touch. Force Touch is used for navigation, and it works by pressing gently in the app. This causes controls such as Favorites, Play, and Search, to appear. Users can also navigate through the Sonos app using Force Touch.

Additionally, Sonos has also simplified its Trueplay. The tuning process has been made more user-friendly with the recent update.

Another good news for iOS users is that Slide Over and Split View are now supported on iPads. Apple customers can use Split View on their iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 4. As for Slide Over, it is now available on iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 2 or newer.

As for audio quality, this too has seen improvement. When streaming from Napster or Rhapsody, users will now get better sound quality because of a higher bit rate. Thus, getting a more detailed sound.

The update doesn’t only ensure that Sonos for iOS gets lock screen control and other improvements in its features. Sonos developers have also fixed many bugs. Check out the new features by getting the app. For existing users, the app should update automatically.


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