iOS 11 Will Allow AirPods Users To Skip Tracks With A Double Tap
iOS 11 was announced at Apple’s WWDC 2017 keynote a few days back and there were a bevy of features introduced. The event did not only cover software, but new hardware like the Mac Pro and HomePod were also introduced. iOS 11 on an iPad took a little different approach as it shifted from mobile to a more desktop like view with a dedicated dock for apps. However, iOS 11 for iPhone has added another feature which will allow AirPods users to skip a track by just double tapping. So let’s dive in to see some more details on the matter.
iOS 11 Added The Double Tap To Skip A Track Gesture On AirPods
The AirPods were introduced last year that derived great satisfaction among users. Currently on iOS 10, AirPods users can still appoint a double tap gesture to invoke Siri or to play/ pause music. Now, with the announcement of iOS 11, Apple has added yet another control for the double tab gesture on the earpiece – the ability to skip the track.
This means that if you want to go back to the previous track, you can set the double tap gesture on your left earpiece. Moreover, to go to the next track, you can set the same double tap gesture on the right earpiece. This will save you a lot of hassle and the user experience will be enhanced as there will now be one less reason to turn to your iPhone every time an undesired track comes up.
This is a rather small implementation to an extremely handy feature in iOS 11. At this point in time, there are a lot of other iOS 11 features being discovered such as the drag and drop functionality of the iPhone making its way to the iPhone. The drag and drop functionality was showcased on the iPad in the WWDC 2017 keynote, where it would definitely come in handy as far as file management is concerned. On the iPhone, the feature could possibly be available on a smaller scale or probably be put to rest for good as the firmware still a work in progress and rests in the beta phase.
In addition to this, iOS 11 has also forgone support for 32-bit apps. This means that users will not be able to launch the app unless it is updated on the 64-bit format. There will be more features of iOS 11 coming up so do stay tuned in for that.
This is it for now, folks. What are your thoughts on the new double tab gesture to skip a track on your AirPods in iOS 11? Share your views in the comments.