Skip Ahead & Rewind Podcasts in iOS

Nov 9, 2012 - 4 Comments

Skip ahead and rewind podcasts in iOS

You can easily skip ahead and rewind in large blocks while listening to podcasts in iOS. This is useful if you either want to listen to a sequence again, or jump ahead through bumper music, commercials, or boring segments, and it works with just a tap.

  • While playing a podcast in either Podcasts app or Music app in iOS, tap the rewind or fast forward buttons with numbers in the middle

Everything is the same whether you are on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod, and this works both in the Podcasts app and when playing podcasts through the Music app, though each app gives you slightly different options. In Podcasts app, you can jump back and rewind 10 seconds at a time, and skip ahead 30 seconds at a time. In Music app, you can both skip ahead and rewind in 15 second blocks. Why each app is different is unclear, but both apps also support the tap-and-hold fast forward and rewind option as well.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks


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  1. kralnor says:

    Why does it look like Neil Tyson is trying to seduce me :(

  2. Mister Apple says:

    pfff put something nice there i want to listen to a podcast of Kelly Divine.

  3. Deac Lancaster says:

    Are the jump back / jump forward buttons still available in March 2017? I don’t see them on the current music app.

    I’d really like to find an app with jump 5 or 10 or 15 seconds back or forward for listening to talk recordings like podcasts. Flicktunes was perfect until they quit supporting it about 2012 or so.

    Please advise. Thanks very much.

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