Spotify controls in the iPhone tray?
August 30, 2012 10:09 AM   Subscribe

Trick with Spotify and iPhone 4S that I did accidentally but can't replicate. Help?

I know that if I am running a certain app on my phone, I can hit the home button twice and a tray will pop up showing the most recent apps I've used, and I can scroll that tray back and forth, and switch from one app to another that way.

ONE time, however, I did some key combination that brought up Spotify controls in the tray! The Spotify logo was on the left, with three buttons for back/play-pause/forward. The main window still showed whatever app I happened to be running.

Does anyone have any idea what I did? I haven't been able to find any evidence online except that apparently you're not supposed to be able to do that.

(This is *not* the same thing as hitting the home button twice when the phone is on its lock screen. I was actively running a program.)
posted by Lucinda to Technology (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Double click home and scroll to the left (meaning you swipe right).
posted by jesirose at 10:10 AM on August 30, 2012 [1 favorite]

Best answer: When I'm playing music and double click the home button to get to the tray, I can swipe to the left to get music controls. I don't have spotify--this was just the iTunes music--but I wonder if it's the same?
posted by chatongriffes at 10:11 AM on August 30, 2012

Response by poster: BLESS YOU!
posted by Lucinda at 10:12 AM on August 30, 2012

Yeah, double click home, swipe right...when Spotify was the last audio/video program you used. If you used anything else, then you'll be controlling that program.
posted by inturnaround at 10:13 AM on August 30, 2012

Response by poster: ...and of course, not an hour later, my son does it on his iPod Touch. *sigh*
posted by Lucinda at 11:29 AM on August 30, 2012 [3 favorites]

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