Apple (iPhone & iPad) limitations for the Choir Player web app
On iPhones and iPads you should be aware that there are some rather annoying issues.
Note these only apply to the web app and not the native app from Apple or Google Play stores.
We would love to fix all the problems but most of them are out of our control.
The mute switch must be OFF when using the player with internal speakers
The Choir player web version requires the mute switch to be OFF in order for the audio to be heard if you are using the built-in speakers.
Note that this is NOT the case if you’re using headphones or external Bluetooth speakers.
Prevent auto-lock of screen while using the player, otherwise audio will stop after 30 seconds
By default, if you start playing a song in the Choir player web version and don’t touch your iPhone/iPad, the song will stop playing after 30 seconds.
This is because the default setting is to turn off the screen after 30 seconds but that also stops audio from web apps (such as the Choir player web app).
To prevent this happening, go to Settings / Display & Brightness / Auto-Lock and change the setting from ’30 seconds’ to ‘Never’.
Turn on rotation lock on while using the player
(Ok – this is our fault and we will be fixing it soon !)
The player screen layout can get messed up if you rotate your device.
To prevent this happening, it’s recommended that while using the player, you turn rotation lock on.
Here’s how to do that: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/iphone/iph3badf94ec/ios
Turn on Do Not Disturb while using the player to prevent audio notifications and incoming calls
Although it might be just a bit of a nuisance to get an audible notification every time you receive another WhatsApp message,
you REALLY don’t want that to happen during a practice or a performance !
So, while using the player, you will probably want to use Do Not Disturb mode.
Here’s how to use it: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT204321
When using external Bluetooth speakers, you must connect to them BEFORE opening the player
It is absolutely critical that if you want to use the Choir player web version with external Bluetooth speakers,
you MUST select the device to use them BEFORE opening the Choir player !
If you open the player, then switch from internal speakers (or headphones) to external Bluetooth speakers, the audio will be very badly distorted
(and you really don’t want that to happen when you’re using the player in public !)
Please contact us if you need clarification on this !
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