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Here’s how to control Sonos without unlocking your iPhone

Want to control your Sonos system without having to unlock your iPhone? It’s now possible to do so.

Being able to control the sound in every room of your house using your iPhone is cool and all, but it’s a bit of a pain having to jump into an app every time. Sonos has just relieved that particular irritation by enabling us to control its speakers from the iPhone lockscreen.

All you need to do is download the latest update to the iOS Sonos Controller app in the App Store. It will grant you speedy lock screen control, providing the ability to control playback and view current tracks from the iOS lock screen.

The Android version has had this ability for a while, of course.

That’s not all for new iOS features, though. There’s also some nifty 3D Touch implementation for iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus users. This enables you to resume playing your music with a firm press of the Sonos Controller app icon.

TruePlay, that great feature that automatically calibrates your speakers according to their position in and layout of the room, is now said to be simpler to setup.

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It’s also now possible to run the Sonos app in Split View and Slide Over on iPad, so you can use the app side by side with others.

Oh, and Napster – the artist formerly know as Rhapsody – now streams to your Sonos system at higher bitrates.

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Are there any other features you’d like to see added to the Sonos apps? Let us know in the comments.

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