I’m finally getting around to tinkering with the Turn Touch I bought through kickstarter… and not sure if what I want to do isn’t possible or if I’m just missing a key step. Basically, I want to use it for media controls at my desk with my iPhone… it’s typically playing podcasts, sometimes Spotify, and I have it play either via the lightning connection (to speakers in the office) or a bluetooth speaker.
In the office, it’s sometimes just out of reach and/or inconvenient to quickly pause/play or skip ahead (skip a track in spotify, jump 45 seconds ahead in Overcast’s podcast player)… so the TurnTouch sitting right in front of me or sitting in a pocket seems like a great solution.
When I use my phone with pretty much any bluetooth device (car, speakers, etc), the media controls for play/pause, next/prev, and volume work at what I think of as the “system” level (as if I’d swiped into to iOS control center).
In the Turn Touch app, it seems control only works in the Apple Music app (which I don’t use)… so if a podcast is playing and I hit a play/pause button, it stops Overcast and starts playing something from the Music app.
Beyond that, I’ve also not been able to get the volume up/down to work at all in either the Music or Phone apps inside the TT iOS app. Not sure if I should be seeing the volume-bar overlay, but I don’t and either way I hit it repeatedly with no change to volume.
Am I missing a step somewhere, or is it not possible to use it as just a “generic” bluetooth remote for the iPhone’s media controls?