I am using my iPhone to listen to audio books. When the iPhone stays on, I can stop listenting and when I restart it remembers which file I was last listening to, and where in that file I was. However, whenever I turn off the iPhone, it forgets where in an audio file I stopped listening; I have to manually fast forward to where I was.

Is there a way to get the media player to remember where in a file I was when turning off the iphone, or is there a different player software that could do that for me?


There's a setting in iTunes to remember position…

Select all chapters, or books etc.
Get Info Cmd ⌘ i > Options tab.

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  • That is impressive 4 minutes to replay with customized screenshot. How many fingers do you have?
    – Ruskes
    Apr 21 '15 at 19:53
  • the regular 10, though my typing style only uses about 4 of those ;-)
    – Tetsujin
    Apr 21 '15 at 20:10
  • well, you are way more developed, I can only handle 2 at the time.
    – Ruskes
    Apr 21 '15 at 20:24
  • Thanks! This sort of works... now when restarting in the midst of a previous file the media player does remember the position. However, it does not remember which file I was listening to (it used to). I am listening to audio files that I ripped, and they show up as "Music". I tried to set as audiobooks but the media player goes nuts and just keeps cycling between files without actually playing them.
    – Jimmy
    Apr 22 '15 at 17:08
  • you should be able to set them as audiobook in iTunes - that's how I got the HHGTTG in there, ripped CD, manually changed type. Works just fine.
    – Tetsujin
    Apr 22 '15 at 17:11

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