BARD Mobile rewind and fast forward

iOS and iPadOS

Is there a way to rewind or fast forward by a quantity greater than 5 seconds which happens too be the default? Sometimes I wish to hear a a chunk that I enjoyed and I find it frustrating to hit the 'Rewind 5 seconds' many times. I could go to the previous item but that is way too far back.
Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.



Submitted by Roj on Friday, March 3, 2017

To fast forward or rewind more than the 5 seconds, double tap and hold while the book is moved. the longer the tap is held, the more the jump moves. I believe it goes from 20 seconds,1 minute, 5 minutes, 15 minutes and so on. Similar to the time frames you can jump on the BARD stand-alone player when holding those buttons.

Submitted by Justin on Friday, March 3, 2017

Or, I don't know if it's supported, but you could use the 3D touch feature on your device and find the rewind/fastforward buttons.

Submitted by Toonhead on Friday, March 3, 2017

I don't believe 3d touch is supported but it sure is an interesting idea. Yep, just double-tap and hold on the rewind and fast forward buttons and VoiceOver will announce how far ahead, or back, you're jumping. the longer you hold the button down, the faster it rewinds or fast forwards.

Submitted by Justin on Friday, March 3, 2017

Just gave it a go. 3D touch works perfectly on my end for rewinding/fast forwarding your books.

Submitted by Mani on Friday, March 3, 2017

I am a happy BARDer now, thanks to you all. I have to give the 3D touch a go though.

Submitted by tunmi13 on Friday, March 3, 2017

There is also an adjustable slider to rewind and fast forward through the book. If you double tap and hold it and drag up or to the right, it should work. Or dragging down or left.

Submitted by Roxann Pollard on Saturday, March 4, 2017

In the BARD app, the adjustable time slider reports the current position in the book. A one-finger flick up or down will jump by 10%, at least that's what I seen in my demo. This picker item is the same style that is seen in the Apple Music player on the phone. Works quite efficiently, if you fall asleep in the book; but, be careful because it may go much further through the book than desired. The double tap and hold on the forward/rewind buttons might just get you to the location in your book more effectively.