Playback slider overhaul

iOS and iPadOS

Hi all!
Below is my email to Apple regarding possible minor overhaul to the way we use and interact with playback slider.
I'll be so much glad if you share your opinion in this topic below, and even more so in the case my request will be supported by other emails to .
Here’s mine.
On July 13, 2016 at 13:49:05 PM GMT, wrote:

Dear Apple accessibility team! I'd like to suggest one tweak to VO time slider interaction across iOs and third-party apps. This improvement could come in useful seeing how inconsistent the control is when trying to move it by factors less than 10. Seeing that factor of 10 can be excessive, particularly on big files, I think being able to scroll 1% instead of standard 10 by interacting with timeline slider could become a welcome feature. Switching back to standard mode could be performed by flicking left or right. This enhancement could be expanded further by the addition of specific section in the accessibility settings. I think this feature suggestion well deserves mentioning and will be passed onto the appropriate people
Best regards, Felix

Apple follow-up.


Thank you for your email. We appreciate your feedback, and will pass this suggestion along to the appropriate group.


Apple Accessibility



Submitted by TJT 2001 on Tuesday, July 26, 2016

There is already a way to do this. When the VoiceOver cursor is on the playback slider (usually called the seek slider or seek bar), double-tap and then immediately flick up or down. You must flick very quickly after double-tapping.

Submitted by Luke on Saturday, July 30, 2016

Good idea. I have always found the play backslider very finicky. How about a rotor option that only appears when you are on a slider control? The rotor option could determine the resolution of the increment it skips ahead or backward.

Submitted by Felix on Monday, August 29, 2016

rotor option is a brilliantly simple idea. I shall supplement my email to Apple. I hope other VO users will right them too.

Submitted by Jake on Monday, August 29, 2016

I just double-tap hold then drag the little beasty where I want it.