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Any Tricks to Adjusting Audio Position (Scrubbing)?


Dec 15, 2019
Far Northern California
Are there any shortcuts or tricks for scrubbing audio (adjusting position)? This is a safety issue when dealing with audiobooks or podcasts.

For example, you miss a word in an audiobook and want to go back ten seconds. You put your fat finger on the progress bar, and it displays the time left in the audio under your finger. You then try to move it back a tiny bit, which may correspond to a few millimeters in the 6 hour recording. Before you know it, you've been failing to pay attention to the road for a minute or more.

One improvement is to put your finger on the current position, then slide it down before scrubbing left or right. That allows you to see the time-left display.

If there were any way to skip back 10 seconds or hold down the back button to rewind, it would be less of a hazard.


Active Member
Mar 21, 2016
Durham, NC
I should point out that I assume you are talking about the stream from phone (Bluetooth) interface. The built-in podcast player (in TuneIn) already has dedicated skip back/forward buttons.
Dec 26, 2019
Silicon Valley
Just click the back button. It functions as a 10 (or so) second back button in a podcast.

As in clicking the left scroll wheel to the left? That works well. Also in the other direction.

IIRC there's also a left-arrow on screen but that's hard to tap while driving and sometimes it jumps to the start of the podcast. Not sure when.
Dec 26, 2019
Silicon Valley
That's useful to know.

In that case I'd work around it by streaming the podcast from a phone or tablet.

(In the Pocket Casts app, you can add files in its Profile section.)

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