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One of the things I really don't like about the Volt's interface is the iPod integration. There is no way to search or jump to a letter or anything, so if I have my iPhone plugged in (3,000 plus songs), and I want to hear a song that starts with "P", I need to scroll for a good 5 minutes to get there. This makes the Volt's iPod functionality totally useless in my opinion.

You also can't just use the iPhone's far superior interface when connected via USB, because you are locked out of it with the "Accessory connected" screen.

I initially figured I could just buy an app that would play music instead of the default one, and that would get around the Accessory Connected screen. No suck luck; while the popup wasn't there, the app wouldn't play a song, because it was just trying to force its way through the default music API anyway. (Note that also, if you issue a bluetooth command to "play music by... whoever", this does not work either when the Volt has control of the phone).

Turns out what you need is an app that plays music, but also does some sort of processing to the audio, so that it's the app outputting the song, not the default music API. I am using MyTunes Pro and it works like a charm.

Hope this helps other frustrated iPhone owners.
 

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Thanks for the heads up!

However you do not need to scroll for 5 minutes to get to a letter at the end of the alphabet.. The Volt will let you scroll backwards from A using the up arrow. You can also hold the down or up arrow pressed for a second or so and it will start scrolling fast, and then by A..B..C...D.. etc till you get to the letter that you wish and you let go of the arrow. Hope this helps you in the future. BTW maybe it only works that way on my 2012 base model without Nav. I know some stuff works differently between the 2 cars, but pretty sure what I said should work the same on yours.
I realize that you can scroll backwards "around the horn", which is why I used "P" as my example (middle-ish of the alphabet) and not "Z".

As for wheel vs touch screen, both are totally impractical when you have several thousand songs.
 
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