Listen to mono music on your iPhone
Many bands like to pan certain elements in their music left or right, in order to create a stereo sound. But what if you only have access to one channel? Maybe you’re sharing with a friend, have a broken speaker, or are sitting in the doctor’s office, trying to keep an ear open. Whatever the case, there’s plenty situations where it would be handy to have both the left and right channels merged and sent to each output (anyone who’s tried to listen to The Beatles with just one channel will know what I’m talking about). Well it turns out that buried deep in the iPhone’s settings, is an option to do this.
To enable this feature, go to:
Settings > General > Accessibility > Mono Audio
I’m surprised that this isn’t offered by more MP3 players. It’s such a handy feature and (seemingly) easy to implement. Mono audio isn’t just useful for the hearing-impaired, it’s handy feature for all those times when we’re listening to music in less than ideal circumstances. But whatever the reason, it’s there now and it works a treat.