I listen to a lot of audiobooks, lectures, and sermons on my iPhone. And I almost always listen on double speed. Here’s how to do it on an iPhone or iPod.
1. Import the audio into iTunes.
You can do this by simply dragging and dropping (i.e., copying) an audio file (like an MP3 file) into an iTunes playlist.
2. Change the “Media Kind” from “Music” to “Audiobook” in iTunes.
Right-click the track(s) in iTunes.
- Select “Get Info.”
- Select the “Options” tab.
- Next to “Media Kind,” change the category from “Music” to “Audiobook.”
- Select “OK.”
3. Sync iTunes with with your iPhone or iPod.
4. On your iPhone or iPod, select 2x speed.
This works differently for a touch screen (iPhone or iPod Touch) than with the classic iPod.
For an iPhone or iPod Touch
Play the track using the Music app. If you don’t see detailed info, tap the screen once. Then you should see an icon that gives you three options for the playback speed:
- 1/2x speed
- 1x speed
- 2x speed
The default setting is 1x speed. Tap “1x” once to change it to 2x speed.
For an iPod
- Go the the main menu. (The word “iPod” should be at the top of the screen.)
- Select “Settings.”
- Select “Audiobooks.”
- Select one of three speeds: (1) Slower, (2) Normal, (3) Faster.
(This is how it works for my iPod, which is about seven years old.)