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Apple iOS 11 lets you play FLAC audio files; here’s how it works

Apple is targeting audiophiles by adding native support for FLAC files on iOS 11.

WWDC 2017 iOS 11 tope features announced

At WWDC 2017, Apple made a slew of new announcements, ranging from new iteration of its operating systems to new iPads and Macs. One of the important announcements was iOS 11. Apple has already started to roll out a developer preview of iOS 11, and we are gradually coming across some hidden gems in the operating system. Latest in the series is the inclusion of the ability to play Free Lossless Audio Codec, popularly known as FLAC files. Also Read - iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 heading to the stores soon, launch event still rumored on October 13

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In simpler words, you can now play FLAC audio files on your iPhones and iPads. According to a few Redditors, the process to get the FLAC files playing is a bit cumbersome at the moment. You need to add the file on your device (AirDrop), copy the file and upload it to iCloud Drive. The audio starts playing, while you can play it through the Files app later as well. Do remember the FLAC audio file doesn t work Apple Music at the moment. Well, the process is a bit longer and tedious, but then the feature is there. Also Read - Apple Watch Series 3 users should wait before updating to watchOS 7; Here's why

In the case you are not aware, FLAC audio files render higher quality of audio with bare minimum loss. While the support for FLAC files has already created a lot of buzz on the web, there have been numerous third-party applications to do the same job. ALSO READ: Apple iOS 11 with ARKit to turn iPhones, iPads into largest AR platform : Is it the future of Mixed Reality?

Considering Apple had a lot on its menu on the inaugural day of WWDC 2011 to announce, iOS 11 like other new announcements got fewer minutes on the stage. While iOS 10 was a huge upgrade, the latest iteration is turning out to be no less important, or interesting at least.

Apple s iOS 11 brings a slew of new changes such as new lockscreen, notification center, control center, improved Apple Maps, redesigned App Store, native AR support, and a more interactive Siri. ALSO READ: WWDC 2017: Here are the top features of iOS 11

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  • Published Date: June 7, 2017 10:27 AM IST
  • Updated Date: June 7, 2017 10:38 AM IST



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