SAN FRANCISCO - SEPTEMBER 09:  The new iPod Nano is displayed during an Apple special event September 9, 2008 in San Francisco, California. Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced a new version of the popular iTunes software new versions of the iPod Nano and Touch.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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The nostalgic Music Quiz for the iPod is reportedly back in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 beta versions.

The original Music Quiz, which came standard on the Click Wheel-era iPods, which played a song in shuffle mode and selected the correct song title from a list of five choices to compete for the number of correct answers and scores.

According to 9to5Mac, which discovered this, the iOS 14 version of the music quiz is located in the "Starter Shortcuts" folder. It's one of the shortcuts that demonstrate what users can do with the app. You can share your score on social networks.

In order to find and play Music Quiz on your iPhone or iPad running iOS 14 or iPadOS 14, just follow the steps below:

  1. Open the Shortcuts app

  2. Tap the “My Shortcuts” tab

  3. Use the search bar and look for “Music Quiz”

  4. Tap the “Music Quiz” shortcut

  5. Allow the shortcut to access your Apple Music library

This mini-game only works with the standard Music app on iOS and iPad OS, so it can only be played with songs purchased from iTunes or Apple Music, or synced from your computer. This means you can't play with songs from Spotify or other third-party music streams.

What's interesting about this game is that it's built entirely on shortcuts (without creating a dedicated app). It seems that Apple is showing how powerful shortcuts are and encouraging skilled users to edit them to find out how they work so they can become more proficient at using them.

Not a few people are still deeply attached to the iPod series, which was the catalyst for Apple's resurgence and a milestone in the iPhone's popularity. The app that turns your iPhone into an iPod Classic has been removed from the App Store, but I'd like to dream about the return of Apple's official pseudo-click wheel.

Source: 9to5Mac


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