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What are you using as an audio remote control?
How is your Mac connected to your audio system?
I understand you're using your phone as the remote, but don't you have another backup remote to pause the music?
Nope ... but your response gives me hope, Michael! Since my preamp doesn't have remote control and the Remote app on the iPhone is the only way I know of to control iTunes on my MacBook Air remotely, what might serve as a backup remote? I thought I could pick up an extra copy of the white plastic Apple remote, but the MacBook Air is lacking an IR sensor.What do you use as a backup remote?Thanks,Dane
Answer call. Tell caller 'Just a moment'. Press home button. Open remote. Pause music. Tap green strip at top of screen that says 'return to call'. Done.
If you use Siri, see if 'Siri, Pause music' works and you may be able to go directly to the call in peace and quiet. A better way, it occurs to me, may be to swipe up from bottom to several Control Center. Your Music controller is probably there. If so, hit Pause, return to home screen tap Phone icon and take the call.
Are using iTunes or a third party app as a player?
I never answer the phone. Period. 95% of the calls are not in my interest to even think about the phone ringing let alone answer it. And the other 5% are NOT emergencies I have to respond to anyway.I guess I do not have phone anxiety?Personally for the op, I would put the phone ringer on MUTE while listening to music.So calls automatically go to the message.
If your livelihood depends on the phone.. I would get a second phone?Have the first one with your current number for business calls only.Use the second for the calendar and misc stuff.Then you can be on the phone and have your calendar in front of you.I do not know if it would be a PITA or a blessing...LOLAnother plus would be if the business phone rings, you KNOW it is a client or potential client. Vs family/friends on the second phone.
One more inexpensive option - the Apple Remote. (The $19 silver one, though I suppose you could use the new Siri Remote as well.)I use one to pause Roon on my Mac Mini music server when I'm in a hurry. Works with iTunes as well.There are knock-offs for a fraction of the $19 OEM price, but I have no idea how well they work. And IR learning remote should be able to learn the codes as well.
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