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Mazda 3 Owners Manual: How to use iPod mode (Type A)

Mazda 3. How to use iPod mode


An iPod may not be compatible depending on the model or OS version. In this case, an error message is displayed.

NOTE The iPod functions on the iPod cannot be operated while it is connected to the unit because the unit controls the iPod functions.

Playback

  1. Switch the ignition to ACC or ON.
  2. Press the power/volume dial to turn the audio system on.
  3. Press the media button ( ) to
    switch to the iPod mode and start playback.

NOTE

Pause

To stop playback, press the play/pause button ( 4 ).

Press the button again to resume playback.

Fast-forward/Reverse

Press and hold the fast-forward button (
) to advance through a track at high speed.

Press and hold the reverse button (
) to reverse through a track at high speed.

Track search

Press the track up button ( )
once to skip forward to the beginning of the next track.

Press the track down button ( )
within a few seconds (depends on iPod software version) after playback begins to track down to the beginning of the previous track.

Press the track down button ( )
after a few seconds (depends on iPod software version) have elapsed to start playback from the beginning of the current track.

Category search

Press the category down button ( 5 ) to select the previous category and press the category up button ( 6 ) to select the next category.

NOTE The types of categories include Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, Composer, and Audio book.

List search

Press the list down button ( )
to select the previous list and press the list up button ( ) to select the next list.


NOTE When the selected category is Song or Audio book, there is no list.

Music scan

This function scans the titles in a list currently being played and plays 10 seconds of each song to aid you in finding a song you want to listen to.

Press and hold the scan button ( )
during playback to start the scan play operation (the track number will flash).

Press and hold the scan button ( )
again to cancel scan playback.

NOTE If the unit is left in scan, normal playback will resume where scan was selected.

Repeat playback

  1. Press the repeat button ( 1 ) during playback to play the current track repeatedly. TRACK RPT is displayed ( is displayed next to RPT at the bottom of the display area).
  2. Press the button again to cancel the repeat playback.

Random playback

Tracks are randomly selected and played.

Song random

  1. Press the random button ( 2 ) during playback to play the tracks in the list randomly. SONG RDM is displayed ( is displayed next to RDM at
    the bottom of the display area).
  2. To cancel the random playback, press the button again after 3 seconds.

Album random

  1. Press the random button ( 2 ) during playback, and then press the button again within 3 seconds to play the tracks in the iPod randomly. ALBUM RDM is displayed ( is
    displayed next to RDM at the bottom of the display area).
  2. Press the button again to cancel the random playback.

NOTE The track number being played randomly is in the order of the iPod shuffle table.

Switching the display

The information displayed on the audio display changes as follows each time the text button ( 3 ) is pressed during playback.

Mazda 3. Switching the display


NOTE

Display scroll

13 characters can be displayed at one time. To display the rest of the characters of a long title, press and hold the text button ( 3 ). The display scrolls the next 13 characters. Press and hold the text button ( 3 ) again after the last 13 characters have been displayed to return to the beginning of the title.

NOTE The number of characters which can be displayed is restricted.

Error Messages

If the message CHECK iPod is displayed, it indicates that there is a malfunction in the iPod. Verify that the content recorded in the iPod has playable files and connect correctly. If the message reappears, have the unit checked by an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

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