With the narrow display of an iPhone, it can be hard to see the full names of tracks or albums. While this isn’t a problem with much popular music, it can be an annoyance with classical music, where both of these items can be quite long.
Let me give you an example. I’m a fan of Hyperion Records’ Romantic Piano Concerto series (Volume 60 is the latest in the series). If I want to listen to them on my iPhone, I can look at a list of albums and see what seems to be a long list of similar titles. But if I tap and hold on a title, a popup displays showing me the full title.
I’ve already adopted a tagging technique to make it easier to find my music; I put the composer’s name in the Artist tag, which is why you see the names of composers below the album titles. But if you don’t do this, you’d see long artist names as well, and the popup will also let you read those names more easily.
So if you’re trying to figure out which album is which – and this goes for songs too – just tap and hold, and the popup will give you full information.