HTML5 Audio does not load/play in IOS Safari

Hello all,

I was trying implement an audio player app like this one in my website

I was using Google drive to host my audio.

I was told by my friends that it worked fine and flawlessly on all browsers and devices except IOS Safari. The codepen does work on Safari on IOS though even if I put the Google drive hosted audio link.

I googled and found out through Stackoverflow that IOS on Safari prevents preloading of audio. And yes I don’t see the audio preloading that I see on all other browsers like chrome. I was wondering how to fix this.