Believe it not, those three buttons on your Apple iPhone headphones can perform more than a dozen different tasks.
Keeping your original iPhone headphones can actually be the most practical thing you do. Besides answering calls and controlling volume, the 3 buttons have the combined ability to perform more than a dozen different tasks.
Play Music: To resume the last playlist you were listening to, simply press the center button once. To pause the music, press it once again.
Skip Songs: To skip a song press the center button twice in a row.
Replay Music: Press the center button three times to either start the song you’re listening to from the beginning, or go back to the previous song.
Fast-Forward Music: To skip a part of music, press the center button twice and hold it until you reach the part you want to listen to.
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Rewind: To go back in a song, press the center button three times and hold until you reach the part you want to listen to.
Answer Calls: When you have an incoming call, press the center button once to pick up. You also close calls by clicking the center button once.
Ignore Calls: To ignore a call and redirect it, press and hold the center button.
Answer Second Call: To answer a second call and put your first one on hold, also just press the center button once.
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Switch Calls: When you’re on more than one call, you can switch through them by pressing the center button once.
Ending One Call Only: To end one call and keep the other on, press and hold the center button.
Ignore Second Call: To ignore a second call while you’re on a first call, press and hold the center button.
Activate Siri: You can activate Siri by pressing and holding the center button.
Take Photos: You can take photos without actually holding the phone with either of the volume buttons.