The iPhone’s headphones have a set of three buttons that can be used in a variety of combinations to perform tasks that will allow users to keep their phones in their pockets. 95% of the iPhone users don’t know these secret tricks. Here are 8 tasks:
1. Activate Siri
If you have an iPhone 4S or later model, you can tap and hold the center button to activate Siri.
2. Answer and end calls
Tapping the center button once, attends an incoming call and tapping it once during a call hangs it up.
3. Ignore incoming calls
When you have an incoming call, press and hold the center button for a few seconds, then release it. Two beeps will be heard that indicate the call has been disconnected.
4. Switch between calls
If you’re in the middle of a call and have another incoming call, tap the center button once to switch calls. Pressing and holding the button for two seconds will end the new call.
5. Take a picture
When inside the default camera app, press the volume up button to take a picture. This does not work for Instagram or any other apps.
6. Play/pause song or video
Press the center button to pause. Press again to resume.
7. Fast forward or rewind through a song
Press the center button twice and hold down on the second tap to fast forward. Press it three times and hold down on the third tap to rewind.
8. Skip to the next song
Press the center button twice to skip to the next song. Triple tap to go to the previous track.
9. Swapping A Call
Tap the center button once to swap calls – Hold the center button down for about 2 seconds to end the new call.
When listening to music:
Toggle pause/play: Single tap the center button
Return to the previous song: Triple tap the center button
Fast forward a song: Tap the center button two time; long-press the second tap
Rewind a song: Tap the center button three times; long-press the third tap.