You probably know you can answer calls and control music with your iPhone’s headset, but it actually has other shortcuts too. Here’s how to decline calls, fast-forward music and more without taking your headphones out.
Photo by Nicholas Lundgaard.
Chris D’Lando runs through eight different functions of the Apple remote headphones over at Tekserve. While most of them are ones you probably already knew, there are a few that are a bit more obscure:
To fast-forward through the current track, press the centre Button twice and hold the second press. To rewind, press the centre Button three times and hold on the third press. Release the centre Button to resume playing.
You can ignore an incoming phone call by holding down the centre Button for roughly two seconds. After you release the button, two beeps will let you know the call has been successfully declined.
You can also switch calls, activate Siri and take pictures from afar. Hit the link to get Tekserve’s full list of iPhone headset shortcuts.