Sick of the same old boring white earbuds and want to upgrade to a cooler, louder pair of headphones? You may want to rethink that decision! Here are 4 awesome tricks you can do with your iPhone earbuds:
1. Control Incoming Calls
When you know it's one of those days where you'll constantly be on the phone, plug in your iPhone headphones to control your incoming calls. You can use your headphones to answer the call or ignore the call and send it to voicemail without having to touch your phone.
To answer the call, just press the center button on the volume control bar connected to the cord on your earbuds. If you want to ignore the call, all you have to do is press and hold that center button for 2 seconds. If you receive a call while you're on the phone with someone else, you can switch calls by holding the center button for 3 seconds.
2. Control Your Music
If you're like me, you're using your iPhone to listen to music while driving, walking to class or lying in bed at night. What you might not know is that you can use your headphones to fast forward and rewind the song you're listening to without even touching your phone.
To fast forward, press the center button on the volume control bar twice and hold. To rewind, simply triple press the center button quickly.
3. Control Siri
Siri can be your best friend or your worst enemy, depending on her response. I've found that using Siri while having your headphones plugged in makes the experience so much better. First, the closer proximity of the headphone mic allows Siri to understand your commands a whole lot easier than the built in mic on the iPhone. Also, you can use Siri without taking your phone out of your pocket, bag or backpack.
To activate Siri from your headphones, all you have to do is press and hold the center button on the volume control bar for 2 seconds and you'll hear the familiar Siri pinging sound. This can be a lifesaver if you're behind the wheel and need a hands-free solution for using your iPhone.
4. Control Your Camera
Taking awesome photos can sometimes be challenging on the iPhone. Sometimes weird lighting or awkward angles can make it hard to hit the on-screen shutter button. Other times your fingers are wet or greasy from the meal you just put down. Luckily, you can snap photos quickly and easily with your headphones plugged in by hitting the volume up button (+) on the volume control bar. Now you can get to work on perfecting the art of the Selfie or snap photos of unsuspecting passengers on your commute to work.
These cool iPhone headphones tricks aren't limited only to your iOS device, you can also use them with your MacBook! And when you pair these hacks with one of our iPhone remotes like the iNav Elite, the possibilities are endless!