Apple Earphones and In-Ear Headphones can do more than just play audio. These special headphones come with a small remote control attached to the cord, which is super handy for talking on the phone and skipping through songs. It’s also incredibly easy to use! Get the most out of your Apple Earphones or In-Ear Headphones by becoming familiar with the features of its remote.
EditMaking and Receiving Voice Calls
- Launch Siri to make a phone call. You’ll need to use Siri to make a phone call with your headset. With the headphones in your ears, start Siri by pressing and holding the center button on the remote. As you hold the button, say “Call Andrew” to call the contact in your phone labeled “Andrew.” If you don’t have Siri, you’ll need to use your iPhone directly to make calls.
- Answer an incoming call by pressing the center button on the remote. You won’t have to hold it down—pressing it once will accept the call.
- If you want to decline the incoming call, hold the center button down for two seconds. When you hear two beeps, the call will be sent to your voicemail.
- If you’re already on one call and want to accept a second, press the center button once. If and when you want to return to the first call, press the center button again. You can swap calls as much as you want with this technique.
- Adjust the volume level. You can use the plus button (+) on the remote to raise the volume of the earphones and microphone. Use the minus button (-) to reduce the volume.
- End the phone call by pressing the center button. When you are ready to hang up, pressing the center button will end the call.
- If you are hanging up because you received a new phone call, you can end the current call and switch directly to the new one by holding the center button down for two seconds (while still on the first call). This will hang up the first call and place you on the line with the second caller.
EditControlling Music and Podcasts
- Play a song or podcast in the Music app. With the earphones plugged into the headphone jack of your iPhone, tap open the Music app and play an audio track.
- Adjust the audio volume. On the remote control attached to the wire on your headphones, press the plus (+) button to raise the volume. To lower the volume, press the minus (-) button.
- Pause the song by pressing the center button. Hit the button just once to temporarily stop the song. Restart the song by pressing the center button once more.
- Skip to the next track by quickly pressing the center button twice. Think of the motion as a double-click, just as you would open a program on a computer with your mouse.
- Fast forward within a song or podcast. Press the center button twice and hold it down on the second press to move forward quickly within a song. To stop the fast-forward, release the center button.
- Rewind within a song or podcast. This function is similar to fast-forwarding, but this time you’ll be pressing the center button three times (rapidly), then holding the button down on the last press. Let go of the button when you want to stop rewinding.
- Skip back to the previous song or podcast. You can listen to the song you were listening to previously by quickly pressing the center button three times.
- You can use Siri by pressing the center button on the remote when not on a call or listening to audio. Other than starting Siri, the software functions the same as it does without a headset.
- These functions are not always available in all apps.
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