Everyone who owns an iPhone also owns a pair of Apple’s standard white earbuds, which Apple calls “EarPods.” These headphones appear simple in design, but they can actually do a lot more than most people realize. In fact, many people use them every day and are unaware of just how robust the three-button control system is. The controls are intuitive, easy to remember, and so convenient that they almost completely eliminate the need to ever take your phone out of your pocket while your EarPods are in. Follow these 11 clicky tips for an easier and more convenient iPhone experience.
1. Play Or Pause
Tapping the center button once will play, pause, or resume a song from your music app or a video you have open.
Double-tap the center button to skip to the next song.
3. Go Back
Click the center button three times to return to the beginning of the track or go back to the previous song.
Double-click and hold the center button on the last click to fast-forward through a track.
Triple-click and hold the center button on the third click to rewind.
6. Answer Call
If you receive a call while your EarPods are in, click the center button once to take it.
7. Hold And Accept Call
If you receive a call while already engaged in another, click the center button once to hold your current call and answer the second one.
8. Ignore Second Call
Hold the center button for about two seconds to ignore the second caller while staying on the line with your current call.
9. Hang Up
Hit the center button once while in a call to hang up.
10. Activate Siri
Press and hold the center button for about two seconds to activate Siri.
11. Take a Photo
In your camera app, click either volume button to snap a photo.
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