If you are like me, you look at the iPhone earbuds and leave them in the box. The ones I got with my previous iPods were pretty non-descript and very basic.
It wasn’t until i started reading the manual (ughh) that I realized that these earbuds are not the typical iPod headphones. They come with a special switch/microphone that lies between the earbuds and the place where the two separate wires join together. You can use this switch to do all sorts of things. And it even works when the iPhone is locked.
When you are listening to music:
- Click once to pause, and again to play.
Click twice quickly to skip to the next track
If you get a call while the headset is plugged in, you can hear the ringtone through both the iPhone speaker and the headset. HERE IS THE COOLEST PART. If you are listening to music when the phone rings, The music pauses itself and then resumes when you hang up.
When the phone rings:
- Click once to pick up the call. The microphone allows you to talk with just the headphones on.
- You can also reject the call. Press and hold for about two seconds, then let
go. When you let go, two low beeps confirm you declined the call. (you can also do this by pressing the on/off button at the top of the phone)
When you are already on a call:
- Click once to end a call
When you are already on a call, and you get a second call:
- Click once to switch to an incoming or on-hold call and put the current call on hold. Click again to switch back to the first call.
- Press and hold for about two seconds, then let go to switch to an incoming call and hang up the first call. When you let go, two low beeps confirm you ended the first call.