The three click secret of Windows Phone headsets

Content type >> Music tracks Nokia Mix Radio Podcasts
Single press of only/centre button Play/pause Play/pause Play/pause
Double press of only/centre button Next track Next track Skip ahead 30 seconds
Triple press of only/centre button Previous track No effect Skip back 30 seconds*

920controlAllAboutWindowsPhone has had a look at a rarely known feature of the  headsets packaged with our Windows Phones.

These headsets can either come in a single button or 3 button (with volume up and down) variety.

I think most of us know we can pause or play music by clicking on the button, but how many readers know that you can also use the same button to advance to the next track or skip 30 seconds ahead when listening to a podcast by double clicking, or even better use triple clicks to go back one track or skip 30 seconds back?

I suspect many readers will now be looking for the box their phone came in and try and dig up that often neglected accessory.


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