Headset Button Controller

Headset Button Controller

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Turn the button on a wired headset into a remote control for your music player - and much more!

Headset Button Controller is very configurable, allowing you to play music, change tracks, adjust volume, answer phone calls, start Voice Command and many other things, just by clicking the button on your headset.

Headset Button Controller is shipped with a powerful default configuration, but you can change almost every action performed. Once you have configured it with your preferences, it runs in the background using almost no CPU. It has been tested with a wide variety of different Android devices and music apps and works with both single-button headsets, and Android-specific 3-button headsets.

Default configuration for single-button headsets (center button for 3-button headsets):
* Single press: play / pause (+ answer call / end call)
* Double press: next track (+ decline call / mute microphone)
* Triple press: previous track
* Quadruple press: previous track (2x)
* Long press: Volume control [2]
* Press and hold: Fast forward [3]
* Double press and hold: Rewind [3]
* Triple press and hold: disabled

All of the above options are configurable to any of the following:
* Stop
* Play / pause
* Next track
* Previous track
* Previous track (2x)
* Mute / unmute
* Voice command
* Voice search
* Redial last number
* Say current time (Text-To-Speech required)
* Launch app
* Launch shortcut
* Tasker task [1]
* Switch profile

Additionally the long press options are configurable to any of the following:
* Volume control [2]
* Rewind [3]
* Fast forward [3]

[1] Requires the app 'Tasker'
[2] While the button is held down, the volume is initially reset to the minimum limit (see below) and then raised until the button is released
[3] Not every music player app supports rewind / fast forward

With a 3-button headset, volume control is also configurable with the left and right headset buttons.

Music app selection
Headset Button Controller controls the currently running music app. You are also able to explicitly specify which installed music app you want to control.

Volume control features
Headset Button Controller remembers the music volume when the headphone is unplugged and can restore it when the headphone is plugged in again.
* Min volume limit: Start volume level of the 'volume control' command
* Max volume limit: Ensures that the headset music volume never exceeds this limit

Call features
You are also able to control calls with the headset button:
* answer call / end call on single press (configurable)
* decline call / mute microphone on double press (configurable)
* adjust volume during a call (see volume control)
* announce caller name (Text-To-Speech required)
You can also configure Headset Button Controller to automatically answer an incoming call after a configurable delay.

Headset plug in / out
You can configure an action to be performed when the headset gets plugged in / out.

You can create different 'configuration profiles' which you can switch between. Add a widget or a shortcut to your home screen to easily change your profile. It is also possible to switch profile from the 'Tasker' or 'Locale' app (Locale plug-in). All settings can be backed up on SD card.

This is the full version of Headset Button Controller. To check if this app works with your phone / music player correctly, we suggest you first install the trial version of this app before buying.

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Recently changed in this version

- smaller step size of Min-/Max-Volume
- minor bugfix

* Jelly Bean: The long press commands of the center button are reserved by Google Now and cannot be configured with this app.
* Headset Button Controller cannot support the separate volume control buttons on the iPhone headset - this is a limitation of the Android framework.

Comments and ratings for Headset Button Controller
  • (69 stars)

    by Graeme Duffy on 17/04/2014

    It does what it says and generally does it well. It is prone to some delay on my s4 which is annoying.

  • (69 stars)

    by Andre Gascoigne on 15/04/2014

    App works really well, but my only issue is that any long click actions get hijacked by google search (the siri clone thing). Any workarounds or tricks for disabling this? I means i only have half the options!

  • (69 stars)

    by Ibrahim maida on 15/04/2014

    Love being able to skip backwards as you can't with s4 headset and the fact it says the person's name when you are receiving a call makes it so you don't have to take your phone out your pocket. I don't like that it randomly vibrates tho

  • (69 stars)

    by Jay Woods on 09/04/2014

    Should have been my first download to remotely activate S Voice

  • (69 stars)

    by Randall Stevens on 05/04/2014

    Only works with one center button, not the other two and with the center can only access pause and next single. Other sequences don't function. Using Shure SE-1's headset, HTC One S phone, and Google Play Music.

  • (69 stars)

    by Joseph Marchant on 30/03/2014

    I've been using this app pretty much since my first smartphone. I would love to see compatibility with my new Bluetooth headphones though.

  • (69 stars)

    by Rafael Belinky on 26/03/2014

    Clicking mid button doesn't pause anymore, it just plays. Can't change function for other buttons at all.