Wave Control

Wave Control


(3 stars)


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500,000 - 1,000,000 downloads

  • Good 'how to use' explanation
  • Good set of options
  • Too finicky
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Expert's Review

"Control Your Music With Gestures"

Reviewed by / Mar 30, 2015

Control your music and calls with gestures using your phones sensor.


Wave Control is about as good as gesture control apps get. It has a good explanation on how to use it, and lots of set up options. However like all gesture control apps, it just doesn't work all that well - the little light sensor on your phone requires you to get your hand far to close to register waves properly.


As gesture control apps go, this one is good, It has a great explanation on how to use it, and plenty of set up and customization options.


Because of the way the app works, using your phones light sensor, it just doesn't work very well. It's far to finicky, to the point where it would be much faster to just unlock your phone and hit play.

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Developer's original description available here
Control your music and video playback and calls with waves of your hand over your phone. No touching required. Control music with the screen off too.

Works with your favorite music/streaming and video apps.

Get air gestures today on the phone you have now.

One of Lifehacker's Best Android Apps 2012
One of PC World's Best Android Apps 2012 (so far)

NEW: For GALAXY Note 3 and GALAXY S5, additional Left/Right/Up/Down gestures available

This version has purchasable upgrades to pick and choose features as they become available. Pro version gives all current and future features at no additional cost.

Known Issues:
Galaxy Ace, Y, and Fit: Try a different music app for the list further down.
If Screen Off not working - Turn on Device Admin in Settings

*Check the Player Compatibility List further down*

Great for:
At your desk - No need to turn on the screen or unlock to change songs
Driving - Don't take your eyes off the road to change songs
Cooking - Control your music with your hands covered in dough
Cleaning -Don't worry about getting dirt and grime all over your screen
Eating - Don't worry about smearing all that burger juice on your phone
Working Out- Don't fall off the treadmill trying to unlock your phone

As seen on:
Huffington Post

Easy to use, just wave your hand over the sensor (usually located just next to the earpiece).
Holding it there (hover) - Pause/Resume
One wave across - Next Song
Two waves across - Previous Song
Three times - Enable/Disable the controls

If you would like to help put Wave Control in your native language, please email me!

Many Thanks to the following translators!!
Spanish - Rodrigo
Turkish - Erdem Arslan
Chinese (Simplified) - George
Hungarian - David Benedek (www.benedekdavid.info)
Polish - Marcin

Be sure to enable Headset Button Control in your player of choice

Player Compatibility List:
Any Music app that supports "Headset Controls" includes all the most popular apps.

Some Notes:
Tip for the hover gesture: if you move your hand away too quickly it'll register a wave
After an action, there is a delay before another gesture will be registered
Practice your wave techniques in the "Last Action" section
If you're getting another player responding to the commands, use the Set Target Media App setting

The sensor WILL behave differently on different phones. I don't have the resources test on every phone. If there is a problem, please email me to give me a chance to fix it out before leaving a bad review!

Permissions Needed:
Wake Lock:To work when the screen is off
Read Phone State:To switch modes when phone is ringing or in-call
Internet:For Ad Supported Version
Access Network State: For Ad Supported Version
Access Coarse Location:This is not GPS -- For Ad Supported Version
Write External Storage:For Ad Supported Version
Vibrate Used when app not in foreground or screen is off
Write Settings:For Screen Toggle On/Off action
Billing:For Upgrades Store
Get Tasks: For Recent Apps and Cycle Apps actions
Call Phone: For Call Controls functionality
Modify Audio Settings: For Speakerphone in call controls

Developed on a Samsung Galaxy SIII

Recently changed in this version

V2.86: Ad fixes

Fix for "Previous" displaying instead of "Next" (bug from V2.84)

Crash Fixes for App in Background and swiping from Recent Apps
Note 3 fixes for UI errors

New Spanish Translation, should make more sense now. Thanks Rodrigo!
Added Note 3 sensor to Sensor Setup
Fixed sensor timing not displaying properly in the setup area
Added Google Analytics

Added support for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Gesture Sensor
Bug fixes

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Comments and ratings for Wave Control
  • (46)

    by amit kumar on 28/06/2014

    Not working.... Cow dung....

  • (46)

    by Jimmy Turk on 27/06/2014

    One app I paid for in confidence support would continue. I can't find solutions to the problems and checking the XDA forum returns no results/the right answers, it appears all support and development has stopped. Guess it's time to move on

  • (46)

    by Josh Barribal on 19/06/2014

    Cool app must try

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    by Bhajan lal on 19/06/2014


  • (46)

    by Sovan Bajracharya on 17/06/2014

    App is great but it doesnt auto run while i open media. But still Thumbs up

  • (46)

    by farieza Zul on 08/06/2014

    give me more faster

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    by u bogicihui on 04/06/2014


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