Wave Control Pro

Wave Control Pro


(4 stars)


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5,000 - 10,000 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 31, 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 now available

This 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 Administrator in Settings Tab

Actions for Pro: Stop, Fast Forward, Rewind, Volume Up/Down, Launch Google Voice Search, Screen Toggle On/Off, Toggle UI, Recent Apps, Cycle Apps, None

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

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

Player Compatibility List:
Any Music/Streaming/Video app that supports "Headset Controls"

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

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

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 1 second delay before another gesture will be registered
Practice your wave techniques by checking the "Last Action"
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 to test every phone. If there is a problem, please email me at marksthinktank@gmail.com and give me a chance to figure it out before leaving a bad review!

Incompatibility List:
*HTC EVO 4G (erratic sensor reading cause commands to trigger on their own)

Permissions Needed:
Wake Lock:So it will work when the screen is off on some phones
Read Phone State:So it can switch modes when phone is ringing or in-call
Vibrate: To use when screen if off or app not in focus
Write Settings: For Screen Off functionality
Get Tasks: For Recent Apps functionality
Call Phone: For new Call Controls options
Modify Audio Settings: For Speakerphone in call controls

Developed on a Samsung Galaxy SIII

Recently changed in this version

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 support for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Gesture Sensor
Bug fixes

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Comments and ratings for Wave Control Pro
  • (69)

    by Randy Kinder on 16/04/2014

    Very touchy on my galaxy note 2, any feedback?

  • (69)

    by Ziyan Tejani on 22/03/2014

    I have heard this app is great but I have a lot od accidental music plays on my samsung galaxy express i8730. Now I cant get a refund either. Please let me get a refund or fix this device. My email is ziyan67@hotmail.com. - Its been a year since I wrote that review and still no response

  • (69)

    by Bryant Beckfield on 22/02/2014

    I use this every day. Driving, at work, at home, everywhere. The launch in background option and gesture selection are actually the main reasons I went pro and it makes a big difference. I wish you could easily switch target media app or just have it control multiple but that's not a huge deal. Wave control pro is great!

  • (69)

    by Minh Lết on 21/02/2014

    Better battery consumptions after update. Great work guys!

  • (69)

    by William Magann on 30/01/2014

    Does exactly what it says. Saves me from having to pick up my phone countless times a day. I bought the pro version to support the developers. Don't know how I lived without it. Thanks for actually making things quicker and easier!

  • (69)

    by Minh Tran on 15/01/2014

    Thus changing to previous track action don't seem to work on aWARemote for me. It would be great if we can wave up, down to change the volume.

  • (69)

    by Oussama Fayrir on 09/01/2014

    Not that easy to go to two previously tracks or tree, etc... maybe an additional waiting time for previous track gesture. Got some issues when air gesture is on (quick glance) Maybe sound volume of gesture recognition could be set up and vibration force too. Galaxy S4 Androïd 4.3 no root

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