How to use iPhone earphones control to fast forward or rewind Podcasts play

So you don't need to reach your pocket when jogging or running

May 09, 2015 iphone

Unlike listening to music which doesn't require paying much attention, for Podcasts missing an important 5 seconds due to a loud motorbike passing by is critical. I find myself grabbing the phone from pockets and tapping the screen to rewind so stupid, I was sure there must be better way to do it, and here is the tip: using iPhone earphones control to do it!

Fast forward and rewind

  • Double click and hold down the middle button to fast forward, 10 seconds each jump.
  • Triple click and hold down the middle button to rewind, 10 seconds each jump.

This also works for other audios like music.


Qihuan Piao

Qihuan Piao

Qihuan Piao(aka kinopyo) is Chinese based in Tokyo, Japan. Fulltime fullstack software writer using Rails. He shares coding tips, personal failures and random success in this blog. His infamous line - "I feel calm when I kill those monsters, or people (in game)" shocks his friends deeply.