I have Samsung Galaxy Ace.

I listen to music using headphones. If I press button on headphones, it pauses/plays music. It is really annoying that I need to take phone out of my pocket, unlock the screen, and skip a song.

Is there a way to press a button on headphone, have it skip the current song and move to the next song like on Nokia phones? Is there any music player supporting this?

Thanks in advance.

  • 2
    Have you tried double press? While attempting try with different time gap between each press.
    – Narayanan
    Jan 4, 2013 at 11:51

2 Answers 2


There are plenty of solutions available on the Google Playstore -- just search it for "headset control. Having a Philips headset, I use their Philips Headset and am really satisfied with it: One tap = pause/play, two-tap = forward 1 track, 3 tap = backward 1 track. Long-Tap (hold it) = volume up, tap and then long-tap = volume down... Most of these apps follow that scheme, many also allow to customize it. JAYS Headset Control should be a good option as well, but didn't work to well with my Philips headset; so if one doesn't do as expected, don't give up but try another.

  • The link to JAYS Headset Control appears dead.
    – Firelord
    Jan 9, 2019 at 7:18
  • @Firelord it's just an example; the search link should still work. According to Appbrain the app was indeed unpublished in 2017. I could also add the link to my corresponding app list :)
    – Izzy
    Jan 9, 2019 at 18:55
  • I find plenty of apps that do more than needed and ask for more permissions than I am willing to give :(
    – donquixote
    Dec 11, 2020 at 23:29

Double tapping on the button with two little dots works for me

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