The Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic (iPhone 5) and the Apple Earphones with Remote andMic (iPhone 4S or earlier) feature a microphone, volume buttons, and an integrated button thatallows you to answer and end calls, and control audio and video playback.
Plug in the headset to listen to music or make a phone call. Press the center button to controlmusic playback and answer or end calls, even when iPhone is locked.Adjust the volume: Press the + or - button.
Use the center button to control music playback: Pause a song or video: Press the center button. Press again to resume playback. Skip to the next song: Press the center button twice quickly. Return to the previous song: Press the center button three times quickly. Fast-forward: Press the center button twice quickly and hold. Rewind: Press the center button three times quickly and hold.Use the center button to answer or make phone calls: Answer an incoming call: Press the center button. End the current call: Press the center button. Decline an incoming call: Press and hold the center button for about two seconds, then let go.Two low beeps confirm you declined the call. Switch to an incoming or on-hold call, and put the current call on hold: Press the center button.Press again to switch back to the first call. Switch to an incoming or on-hold call, and end the current call: Press and hold the center buttonfor about two seconds, then let go. Two low beeps confirm you ended the first call.Use Siri or Voice Control: Press and hold the center button.
If you get a call while the headset is plugged in, you can hear the ringtone through both theiPhone speaker and the headset.