How to make Headset Button more useful in Android

Normally A Headset button is really helpful while doing your normal task like jogging, cooking, Eating cookies or traveling, it gives you the power to control music, use call features or just accessing Google assistant feature without touching the screen.And if you thinking that these works are enough for the tinny button, then you are wrong because we can still tweak the single button headset to control media, Camera, Apps, and other tasks and app launch.So in this post, we will talk about the Benefits, Tweaking Process, and how to tweak your headset button using some apps.So let’s talk about the working of this tweak.

How to make Headset Button more useful in Android

How this headset buttonTweaking trick Works:-

  • The working is very simple when you install any app from the below list then the app will allow the user to set or configure the task for the button and next time when you will press the button the smartphone will perform that task.For example, I configured an ” App Launch ” task for the single click of the headset button so when I will press the button once the desired app will be launched automatically.
  • You can also configure multiple tasks by configuring the tasks on the number of headset button press.For example:
    • Single press: play / pause (+ answer call / end call)
    • Double press: next track (+ decline call / mute microphone)
    • Triple press: previous track
    • Quadruple press: previous track
    • Long press: Volume control
    • Press and hold: Fast forward
    • Double press and hold: Rewind
    • Triple press and hold: disabled

After explaining the working, here we present the list of benefits you will get after tweaking the settings for the headset buttons.

Benefits of tweaking the headset button:

  • You can change almost every action/task performed.
  • Once you have configured it with your preferences, it runs in the background using almost no CPU.
  • Most of the app works on wide variety of different Android devices and music apps and works with both single-button headsets, and Android-specific 3-button headsets.
  • You do not need to touch the phone or to take the phone out of your pocket while traveling to do some simple work.
  • You can use the headset button for the following simple but important tasks:-
    • Voice search
    • Redial last number
    • Say current time (Text-To-Speech required)
    • Launch app
    • Launch shortcut
    • Tasker task {Tasker app needed]
    • Switch profile
    • Take Picture,
    • Control Music Player
      • Stop
      • Play/pause
      • Next track
      • Previous track
      • Previous track
      • Mute/unmute
      • Voice command
      • Rewind /Fast forward, and many more.

Now here is the process to tweak the setting of Headset buttons.

Process to make Headset Button more useful in Android

Actually, the process is very simple. which is written following.You just have to choose the task which has to be performed by pressing the headset button.

  • Download any one app from the play store according to your Requirements.
  • After Installing Launch the app.
  • Check the default configuration. If you want any changes then configure it with your own preferences.

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So here are the apps that will tweak the settings of your phone automatically to get the full benefits of this tinny headset button.

5 Apps to tweak the Headset Button

5 Apps to tweak the Headset Button We Observed

1. Headset Button Controller

Developed by: Kristoph Kober

Headset Button controller is the first one in our list it is a simple app that allows you to tweak headset button options. Headset Button controller works well with one button or 3 button headsets. Headset Button Controller is shipped with a powerful default configuration, but you can change almost every action performed as per your requirements. Once you have configured it with your preferences, it runs in the background using almost no CPU. It has been tested with a very wide variety of different Android devices and music apps.You can also create custom profiles in it, to manage things better, or use the default configuration. You can use the headset button controller to control music apps, launch any app, use voice commands, change call features, control volume and much more with the tinny headset buttons.

Download it from PlayStore (Trial & Paid)

2. Button Mapper: Remap your keys

Developed by: flar2

Button Mapper is not completely dedicated to Headset Buttons but it is a Physical button mapper. So you can use it for headset’s button also. Button Mapper provides you a good UI to easily map custom actions to your volume buttons, headset’s button or any other buttons on your phone. You can remap buttons to launch any app, shortcut or custom action.You can Assign custom actions to single presses, double taps and long presses of your phone’s hardware buttons. Root is not required to perform these changes.In additional if any button on your smartphone is not listed then you can also scan and add that button very easily.

Download it From Playstore (Free)

3. Headset Droid

Developed by: TVK Development

Headset Droid allows you to tweak the headset related functionalities while running in the background with minimal CPU usage. With Headset Droid you can easily customize the way you can use the buttons on your headset.  You can also check and configure click combinations, button actions to control music apps like control volume, next song, previous song, other than music app you can also call, redial, hold, answer or reject calls, launch an app, say time, control volume.You can set the behavior when you plug in the headset and export the settings to your SD card with this app.

Download It from PlayStore (Paid) 

4. Ultimate HeadSet Controller + Equalizer

Developed By: Danez

Ultimate HeadSet Controller + Equalizer is free headset controller app. Basically, it is a music controller app.You can use clicks and long press to use different actions to control your music. The app is compatible with jelly bean and a few custom ROMs as well. You can enable/ disable Data and Wi-Fi using this app. It is a very Easy and powerful app.With Ultimate HeadSet Controller + Equalizer, You can control all you need while listening music and any Music Player

Download it From Playstore (Free)

5. Headphone automate

Developed By: Geisterfahrer

I am adding this app because there are very few apps that allow us to take pictures just by pressing the Headset’s button.this app is full of ads but still, it allows us to launch apps, take pictures or lock/unlock your phone just using headset’s button.This app uses its own camera app which will capture a low-quality picture.

Download it From Playstore (Free)

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So In this article, we have talked about “How to make Headset Button more useful in Android”. We talked about working, benefits, process, and Apps, to tweak the settings for the headset button to make it more useful. I Hope you will like this if you did then please share it with your friends.

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