iPhone’s “Home” Button Tricks

3 08 2008

“Home” button have been there since iPhone firmware 1.1.1. Actually, most user don’t know “Home”  button is very use full. I am sure many of you listen to music on your iPhone while surfing the internet or while using other applications, after all iPhone is also the best iPod Apple has created so far.

If you wanted to access the iPod controls while using any application simultaneously, you might be hitting the home button and then launching the iPod application from the home screen. However, there is some tricks to access the iPhone’s iPod controls.

ipod controls

iPod controls

What would you do is just double clicking the “Home” button on your iPhone brings up a set of controls for volume, skipping tracks, and pausing your music without leaving the current application. There’s even a “Music” button that takes you straight to the iPod application.

This trick also works while you phone in the unlock mode where at your iPhone screen shows “Slide to unlock”. If you double click the “Home” button from “Slide to unlock” screen or when the iPhone is in sleep mode, a set of iPod controls will appear below the clock which give you access to play/pause, skip, and volume controls. Even tough, when you have no music playing, then double-clicking the “Home” button will bring up your Favorites list in the Phone apps.

iPhone in unlock mode

iPhone in unlock mode

You can customize the “Home” button double-click feature from Settings >> General >> Home Button.

This is extremely helpful when you need quick access to your phone from another application.