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    Default Can Apple Headphones work on Galaxy S4?

    I just made my switch from iphone to galaxy s4 a few days ago, when i plug in the apple headphone to my new phone, I found out the the buttons didn't work. The pause and play button work only on some apps, but the volume button didn't work at all. I want to ask if anyone on the forum know a way to make the headphone button work. I dont mind buying apps or rooting the phone if needed. Please help, i really like the design of the iphone headphone.

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    Default Re: Can Apple Headphones work on Galaxy S4?

    Different manufacturers configure the headphone jack differently. It's really annoying, but what it means that headphones designed specifically for Apple won't always be compatible with other devices. See this thread for more discussion: Final Soultion: Why Most HEADSETS WON'T WORK
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    Default Re: Can Apple Headphones work on Galaxy S4?

    So there is NO way that the buttons could work? Can't there be atleast a way to fix the center button?
    I also have beats studio, the box said the buttons should work, but the same problem applies. Why is that?
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    Default Re: Can Apple Headphones work on Galaxy S4?

    Did you read through that thread I linked? There were a couple of possible solutions there, but they don't seem that simple.
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    Default Re: Can Apple Headphones work on Galaxy S4?

    They do work, I have tried them. The only problem is that the remote control will not work as it is proprietary to Apple products.
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    Default Re: Can Apple Headphones work on Galaxy S4?

    yeah, same fact with you. And only can control the volume through buttons when plug in the headphones.
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    Default Re: Can Apple Headphones work on Galaxy S4?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jayson Jiang View Post
    So there is NO way that the buttons could work? Can't there be atleast a way to fix the center button?
    I also have beats studio, the box said the buttons should work, but the same problem applies. Why is that?
    If I may add my two cents. As B. Diddy pointed out, "Designed for Apple products" means exactly that. I have Bose AE2i - which are "designed for Apple products." When I used it on my old Droid Incredible, the only thing that worked was the middle button (pause/play music and pick up/end calls). When I use the same headphones with my GS4, the same applies but now I can skip to the next song - but that is it. It sucks but that's the way it is.
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