1. Farid Djebara's Avatar
    So I've recently transferred from iPhone to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and one of the first things that I noticed was the fact that whenever I press the button on my headphones to either change tracks or just pause the song, the time taken for it to do so is at least 5 seconds, once it took 20 seconds just to pause! I've been using spotify to listen to my music by the way.
    Please help because this is really annoying me, especially since I live in a cold area and don't like to get my phone out or take my gloves off.
    03-14-2014 06:52 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! A bunch of these headphones/earphones with remote controls that are specifically designed for iPhones don't always work well with Android. iPhones use a slightly different headphone jack standard. I see a lot of complaints about various Beats headphones not working well with Android devices. If your headphones were designed for iPhones, then you should look for a new pair that specifically states Android compatibility.
    03-14-2014 09:52 PM
  3. Farid Djebara's Avatar
    The headphones I use came with the phone, they are Samsung headphones.
    03-15-2014 01:52 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    How does it work on other music apps, especially the Samsung one or Google Play Music? Maybe it's a problem with Spotify.

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    03-15-2014 02:11 PM
  5. Farid Djebara's Avatar
    It has the same problem with any app I try, including the main music one.
    However it sometimes work normally whilst at other times there's a major delay
    03-17-2014 06:56 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Have you tried cleaning the headphone jack? Some debris could potentially be interfering with the contacts. Try rooting around with a damp toothpick, or cleaning the contacts with a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol, or blowing it out with a can of compressed air.
    03-17-2014 07:56 PM
  7. Farid Djebara's Avatar
    Still getting the same problem
    04-11-2014 06:23 PM
  8. joebloggs2's Avatar
    Hey man,

    This is a very common and annoying problem with android, not the phone or headset. It occurs across many models, especially samsung, it seems, and I have this issue occuring on my new s4 mini, but strangely it's also started doing it on my old ace, where it didn't before the arrival of my s4 mini. what verified it was android, for me, was that it also occurs without the headphones, ie it happens when the phone is playing music via a standard 3.5mm jack > powered speakers, and the screen locks. Kaboom. Locked headphone buttons, too. Like you, taking up to 20 secs to respond.

    I know of no solution at this time, but I'm pretty confident this isn't a hardware issue.

    04-08-2015 12:28 PM

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