Activating app with volume buttons

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by Kamil1232, May 11, 2015.

  1. Kamil1232 macrumors newbie

    May 11, 2015
    Is there a way I could set up an app to run in the background and open up and activate if you say double tapped the volume down button?
  2. ChristianVirtual macrumors 601


    May 10, 2010
    Unlikely with official API ... :apple: wouldn't allow you to change the use of standard buttons like those. It would be against their overall concept and desired UX.
    If possible when jail broken I don't know ...


    Something learned: there is actually an API, see

    Might be possible to build something on it; still it would be against the expected Ux
  3. xArtx macrumors 6502a

    Mar 30, 2012
    It’s specifically mentioned in guidelines that you can’t use certain buttons for any other function.
    (even if you find a way to do it), and the volume buttons are included.

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