Bluetooth headphones/buds with dedicated skip buttons

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by nagromme, May 8, 2015.

  1. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    To people using iOS 8:

    If you have Bluetooth headphones/earbuds with a dedicated button for Skip Forward and Skip Back, does skipping work reliably?

    Or does it sometimes skip in the opposite direction?

    My Jabra Revo Wireless will sometimes skip in the reverse direction—or keep alternating back and forth when I'm trying to just Skip Forward repeatedly. Or not skip at all.

    If other headphones act the same, I'll chalk it up to an Apple bug. If not... warranty time! :)

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Cptnodegard macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2013
    I have a few sets of Bluetooth headphones I use, but never encountered that issue. Granted, I control playback using my Pebble a lot more than I do the controls on the headphones, but I'm fairly certain that the Pebble uses standard AVRCP on iOS, at least for track skipping (volume seems to go via another protocol as it bugs out if the watch gets partially disconnected, while track skipping, play/pause and media info still works). In which case it would be relevant that I have never seen the issue on the Pebble
  3. Truefan31 macrumors 68040


    Aug 25, 2012
  4. faded03cobra macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2014
  5. Nhwhazup macrumors 68020


    Sep 2, 2010
    New Hampshire
    I have the Jaybirds Bluebuds and the button works fine.
  6. jayrflow macrumors 6502

    Feb 19, 2013
  7. nagromme thread starter macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    Thanks, all! Not an iOS bug then.

    The Jabras have a weird touchpad, and I think there could be a firmware bug. (Bad sign: no firmware updates since 2013.) I will seek a warranty swap in the hopes that it's dud hardware.

    (Otherwise, these a great: light weight, great sound, and can be used wired--including mic and play/pause--even with battery dead. You can even listen to a Mac over USB while they charge. Although the battery lasts me for days anyway.)

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