Wave Control

Contains adsIn-app purchases
3.9
14.5K reviews
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About this app

Control your music and video playback and calls with waves of your hand over your phone. No touching required. Control music with the screen off too.

Works with your favorite music/streaming and video apps.

Get air gestures today on the phone you have now.

One of Lifehacker's Best Android Apps 2012
One of PC World's Best Android Apps 2012 (so far)

For GALAXY Note 3 and GALAXY S5, additional Left/Right/Up/Down gestures available

This version has purchasable upgrades to pick and choose features as they become available. Pro version gives all current and future features at no additional cost.

Known Issues:
Does not work on new Samsung phones: S10/Note 10 due to lack of sensor access
Galaxy Ace, Y, and Fit: Try a different music app for the list further down.
If Screen Off not working - Turn on Device Admin in Settings

*Check the Player Compatibility List further down*

Great for:
At your desk - No need to turn on the screen or unlock to change songs
Driving - Don't take your eyes off the road to change songs
Cooking - Control your music with your hands covered in dough
Cleaning - Don't worry about getting dirt and grime all over your screen
Eating - Don't worry about smearing all that burger juice on your phone
Working Out- Don't fall off the treadmill trying to unlock your phone

As seen on:
Lifehacker
http://lifehac.kr/J9lnJH
Huffington Post
http://huff.to/HXTU84
TWiT's AAA
http://bit.ly/J7ANty

Easy to use, just wave your hand over the sensor (usually located just next to the earpiece).
Holding it there (hover) - Pause/Resume
One wave across - Next Song
Two waves across - Previous Song
Three times - Enable/Disable the controls

Languages:
If you would like to help put Wave Control in your native language, please email me!

Many Thanks to the following translators!!
Spanish - Rodrigo
Turkish - Erdem Arslan
Chinese (Simplified) - George
Hungarian - David Benedek (www.benedekdavid.info)
Polish - Marcin

Be sure to enable Headset Button Control in your player of choice

Player Compatibility List:
Any Music app that supports "Headset Controls" includes all the most popular apps.

Some Notes:
Tip for the hover gesture: if you move your hand away too quickly it'll register a wave
After an action, there is a delay before another gesture will be registered
Practice your wave techniques in the "Last Action" section
If you're getting another player responding to the commands, use the Set Target Media App setting

*IMPORTANT*
The sensor WILL behave differently on different phones. I don't have the resources test on every phone. If there is a problem, please email me to give me a chance to fix it out before leaving a bad review!

Permissions Needed:
Wake Lock: To work when the screen is off
Read Phone State: To switch modes when phone is ringing or in-call
Internet: For Ad Supported Version
Access Network State: For Ad Supported Version
Access Coarse Location: This is not GPS -- For Ad Supported Version
Write External Storage: For Ad Supported Version
Vibrate Used when app not in foreground or screen is off
Write Settings: For Screen Toggle On/Off action
Billing: For Upgrades Store
Get Tasks: For Recent Apps and Cycle Apps actions
Call Phone: For Call Controls functionality
Modify Audio Settings: For Speakerphone in call controls
(Optional) This app uses the Device Administrator permission. - Screen Lock: Used as an alternative method to turn off the screen if the default one does not work. It will need to be disabled prior to uninstalling the app if used.

Developed on a Samsung Galaxy S7, S8, and S9
Updated on
Jan 11, 2018

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3.9
14.5K reviews
Balaji Ramanathan
October 29, 2020
Got it to work with hover and wave when I first started the app. Even then I could not get it to recognize 2 waves or 3 waves. But afterwards, it just wouldn't respond to any gestures whatsoever. Tinkered with the options for several minutes before finally giving up on it.
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A Google user
October 21, 2018
This app is good but WHY IT DOESN'T PLAY PREVIOUS MUSIC when given 2-WAVES stroke IN MX-PLAYER OPTION? It works all-fine with default music player but in mx player option the play-previous is not working. I always use mx player for audio and video both, so it's difficult for me to switch to default player. My android version is 7.1.2 NOUGAT Does anybody having the same problem with mx-player? Please Help.
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A Google user
May 28, 2019
So far works perfect on my ghetto SM-S357BL. I use it when I listen to music at work to switch songs without having to wash my hands. I will be upgrading soon to take full advantage of all the extra features and controls.
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What's new

Brazilian Portuguese and Indonesian languages added. Update to notification look and feel.