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Whenever I remove the headphone jack1 while I have some media playing2, the file stops (which is what I want and expect) but the media volume also goes down to zero (which is unexpected and I would prefer not to happen).

If I pause the media file before removing the headphone jack this does not occur.

Is this a setting I missed? Is there a way I can prevent it from happening, or do I simply need to remember to pause before removing the jack?

1 Samsung Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.0.4 (although this also happened with 4.0.2).

2 I have observed this with DoggCatcher and Google Music.

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Did you ever use Tasker or Locale to setup some sort of trigger (on headset removal) previously? – Bryan Denny Jun 4 '12 at 14:21
Haven't used either. – Al E. Jun 4 '12 at 15:08
I've come to assume this is a bug, because I've experienced the same problem (along with this seemingly related one). – eldarerathis Jun 4 '12 at 15:38
@eldar: Thanks for the pointer to Volume Control +. I think it'll be helpful (although not for the issue I'm currently having). – Al E. Jun 4 '12 at 15:40
Just as a note there's a similar feature in Cyanogenmod (at least in 7) that when you plug/unplug your headphones it restores the volume to what it was in the same state. – Richard Borcsik Jun 4 '12 at 19:27
up vote 6 down vote accepted

I was having the same problem with my phone until I uninstalled the app. This is the post that clued me into the fix:

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That might be it. I did recently install that app. I'll uninstall and report back. – Al E. Jun 4 '12 at 16:55
Well, what do you know? That appears to be the issue. Now why the %$@# would mess with a global setting like that is a mystery. – Al E. Jun 4 '12 at 16:59
Nice find, by the way. – Al E. Jun 4 '12 at 17:07
Oh wow. I've had other issues with They didn't develop that app very well :/. For example, I lost connection once and (of all apps!) comes up with a screen saying I need a connection to continue using the app (I had already left a room and was no longer using the app before I lost the connection). Then I had a hard time getting that screen to go away, it was as if it kept popping up. Bizarre. – Bryan Denny Jun 4 '12 at 18:35
What a piece of junk. After uninstalling not only did this issue get fixed, but also my device stopped automatically turning off silent mode when plugged in to charge. – Al E. Jun 12 '12 at 15:09

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