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Questions regarding the audio output of an Android device in general, rather than a specific audio topic, like music.

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Is there a default/stock sound recorder app?

In most of the Android phones sound recorder has a different look and feel and slightly different functionality. So is the sound recorder is a basic feature of all Android phones? Can I assume that it ...
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Callers cannot hear me unless I turn on speaker phone!

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 (SGH-S959G) and it is a Straight Talk phone (don't know if that makes a difference or not). Anyway, I have only had this phone for about 6 or 7 months. Around August 16, ...
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Audio problems with my Vizio Tablet

I have the 8 inch Vizio tablet Model VTAB1008. The audio stops working out of no where. Even if I plug the headphones in, it doesn't work. Usually when I completely turn it off, and then turn it ...
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How to increase sound and vibration

I have a rooted Android 4.0 phone but the ringer volume and vibration strength for incoming calls is too low/weak for me. Can I increase the ringer volume and vibration strength beyond the currently ...
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How to Disable Auto Silence

My Motorola Electrify M keeps auto-silencing the ringer. How do I disable auto-silece? My phone is running Android version 4.1.2. It seems to go on silent when I have meetings scheduled. It ...
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Enable USB Audio out on ASUS Slider SL101?

I have an ASUS slider SL101, and I want to know how I can enable USB audio out. Running Android 4.0.3. I broke the headphone port, so I need an alternative. Solutions greatly appreciated.
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Why does Sound Recorder in Cyanogenmod need network permission?

It doesn't seem to be able to share sound recordings. Why does it need that permission? Cyanogenmod 10.1 although I've seen it in other versions.
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Caller cannot be heard

When the my Nexus 4 is called, the telephone caller can only be heard when loudspeaker is switched on or with earphones - is this normal? - is this a case for warranty send-back?
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Sound defaults to vibrate

Sound defaults to vibrate after any notification even though phone (Nexus) is on loud. Tried power off and battery switch. Changed vibrate and ring tone settings.
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How to turn off/mute the USSD notification sound in Jelly Bean?

I recently got my Lava Iris 501's OS updated to 4.1.1 and now it even chimes whenever my operator sends me a 'Last Call/SMS/Data Cost' notification. This happens even on the Silent/Meeting modes also. ...
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Why is all sound suddenly gone with HTC One S?

All of a sudden I have no sound with my HTC One S (running Android 4.1.1). No sound is heard when someone tries to call me, and, curiously, the microphone is also muted; the one who's calling me ...
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PDF Reader with MP3 player?

I'm learning a new language using a PDF book and audio dialogues on an Android tablet. My problem is to have a MP3 player near my PDF viewer so I can start/stop audio reading text. Is there an ...
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In call Mute button sound. Can it be STOPPED?

Is there a way to set the MUTE button (the one on the in-call phone menu) to NOT make a sound when pressed. For instance, when I'm in conference calls on my GalaxyS4, and want to mute my microphone, I ...
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Making notifications easier to hear when listening to music

I would like to find some way to make it more likely for me to hear my notifications (mostly incoming SMS) while I'm playing music on my phone. The phone does vibrate, but that is of little help if ...
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Stream from my Android over Wifi to my amp

I have an HTC One and I would like to stream music over wifi via any player app (PowerAmp, Google Play, etc..) to a stereo amp. I looked into Nexus Q, Sonos and more. Which one will actually support ...
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CyanogenMod: Low volume parts of songs are not played (muted)

I have troubles with playing music on Samsung Galaxy S2 with CyanogenMod 10. When I play music to headphones with low volume, playing music is really influent. It seems like playing is being stopped ...
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Auto-switching Audio Widget?

I use a lot of audio apps on my HTC One, like Doggcatcher, Google Music, Tunein Radio, Pandora, NPR, etc. Most, if not all, of these apps have a 4x1 widget which controls playback. These are very ...
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Is it possible to isolate audio input/output devices?

Is it possible to make the 3.5mm audio jack port of an Android device into a purely audio INPUT device (something like a mic)? I would like to see if I can receive audio input via the jack and push ...
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HTC One / Beats Earbud Conflict

The Beats earbuds that came with my HTC One initially worked great: the inline control worked, sounded decent. Recently, the phone fails to recognize them however. When I plug in alternative earbuds ...
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Google Music Gapless Playback Works on my Galaxy Nexus but not my HTC One?

I've recently started using Google Music on my phone but gapless playback isn't working. I listen to a lot of mixed, electronic music albums where it's absolutely essential that it's totally seamless ...
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Mute button doesn't work on a rooted Samsung Galaxy S4

Device: GT-I9500 Android: 4.2.2, rooted Whether I press and hold the power button and select mute from the menu or double-press the sound icon in the pull down notification menu, the phone still ...
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Prevent Notifcations stopping Music Playback

On a Note 2, if I am listening to music or a video, whenever a notification comes in, the audio from the music or video is stopped to play the notification sound. This happens in any app I have ...
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How do I prevent the media volume from changing when a headphone is plugged in?

Device: Samsung Galaxy S4 Android: Stock 4.2.2 When I listen to music with a headphone using PowerAmp, I usually set the Media volume to the max setting. I am hard of hearing. When I'm done, I just ...
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How to change tap sound of an Android device?

The tap sound on my new Jelly Bean Android tablet sounds cheap and tinny. Is it possible to change it?
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Android mic problem and cell freezing problem

I had (and I still have) problem with my phone, a Samsung Galaxy S3. Sometimes people hear me bad or doesn't hear me at all and this is a real vexing problem. I brought the phone in a Samsung ...
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How do I mute the sound when opening a folder in the home screen?

I have a Galaxy Note 2, running Android 4.1.2. Everytime I open or close a folder on the home screen, I hear a click sound. How can I mute this?
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Record phone calls [closed]

Is there a way to record phone calls? I tried some apps that appeared to work but it seems these only record thru the mic, ideally it should work with headset and earphones too but it doesn't and the ...
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Is there a simple way to use the same headphones for my phone and PC, at the same time?

Is there a simple way to stream sound from both my PC and my Android phone to the same set of headphones? I'm open to both hardware and software solutions, but software solutions would be better. ...
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Re-route all audio from tablet to PC-Speakers

My setup is the following: I have a PC and a tablet (Nexus 7), and only one sound system (2.1, 3.5mm input). My goal is to play both sounds coming from my PC and from my Nexus 7 whilst it is in the ...
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How can I record audio running through my S3 speaker on Jellybean?

On my computer I use Replay Media Catcher to capture audio or video clips I want to save offline from the web. Now on my Samsung Galaxy S3 running 4.1.1 I want to record audio from websites. All I ...
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How can I increase the number of volume levels?

Is it possible to increase the number of steps in the volume control? I'd like a finer grained control over the volume level. I have a Galaxy Nexus. Note: I don't want to boost the volume just change ...
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What does “loudness compensation” in the volume settings mean?

In my CyanogenMod 10 sound volume settings/equalizer (at least, for headset), there is "loudness compensation" (with values from "disabled" to "strongest"). What is its effect? (I'm using a Samsung ...
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Audio playing only on right side on my Galaxy S3

I'm using Cyanogenmod cm-10.1.0-RC1 on my Samsung Galaxy S3 (at&t US version) With either a headset or bluetooth, I'm only getting audio from the right side. It doesn't matter which output device ...
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Got weird noises with auxiliary jack while charging in the car

I'm using Galaxy Note. And I got this weird noise with auxiliary jack while charging in the car. There is no noise while music is playing, and there is no noise if the charger is unplugged. How do I ...
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Setting phone to silence, but play notification sound on incoming mail from certain contact

I know "blocking mode" on Samsung S3, but it allows only phone calls from certain contacts. Can I do the same for email sound notifications for certain contacts? preferably without installing any ...
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Can't I change the sound volume with the screen locked?

When I'm listening to my podcasts, with the screen locked and turned off, isn't there a way to enable change the sound volume (with the physical volume buttons)? --update I'm on a Motorola Razr D3.
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Is there anyway to increase the bass in Jelly Bean?

I know the iphone had a similar feature built in. I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android version 4.2.2
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Sound on Power-On

I want a sound to be played when the user presses the power button, Since I am customizing Android for Visually Challenged people this feature might let them know if the tablet has actually powered on ...
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No sound on my Asus Transformer

I have two problems : my device was dropped to the ground (not by me) and the power button does not work anymore. I use the keyboard to wake up and suspend it. sometime, the sound does not work ...
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Is it possible for my Sony Xperia Neo L to take other earphones besides SONY earphones

My Sony earphones are damaged, I've got other earphones (non-SONY) but are not accepted by the phone. Is there a way to make them work ??
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Nexus 7 - USB Port & Headphone Socket

I sometimes experience a drop in sound in the left or right earphone of my headphones when charging my Nexus 7. Wiggling the usb cable in the port can bring back the sound, however yesterday the ...
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Disabling system noise interrupts of music

When I'm playing Spotify onto a speaker, it's interrupted by system sounds such as "charging started", "battery low", etc. Is there any way to prevent these interrupts from occurring while I'm ...
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When I send or receive a call, the person on the other side can't hear me

When I make a phone call, people on the other tell me that my sound is like I am speaking in a huge water pot or something like a pot. I have a Samsung Galaxy S3.
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It is possible to forward all audio to the Android smartphone via wi-fi?

Are there apps/methods that allow for the sound to be forwarded to the smartphone? So if I would watch a YouTube video on the PC, I could also hear the sound via the smartphone.
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How to use a Bluetooth output sound while there is a Digital TV receiver connected to the phone jack?

I cannot find a way to get this to work properly. I want to connect my Android phone with Digital TV to my car's Bluetooth receiver. The TV's signal is boosted with an antenna connected to the phone ...
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How to make volume buttons on earphones/headphones work with Android?

I'm on the hunt for a great sounding, non-in-ear set of headphones with working mic, play/pause, and volume buttons. I have Bang & Olufsen's EarSet 3i, which are among the best sounding ...
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selecting a chime in Caynax Hourly Chime

In Caynax Hourly Chime when I select chime option a dialog with a Search button appears. But while I have some sound file in my SD it do not show them. How can I choose chime file in this app?
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Disable notification sounds for email

Is it possible to disable the notification sound for emails while still keeping the notification light and status bar notification? I'm interested in this setting for a Motorola Photon (Gingerbread). ...
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How to suppress repeated alert/notification sounds

Is there a way to suppress repeated alert sounds within a certain period of time - i.e after an event triggers a sound, do not play any further sounds for any more of the same event type that arrives ...
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My Sony Xperia S started rebooting after i installed Beats Audio Installation

I was looking through the Google Play Store after I rooted my Sony Xperia S The other day, and came upon the app "Beats Audio Installation" & Downloaded it and then when i opened the app and ...