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

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Is it possible to get the audio files for the TalkBack “earcons”?

I'm interested to know whether there are audio files tucked away somewhere for the "earcons" - the sounds that TalkBack makes for certain things, like links, page scrolling, etc. Are these available ...
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Android Music Player - Does the default “Music Player” program store the timestamp of when a song was last played?

I have a question about the recently played items in the Android (specifically v4.2.2) media library. Does the default "Music Player" program store the timestamp of when a song was last played? Or ...
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I was listening to music on my Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini when the sound coming from my headphones got really low.

The Phone is three days old, and suddenly all music coming from my headphones (yes, tried different ones, and they work the same way, really low sound) got really low. The headphones work on all other ...
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Sound recording does not work, calls and video still do

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android Lollipop. After some time sound recording functionality stopped working. I am unable to send voice messages from WhatsApp, also tried some sound recorders, it ...
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What kind of bluetooth earphone/mic for regular voice recording?

I have a tablet not a phone. I bought two bluetooth earphones(not headset) which came with microphones. I use them to listen music mainly. The problem is that I cant use the microphones on them for ...
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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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How to disable battery full notification sound?

When battery has been charged full, my Galaxy S phone gives the same notification sound that is used when I receive SMS. Is there a way to disable the sound without also disabling sound from SMS? It ...
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Making SMS sound and other notifications play in speaker with headphones inserted

I would like to be able to go to sleep with headphones plugged into my S4 so that I can listen to podcasts, but then there is the problem that I don't hear SMS messages or calls during the night, ...
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What determines which application acts to a bluetooth AVRCP command?

Background: I have a A2DP/AVRCP bluetooth headset (Nokia BH-505) which I use actively to listen to both podcasts and music. Of course, I listen to these with different apps. The bluetooth headset has ...
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No Media profile in Bluetooth connection

When I connect my Galaxy S5 (Android 5.0 build G900FXXU1BOC7) to the car (a Hyundai Accent), the Bluetooth connection doesn't show the media profile, only the phone profile. Which is strange, since my ...
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Can I get rid of “Sound Search for Google Play”?

An app called "Sound Search for Google Play" is apparently eating all of my battery. Can I get rid of it? I tried clicking it, disabling it and "uninstalling update", but it still seems to eat away at ...
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How to mute notification sounds during a call on Samsung Galaxy 6 Edge? [duplicate]

While on a call, if I receive a text message, the notification sound for text message plays during the call. How do I mute the notification sounds for text messages while I'm on a phone call? My ...
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Is there a way to set a default volume for different bluetooth connections?

I use my phone as my main audio player, with headphones, through my car, and through my speakers at home. When using it in the car I crank the audio on my phone to full volume and adjust volume ...
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Swap audio channels?

Is there a way to swap the audio channels coming out of the headphone jack on my tablet? A third-party app would be acceptable. For some context: My tablet has a pop in the left channel and I need it ...
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My htc one x does not play audio and beat audio is grey

What can I do if my HTC ONE X phone has no sound? This happened after an update and I have tried to uninstall some applications but with no success. I can only hear when I use headsets and that is ...
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Is it possible to play sound in mono?

I'm in a workplace that only allows one headphone in. This makes some music pretty awful, only having one channel. I'd like to mix my audio into one channel, but this seems to be a bit more difficult ...
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Samsung “sound and shot” on computer

Samsung's Sound and Shot makes pictures with up to 9 seconds of audio, but when I upload the files to my computer the audio is gone !!! I've searched for so long but still haven't found a way to move ...
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When receiving a call, how do you mute the phone?

This might seem like a stupid question, but I couldn't find the answer on this SE so here goes. When I receive a call and my phone starts to ring, how do I mute the phone without answering or ...
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Creating 'fake' microphone and camera inputs on an Android mobile

Disclaimer: I don't own an android mobile, but would definitely get one if the below were possible. On my mac, I can use software like CamTwist and SoundSiphon to create 'fake' webcam and microphone ...
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make calls ring (sound) while notifications vibrate only

Is it possible to control volume in such a way that I can make ringtone ring (sound), while notifications only vibrate. It doesn't matter if calls vibrate or not, ideally though it does vibrate. I ...
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Downloaded mp3 only plays for about 2 minutes. Is there a setting I have to change?

I've downloaded several mp3's so I can listen to them on my Samsung Galaxy S3. When I play them either through Google Play Music or Sound Player, I hear about 2 minutes of audio then it stops playing. ...
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Phone makes sound when waving a credit card near it

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and the phone was in my pocket. I forgot that my credit card was also in the same pocket and just out of nowhere my phone played the notification sound, so I pulled it out ...
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Send Audio to Two A2DP Bluetooth Devices Simultaneously

I was pleasantly surprised to see that I can pair & connect my Nexus One with two identical NoiseHush N550 Bluethooth headsets simultaneously. Unfortunately however, only one of them (always the ...
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How do I determine which A2DP codecs my phone supports/is currently using?

Bluetooth's Audio Profile A2DP supports multiple codecs. All devices have to support SBC (subband codec), then they can support additional "optional codecs" like MP3 and AAC, or "non-A2DP" codecs ...
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Is there a way to enable the headphone output for audio while using HDMI for video?

I have a yarvik tab464euk tablet, which I'm mostly happy with in an it-was-cheap kind of way. However, there is a particular annoyance. I have a monitor which has a rarely-used HDMI port (my PC ...
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No Audio on LG Viper Phone

I have a LG Viper (LG-LS840). There is no audio output on this phone. I can make and receive calls but there is no audio on either end. I can not hear music, alarms or phone calls. I cannot hear any ...
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Audio quality poor when screen is off

I've noticed that recently the audio quality on my Galaxy note 3 becomes very choppy when my screen is off, but instantly fixes itself when the screen turns back on. Once the screen turns off the ...
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Xperia phone not playing audio properly through headphones?

I have an Sony Xperia phone (not sure which model) Within the space of about an hour, my phone has gone from playing music crystal clear through my headphones to not playing the whole bit of a song. ...
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Prevent phone from automatically lowering media volume

I have a Samsung Galaxy SII Skyrocket. Everytime I unplug my headphones/auxiliary cord from my phone and plug it back in, the media volume gets lowered to about 60%, system-wide, regardless of media ...
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Galaxy S3 - high minimum volume through headphones

I recently purchased a UK Samsung Galaxy S3 running Android 4.1.2, intending to replace my iPod as a music player. However, even with the volume slider on its lowest non-zero setting, the volume ...
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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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Stereo to Mono Sound

Is there a way to digitally convert stereo sound tracks to mono ones, while playing? I need this feature because sometime I split my headset with other people, and hearing only one channel is quite ...
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How to fix stuttering audio playback with Soundcloud?

On my HTC desire 510, Android ver. 4.4.3 audio playback is unreliable. I encounter stuttering playback when using Soundcloud. As Soundcloud buffers everything locally and the problem is reoccurring ...
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How to disable Notification Sounds on per-app basis?

I have an news app which gives me the option to get informed via push notification. I would like to receive this notification but I don't want it to make a notification sound. However the app doesn't ...
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Why do some earphones work but some have garbled audio on my phone?

I recently bought a rebranded Innos D9 from China. When I tried using the earphones that came with the phone and the Sony earphones I have, the audio is fine. Really awesome too. However, when I use ...
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Babbel languages learning apps won't play sounds

The Babbel language learning app doesn't play sounds anymore; this used to work for me for a while but now doesn't. Sounds are the central feature of the app which makes it superior to the PC web ...
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Do devices that source power from the audio jack still work?

Some of the early audio jack magnetic stripe readers had no battery. (Think Square, although I don't know if theirs ever worked this way.) They sourced all their power by rectifying the weak AC ...
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Google navigation audio stops - not pauses - audio playback

I'm not sure if this is the place to ask for help or not, but I'm getting desperate at this point, so apologies if this not the correct forum... Google maps will stop audio playback. I have tried ...
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How to redirect sound to loudspeaker from arbitrary app

My Samsung Galaxy SIII comes with a front-speaker and a back-loudspeaker. From some applications, such as the Phone app, it is possible to press a software button during a call to redirect the sound ...
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keep recording audio even if camera takes photo

How can I take a photo without having to restart recording audio? I have a lecturer who's handwriting on the board must be deciphered after class, but I don't want to bring two devices to class, one ...
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Incoming call sound coming through speakers with headphones plugged in

I listen to music at work and walk away from my desk with the headphones plugged into my phone but when I receive a call, the ringtone plays through the speakers and not the headphones. I share an ...
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Turn your android device to a wireless set?

I would like to know whether there is any app to share audio from an android device to a pc as well as to other android devices connected to the same WLAN network. So that people can communicate to ...
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How can I play back audio at a slower rate?

I'm doing speech to text to an audio file. While on PC what I do is slow down the audio in VLC. But at the time I have no access to one. How can I do this on Android?
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How to transmit audio wirlessly from a non bluetooth device to a bluetooth phone?

I want to transmit audio from a device having an earphone jack to an android phone wirelessly. How to accomplish it over Bluetooth. I looked at ED05 Bluetooth board and A2DP, H2DP profiles but could ...
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When I press and hold volume down button with screen off, the phone beeps twice. How do I disable it?

When I press and hold the volume down button on Huawei Honor 6, it beeps two times, even if the device is in silent mode. Between the beeps I see logcat message like this: D/VARecorder(13631): ...
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With headphones plugged in, set incoming call ringtone to play through speaker

I use my phone to play music at work. When I wander away from my desk, I often leave my headphones plugged in. If someone calls my phone when the headphones are plugged in, the phone rings, but only ...
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Android won't let me change configuration file

So, because of some hardware issues I'm having, I need to disable Android's HDMI Digital Audio Output and let only the analog sound card of my A10 chipset work. Just for info - the issue is that ...
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Disable headphones external microphone

My headphones have external mic, but the problem is that it doesn't works. When I catch a call, I have to unplug them for picking up an incoming call. Are there an ability to force android to use ...
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Can apps completely take over sound I/O in calls?

I've done some searching but this is a pretty hard question for search engines. I need to know if an Android app itself can take full control of call sound I/O on calls to the PSTN. I've found ...
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Support for Dolby Digital?

I have an embedded Android system and I connect it to my TV via HDMI. Also my system has an Optical audio port. I would like to know... Does Android support Dolby digital (via MHL or HDMI or any ...