I'm a new Android phone user. I'm looking for a setting or an application that can route audio input to phone's microphone while a wired headset is connected to it, but keep the audio output to the headset. I have been searching for this in Setting but I think it is not available there. I have been also searching for the app that can do this, the search results recommend me an app named SoundAbout, but it doesn't do what I want, it's just routing audio output to phone's speaker while a wired headset is connected to it.

So is there any?


I am finding for time ago for a software or hardware to use the microphone of the cellphone and the wired headset but it was not be possible.

I prefer the cell microphone because uses 3 mics to supress the noise and works perfect.

I have tried with Audio Router and works well but does not cancel the noise, also the hardware plug works but neither cancel noise. (SoundAbout does not work in android 8)

If you do not care noise cancel just look for Audio Router. or buy the plug as said Mikhail.


You have to download 2 apps 1. Earphone mode 2. Lesser audio switch Open earphone mode and touch the on button above speaker Open lesser audio mode touch the headphone button Go to the three dots in the top right corner in lesser audio switch and turn off forced mic through headphone. You will now be able to use the mic of your phone and hear audio through headphone

  • I know it is old question, but I have same problem so can you add link to app Earphone mode because I can't find it anywhere? – ands Sep 27 '19 at 18:23

There is no system-wide setting for this, unfortunately. And apps that try to control audio routing are usually hacks that cause problems on their own.

But I have a hardware solution for you -- buy one of those splitter adaptors that convert 4-pin TRRS into 2 3-pin TRS, separating for headphones and microphone, and only plug the headphones jack into your phone. Look for something like this: https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-MUYHSFMM-Headset-Splitter-Adapter/dp/B0058DOWH6 (I'm not recommending this particular adapter, just showing how it should look like).

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