It is an interesting, albeit frustrating, phenomenon of late that manufacturers of soft- and hardware these days (including Huawei, Samsung and apparently also Google) release new products which do not function as advertized:

I use my usb-c setup for mostly listening to hi-res music, it's annoying when I get a phone call and I have to disconnect my USB-c headphones to answer the call. Seriously Samsung needs to get there head out of the ass and fix this problem. How can every other flagship phone handle this including the OnePlus 6.


bump. So I did some bumming around. I don't think it's the equalizer that's the problem. I think the phone app is incapable of routing calls through USB-C.


Google acknowledges Pixel 2 USB-C headphone adapter issue, says fix coming


It’s 2018 and USB Type-C is still a mess


How USB Type-C Has Failed Android Smartphone Users

Here's what I'm confronted with: Huawei P10 with up-to-date software as of 3 Sep 2018, build nr. VTR-L09 and "Dialer" app/process (?) version nr. and Huawei Active Noise Cancel(l)ing Earphones 3 (cm-Q3) where sound works and calls through other apps like WhatsApp works but not through the standard telephone app. Any ideas on how to route standard phone calls through another (trustworthy...) app?

Other than finding a viable work-around all I can do is to hope that a fix will percolate through eventually through an update...

  • I'm having exactly the same issue. Tested it with a Honor 10 on Android 9. Working correctly there. So I guess with Android 9 it should work.
    – tobtherush
    Commented Jan 15, 2019 at 13:27
  • I'm on 9 on Samsung Galaxy S8 and it still doesn't work :(
    – chrismarx
    Commented Apr 26, 2019 at 19:09
  • Works on Samsung S10e; still doesn't work on Huawei P10 (with Android 9). Oh well, I guess the guys at Huawei have other other worries these days which trump this issue... :( Commented Sep 12, 2019 at 18:52


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