I'm joining a Zoom call on my laptop, but I also want to join the same call on my Android device in order to share my Android device's screen and to use my Android device's camera. I don't want to hear other people's voices coming from both my laptop and my phone, I only want to hear their voices coming from my laptop. So I need to turn off the volume on my Android phone.

If I press the Volume down button, Zoom won't let me decrease the volume all the way to zero. I expected they developed the app this way to help users who don't realise that the volume on their device is set to zero. However, in my use-case, this is proving annoying, as I'm now hearing the same voices coming from my phone and from my laptop.

How do I turn off sound on an Android device when on a Zoom call?

  • Another use case is, I'm in a Zoom call on my PC and also join the meeting on my phone because I may need to step away. I don't want to hear the "echo" of both conversations.
    – Ben
    Commented May 1 at 18:45

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When you're joining a meeting, you can find an option "Call via Device Audio" under the button menu "Join Audio". If you don't enable it, you can't hear the participants' voice.

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Or You may disconnect the audio from the more options present at the right- bottom (the dots)

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The only solution I have found for this so far is to plug in some headphones into the phone, without wearing the headphones. That way, I don't hear the sound output by the Zoom app on the phone.

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