Whenever I remove the headphone jack1 while I have some media playing2, the file stops (which is what I want and expect) but the media volume also goes down to zero (which is unexpected and I would prefer not to happen).

If I pause the media file before removing the headphone jack this does not occur.

Is this a setting I missed? Is there a way I can prevent it from happening, or do I simply need to remember to pause before removing the jack?

1 Samsung Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.0.4 (although this also happened with 4.0.2).

2 I have observed this with DoggCatcher and Google Music.

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    Did you ever use Tasker or Locale to setup some sort of trigger (on headset removal) previously?
    – Bryan Denny
    Jun 4, 2012 at 14:21
  • Haven't used either.
    – ale
    Jun 4, 2012 at 15:08
  • I've come to assume this is a bug, because I've experienced the same problem (along with this seemingly related one). Jun 4, 2012 at 15:38
  • @eldar: Thanks for the pointer to Volume Control +. I think it'll be helpful (although not for the issue I'm currently having).
    – ale
    Jun 4, 2012 at 15:40
  • Just as a note there's a similar feature in Cyanogenmod (at least in 7) that when you plug/unplug your headphones it restores the volume to what it was in the same state.
    – user13391
    Jun 4, 2012 at 19:27

1 Answer 1


I was having the same problem with my phone until I uninstalled the turntable.fm app. This is the post that clued me into the fix: https://forums.motorola.com/posts/bc23079218

  • That might be it. I did recently install that app. I'll uninstall and report back.
    – ale
    Jun 4, 2012 at 16:55
  • Well, what do you know? That appears to be the issue. Now why the %$@# turntable.fm would mess with a global setting like that is a mystery.
    – ale
    Jun 4, 2012 at 16:59
  • Nice find, by the way.
    – ale
    Jun 4, 2012 at 17:07
  • Oh wow. I've had other issues with TT.fm. They didn't develop that app very well :/. For example, I lost connection once and TT.fm (of all apps!) comes up with a screen saying I need a connection to continue using the app (I had already left a room and was no longer using the app before I lost the connection). Then I had a hard time getting that screen to go away, it was as if it kept popping up. Bizarre.
    – Bryan Denny
    Jun 4, 2012 at 18:35
  • What a piece of junk. After uninstalling turntable.fm not only did this issue get fixed, but also my device stopped automatically turning off silent mode when plugged in to charge.
    – ale
    Jun 12, 2012 at 15:09

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