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Questions tagged [audio]

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

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How to have a different input/output audio source

I have a one plus pro 8. It has excellent microphone (output) noise cancelling. I also have a Bose quiet comfort 35 II which has excellent noise (input) cancelling as well. My problem is they when I ...
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How to play 5.1 audio direct to speakers?

I have an audio file recorded in 5.1 surround sound. I'd like to play this from my Android Device. The issue I have is the various Android devices I have (tablets/phones) all contain the standard 3....
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How to setup 7.1/5.1 channel USB sound card on Android

I'm trying to setup 7.1/5.1 channel USB audio card on my RPI4 (I'm using KonstaKang's ROM konstakang.com/devices/rpi4/LineageOS21 (Android 14). I found some info on the web that suggest multichannel ...
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Using Blue Yeti USB mic with Galaxy Tab S8 without headphones?

How do you use the Blue Yeti USB mic with a Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 without plugging in headphones? If I plug in the mic via a USB-mini to USB-C cable to the tablet, the tablet autodetects it and ...
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Why can't my Android phone play a sound on a nearby Apple AirTag?

I use a Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra with Android 13. There is an Apple AirTag near my phone, which was would be Android's tracker scanner. However, Android can't play a sound ln the AirTag. Why can't my ...
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How to disable cutting sound to headphones at moments of low volume during playback?

Since starting to use USB-C headphones (my new phone has no audio jack), I have noticed this (to my ears) very annoying issue: during playback of any audio, the sound output will be cut during moments ...
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Muffled audio when in a call

On my phone I have noticed that when in a call (and it doesn't matter which app you use), my audio gets very muffled, as if the phone tries to do some heavy noise canceling, but with audio coming from ...
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Phone call recording apps only record one side of the conversation

I have a Sony Xperia XA1 running Android 8 and it doesn't matter which phone call recorder I install, it only records one side of the conversation either me or the caller. All the apps do the same on ...
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Disable/pause audio when active playback device changes

Is there a way to enable a system-wide disable/mute switch for audio when the playback device changes (i.e. on an Android phone). Sometimes on the bus, my Bluetooth headset will disconnect from the ...
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How to have two applications play sound simultaneously?

I want the music to keep playing in the background while I practice Spanish on the Duolingo app. The music player stops while Duolingo is trying to play sound as of now. Is this possible?
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How to switch sound and mic to USB-C handsfree?

I have a Samsung Galaxy A24 and a wired USB-C hands-free with earbuds and a microphone. How do I use it with the phone? When I plug it into the USB-C socket on my Android phone, nothing happens. In ...
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How to activate internal mic during phone calls when using headphones with a USB-C to audio dongle?

I would like to use my Samsung Galaxy S20 phone with my quality studio headphones for phone calls. Since the device does not have a 3.5 mm audio socket, I am using a USB-C to 3.5 mm dongle. The ...
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How to download all audios from the com.android.deskclock application in android using adb?

The issue is that I couldn't find the audio files for this application. Is there any way to do this, for example, using ADB, which I can run from the notebook menu.
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Stream audio from android to PC [duplicate]

I don't have a place to connect a cable on my phone. I would like to stream to pc where I can enjoy the audio on the big Headphones that connect via cable. PC does not have bluetooth. thanks
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Stream music on Android to Desktop speakers

The canonical location for my music collection is the Android phone (synced from Mac at work), and I have a Windows PC at home connected to the speaker system. Is it possible to play the music on ...
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How do I completely mute the sound in phone calls?

I don't mean I want to mute the ringtone, and I don't mean I want to mute my own microphone. I want to mute the sound of the other person on the call. When I use the volume control during a call, I ...
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WhatsApp voice call bug: not able to be heard when app is in the background

I have a Pixel 7 and am fully up to date with any software updates and WhatsApp version. Recently, I have been having an issue with WhatsApp audio/voice calls. During the call, if I try going to the ...
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Midi Sheet Music can no longer access the stored midi files since the Android 14 system update

The app Midi Sheet Music can no longer access the stored midi files on my Z Fold 4 since the Android 14 system update. I had no problems accessing with Android 13 or earlier. Short of rooting (which ...
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How can I create a video from an audio file and an image file(s)?

I have an audio file, and an image file (or several image files). How can I create a video that combine the audio and image files? For example, the audio file is a recording of reading a script, and ...
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How to measure sound decibel in Android?

Since Android device can play music using in-built music player or using external apps such as YouTube or TuneIn Radio, I wonder if it is possible to "measure" the sound being played by Android ...
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Responding to media button when media player is closed

According to what is clearly described here: https://developer.android.com/guide/topics/media-apps/mediabuttons when I press the media button (PTT button in my unihertz Titan Pocket) after completely ...
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Audio interrupted randomly (by other apps?)

How can I prevent my audio playback from being interrupted? Whatever is going on with other apps seems to very often stop my listening and I have to go and press play again. Most specifically, I ...
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How to turn off the beep sound when pressing volume up/down buttons on Lenovo s660?

Here is the sound on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-H5ZOVelLEw The sound video was uploaded by a person who has the same problem as me, though he has a smartphone of another model. In ...
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T-Mobile REVVL 4+ Android phone constantly bleeping. Took phone out of wallet case & noise stopped. Think magnets?

T-Mobile REVVL 4+ Android. Constantly bleeping start-up sound. Notifications turned off. Took the phone out of the wallet case & bleeping noise stopped. Does anyone else have wallet magnets that ...
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How to find/identify the app that creates a sound?

My Android 8.0 phone generates a sound at 8:00 AM every day. It doesn't display anything on the screen while and after the sound being played. I guess this sound is created by one of my 100+ apps on ...
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Can I switch off the automatic volume-down for the 3.5 jack?

I use the headphone socket to plug my device into the car speakers and listen to podcasts while I'm driving. The only way this works is if the device's volume level is on full loudness. You can't hear ...
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How to enable audible alarms while making phone calls?

I often need to use a timer while making phone calls. No matter what timer I use they never play the alarm sound while you are on the phone, they simply emit a brief "beep" and vibrates (if the timer ...
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Android 13 car head unit won't route phone calls or AV-IN audio to USB DAC/AMP

I have a full blown Android 13 car head unit - EX-ALS215 (Snapdragon 662). Audio is output from a 3.5mm jack socket on the unit's harness (audio-out socket). I have then connected a Cyrus Soundkey DAC/...
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How to stream audio from PC to Android Device over Bluetooth

I have a rooted Android Device running Android 2.3 Gingerbread and a PC(with Bluetooth dongle) running windows 7. My mobile has Bluetooth with A2DP support. I want to output the audio(not just music) ...
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Volume and sound randomly skipping - how to diagnose?

When listening to media on my phone (Android 11) for the last week or so, the audio will change at random and unprompted, e.g.: rewinding or fast-forwarding (NB - these functions are mapped to my ...
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WhatsApp Call Lowers Media Volume

The volume of the media I'm trying to watch is automatically lowered when I enter a WhatsApp call. The position on the slider does not change so it appears to be the correct volume, but it is ...
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DAC/AMP & 'Audio Accessory Mode' in Samsung NOTE 8

I have a Samsung NOTE 8 (SM-N9500 Android 9). I have recently tried the Cyrus Soundkey USB DAC/AMP with it and it is excellent for music. However, with phone calls, the Note 8 sends the audio to its ...
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What is the package name of the default overlay audio/music/MP3 player of Android 9?

I have accidentally disabled it on my Samsung A40 by doing pm uninstall --user 0 in the adb shell and would like to reinstall it, but cannot remember the package name. The player is very minimalist, ...
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How can I mute the specific sounds of my phone via ADB?

When my phone reproduces some specific sounds, it turns off. The sound on the startup also makes the phone turn off. So I want to mute via PC, but I got confused with that ADB stuff. I was trying to ...
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How to mute or change the screenshot sound?

TCT (also called TCL) Alcatel 3T 10 (model 8088Q) Android 9 tablet makes a loud unpleasant sound when taking screenshots. On top of that, turning the DND or silent mode on doesn't mute the screenshot ...
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How to identify/eliminate system sound generated by SystemUI that defeats DND

I have a recurring notification chime (whatever my default system notification sound is set to) just about every 3 minutes, even if DND is set (defeats DND even with no app notifications allowed). ...
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Is there a way to get more volume levels on Android TV?

I have an Android TV box, but the issue is that the volume level ranges from 0 to 10 at maximum, which is not precise at all. For example, when I'm at 1, the sound is loud, so I want to lower it, but ...
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Is it possible to set a transmit power limit to Bluetooth on (some?) Android devices? Or at least monitor it?

My smartphone is not compatible with Bluetooth LE 5.2 audio, but I still want to limit the power transmitted to earbuds. I know the transmit power is set automatically, but in case it is conservative, ...
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Mute the external microphone when a headphone is plugged in? [closed]

I'm running Gingerbread on my Samsung Galaxy S II. I dock it on my dash in my car and plug a 3.5mm cord from the phone to my stereo aux input. I often listen to music from my phone through my car ...
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No audio on Facebook, YouTube Android app when on 4G

My Pixel 5 audio is working while on WiFi at home. When I'm not on WiFi and using 4G, any video on Facebook or YouTube has no audio. On Facebook I can turn the audio off and on for each video, doing ...
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How to automatically normalize loudness system-wide?

I have to constantly adjust the volume, especially to turn down ads and loud action scenes or dramatic soundtrack swells in video, but turn up to keep dialog audible, etc. I need something that does ...
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Why are the speakers on my HTC One so quiet?

I just got a new HTC One, and while it is brilliant, the speaker volume is awful. Headphones sound really good, but even with the media volume all the way up, the speakers are too quiet. This means ...
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Galaxy S10e phone call quality on receiver's end poor, but otherwise all is fine

When making a phone call on my Galaxy S10e (Exynos), the audio for the receiver is quite low, chopped and sounds a bit like being underwater. I've confirmed this with echo test calls - it always ...
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How to increase microphone level?

I just installed a custom ROM and everything is working fine except my microphone is very quiet in audio recording and voice messages. Works fine on calls. I've read on XDA that it can be fixed by ...
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Is there a way to use an Android tablet as a wifi handsfree device?

My situation: Android (4.0.3) tab hooked up to my car stereo using the headphones connector. Android (2.3.5) phone (HTC Desire HD), which I use to call, text, browse, etc. Since my car stereo's ...
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Android/Linux system is changing the audio drivers on boot with USB mic attached

I have logged the proc/asound/cards for sound drivers below. You can see the first one is before I attach the mic array, the second one is after I attach it at runtime, and the third is after ...
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Cannot send touch tones for press number or enter card number? [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Flip 3, when asked to push a number or enter my card number was not working despite many efforts. I can tell you the solution I found on the forum from years ago after much searching ...
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Is there any way to turn an Android device into a Google Home speaker and thus add it to a speaker group in Google Home?

In Google Home, there is this feature called "speaker groups" which allows you to play the same music simultaneously on several speakers, in several rooms in the home, etc. I use this to ...
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How to make PC work as Bluetooth headphones with Android devices?

I use my Android tablet/phone as a second screen and play media on it (YouTube videos, music, etc.) and send the audio to my PC where I listen to it through headphones. I use the application "...
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Change headphone left-right balance on Android 7

What is the best way to set the left-right balance on a pair of earphones/headphones? I've looked into it, but I can't seem to find an easy way to do this. I am on a rooted Nexus 6P on stock android ...

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