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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 make Android play music reliably, without chopping?

When I try to play music on Android 2.3 (using various players, including PowerAmp) on Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 I get not reliable sound. Music pauses for a short time, for example, when: I press the ...
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No Media profile in Bluetooth connection

When I connect my Galaxy S5 (Android 5.0 build G900FXXU1BOC7) to the car (a Hyundai Accent), the Bluetooth connection doesn't show the media profile, only the phone profile. Which is strange, since my ...
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Notification sound is too loud when listening to music with a headset

I'm using a Galaxy S6. When I'm listening to music with my headphones plugged in, notifications come through startlingly loud. I checked my sound settings, and I have the volume for notifications ...
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Is it possible to use one android as a remote speaker for all audio on another android, using no more hardware than an unmodified wifi access point?

I have an android phone (Sony Xperia Compact Z1 / Stock) with an "eh" speaker, and a tablet (Kindle Fire 7" HD / Cyanogen) with amazing speakers. I use the phone a lot to listen to audiobooks, but at ...
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Display media volume in the status bar

I have a Samsung Galaxy SII running CM9. Currently I have an app that displays my media volume by using a persistent notification. However I have 2 problems with this. Since media volume is a ...
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Mystery “notification” sound

Right, so this is a weird one. LG G4 on Rogers running Android 6.0 I'm randomly getting a loud notification sound late at night that wakes me up, but has no notification that comes with it (so I can'...
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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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Turn off 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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How can I know which app is giving me notification sounds?

I've removed the permission for almost every app to show me notifications on the status bar but now that led me to a situation in that a lot of times during the day there will be a notification sound (...
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How to suppress repeated alert/notification sounds

Is there a way to suppress repeated alert sounds within a certain period of time - i.e after an event triggers a sound, do not play any further sounds for any more of the same event type that arrives ...
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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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With the Pixel 2 supporting USB Audio Class 1/2/3, which USB audio devices work? Or *don't* work?

https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/phone-by-google/Yvy0RfOPFfU Pixel 2 supports audio adapters and headsets that communicate digitally over USB-C as defined by USB Audio Class 1/2/3. ...
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different audio on different devices

I am going on a trip with my son and want my music to play through bluetooth and his youtube to play through the phones speakers, is this possible
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Reprogramming Samsung Earbuds' Buttons

I have a pair of Samsung Earbuds which came with my S6 Edge. They have buttons which pause audio and increase or decrease the volume. The buttons only work when it is connected to an android device. ...
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Bluetooth Car Disconnects :(

Having a pretty irritating issue with my bluetooth connection and my car. The phone will connect up no problem, but as soon as you try to play a track, switch apps or sometimes even unlock the phone, ...
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Phone call: Audio works only with speakerphone or wired headset

The following issue with my Sony Xperia ZR (running CM 11-20141112-SNAPSHOT) started a few days ago: When I initiate or receive an ordinary phone call, I can't hear the other side through my earpiece ...
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Android Music Player - Does the default “Music Player” program store the timestamp of when a song was last played?

I have a question about the recently played items in the Android (specifically v4.2.2) media library. Does the default "Music Player" program store the timestamp of when a song was last played? Or ...
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Creating 'fake' microphone and camera inputs on an Android mobile

Disclaimer: I don't own an android mobile, but would definitely get one if the below were possible. On my mac, I can use software like CamTwist and SoundSiphon to create 'fake' webcam and microphone ...
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make calls ring (sound) while notifications vibrate only

Is it possible to control volume in such a way that I can make ringtone ring (sound), while notifications only vibrate. It doesn't matter if calls vibrate or not, ideally though it does vibrate. I ...
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Can apps completely take over sound I/O in calls?

I've done some searching but this is a pretty hard question for search engines. I need to know if an Android app itself can take full control of call sound I/O on calls to the PSTN. I've found "...
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Avoid Google Hangout notifications on phone while chatting on laptop

Hangout notifications on my phone are fine when someone starts up a conversation with me. But once I start chatting to them on the computer, I still get a (loud) notification tone on my phone every ...
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external mic plugged in + bluetooth

Hopefully someone can help me. I have a Samsung Galaxy Note II and I want to record with my external mic (rode smartlav+) but still listen to all audio from my phone via bluetooth. (Sena 20s). For ...
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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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Google Music Gapless Playback Works on my Galaxy Nexus but not my HTC One?

I've recently started using Google Music on my phone but gapless playback isn't working. I listen to a lot of mixed, electronic music albums where it's absolutely essential that it's totally seamless ...
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It is possible to forward all audio to the Android smartphone via wi-fi?

Are there apps/methods that allow for the sound to be forwarded to the smartphone? So if I would watch a YouTube video on the PC, I could also hear the sound via the smartphone.
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Hard Wired Aux In not working

I just recently purchased a Galaxy Three with 4.0.4. Before the new phone, I had an Apple iPhone 4S. When I plugged the iPhone's headset jack directly to my car receiver's Aux In it worked just fine. ...
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Disable loudspeaker usage for audio playback?

I get my voicemail messages by e-mail (using K-9 mail), however, when I play the attached wavefile, the loudspeaker is used for the playback, so everyone around me can listen to the message, that's ...
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Play sound from two apps simultaneously

Is there a way to play sound from any two apps (or more) simultaneously on Android? For example I have Audible reading a book. I'd like to play sound from a relaxation app at the same time. Or from my ...
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Android OS (Phoenix OS) restarts when i insert headphone in 3.5mm jack

What I have tried: I have tried USB earphones and mic, both works perfectly, So it should not be Sound/Audio issue in Android. If I keep earphones plugged in during boot, PC shuts down at "...
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Pause audio when Google maps speaks

iOS has a nice feature, where any audio playing pauses when Google maps starts talking. I was looking for a setting that might do this on my Samsung Galaxy S9+, but I can't find it. Is is possible?
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How to disable viber in-app sounds

Hi everyone, appreciate your help on this. How can i apply in android the similar viber setting in iphone to disable the in-app sound? Basically i still want to hear the viber notification when my ...
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Routing call audio to HDMI

I have samsung S5 running android marshmallow. I have connected it to my TV via hdmi cable. Whenever I make a whatsapp video call to S5, video is shown on TV but call audio comes only from phone ...
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android 8.1 plays random music sporadically and stops after 10 seconds or so

I have an android phone that runs 8.1 and sporadically it will run some random music that I don't know of. It then stops on its own after a few seconds. My browser is turned off, and the phone is on ...
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Sony Experia E5 microphone only produces static when I talk

I noticed that in my last two phone calls noone was able to hear me talk. I tried to send a Whatsapp voice message. When I listened to it, I discovered that when I talk the only thing that can be ...
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I'd like to play audio through both the speakers and headphones simultaneously

How would I do this? one audio stream, output from both
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HTC U Ultra: Disable startup sound

How can I disable the startup sound? I tried the app Silent Boot, this has no effect on the device. Is there a file I can delete or rename to get rid of the sound?
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FM Radio is ruining my audio. How do I stop this?

So after noticing the new app icon for the FM app in nougat I decided to give it a look. I listened to radio through my speakers AND my headphones and then exited the app to watch YouTube. All of ...
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How do I change the audio balance on android 7.1.2?

I have conductive hearing loss in my right ear, and I'm wondering if there is a way without rooting, for me to adjust the balance to make my music sound correct.
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Why do some apps allow me to play sounds along other apps, and some apps don't, and can I control this?

The user: I like to play both white noise, such as brown noise or rainfall or other ambient sounds, at the same time as low key ambient music. It helps me concentrate when I work. The goal: I want to ...
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Intercept (bluetooth) audio to add preamble sound

Is it possible to intercept the audio going to bluetooth? When using a bluetooth headset for either navigation or exercise (endomondo), if the bluetooth is not getting any audio, it hibernates, ...
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Microphone extremly quiet

For some time my microphone is extremely quiet when doing things like making voice messages on whatsapp or when calling someone. I searched the internet for a solution but couldn't find anything ...
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link headphone volume to master volume

I have already asked this question on stack overflow without much luck so far, but i figured it might fair better here. I have an android TV (Philips 49PUS6401) I want to connect a surround sound ...
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Do not mute Sound on incoming notification - Android, YouTube

Is there an option to manage sound notification behaviour on a Android phone? Description: In the morning, I do watch YouTube lectures, but every minute or so I do receive Slack message, that mute ...
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How to force apps to use default notification sound or vibration?

Every other app has its own notification sound or vibration. Some apps have unpleasant notifications sounds or vibrations so long I think I'm receiving a call. I like my life simple: I want all apps ...
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Sound stops in mid-call (incoming sound only, outgoing sound is fine)

I have a bizarre problem and I don't know whether it's my phone (Samsung Galaxy S4), my Bluetooth headset (Plantronics Voyager Legend), my carrier (T-mobile) or our corporate conference call system (...
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What is causing my audio playback to slow down?

I frequently play long playlists on my Nexus 9 tablet, while it sits unused in any other way. Since updating to Marshmallow, the audio suddenly slows down to (at a guess) 50% normal speed after 90 to ...
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How to disable the droplet/beep sound of the lateral volume buttons on Samsung Galaxy A3?

I have a Galaxy A3 with Android 5.0.2 and when I press the sound buttons in order to turn the volume up or down, those buttons make a beep/droplet sound. How can I disable this sound? I know it was ...
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How can I set my phone to display all Wireless Emergency Alerts silently, without playing any sound?

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with CyanogenMod 12.1 (Android 5.1.1), and I want to silence the Emergency Alert (e.g. AMBER Alert) sounds without disabling the alerts entirely. A few places ...
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Google navigation audio stops - not pauses - audio playback

I'm not sure if this is the place to ask for help or not, but I'm getting desperate at this point, so apologies if this not the correct forum... Google maps will stop audio playback. I have tried ...
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How to check the status of and enable HD Voice on a Galaxy S4?

I would like to know if HD Voice is enabled on my device. If it's not, I would like to enable it. There used to be a very simple way of doing this by dialing *#0011# and then following instructions ...