Questions tagged [headphone-jack]

"Headphone Jack" is a small round connector for accepting the pin-shaped plug from a standard pair of music headphones.

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How do I toggle headset/headphone mode manually?

It seems that the hardware erroneously regard the headset as attached at all times (to the 3.5" jack). This makes me unable to make calls without headset or speaker mode.
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Why can't I use my iPhone Headphones with my HTC Thunderbolt?

I am trying to use my white in ear iPhone/Apple headphones with my HTC Thunderbolt. I can hear, but the mic does not work with the thunderbolt. Any suggestions for a fix? A specific app or setting ...
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No audio out with headphones

When I plug a headphone into my Nexus' audio port, the headphones simply don't play any sounds or music. The device seems to detect them, because the built-in sound output stops working. I tried it ...
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Use Only Mic in Bluetooth Headset, While Outputing Audio to 3.5mm Jack?

Is it possible to use only the microphone in a Bluetooth headset, while letting my Android phone sound through amplified speakers connected via the 3.5mm jack? More specifically, I am looking to use ...
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Can we connect a normal earphone / headphone to a Android device?

Can we connect a normal earphone / headphone (those that we connect to the Desktop PC) to the Android phone or devices? This is because I notice that the one on the left (the original one that come ...
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Can Android differentiate between headphones and headset?

Regardless if I plug in a headset or headphones (without a microphone), I get a headset icon in my notification bar. I would expect Android to use the builtin microphone in case normal headphones are ...
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How can I control both volume and track skip on my Android device from my headphones?

How can I control both volume and track skip on my Android device from my headphones? I.e with a set of headphones having 3 buttons Button 1: Volume + Button 2: Play/Pause/Skip Forward/Skip Backward ...
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Disable Phone's Built-in Microphone?

I just conducted a tiny experiment with the original headset that comes with Nexus One: I plugged it into the phone, expecting the phone built-in microphones to be switched off, replaced by the ...
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Using headphone out to hook an alarm clock app to speakers

I own an Archos 43 Internet Tablet running Android 2.2, and I am looking either for an application or configuration option to allow using the headphone out port (if it is plugged in) for the alarm in ...
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How do I keep my headphone jack from disabling my bluetooth speakerphone in my car?

I just upgraded to the Samsung Galaxy S III running Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and I drive a 2009 Mazda 5 with integrated bluetooth speakerphone. When I'm in my car, I connect the headphone ...
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Mute the external microphone when a headphone is plugged in?

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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How does changing the mixer_paths.xml increase volume?

I've been trying to boost the maximum volume obtainable through the audio jack of my phone (Nexus 5). Instead of installing equaliser or volume boosting apps, I thought I'd go about this the technical ...
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Nexus One's 3.5mm headphone jack accepts standard 3.5mm plug?

As you know, the Nexus One comes with a 4-segment 3.5mm headphone jack, whereas the standard 3.5mm plug has 3 segments. I visually compared a standard 3-segment 3.5mm plug with the 4-segment 3.5mm ...
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Music volume turning off when headphones moved around

I have an LG Lucid with Android 2.3.6 and I have a big issue with my music. I'm not sure if this is an Android setting or a LG one, but I'm hoping to find a way for this to stop happening. I use my ...
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Is there a way to enable the headphone output for audio while using HDMI for video?

I have a yarvik tab464euk tablet, which I'm mostly happy with in an it-was-cheap kind of way. However, there is a particular annoyance. I have a monitor which has a rarely-used HDMI port (my PC ...
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Can I use my spare android phone as a Bluetooth speaker?

Actually, I have a spare android phone which is connected to my old speaker system. I wanted to connect to that phone via Bluetooth as if I'm connected to a Bluetooth speaker. So that, I can route ...
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When I plug in earphones into my HTC Desire S, it dials the phone

Every time I plug in my earphones into my HTC Desire S, it starts calling the last dialed number automatically and starts the music after short interval. Does anyone know about this problem?
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Default Music Player randomly playing while headphones are plugged in

This is INCREDIBLY annoying. While listening to music, the headphone will somehow trigger an unplug event (the connection is loose and very bad apparently). The default player will start to play, and ...
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Why is DoubleTwist launching and playing when I remove the headphones?

I can't figure this out. It appears that if I'm using Google Listen, and I remove the headphones from the jack, Listen automatically pauses (which I expect). But then DoubleTwist launches, chooses an ...
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How to deactivate headphone's buttons

I think my headphone or phone jack broke, and if I move the jack a bit, somehow the headphones activate the google assistant or pause the music, so this is from the button. Can I deactivate it on a ...
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Google Now launches when headphones are plugged in

I recently got a new LG G2 from T-Mobile and it worked perfectly fine but now When ever I plug in my headphones it randomly opens Google Now. It always says "speak to search" or it turns the music or ...
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Is it possible to detect a keyboard paddle press plugged in the headphone/microphone port?

I know that some devices headphone ports (maybe all of them? any reference here would be good) have 3 channels, for stereo sound and microphone. So I was wondering if it's possible to detect something ...
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Does the EVO 3d's 3.5mm head phone also support a microphone?

My old Nokia had a 2.5mm headphone/microphone port. I've recently had that phone stolen and moved to a EVO 3D. It has a 3.5mm port: however, is this a compact headphone/microphone or just stereo ...
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Using “Bluetooth device with earphones” and headphone jack simultaneously

I have Sony Xperia SL and have a bluetooth headset (SBH20). I can play music from SBH20 when I connect it but then if I connect another earpohone to my phone's 3.5 mm jack, the audio from bluetooth ...
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force headphone mode [duplicate]

When I plug in the 3.5mm jack and play back media, headphone mode keeps toggling, resulting in audio cutting in/ out every second or so. Is there a way to force headphone mode or disable the 3.5mm ...
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Continuous clicking sound on the jack

While the phone is powered on, and I plug something in the jack of the phone, I hear a continuous clicking sound, with the frequency of about 4 times per second, on the right speaker. The left speaker ...
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(Almost) every time I unplug my headphone, the Voice Command app opens. How to make it stop?

This happens frequently enough to make me believe the unplugging has some influence on it, but it doesn't happen all the time, so I'm not quite sure... I can think of two options to find out who's ...
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How to force the use of jack output every time on rooted phone

I have several phone A Xperia Pro a S4 mini duos (soon for sold) and a HTC desire Z. I sometimes want to disable the speakers so the phone will only output the sound through the headset I plug on it, ...
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What is this type of headphone icon in notification bar?

My phone (LG G3) shows two different types of headphone icons. They are the leftmost icons in the images below. The first is a normal headphone icon. What is the second one? I think it might be USB ...
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Apple Earbuds + Nexus 6p

I just got a Nexus 6p. Today, I plugged in apple earbuds and found that the phone doesn't recognize them (which struck me as odd because both the Nexus 6 and Nexus 4 support those headphones). After ...
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Does the Pixel 3 need an active or passive USB C to 3.5mm Adapter?

Does the Google Pixel 3 Phone require an active or passive USB C to 3.5mm jack adapter?
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Only one head phone (Right) working on my andrioid razor

Has anyone had this issue on their android where only one headphone is playing music. I use Pandora and I already did a factory reset and still nothing. Anyone have any other ideas?> Thank you
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Accidentally bought OMTP headphones for a CTIA phone, what now?

I made the mistake of buying the old Sony Ericsson MH1-LB LiveSound headphones for my Sony Xperia Z1 phone, thinking the two would work together, sound, microphone, controls and all. I have found out ...
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Workaround for aux socket partial damage

So basically, I must have damaged the jack socket of my Redmi Note 3 (OS: Android 6.0.1 MMB29M) - now with any kind of headset (I've tried many!) I can only hear some audio channels, while the rest is ...
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My headset is only considered plugged when I remove it

I have a moto g 4 play and a headset. I can use other headsets with no issue on my phone, and my headset also works properly on other phones (or pc). The issue I'm having is: When the headset is ...
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Disable headphone physically in rooted phone

I want to disable my headphone jack in my rooted Android phone because it is physically damaged. How can I do it? Is there any way in build prp file or any other way so that it is "physically" ...
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Nexus 6P (7.1.2) thinks car line-in is headset

My Nexus 6P thinks my car line-in is a headset. It shows some notification about using a headset when I plug it in. The standard double ended 3.5mm jack cable doesn't have a microphone ring so I'm not ...
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How can I create delay before my Android phone decides that wired handset is disconnected?

I've got Sony Z1 Compact with non-rooted Android 5.1.1. It has an issue with some of my wired headsets: any slight movement of the phone with headset connected causes the phone to stop playback ...
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Simultaneous audio to headphone jack and bluetooth

I would like to output audio both to the headphone jack and to bluetooth headphones simultaneously. The purpose is for two people to listen at the same time (and we don't have a headphone splitter at ...
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Headphones and earbuds not working properly on new HTC M10

I used an HTC M7 since it was released, never an issue of this kind. Get the M10, which is overall great. It updated a few days ago to new firmware. But the following issues stand out: Bose ...
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Audio through Bluetooth Microphone through Jack (Galaxy S5)

I'd like to receive audio from a phone call through my bluetooth earpiece. But I want to speak into a wired microphone. Is this possible? Do I need a special app or specific specifications on my ...
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Is it possible to connect two headphones to the phone without any splitter?

I need to connect two headsets to my smartphone. I know that I can't do it via Bluetooth, but maybe its possible to connect one via Bluetooth and another via audio jack?
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Phone not reading headphone jack resistance

So I wanted to modify a pair of headphones I have to work with my android phone (Motorola Droid Turbo), and to do so I was experimenting with resistor values according to the "Wired Audio Headset ...
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Test wired headset detection via software

Since I still don't know whether my problem (call audio doesn't work without headset or speakerphone) is caused by faulty hardware or by software, I'd like to know the following: Is there a way to ...
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BRAND NEW HTC Desire 816 Headphone Jack Issue

So I just got my HTC Desire 816 in the mail today. It's been in my hand for like 5 hours haven't even put it in my pocket. It's been encased in plastic before I was holding it. So it can not be lint. ...
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Use Bluetooth Headphones with Phone and Old Laptop

I am wondering if there is a way for me to play audio that is coming into the headphone jack on my phone out of my phone's bluetooth. I have bluetooth headphones that do not work with my old laptop ...
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Nexus 7 - USB Port & Headphone Socket

I sometimes experience a drop in sound in the left or right earphone of my headphones when charging my Nexus 7. Wiggling the usb cable in the port can bring back the sound, however yesterday the ...
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How to use a Bluetooth output sound while there is a Digital TV receiver connected to the phone jack?

I cannot find a way to get this to work properly. I want to connect my Android phone with Digital TV to my car's Bluetooth receiver. The TV's signal is boosted with an antenna connected to the phone ...
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Galaxy S3 - high minimum volume through headphones

I recently purchased a UK Samsung Galaxy S3 running Android 4.1.2, intending to replace my iPod as a music player. However, even with the volume slider on its lowest non-zero setting, the volume ...
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Music plays through phone speaker instead of headphones when app is opened?

This problem started a few days ago and it's extremely annoying in quiet environments. I will be listening to music from any music player app, and whenever I open an app, get a notification, or switch ...