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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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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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Low mic gain on bluetooth headset with new Android

I have been using Sennheiser HD350 headset since 2 years now. I have taken many many calls with this headset on various OS including Android, MacOS and Windows. Never had any issues. However, I ...
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Use built-in mic instead of earphone mic on call

I have very cheap earphones that have a terrible microphone. My phone's built-in microphone is better. How can I make it so that WhatsApp calls (or regular calls) use my phone's mic, instead of my ...
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Earbud as a microphone and phone/tablet as a speaker

Basically, I want my earbud to serve as a bluetooth microphone then connect it to my tablet to serve as a speaker. Is it possible to do this?
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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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Persistent "Unblock device microphone" prompt although Phone app is allowed to use microphone

I just got a new smartphone, and although I configured the Phone app to allow the use of the microphone, I am getting an odd "Unblock device microphone" prompt. I bought the phone and it ...
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Prevent the phone's speaker from being redirected to the microphone when using a USB-C microphone

When I plug in my USB-C microphone, the speaker output (audio sink) gets automatically redirected from the built-in speaker to the USB-C microphone. How can I set the speaker output (audio sink) to ...
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On an Android device, can I plug a wired microphone and output to bluetooth speakers at the same time

It seems like if my Android phone is connected to a bluetooth speaker and then I plug in a wired microphone through the headphone jack, the bluetooth speaker stops working. Is there any way to ...
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Use bluetooth headphones as input only during call

When I make a phone call or video call on my Android phone, can I use my bluetooth headphones/headset only as a microphone (audio input) but not as the audio output device? Instead, I want the audio ...
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The Android system can access the microphone when it is used?

The android blocks multiple aplications using the microphone at same time, for example, but the internal apps or the system can have access to it even on use? I'm asking this question because I want ...
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ADB command to permanently disable Android 12 microphone & camera indicators

I want to permanently disable the microphone and camera usage indicator on Android 12. I tried the following ADB command, but it only disable for some minutes: adb shell cmd device_config put privacy ...
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Are there any microphone access logs?

Is there a way to figure out when a microphone was active in the past and what app used it? The requested timespan is 2 weeks and the device presumably was never in USB debugging. The device runs ...
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Can an Android app with device management and microphone permissions spy in background secretly?

As far as I know, since Android 12 an app needs to have a Foreground Service Worker (with an active permanent notification) to run in all the time without being stopped when no activity is in ...
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Is there any way to have audio output through one Bluetooth device and input through another

I have an Android phone and Sony WF-1000XM4 noise cancelling earbuds. These work great when listening to music or making calls over Discord. However, I'm often in high noise environments where the mic ...
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How is Google Assistant listening all the time without a notification?

In Android, if an app wants to run in the background, it usually needs to create a service that runs in the background (and/or after boot is completed). So, if the app wants to listen to the ...
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Sync audio time using microphone [Android root/noroot]

My TV(not a smart TV) speaker is playing an audio, I had the same audio in my android phone(rooted). How to sync both audios without any external/wireless connection, and with the help of syncing ...
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Trying to connect my lav microphone to my android, only recognized as headphones

I have a pixel 6 and a deity v lav. I connect the lav microphone to a 3.5mm to usbc adapter then connect them both to my phone. My phone recognizes the deity v lav as an external headphone instead of ...
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How to force the phone earpiece to be used when an external microphone (headset) is connected?

I want to keep the sound output on the phone, the earpiece or the loudspeaker as it is normally when I connect an external microphone. It's detected as a headset so they're disabled as well as the ...
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Termux find if microphone or camera is in use by other apps

I want to make a simple script in termux to find out if microphone or camera is in use by other apps. You can suggest me any method , it dont have to be soley based on termux I just somehow want to ...
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How can I forward audio from the handset mic to wireless earbuds

Im involved in a kind of cosplay where it's useful to have someone else relay verbal instructions from the sidelines. (Very heavy sound deadening helmet) Because its in a small space, and I can't ...
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Is it possible to connect an external mic to my phone and use it for calls?

I have a high end microphone (Neumann) and was wondering if I could somehow connect it to my phone and use it as an alternative to the built-in microphone.
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How to use phone as camera and microphone for PC via ADB?

There are many previous questions asking about how to use the phone as camera and microphone for PC. For example: Use my Android phone as the camera and microphone for PowerPoint slide recording ...
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Use my Android phone as the camera and microphone for PowerPoint slide recording

For conference purpose, I have to record a PowerPoint presentation recording. (That is, I have to record a video of me explaining a PowerPoint presentation using the webcam and mic while playing the ...
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How do I test the headset microphone on android, whilst ignoring the phone's internal microphone?

I can't find any apps that do this on Google Play and testing the microphone in Discord isn't any help either.
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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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Microphone does not work when speaker is on

So, for a few days I have been having problems with my microphone on video call or call with loudspeakers. I tried Whatsapp video call, Whatsapp voice call with loudspeaker, Zoom, and Google Meet and ...
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stream audio from multiple android smartphones to pc or directly to an earphone and to listen

I would like to know if it is possible to achieve a setup in which I'm able to listen to multiple android phones via streaming audio to pc which may be streamed through usb or via bluetooth. Or if ...
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Is there a way to connect an external microphone to android, while using internal speakers and charging the phone?

I want to improve the microphone sound quality while using internal speakers. I also want to be able to charge phone while on the call. Is there a way to do it? So far I only saw solutions that would ...
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"Gboard Recording, therefore WhatsApp Temporarily unable to record." error message

I have a Realme phone. The following error message shows up every time I make a WhatsApp call, and I can't hear the caller GboardRecording, therefore WhatsAppTemporarily unable to record. Is there ...
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Mute Phone Mic when Headphones are Plugged In?

I saw a question similar to mine but it was 7 years old so I'm hoping there may be an update to the answer I would like for my Note 9 running Android version 10 to mute the mic on the phone when I ...
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Disabling Noise reduction/echo cancellation/any other effects on the microphone input in smartphone

I have made a program that reads a fixed number of bytes from the microphone and sends it out to the speaker, effectively a program to route audio from the mic to speaker without any changes Normally ...
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Does my Smartphone Listen to me for Ads?

I was talking to a friend about a tour to a location, the next day I'm getting ads about that travel plans. I asked a friend something about the best way to root an android device... the next day when ...
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How to stop microphone or app on screen lock?

Discord talk channel stays broadcasting indefinitely in background even if the screen is locked. Note that I write "background" from the user's point of view. The app has a persistent notification so ...
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Finding the microphone settings on Android One 10

My headset microphone has stopped working recently, and I would like to have a look in the microphone settings to fix the issue. However, I cannot find any setting related to the microphone volume, ...
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Flashed stock firmware galaxy S7; speaker phone stopped working (please help)

My speakerphone isn't working correctly.. Whenever I switch to speaker phone in a call /video call the other person cannot hear me. The other person can hear me only when I am calling via either ...
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Microphone stops working when video is enabled in a Signal/WhatsApp call?

I use Android 10 on an Essential Phone, updated to the last platform build of Android (QQ1A.200105.032). When I make a call in Signal or WhatsApp, my microphone works properly and the other person can ...
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Is it possible to access speech-to-text audio clips for debugging?

Is there a way to access the audio clip that gets used for Google's speech-to-text transcribing? I've been getting increasingly inaccurate output using Google's speech-to-text output. After ...
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How to record video with mic off?

I am using a Samsung S10+. How do I record a video with no mic input ? I have tried to put my finger over the mic, but I could still hear some background noise. I am looking to make a video in a ...
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Samsung S7 speaker phone not working + echo in call

Phone: Samsung S7 SM-G930F Problems: 1) Person I am calling or that is calling me hears delayed playback of their own voice 2) When speakerphone is activated a very loud noise is heard from the other ...
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Microphone gone from my keyboard?

My microphone (voice to text) option has disappeared from my keyboard. I'm using a Galaxy X-Cover4. Thanks in advance.
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Real time switching for playing audio as microphone input for online speaking in external app

I like to play my podcast played from some other apps like Telegram or Castbox into my realtime mic which is played in another app like Hangouts or WhatsApp conference, two-person calls, or for ...
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Is it possible to use a Bluetooth earpiece while using a microphone plugged into the headphone Jack?

I'm going to be attending an event as a representative of a semi-professional podcast. I will be interviewing several people but, it is a long, busy event with no area for formal interviews, so I ...
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Can I use the phone's mic when connected to a bluetooth speaker?

When connecting the phone to a BT speaker that includes a mic (pretty much all of them), the speaker acts like a BT headset, and the phone's mic is disabled. Can I use the speaker for audio output ...
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Use bluetooth microphone in Google Assistant

I'm trying to set up my motorcycle Bluetooth headset (Fodsports BT-S2) to let me use Google Assistant. It has the following Bluetooth profiles: A2DP-SNK AVRCP HSP HFP I've managed to find an old APK ...
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Recording digital audio with Android

I am unable to record digital audio (e.g. from a computer or another phone) with my Android device. I have plugged in a TRRS audio and mic splitter and plugged that into my phone, and used a male-to-...
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Record audio from Bluetooth headset

When I try to record audio and have my Bluetooth headset connected, the phone instead records from the internal phone microphone. The headsets all have included microphones for handsfree calling. ...
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Turn off automatic microphone muting

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6, which I used with the built-in Android 4. Now I updated to 6 (CyanogenMod 13) and since then the microphone is behaving really perplexing. No matter which voice ...
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Caller cannot hear me. Microphone works

People over phone calls or whatsapp calls cannot hear me, or barely, if I shout out loud. But the microphone works. I can make records and hear them from far. Already set to max at Settings > Sound ...
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