Questions tagged [microphone]

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How to disable camera and microphone completely from operative system?

Is there a procedure to disable camera and microphone completely from the operative system, and make these hardware features unavailable to any app or process ? It can be useful for privacy reasons or ...
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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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Voice feeble - or most of the time no voice at all - in Android

I am using Redmi note 8 Pro and the Android version is 10. I have Google meet both in Gmail and the Google meet app. My mic is working correctly everywhere. But when I am in a meeting most of the time ...
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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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People can't hear me over the phone only - intermittently

Only when conducting a regular phone call, sometimes - the other side can't hear me. Usually as soon as the call starts - they'd be able to hear me just fine and then few seconds into the call they ...
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Call microphone intermittently works

I have a HTC Desire 20 Pro. My microphone in calls doesn't work some of the time (speaker mic works fine). This happens intermittently. It varies even with the same callers. So it isn't related to the ...
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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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Remote Desktop (Windows) bidirectional audio not working

I have the official Microsoft Remote Desktop App RD Client, Version: 8.1.79.421. Thorough it I connect to a remote Windows machine without any problems. On this machine I have MS Teams and a SIP ...
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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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Using an external USB microphone via webRTC on an Android tablet

I am trying to use an external USB microphone with a Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 tablet (running Android 10) for some audio recording using webRTC. The microphone connects fine and can be used by installed ...
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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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Can I force Android to use an external microphone in apps like Instagram?

I'm trying to do instagram live, but the audio is really crappy. So I plugged in my headphones, but the sound comes through but it's not using the microphone in the headphones. It does use the ...
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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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Android on Google Pixel misbehaving even after factory reset and reinstallation

I have a google pixel. I bought it second hand, it came with these issues: Camera does not record video with audio I can't make or receive calls On What's App, I can't make/receive calls Record/...
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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 (BT-S2) to allow me to use Google Assistant. It has the following profiles: A2DP-SNK AVRCP HSP HFP I've managed to find an old APK of 'Smart ...
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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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How to change default microphone input at Android devices?

I have an android box (not tv box) that doesn't have a built-in camera or mic. I have connected Logitech c920 webcam via an USB port. (The android box: supports OTG port and jack 3,5 but I want to ...
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use a smartphone mic with a mixer

I need an app that makes the output jack audio of the smartphone coincides with what is picking up the microphone. In other words, I would like to use the microphone of the smartphone, like a normal ...
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Bad voice quality on phone calls, good with WhatsApp

I have two Samsung Galaxy S5 minis, one of which has the following problem: The voice quality is really bad on phone calls to other people (muffled sound, chopped, extra noise/interference, echo). ...
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How can two apps access the microphone simultaneously?

If an app tries to access the microphone while the microphone is already being accessed, it fails. How can I make two or more apps access the microphone at the same moment?
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Microphone not working when connected to Bluetooth FM transmitter

When connected to my FM transmitter, I am able to hear audio from calls but they can hardly hear me. Similarly, if I want to use Google Assistant, I have to shout. I believe the issue is that a ...
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How would I go about purposely disabling all microphones on an Android phone?

I'm attempting to repurpose older Android phones, and I'm looking for a way to disable the microphones to avoid having spy-accessible microphones all over my house. Is there a way of removing or ...
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WhatsApp using microphone in the background

Got a notification today that whatsapp is using microphone while not using the phone. To view it again I got under settings/lock screen/app permission monitor/permission history and during the day ...
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Mic is being used by some other application ( Which ? )

I have a Samsung mobile ( S9 Plus ), When I use an app called "BixBy", sometimes it does not work and message is that mic is used being used by some other application and hence "Bixby" can not ...
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Where is Voice Recorder in Nokia 8?

I really want to know where is Voice Recorder in Nokia 8. If there isn't any Voice Recorder App in Nokia 8, is there an application on the play store which can work specifically for the Nokia 8 unique ...
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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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Android: Can I force app input from phone mic with bluetooth connected?

My car a Nissan Leaf does cell and ad2p bluetooth connect. The car mic works fine for cell calls, and ad2p works fine for audio output of apps. However, neither the car mic or the phone mic takes app ...