Questions tagged [microphone]

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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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How do you disable the phone's microphone when a bluetooth headset is connected?

I would like to be able to disable the phone's microphone while a bluetooth headset is connected. The phone's microphone is disabled during phone calls but not when using voice command apps (Cyberon ...
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Microphone "speaker mode" sensitivity with headphones plugged in?

In my car I have the headphone socket of my Galaxy S2 plugged into my car's auxiliary socket so that I can listen to music/podcasts whilst driving. This would also be useful for handsfree calls - ...
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skullcandy earbuds with mic

My skullcandy earbuds with built-in mic only partially work with my Maxx. The earbuds do their part broadcasting sound, but I have to talk directly into the phone's mic to be heard. The earbud's mic,...
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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 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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Can I use a Bluetooth Lavalier Mic while recording video?

I want to use a wireless Bluetooth Lavalier mic (Like this) while recording a video. I'm open to any configuration or app to get this done. I have a Galaxy Note 5, is there a way to get a Bluetooth (...
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Can I increase the in-call volume of my microphone?

I have a Sony Xperia Active which is barely 2 months old and its in-call mic volume is really low. Is there any way I can increase the volume?
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Setting/app to route audio input to phone's mic while a wired headset is connected to it

I'm a new Android phone user. I'm looking for a setting or an application that can route audio input to phone's microphone while a wired headset is connected to it, but keep the audio output to the ...
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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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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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Disable External Microphone

I have a Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 and use it to listen to music in my car thru an aux cable. The problem is, when the aux is connected to the phone, its detect an "external microphone" wich capture no ...
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'Can't open microphone' in Google app, can't make calls s5

The problem I factory reset my s5 to sell, but now, after a week or so, I cannot make calls, use the Google app (pictured) or hear any sound from the speakers other than a very light static. When ...
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Is there any way to convince dialer not to use the primary mic?

I have Motorola Moto G 4G (Peregrine, XT1039), currently rooted and with CyanogenMod 12.1, and my primary microphone is mailfunctioning. However, the camcorder mic works fine (audio is fine in video ...
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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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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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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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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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How to bypass restrictions on (system) internal sound recording, rooted 4.4.4 android

I have installed an app called "SCR Pro", it allows to record android screen as video with internal sound, or microphone, or mute. With youtube as example, it can record video with internal sound and ...
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Microphone extremely 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 I couldn't find anything ...
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"Listening..." screen suddenly popping up on Android 6: what is it, how to disable?

Every now and then, some Google "Listening..." screen pops up , like this: full resolution FYI: my device is a Nexus 5X with the latest stock Android 6 I have no idea what this is, and worse: I ...
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Every microphone app for using with AUX has a loud noise in the background

Every app that I download for android with the function of using android as an external microphone (For example, attaching the fone to pc using an AUX cable) produces an noise that is very loud, and I ...
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Skype Android use headset but record sound from phone's microphone

Environment: Skype on Android 4.1 Hardware: Galaxy S2 + earplugs without microphone Is it possible to use phone's built-in microphone while using earplugs during a skype call?
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Is there a way to change the default mic source system-wide on Android?

I have a bluetooth mic (that can act also as earphones) that I would like to use for recording video from various apps. Most apps don't have an option for using a bluetooth mic source and only use the ...
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Sound in smartphone from headset bluetooth

Is it possible that headset a bluetooth microphone to send audio to phones all the time? I would like to make live YouTube and facebook not using the built-in microphone only from bluetooth headset
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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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No Microphone on CM12.1

My microphone stops working, when I upgraded to / installed CM12.1 on my phone. It is still working, when my phone still doesn't have CyanogenMod installed. However, some apps, such as Cortana and ...
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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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Microphone volume randomly reduced

I have a Lenovo A6000 phone, Android 4.4.4 is installed. I have Dolby off and I don't use any app to control volumes (not even skype, viber or facebook messenger), also, the phone is NOT rooted. ...
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HTC One M7 Volume fail

Like others, the microphone on my HTC One M7 is patchy. I can hear people fine, but they say I'm echoey, far away, quiet. It seems to have become worse too. I believe it might be to do with the noise ...
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Adobe Flash Player Settings for Android

Android Browsers don't have Mic & Cam Settings , is there a way to solve the problem? on Computer: on Android: but its just a white screen on Android Browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, ...
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Connecting Android to PC so I can talk from PC?

Can I connect Nexus 5 to PC using wires, so I can talk from PC? I have a 3.5mm-1-TRS(3ring)-female to 2-TRRS(4rings)-male-cable. (Don't know how to call it, sorry.) After connecting LINE-in and ...
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Adjusting microphone gain on a tablet

I've recently bought an onda tablet v919 3g air dual os windows 10 + android 4.4. I can call someone only from android because windows cant access the modem only for data. The only problem is that ...
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Earbuds disable internal microphone

Whenever I plugin ear buds to my Nexus 7, I cannot use the microphone anymore. Same happens for when I plugin in a head set. How to fix this?
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Microphone stopped working after making a WhatsApp call?

I have a Samsung Galaxy SII HD LTE with a Cyanogenmod custom ROM. After WhatsApp inroduced the calling feature I updated the app and asked a friend to call me. I answered the call and disconnected it. ...
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Speech recognition not working in Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G

Has anyone experienced it before? The speech recognition (Google Now and speech input) is not working in Redmi Note 4G at all. I've tried cleaning cache, re-training, re-authentication, etc. but every ...
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How can I get Skype to run on a MD700 tablet?

My uncle bought a cheap MD700 tablet (running Android 4.1.2) and strongly desired to use Skype on it, but for some reason the application didn't recognize microphone input. All it could be heard on ...