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Why external microphone doesnt work on some Androids (like LG G5)

tl:dr; Based on your observation that it works with Moto but not with LG, my guess is that it is due to conflicting TRRS standards -there are two standards. OMTP which is the older standard and CTIA/ ...
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Mic doesn't work during calls!

My first guess is that your phone has two mics - one for "computer-like" use, one for when you're holding it to your face - and the second of these is broken (i.e. a hardware problem). If that's right,...
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Speaker and Mic stoped working on MotoG (1st Gen) after upgrade

Surprisingly I was able to fix this issue in my phone by changing following wi-fi settings: Go to advanced wi-fi setting. You will find a toggle option "Scanning always available". Disable this ...
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How to use two Android smartphones as lavalier microphone transmitter and receiver?

I've come up with what is hopefully a better solution. Use the app here. Install the app on both devices. There are many similar apps to this so if this one doesn't work perhaps try another one. The ...
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Audio / Microphone streaming

Yes, there is an Application Camtest Audio. You can use it for streaming audio/video over the network using WI-FI. I uploaded my app for you in this link: http://www.droidbin.com/...
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How to stop microphone or app on screen lock?

There is no definite solution to your problem AFAIK, but I can share my thoughts on it. From documentation: If your app is running in the background on a device running Android 9... it cannot ...
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How to record video with mic off?

If you are ok with a different camera app, then please try the following- Install Open Camera Go to Settings (Top right settings icon) -> Video settings... -> Toggle Record audio option to disable ...
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Samsung S7 speaker phone not working + echo in call

I got exactly the same problem with my Phone(Oneplus 5). I've tried a lot of things software side but nothing helped. Due to my work, my phone was exposed to flour and I got flour in every opening of ...
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How Can You Change Which Microphone Is Used During Calls?

I just found a way to do that. You can use Tasker to automatically start the loudspeaker(which starts using secondary mic.) and then also add a rule to Tasker to reduce the loudspeaker volume to ...
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"Gboard Recording, therefore WhatsApp Temporarily unable to record." error message

Go to settings> applications> apps> Gboard> permissions> deny microphone access
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How to stop microphone or app on screen lock?

Navigate to Settings/Apps/Advanced/Default Apps/Digital Assistant, then change from Voice to Google speech recognition. That should replace the mic symbol with the phone symbol. -or- You could try ...
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How to determine which application is blocking microphone usage?

I'm unsure about Nougat but this works for Android 6.0.1. Run: adb shell dumpsys audio In the output look under Audio Focus stack entries (last is top of stack). E.g., when I had an audio recorder ...
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How to determine which application is blocking microphone usage?

Using logcat extreme and monitoring per app set to WhatsApp , it shows mediaFocuscontrol: Audiofocus*request*Audiofocus() from Android.media.audiomanager when microphone is activated And ...
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Use bluetooth microphone in Google Assistant

I had the same problem with Google Voice Access. I came across these instructions, which seem to be for Google Assistant. Executing them did not seem to affect the desired change in Voice Access, but ...
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Recording digital audio with Android

Microphone and Audio Input are separate inputs. I can see the confusion as they both use 3.5mm Jacks, however Audio Lines require a pre-amp prior to the output side, the pre-amp amps up the raw line ...
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Record audio from Bluetooth headset

You need to use an app that supports recording with a Bluetooth headset like: cinema fv-5 lite
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How can two apps access the microphone simultaneously?

It was possible in earlier versions of Android. And I find the same problem, too. Using the third-party apps seems to fix this problem. From www.androidpolice.com; Privileged apps have higher priority ...
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How can two apps access the microphone simultaneously?

Simply you can't. because microphone just like camera is a hardware part of the phone and it's drivers connects to only one source, there is a way to make this work but it will be difficult, by using ...
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How would I go about purposely disabling all microphones on an Android phone?

I can not see a purpose for this but ultimately the easiest method if you never want to use the microphone again is to just break the microphone with a small pin or something, you could disconnect ...
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Why can't person on other side hear music playing in my phone during a call?

I think your are misinterpreting ambient sound You are in a crowded , noisy place and are talking to someone on phone. They can't hear you clearly because of the ambient noise around you. Why? ...
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Laugh detection in Android

Sources of facial detection, on a phone that detects face rests at: /system/vendor/pittpatt/models /system/vendor/pittpatt/recognition I'm using CM13 for my case. They are located there. Maybe ...
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signal strength *send* by my phone

Sending strength: Modern digital cellphones are set to utilize the minimum power to maintain a connection. So the fact that the connection isn't dropping completely tells you that you have ...
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Rear microphone not detected

From the following article, it could be due to need for an impedance (a resistor) between the Mic and the Ground wires. As per The trick in detecting the external microphone on the smart phone is ...
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Mic doesn't work during calls!

A temporary fix is to put it on speaker then back to internal mic I've had this problem with three different phones all different name brands.
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wired mic -> bluetooth adapter -> android smartphone for recording possible?

OK, so I have an ANSWER. I know for sure that the Pryme BTH-300 can accept a microphone plugged in via 3.5mm and sent the external mic's audio to a device via bluetooth (I have one myself). The only ...
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How do I restore the microphone button on my Galaxy keyboard

Did you by any chance disable the Google App in your application manager? To find out go to settings>application manager then swipe over past "running apps", "all apps" options until you see a list ...
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Are mics on Android phones with Android 4.3 always registering sounds? Religious question for Shabbat

As to your question: It depends on which apps (or malware) is running in the phone. For instance, when I am in the Google app, it is constantly listening for me to say, "OK, Google" which then takes ...
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