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How Stop annoying microphone dictation feedback sounds

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Dobe12, Dec 29, 2019.

  1. Dobe12

    Dobe12 Lurker
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    I have a Galaxy S10.

    When voice Texting I tap on the microphone and there's one loud ding. If I hit the x to cancel the voice input it dings twice. It does this on all text apps on my phone.

    These annoying feedback sounds also happens when I press the microphone to dictate in Gmail.

    I've gone into each text app and turned off sound under Feedback. The only way to stop it is to turn media off ... but then I don't get any sound for for videos or music.

    Under Settings, Sounds I went into System Sounds and turned off all system sounds

    Interaction and Dexterity are all turned off

    Key-tap feedback "Sound" are turned off

    Nothing, except turning down the media volume, stops the feedback sounds.

    Thankfully there's no annoying feedback when I press the google microphone symbol.

    Does anyone know how to silence these annoying feedback sounds without turning the whole media volume off?

    Thank you


  2. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    Welcome to Android Forums, Dobe12!

    I'm sorry no one's responded yet. That's likely because no one who read it had a solution. But hang in there! As others come along, someone may help. In the meantime...
    I'd recommend going through your System Settings with a fine-tooth comb, looking for anything even remotely related to sound. Check its Accessibility settings to see if there's anything set there that could account for this behavior.

    You definitely should not have to shut off all media to get rid of this annoyance!
    ocnbrze likes this.
  3. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Enthusiast

    I know this is an older post, but I thought I might take a WAG at it in case someone else can use the info to their benefit.

    Maybe try using a headset, a headphone set with a microphone, to do your dictation?

    It seems that it should stop your feedback issue altogether in a simple way.

    Also, most (maybe all?) phones have separate volume setting for headsets and the built in speakers, along with bluetooth speakers or headsets.

    This means that you can have separate volume settings for the media that you don't use the headset for, and you won't have to readjust the volume when you switch between them.
  4. Rob

    Rob I'm tellin' mommy on you!

    I'm going to guess this might be a setting in your Keyboard app.

    What keyboard are you using? Can you open the settings and see if it's specific to the keyboard you're using? Can you try installing an alternate Keyboard and see if you have the same problem?

    Two options would be:
    Let us know how it goes!
  5. Dobe12

    Dobe12 Lurker
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    Thanks for the responses.

    I was using the Samsung Keyboard on my S-10 with "Google voice typing automatic, enabled". After reading Rob's post, I downloaded "Gboard" and set it as the default instead of Samsung. I went into phone settings and disabled Google Voice typing and then went into Gboard and enabled "Use voice typing". Unfortunately, I get the same annoying loud beep feedback sound when I press the microphone button.

    I went into as many settings as I could find on phone and in keyboard apps and made sure that anything that would cause this annoying feedback was off. It happens no matter what keyboard I use so it must be something in the phone settings?

    I can't believe I'm the only one who has this issue.:thinking:

    Thanks for anymore suggestions!

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  6. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Enthusiast

    From the homepage:

    Other Sounds

  7. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Enthusiast

  8. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Enthusiast

    I don't use or have the items you are using, but this is the screen (and how to get there) where such a setting may be on the phone itself.
  9. Dobe12

    Dobe12 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the input. I don't have an "other sounds" or anything close to it on the S-10. I watched the video but don't have anything close to an assist and/or voice input selection under Apps.
    Do people just put up with these clunking/thumping feedback sounds when using the voice to text microphone?

    I don't get the feedback when using the microphone when doing a Google search but I do when using the microphone for Gmail text or for any texting app I use!
    Very frustrating!
  10. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Enthusiast

    If you are using your voice to initiate a search, then I believe I am correct when I say that this is your assist app.

    This is just one of many things that an assist app can do.

    So there must be some settings in your assist app somewhere, although because I do not have a Samsung device my methods are going to be different from yours.

    It is things exactly like this that make me give the 'cold shoulder' to Samsung devices.

    It is not that I am not willing to help, it is that Samsung insists upon making it so difficult to do so.

    Perhaps in your settings, there is an actual Assistant option.

    Maybe it is inside the Google option of your settings.

    I guess it may (or not) help if you could make a very (very) slow screen recording of your Settings page, slowly scrolling through the options.
    I could watch this video, and tell you what I would go into next.

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