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Incoming call when headphones plugged in sounds on external speaker

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Wargazm, May 19, 2011.

  1. Wargazm

    Wargazm Member
    Thread Starter

    Apparently this is a bug with android:


    Issue 6696 - android - SMS/E-mail/Incoming Call notifications while on headphones - Android - An Open Handset Alliance Project - Google Project Hosting

    Issue 16667 - android - Notifications are played through external speaker when headphones are plugged in - Android - An Open Handset Alliance Project - Google Project Hosting

    basically, a call comes in and the external speaker plays the ringer, requiring one to have their phone on vibrate or silent, even though with headphones plugged in all audio should be routed through the headphones.

    Couple this with the fact that the external microphone is stupidly disabled when headphones are plugged in (meaning that you have to unplug your headphones when a call comes in so you're able to talk) and you have a really ugly and inelegant scenario on your hands: You're at work, listening to music on headphones. A call comes in, and your ringer blares out, startling the whole office. You answer the call to quickly silence the ringer, but before actually saying hello you have to fumble with your headphone cord and unplug it. It's ridiculous.

    It's the only thing I absolutely hate about my Thunderbolt right now. My old iPhone 3G handled this kind of scenario much more elegantly.

    Anyone got workarounds to make this work better?

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  2. srothkin

    srothkin Member

    Bump -- any workarounds/apps that can turn off the speaker while letting the sounds play through the headphones (bluetooth or wired -- both exhibit the problem for me)?
  3. Ashbane

    Ashbane Lurker

    No great answer here. Just agree with you. What I liked about my old droid was having it in its cradle in the car jacked into the stereo deck playing Pandora and if i got a call the music paused and I could take the call handsfree over the stereo speakers. Be nice if this was fixed.

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The HTC Thunderbolt release date was March 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 768GB RAM, Snapdragon S2 processor, and 1400mAh battery.

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