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    Default All audio thru ear speaker

    I haven't been able to find an answer to this anywhere on the net, and I'm curious if its only happening to me.

    From time to time my phone will switch, on its own, to playing everything thru the ear speaker. It hasn't done it mid use but once in a while I will go to watch a video and notice the sound is really silent. I crank the volume up and it only gets marginally louder. I'lI then notice that the sound is playing thru the ear speaker that you would listen to while making a call on the head set.

    Its not just for videos either. The phone will play my notifications and all thru the ear speaker.

    I'm not expecting a fix right off the bat, I'm just curious if anyone else is having a similar problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phatdonkey View Post
    I haven't been able to find an answer to this anywhere on the net, and I'm curious if its only happening to me.

    From time to time my phone will switch, on its own, to playing everything thru the ear speaker. It hasn't done it mid use but once in a while I will go to watch a video and notice the sound is really silent. I crank the volume up and it only gets marginally louder. I'lI then notice that the sound is playing thru the ear speaker that you would listen to while making a call on the head set.

    Its not just for videos either. The phone will play my notifications and all thru the ear speaker.

    I'm not expecting a fix right off the bat, I'm just curious if anyone else is having a similar problem.
    I have never heard of that or had that happen to me.........
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    Have you restarted the phone? Is it only with certain apps/websites?
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    After a restart it is fine again.

    I havent noticed it to start due to or after using a certain app. Its just random and happens maybe once a week.

    I wouldnt have even posted about it, but it has happened about a half dozen times now.

    Its an easy fix but its annoying.

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    Maybe it's time to send it in for a replacement!
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    Interesting. Every once in awhile my phone will automatically go on speaker phone, when I answer my calls using the green answer button. Very strange. I'm hoping it's an app messing with it. One of these days, I'll hard reset/wipe my phone. Hopefully that will solve my problem.
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    Yes this has happened to me numerous times, alot of the time i think it's when it's been sitting in the heat. I know it sucks because i have a Gear 2 and if i lay my phone down somewhere and i forget sometimes it's hard to find it because of that. But restarting usually fixes the problem. Not exactly sure what causes it, but i will agree it is a annoying thing to happen.

    Quote Originally Posted by phatdonkey View Post
    I haven't been able to find an answer to this anywhere on the net, and I'm curious if its only happening to me.

    From time to time my phone will switch, on its own, to playing everything thru the ear speaker. It hasn't done it mid use but once in a while I will go to watch a video and notice the sound is really silent. I crank the volume up and it only gets marginally louder. I'lI then notice that the sound is playing thru the ear speaker that you would listen to while making a call on the head set.

    Its not just for videos either. The phone will play my notifications and all thru the ear speaker.

    I'm not expecting a fix right off the bat, I'm just curious if anyone else is having a similar problem.
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    I also am having this exact problem. I don't know how to fix it either!!!
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    My note 3 has for the past few weeks started having audio issues. I have had the device over a year now. Purchased new at T-mobile. Always encased. Audio only comes through Bluetooth or head set or speaker now, but not as regular phone when placed to ear. If regular audio is attempted, neither party can be heard. All attempts have been made to correct, restart, reinitialize, reboot and even new sin card installed. No go. So T-mobile is sending a replacement. Please let this not end up being the debacle I went through with multiple replacements of the Treo 650! I love my Note 3, but I do not always have a Bluetooth headset on, I dislike ear buds, and not everyone needs a public listen in on my conversations. Besides that a cell phone should function like a phone, right?
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    I have had it happen and I can even cause it to happen on my GS5. I've noticed every time my phone rings when I'm using Tunin Radio that all audio routes to the ear piece after the call. I suspect if audio in general is playing on the speaker this my occur.

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    I am experiencing the exact problem intermittently.
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    ☯ just close running apps.
    Can't find solution. But I've managed to over come this. No need to restart your phone. Just close the running apps and try the audio. It'll be normal, through your main speaker. I've observed one thing. While the music is coming through ear speaker just make a call, that automatically pauses the playing audio, and in the call put on the loud speaker and now go to the music player (don't disconnect the call, let it go in speaker mode) and turn on the music, now the audio will get out through main speaker in normal way. Again putting off the speaker mode of the current going call throw back the audio to ear speaker. After disconnecting that call also the audio will play through ear speaker only. I don't know the reason behind this. This is just my observation. Finally I would like to conclude that, no need to restart your phone. Just close the running apps (all) and now try the audio. It'll be fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phatdonkey View Post
    I haven't been able to find an answer to this anywhere on the net, and I'm curious if its only happening to me.

    From time to time my phone will switch, on its own, to playing everything thru the ear speaker. It hasn't done it mid use but once in a while I will go to watch a video and notice the sound is really silent. I crank the volume up and it only gets marginally louder. I'lI then notice that the sound is playing thru the ear speaker that you would listen to while making a call on the head set.

    Its not just for videos either. The phone will play my notifications and all thru the ear speaker.

    I'm not expecting a fix right off the bat, I'm just curious if anyone else is having a similar problem.
    This is also happening to me as well. I just noticed it for the first time today. I have a Galaxy Note 3...If someone comes up with a real explanation please respond to my comment. Thank you.
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    I know this is an old post, But my note 4 was doing the same thing , And i was able to track it down to my youmail voicemail app, so once i closed the app everything worked fine...
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    OK youmail. This is a COLOSSAL screw up. It took me forever to figure out what was going on with my phone (Galaxy S5). It started when I slept through my alarm because all audio was being re-routed to the earpiece. Then I noticed the stock camera wouldn't work. I got the message "unable to use camera during calls". Then I would watch videos and the audio would come out of the earpiece. I even tried factory resetting my phone and that didn't work. I finally found this thread and deleted youmail and the problem was immediately resolved. I'll be asking youmail for a refund and switching to better youmail.
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    Glad to hear it is resolved. It is very goood.
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    My Samsung note 2 had this problem of playing audio via ear-peace speaker,
    I thought it was a major problem, but was advised to restart my device and to my surprise it worked,
    Its the best feeling ever.
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    My galaxy s7 is doing this as well. Doesn't look like youmail fixed the bug.
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    I just noticed my S7 Edge started that today. A restart of my phone fixed it. No idea what caused it. I don't use YouMail so that isn't installed on my phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowman115 View Post
    I just noticed my S7 Edge started that today. A restart of my phone fixed it. No idea what caused it. I don't use YouMail so that isn't installed on my phone.
    I am having the same problem on my S6 Edge and the only thing that seems to fix it is a restart. I am also having the same problem on an S7 Edge and the only thing that seems to fix it is it restart also. Anyone have any ideas on how to fix this without doing a restart?
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    Quote Originally Posted by maza918 View Post
    I am having the same problem on my S6 Edge and the only thing that seems to fix it is a restart. I am also having the same problem on an S7 Edge and the only thing that seems to fix it is it restart also. Anyone have any ideas on how to fix this without doing a restart?
    My S4 has the same problem, i play music through Spotify via an aux cord, the problem seems to arise after getting a call, answering it through the aux cord (car stereo), finishing the call, and later disconnecting it, without pausing the music/closing spotify first... so im not sure if it is to do with Spotify or Android?
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    I have a Samsung Note 4 and I'm having this trouble as of the latest update to youmail. Force closing the app after each time does solve it until i open youmail again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YouMailSupport View Post
    We have recently released an update for the YouMail app. If you experienced any issues with changing the default audio on your device, we recommend uninstalling then reinstalling the app on your phone.

    Any questions or comments can also be directed to our support team at YouMail here: https://support.youmail.com/hc/commu.../public/topics
    I have a Samsung Note 4 and I'm having this trouble as of the latest update to youmail. Force closing the app after each time does solve it until i open youmail again.
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    Same here. I had a Moto X (2013, 1st Gen) that started having issues with this shortly after the upgrade from Kitkat to Lollipop (about 6 months ago). After taking a call or (now I understand, checking the Youmail app), any media audio output after that would route to the phone earpiece (rather than bluetooth or a wired headset or even the speaker), and there was no way to get it back to the desired output (that I could figure out.) I cleared the cache, wiped the phone, did a factory reset — nothing fixed the problem. A few weeks ago I bought a new phone, a Moto X Pure XT1575 with Marshmallow. Lo and behold, same behavior — no it wasn't something that was a screw up in an operating system upgrade (i.e. Kitkat to Lollipop on my previous phone.) I finally started to figure out it might be related to Youmail, because I (duh) realized it was happening after every time I checked voicemail on the Youmail app, or made a call using the call button on a voicemail. So I started searching online and thankfully found this thread. I was thinking it might be something related to Motorola tweaks to android, but seems to affect other phones as well.
    Killing Youmail each time the behavior happens does 'fix' it until the next time I access the Youmail app. Thanks for that tip. Now at least I don't have to reboot my phone to get the media audio to work right.
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    I have had this problem since day 1 (now at third handset because of other issues with external sd). It does happen when I use the stock phone app and switch from speakerphone to regular mic. After I have to restart and its ok. I have also noticed that when this happens, if I am off the phone and that I press volume up/down, it says "call volume"... which means that it is really the phone app that creates this. I don't use bluetooth at all. So it has noting to do with bluetooh. Its a software issue. I can live with it. It happens to me a few times per week though. Kind of annoying.

    Chris.
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