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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.
    Palm Treo 600/650/700P/Centro/Blackberry Curve 8330/Tour 9630/Bold 9650/HTC EVO 4G/Samsung Galaxy Epic SII Touch 4G/Samsung Galaxy Epic SIII Touch LTE!!!
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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?
    Just a bit of pocket fuzz!
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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.
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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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