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    Default Not an option to turn off speaker sound with headphones plugged in?

    Hi, everyone.
    So I'm trying to figure out how to turn of the sound on the speakers while the headphones are plugged in. I am using this app to learn a language which I would like to use on my 20 minute bus rides to town, but I've tried every option in Settings to only make the sound come through the headphones, but without any luck. I've also Googled to find a solution to this problem, again without any luck. And only finding people speaking about the same issue.

    Does anybody know how to solve this problem? I will worship your toes.
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    Is it possible that the problem is with the app that you are using to play the sounds. I use earphones every night and have used multiple MP3 players and Podcasts app and everyone of them automatically shuts off the sound from the speaker and only play from the earphone. Just to test you phone (I have an S3 versus your S2) download Rocket Player from the Google store and play an MP3 to see where the sound comes from.
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    Default Re: Not an option to turn off speaker sound with headphones plugged in?

    I have played an mp3 and the sound does go to the headphones. Shouldn't it then shut off all sounds when the headphones are inserted? Including apps?
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    Yes, when you plug in the earphone the MP3 should play thru it and there should be no sound thru the phone speakers. If that is not the case with you then either the S2 is difeernent than any other phone that I have had or there is so,ething wrong with your phone. If you know someone else who has an S2 ask them or you can call your phone provider and they may help you.
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    Default Re: Not an option to turn off speaker sound with headphones plugged in?

    Are you sure that all sound should automatically go through the headphones when they are connected? Because I've read dozens of other forums that when it comes to notification sounds, those must be turned off manually.
    But I will take it to the store in which I bought it and ask them, most definitely. It shouldn't be like that.
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    I use a ear phone every night when I go to sleep and listen to podcasts and I never manually turn off the phone speakers. I have done this with my S3 and previosly with a Bionic and Thunderbolt.
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    Default Re: Not an option to turn off speaker sound with headphones plugged in?

    Quote Originally Posted by neil154 View Post
    I use a ear phone every night when I go to sleep and listen to podcasts and I never manually turn off the phone speakers. I have done this with my S3 and previosly with a Bionic and Thunderbolt.
    So notification sounds (messages, etc) are mute as well with the ear phones plugged in?
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    email notification sounds are thru the ear plug and so are calendar events. In my case I have an app Calendar Event Reminder which allows me to send the event alrams to my phone speakers instead of the ear plugs.
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    That is strange since I've heard so many people having that issue with notifications sounds and ear plugs. Has Samsung made a giant batch of defect phones?
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    I found a solution, and it's pretty stupid, haha. But if I insert the headphones before I open the app, the sound will go through the headphones. Not so smart phones? lol
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    Default Re: Not an option to turn off speaker sound with headphones plugged in?

    Your simple answer solved my problem too.
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    Connecting b4 opening the app didn't change anything for me. What did work for me was turning off silent boot in the 'Silent Boot' app and powering off the phone (not restarting but powering off, not that I would expect that to make a difference but u never know now - I doubt my next phone will be a Samsung, what with all the annoyances they've decided to 'create' "SINCE" I bought my second one as I loved my first one. First one was the non-4G version, now I have the 4G version and I find out long after I buy it that it doesn't support FM radio. Ok. Bit of an oversight on my part but disappointed nonetheless since I generally get good use out of it. But it's the other things, like making a deal with Telstra to only allow users to have the standard Phone, Contacts & Messages shortcuts at the bottom of the home screen when you used to be able to choose any 4 or was it 5 shortcuts you liked PLUS making it 3 times as difficult to move apps around on the home screens, and for what? Not to mention all the freaking beeps and sounds and noises the thing makes despite having turned all the volume levels down, which can only be resolved by either studying the phone's settings options from an overly cryptic angle, rooting your phone or downloading a myriad of apps, each one resolving one problem at a time, more than likely a combination of the three, in order to shut them up. Then this problem right out of the blue. Who would ever expect sound to ever come from the external speaker when either a wired or blutooth set of headphones is connected, both in my case. At one point I considered removing the external speaker and just relying on vibrate for calls & notifications, but it's too good for media. Wouldn't be a total loss though, just to shut the damn thing up. Fed up Samsung!!

    I thought I'd root one of my phones for some experience with rooting & root'ed' phones and at first I planned to do it with the I9300. Then I'm wondering if I should do it with the I9305 and just go back to using the one with the cracked screen if I brick it. They've both got cracked screens now actually, albeit minor cracks, since cracks appear on these screens faster than the crack that appears when a plumber bends down to fix your broken sink. Now I realise the truth of the matter...these phones were 'rooted' the moment they came off the assembly line.) then powering on again.

    But I couldn't tell you which one of the two things I did was the one that actually fixed the problem.
    Last edited by Suff2Say; 08-26-2014 at 04:36 PM. Reason: Fairer account. Better worded.

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