1. xraiderv1's Avatar
    ok, so I just bought a memorex bluetooth headset..tired of nearly getting killed by the cable, anyways, so I paired the device rather easily, listened to some music...then I got a phonecall from a buddy of mine and noticed something weird going on..

    for some reason, the ringtone is playing through the headset...AND the speaker on the phone. it should NOT be playing through the speaker whilst the headset is paired and turned on.

    I should note that when I plug in a bog standard pair of headphones, all audio, ringtones included, goes through the headphones alone.

    so, did I do something wrong when pairing my headset to my phone?

    phone: LG tribute 5 with virgin mobile
    headset: memorex bluetooth mhbt0245w
    03-13-2017 03:15 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! That is pretty odd. Go to Settings>Bluetooth, and tap the gear next to the headphone entry. Are both Phone Audio and Media Audio checked on?
    03-13-2017 07:44 PM
  3. xraiderv1's Avatar
    yes, they are supposed to be arent they?
    03-13-2017 07:53 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Yes, they are. Sometimes they aren't, which is why I asked -- although I would guess the ringtone wouldn't be considered Media Audio in the first place.

    Can you test out any other Bluetooth headset on the phone?
    03-13-2017 09:36 PM
  5. xraiderv1's Avatar
    no dice, this is the only headset I have.

    a buddy of mine said android phones are supposed to do that as a safety feature or something of the like..
    03-13-2017 09:39 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I'll have to check on mine the next time I have Bluetooth headphones connected.
    03-13-2017 10:23 PM
  7. xraiderv1's Avatar
    let me know what you find?
    03-13-2017 10:49 PM
  8. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Every Android I've had has always played the ringtone through both the speaker and Bluetooth. I figure the discrepancy between that and wired headsets is because most people don't wear their Bluetooth the entire time and wouldn't hear it if only the headset rang. With wired headsets, the cable is only so long, thus it can be assumed you'll have it on or at least close by when it rings. I don't know if this is the actual reason, just me guessing at it.
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    03-15-2017 06:47 AM
  9. hallux's Avatar
    This is the way mine behaves - ringtone comes through the phone and headset when the headset is connected.
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    03-15-2017 09:00 AM
  10. xraiderv1's Avatar
    well, phone and tablet both play notification sounds through the speaker AND headset.

    I just tested with my tablet.

    ..guess this is android at fault?
    03-15-2017 12:10 PM
  11. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Sorry I haven't gotten back to this thread until now. The ringtone definitely plays on the phone when it's connected via Bluetooth to my car's system. I like Mooncatt's reasoning.
    03-17-2017 02:08 PM
  12. xraiderv1's Avatar
    I've had two calls whilst wearing the headset and gotten the obligatory 'how come that damn thing's ringing if you have that super expensive headset on?' from my stepfather.

    at least now I can say it doesnt matter what phone it is, thats the normal behavior.

    thanks fellas.
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    03-17-2017 05:26 PM
  13. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Change the ringtone to your stepfather's favorite song. Problem solved!
    Mooncatt likes this.
    03-17-2017 05:31 PM
  14. xraiderv1's Avatar
    I have the general ring tone set to star trek voyager's red alert klaxon.

    family is set to star trek the motion picture's red alert klaxon....

    they're SUPPOSED to be attention getting, it was the fact it was happening whilst the headset was connected that was causing me grief.
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    03-17-2017 07:04 PM
  15. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Nice. My Hangouts notification tones are the communicator sounds from TNG (for Hangouts IMs) and TOS (for SMS). Default notification tone is the oscillating sensor sound from TOS. Got them from this website: TrekCore.com

    Live long and prosper.
    03-17-2017 09:43 PM
  16. xraiderv1's Avatar
    nice find. I sourced mine off youtube. got good files.
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    03-17-2017 10:42 PM
  17. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Much as I like Star Trek, I decided to use the Yip Yip aliens from Sesame Street discovering a telephone for my ringtone. My text notification is the Super Mario Bros 1Up sound.
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    03-18-2017 06:35 AM
  18. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I decided to use the Yip Yip aliens from Sesame Street discovering a telephone for my ringtone.
    Oh, that is absolutely brilliant!
    Mooncatt likes this.
    03-18-2017 11:04 AM

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