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  1. ronenfe's Avatar
    Install cyanogenmod rom, it will have an option to disable safe sound in the sound settings.
    09-14-2014 03:18 AM
  2. Gavin623's Avatar
    This is absolutely NOT a legal issue. If it was, Sony would have been sued out of existence for the Walkman. Quit pushing BS - Either paste the link to any US legal decision mandating Sony pay.. or stop lying.

    This is still happening - even with low impedance headphones, and with podcasts of people talking at low volume such as John Hodgman's, or How Things Work.

    Furthermore the problem is that even with the apps setting volume to max when you plug in the headphones.. the "volume check" function kicks out the headphones and turns the volume down.

    Google implemented this by only checking the volume switch position.. not the output signal volume.

    Google needs to put back in the option to disable the volume check... they clearly did not consider the possibility that people would listen to things that aren't music.
    09-24-2014 05:37 PM
  3. Muckfarker's Avatar
    I had the same problem on my S5; open up the App either in Application Manager or Default Applications and uncheck Show Notifications. That's it.
    02-07-2015 05:41 AM
  4. r.craig.lewis2's Avatar
    Please read all the posts before replying. This is happening to some not all phones in the U.S. as well. I have a U.S. 2013 Moto X here and I was getting the message as well. There is a fix inside X-posed module Volumesteps+ if you are on a rooted AOSP ROM but I do not know of any other fix this. Hope this helps. Posters I am not trying to ***** or troll but if you don't have anything to add to help it is best to research before you do. Again not trying to troll or hurt anyone's feelings so sorry if its taken that way.

    The main goal of this Xposed module is to change the number of volume steps on your device. When listening to music, 15 steps just wasn't precise enough for me. VolumeSteps+ aims to be an open source, user-friendly and configurable module to adjust the number of volume steps. It is able to adjust the number of volumesteps for multiple streams and more.


    Change the number of volume steps for the alarm, music, notification, ringer, system and in-call streams.
    Ability to change it to somewhere between 5 and 50 steps.
    Automatically changes the safe headset volume warning to comply with the new number of music steps.
    Completely disable the safe headset volume warning.
    Use the music volume as default for the Volume Panel when pressing the volume buttons.
    More to come, request it!
    02-27-2015 10:06 AM
  5. Rob.G's Avatar
    Late to the party, but this is has become an annoyance for me ever since Lollipop on my Note 3. I pair my phone to my motorcycle helmet via the Sena SMH10 to listen to music (usually Pandora). I wear earplugs to cut wind noise and to be able to actually hear the music. I need the volume up nearly all the way to be able to hear it, and the f'ing notification gets in the way. You know how hard it is to hit "OK" every time that happens when you're on a motorcycle and wearing gloves? Plus if I lower the volume at lower speeds and then turn it back up, I have to go through it AGAIN. It's beyond irritating.

    I'm to the point of rooting the thing if I have to in order to stop this.

    06-11-2015 01:25 PM
  6. TomMariner's Avatar
    I'm guessing it is lawyers just earning their pay because someone cranked the volume all the way up and claims hearing loss.

    I'm waiting for the first traffic accidents because of this to start rolling in -- if you are driving and have to pull out your phone and hope to hit the "OK" while not running over the schoolbus ahead of you, and avoiding the jaywalking transgender couple carrying a Confederate flag while inhaling their favorite legal hallucinogen, you may have a case against Android.
    07-13-2015 12:47 PM
  7. Jeremy C3's Avatar
    I saw on another forum the Hearing Saver app was recommended to override the "nanny" settings. I just haven't played with it yet to see how to make the Bluetooth volume connect at full but not the actual headphones.
    10-09-2015 10:13 AM
  8. Jeremy C3's Avatar
    Some 3rd party media apps like Rocket Player, have their own volume settings that override this warning. So if you just want to play audio that is onboard your phone, that works. Streaming apps? Good luck.
    12-07-2015 12:25 PM
  9. rmzalbar's Avatar
    My name is also Rob. I also pair my SMH10. Pulling off the highway, pulling my gloves off, getting my phone out, and tapping 'OK' to a warning is not a good option.

    My SMH10 requires near max volume to work, due to the conditions inside a helmet. I have to seal my helmet and the area around my neck to keep wind noise out. I am commuting on the bike more than 15 hours a week, so I have to wear foam earplugs to drop the wind noise to safe levels. Then I have to turn the volume up on the helmet audio to 'punch through' the earplugs - the end result is an audio experience similar to listening to a stereo at a safe, comfortable volume in a quiet car.

    Bluetooth is not the same as "headphones." Bluetooth devices are inherently internally amplified. The warning may be appropriate for the built-in headphone jack, powered by the phone, but is misapplied when pairing to bluetooth. Imagine what happens in a car when you are driving down the road, and your android phone (with its artificially limited max volume) unpairs from your receiver, dropping it back into radio mode. Except, your receiver volume was unknowingly twisted far up the dial to compensate for the androids 'hearing protection.' Now their safety feature is doing the damage it was intended to avoid.

    Unfortunately, I'm on a Note 5. Rooting this device breaks several features as well as permanently voiding the warranty. If you don't want us to root our phones, then you must give us user control of basic features and areas of the system that do not compromise security.
    12-15-2015 05:01 PM
  10. Maple Leaf's Avatar
    I was having the same problem. Major pain, but I found a solution.

    Try this:

    Go to Settings, Sounds and Notifications, App Notifications, Select the app you are using such as Google Play Music, and switch ON Block Notifications.
    01-29-2016 07:18 AM
  11. rokemsokem's Avatar
    oops. Nevermind. Wrong device.
    03-15-2016 09:33 AM
  12. Carl_Seattle's Avatar

    Settings, Sounds and Notifications, App Notifications, Select the app you are using such as Google Play Music, and switch ON Block Notifications.
    03-28-2016 01:58 AM
  13. Jarogniewa's Avatar
    Hi, I have Samsung SM-T110 with Android 4.2.2 on it. My hearing protection works like this:
    1. I plug in headphones and volume it up.
    2. An alert about hearing protection is showed.
    3. I say "OK" and listen to music and writing a poems.
    4. After few hours of loud listening to miusic on headphones sound starts to be realy quiet (about 50% or less of normal) even when volume is still 15/15.
    5. After few weeks everything coming back to normal and I can listen to music for few hours again.
    I have this device 2 years and it looks like this all the time.

    No, I can't listen to music when volume is 7/15, becouse I like my headphones - they are from late 80' or 90' and they are still working (quietly, but still!) becouse they are made long ago - now everything is stoping to work good after short time.
    05-11-2016 02:21 PM
  14. NewYork_NY's Avatar
    "Settings, Sounds and Notifications, App Notifications, Select the app you are using such as Google Play Music, and switch ON Block Notifications."

    Didn't work for me. Using the 'audible' app to listen to books - often the volume is very low or the narration is quiet. Either way, when I crank the volume for a little while during exercising the volume drops to zero. It also takes down my ring and notification volumes.
    I have 'notifications' for the audible app turned off - been that way for a while.

    I'm using an LG G5, but had the volume issue on my G3 and G4 as well.

    Going to try the 'Hearing Saver' app and see if it works. I saw mention of this app on a couple of boards.
    07-07-2016 09:08 AM
  15. loga12's Avatar
    Just get the Cyanogen mod and you will find what you have been looking for. Talking of volume control, I really need a good music streaming service for my phone. Can anyone suggest anything? One of my friends suggested this Slacker Radio and Tidal Music App. Are they good enough?
    07-08-2016 12:18 AM
  16. NewYork_NY's Avatar
    I'm a big fan of Spotify as a streaming music service.

    Spotify is easy, has ability to import your own playlists or create your own, share playlists with others to collaborate, download music for when you're offline and more.
    One feature I love is the 'running' feature - it basically figures out your pace for jogging/running and will create a playlist that keeps to the beat. You can choose styles/genre's etc. There's also a soundtrack that makes you feel like you're in a movie being chased.

    Anyway, been using Spotify for years and it keeps getting better.
    07-08-2016 10:59 AM
  17. A NYOB's Avatar
    It's a litigious society. That's why there's that warning. While you may whine about rights and freedoms, no sooner are you dong whining than you end up wanting to sue the manufacturer for NOT putting in that alert.
    10-12-2016 10:02 AM
  18. thesavo's Avatar
    There has to be a by-pass without needing a custom ROM. No?
    10-23-2016 07:25 PM
    Many thanks for the app tip - Volume Control + I still need to lower something? the keystrokes are shaking the room I use a Samsung tablet connected to an amp/speakers and that warning was getting really old. I was going to say avoiding these measures was another good reason to leave the EU but as our US friends also suffer I won't. It's OK, we still have plenty of good reasons to leave. Thanks again, handy app.
    11-14-2017 12:14 PM
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