1. j_grouchy's Avatar
    This may be an odd question...

    My previous phone did not have a 3.5mm headphone jack, so I used a pair of earphones that plugged into the USBc port when I wanted to listen to audio. Well, now my G6 does have a 3.5 mm jack and those earphones won't work (I tried). Is there a way to play audio through the USBc port or is there an adapter with a male end 3.5mm plug? I see a lot of adapters that are the reverse, but nothing for this scenario.
    05-25-2017 08:44 PM
  2. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    They didn't work through the USB Type-C port? Now THAT is a strange phenomenon indeed. I assume there has to be something out there, but it may not be called what you think. I suppose there's an auxiliary audio cable built to plug a USB Type-C only phone into a car stereo or such without the need for Bluetooth. I'd look around for something like that, maybe that could be what you're looking for.

    Back to my original statement though, I have to wonder why that is. Do you have the model with the dedicated DAC? Could that have something to do with it? Is it an oversight on LG's part or simply a technological fallacy? I don't see why a pair of USB Type-C headphones wouldn't work with the G6 or any other phone that has both Type-C and a headphone jack.
    05-25-2017 11:11 PM
  3. j_grouchy's Avatar
    They didn't work through the USB Type-C port? Now THAT is a strange phenomenon indeed. I assume there has to be something out there, but it may not be called what you think. I suppose there's an auxiliary audio cable built to plug a USB Type-C only phone into a car stereo or such without the need for Bluetooth. I'd look around for something like that, maybe that could be what you're looking for.

    Back to my original statement though, I have to wonder why that is. Do you have the model with the dedicated DAC? Could that have something to do with it? Is it an oversight on LG's part or simply a technological fallacy? I don't see why a pair of USB Type-C headphones wouldn't work with the G6 or any other phone that has both Type-C and a headphone jack.
    I tried with the earphones I had and the sound still came out through the phone speaker at the bottom. Maybe it was the phones I have, maybe the G6 doesn't divert audio to the USB port...or maybe I'm missing some sort of setting?

    I bought mine through T-Mobile, for whatever that is worth in answering your question.
    05-26-2017 08:48 AM
  4. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    I tried with the earphones I had and the sound still came out through the phone speaker at the bottom. Maybe it was the phones I have, maybe the G6 doesn't divert audio to the USB port...or maybe I'm missing some sort of setting?

    I bought mine through T-Mobile, for whatever that is worth in answering your question.
    Your model does not have a high quality DAC, then, as it is a US model.
    Perhaps it is a hardware issue, but I can't say for certain as I don't have a pair of USB Type-C headphones myself to test on any of my Type-C devices. Do you know anyone else with a G6 that would let you try your headphones on them?
    05-26-2017 04:48 PM
  5. Mazaq's Avatar
    I have the exact same problem. My phone is the US Carrier Sprint version of the LG G6. I tested on four different phones. The sound comes out of the Phone speakers instead of the USB c headphone when the headphone is plugged in. I eve nturned on developer options and and activated USB audio but this did not help.
    07-14-2017 04:43 PM
  6. bobdob's Avatar
    I'm trying to wrap my head around this. If there's a headphone jack, there might be no reason for audio to go through the usb-c port, no?

    Maybe I am behind the times but it just makes sense to me.
    07-14-2017 10:55 PM
  7. Qc_Anubis's Avatar
    Reading this i remembered i could plug usb headsets on my s8+ through the adapter, g6 does not outpout sound through the usb c oddly enough..... While i agree with bob there's a 3.5mm audio jack so maybe that's why ? I myself use bluetooth but i did use my headset to play games before on other androids through a otg cable and it worked most of the time (including with my old g3 back then).
    07-15-2017 09:52 AM
  8. Jarrod Osborne's Avatar
    You have to have to go to developer options and enable it in USB setting and select audio through usb
    11-20-2017 09:49 AM

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