1. GeeCabbage's Avatar

    I have a Samsung Galaxy S4, and I switch music players...between doubletwist and google play. I like Google play, but when I have the equalizer on, it shuts off whenever I'm using other apps, which dramatically boosts the volume of music.

    It's not the end of the world, but it gets annoying. Has anyone had this issue? If so, any remedies or suggestions to either minimize or eliminate this problem?

    05-09-2013 09:01 AM
  2. TeamPlaya's Avatar
    I had the same issue, I posted this question days ago with no response. I'm on ATT so the update seems to have fixed this issue.
    AJErvin12 likes this.
    05-09-2013 07:12 PM
  3. YourBuddy2's Avatar
    I have the same issue but found a workaround. The equalizer is actually built into the phone but utilized by Google Play music. It appears to have a flaw where it is killed by the OS because it doesn't have a persistent notification in the status bar at the top.

    The solution is to replace it with a new equalizer, which has the added benefit that it can EQ other apps such as Slacker.

    Here's how:
    Download "Equalizer" in Google Play.

    Then go to system settings, my device, sound, music effects. Set it to equalizer (not MusicFX).

    You will find the new EQ is accessed from inside the Play Music app or can be configured as a standalone for any other music app without failure. Just don't disable the persistent notification icon inside equalizer.
    TeamPlaya likes this.
    05-22-2013 05:58 PM
  4. TeamPlaya's Avatar
    That seemed to have worked for me. Thanks
    05-23-2013 09:55 AM

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