Earpiece

Earpiece


Listen to audio books and music through your phone's earpiece when you don't have earphones handy. Boost your audio (Android 2.3 through 4.1 or so only, not working on 4.2.1 or higher), whether through earpiece or through the speaker.

Earpiece is a simple, light-weight audio-control app.

You can pop Earpiece up on top of another application simply by holding down the SEARCH key.

In the options, you can enable an experimental feature which switches the phone to speaker phone when it's away from the face and then back to speaker phone close up. This only works on devices with a proximity sensor, of course.

Another experimental feature is that you can significantly reduce the volume of the camera sounds on some devices. Ensure your local laws allow you to do this.

Earpiece is free and Open Source.

USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. Playing audio at high volumes, especially for a prolonged amount of time, can damage speakers and/or hearing.

Note 1: There is no affiliation between the developer of Earpiece and the developer of Mortplayer, which is the application shown in the background of the screenshots.

Note 2: The reason the application needs permission to read log data is for the camera quieting feature. When the camera quieting feature is active, Earpiece monitors the log for when the camera is about to take a picture and then quiets things for about two seconds. If you are worried about privacy issues, or otherwise curious, you can look at the full Earpiece source code at github.com/arpruss/earpiece and you can build it from source yourself.

Note 3: If you use Earpiece, don't use my Speaker Boost with it--just use Earpiece's audio boost option instead.

Recent changes:
1.11: bug fixes
1.10: Lollipop support
1.09: Click outside to exit (Android 3.0+); on-boot fix
1.07.2: Some devices need bluetooth permission--I added it
1.07: Fix crash in Settings under Android 4.x
1.06: By default limit speaker boost to 60% (even that can be dangerous). This can be changed in Earpiece Settings.
1.05.1: Improve camera quieting; improve screen layout
1.05: Experimental feature: make camera sounds quieter on some devices
1.04: No ad, auto speaker phone, non-uniform boost
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4.1
User ratings
1213
Installs
100,000+
Concerns
0
File size
44 kb
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About Earpiece
Listen to audio books and music through your phone's earpiece when you don't have earphones handy. Boost your audio (Android 2.3 through 4.1 or so only, not working on 4.2.1 or higher), whether through earpiece or through the speaker.

Earpiece is a simple, light-weight audio-control app.

You can pop Earpiece up on top of another application simply by holding down the SEARCH key.

In the options, you can enable an experimental feature which switches the phone to speaker phone when it's away from the face and then back to speaker phone close up. This only works on devices with a proximity sensor, of course.

Another experimental feature is that you can significantly reduce the volume of the camera sounds on some devices. Ensure your local laws allow you to do this.

Earpiece is free and Open Source.

USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. Playing audio at high volumes, especially for a prolonged amount of time, can damage speakers and/or hearing.

Note 1: There is no affiliation between the developer of Earpiece and the developer of Mortplayer, which is the application shown in the background of the screenshots.

Note 2: The reason the application needs permission to read log data is for the camera quieting feature. When the camera quieting feature is active, Earpiece monitors the log for when the camera is about to take a picture and then quiets things for about two seconds. If you are worried about privacy issues, or otherwise curious, you can look at the full Earpiece source code at github.com/arpruss/earpiece and you can build it from source yourself.

Note 3: If you use Earpiece, don't use my Speaker Boost with it--just use Earpiece's audio boost option instead.

Recent changes:
1.11: bug fixes
1.10: Lollipop support
1.09: Click outside to exit (Android 3.0+); on-boot fix
1.07.2: Some devices need bluetooth permission--I added it
1.07: Fix crash in Settings under Android 4.x
1.06: By default limit speaker boost to 60% (even that can be dangerous). This can be changed in Earpiece Settings.
1.05.1: Improve camera quieting; improve screen layout
1.05: Experimental feature: make camera sounds quieter on some devices
1.04: No ad, auto speaker phone, non-uniform boost

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A Google User
May 13, 2015
Perfect Does exactly what you expect it to.
A Google User
May 9, 2015
How come I downloaded for my samsung s5 the sound is soooo low even tho I turned it up in the audio and also boosted it to 100% I wanted to use it cause I lost my headphones and wanted to listen to music through the eatpiece so i dont bug people around me but can't.
A Google User
May 8, 2015
Don't download this stupid app After I uninstalled this app from my phone, the volume wouldn't play through the speaker. Now I have to restart it. Should have known, apps with 100,000 downloads are crappy.
A Google User
May 6, 2015
Grate app! It works really well and it's a good replacement for when you're in public and forgot your earphones.
A Google User
May 4, 2015
No effect Didn't work on my Nexus 5 running Android 5.0. I was not able to boost the in-call volume at all.
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