Hearing Saver

Hearing Saver


--> You need to open this app at least once after first installing or upgrading it for it to work!
Hearing Saver is the simple way to avoid accidentally hurting your ears when plugging in or unplugging your Android device's wired or bluetooth headset. Hearing Saver operates in the background to protect your ears automatically. It uses very little resources, and simply waits for the signal that your headset has been unplugged or plugged in.

After initial setup, Hearing Saver should work without further input from you. To setup the app, open it. You will be presented with the Setup screen. It contains a number of controls, and they each interact to allow you to customize Hearing Saver's operation. From top to bottom:

- Media/Ringer Selector Buttons - These allow you to select what the two sliders, described below, control. If you have not enabled Ringer volume control, the Ringer radio button will be disabled.

- Plugged/Unplugged Sliders - These control the volume that will be set when the headset is plugged in or unplugged, respectively. The volume that these refer to is indicated by the Radio buttons at the top.

- Enable Ringer Volume Control Checkbox - This enabled/disables Hearing Saver's ability to set your device's Ringer/Notification volume. It is off by default so you don't miss a call!

- Save Last Unplugged Volume Checkbox - If this is checked, the bottom slider will be disabled and Hearing Saver will remember the last volume you manually set while the headset was unplugged, and reset to that volume when the headset is unplugged again.

- Bluetooth Detection - Enabled by default, this tells Hearing Saver to set your volume when a Bluetooth audio device is connected/disconnected.

This app is licensed under the Apache License. More information available at http://github.com/jakebasile/hearing-saver

-- Known Issues --
- Bluetooth Disconnect happens after a long delay. This is beyond my control, as it is a delay in my code receiving the broadcast.
- Only works on Unplug on the HTC Incredible. This is because HTC broke the standard method that I hook into in order to change the volume.
- Sometimes doesn't upgrade very well. If you are having problems, please try uninstalling and reinstalling.

Recent changes:
- Better Support for Low Resolution Screens (Thanks bhm!)
- Happy Thoughts
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About Hearing Saver
--> You need to open this app at least once after first installing or upgrading it for it to work!
Hearing Saver is the simple way to avoid accidentally hurting your ears when plugging in or unplugging your Android device's wired or bluetooth headset. Hearing Saver operates in the background to protect your ears automatically. It uses very little resources, and simply waits for the signal that your headset has been unplugged or plugged in.

After initial setup, Hearing Saver should work without further input from you. To setup the app, open it. You will be presented with the Setup screen. It contains a number of controls, and they each interact to allow you to customize Hearing Saver's operation. From top to bottom:

- Media/Ringer Selector Buttons - These allow you to select what the two sliders, described below, control. If you have not enabled Ringer volume control, the Ringer radio button will be disabled.

- Plugged/Unplugged Sliders - These control the volume that will be set when the headset is plugged in or unplugged, respectively. The volume that these refer to is indicated by the Radio buttons at the top.

- Enable Ringer Volume Control Checkbox - This enabled/disables Hearing Saver's ability to set your device's Ringer/Notification volume. It is off by default so you don't miss a call!

- Save Last Unplugged Volume Checkbox - If this is checked, the bottom slider will be disabled and Hearing Saver will remember the last volume you manually set while the headset was unplugged, and reset to that volume when the headset is unplugged again.

- Bluetooth Detection - Enabled by default, this tells Hearing Saver to set your volume when a Bluetooth audio device is connected/disconnected.

This app is licensed under the Apache License. More information available at http://github.com/jakebasile/hearing-saver

-- Known Issues --
- Bluetooth Disconnect happens after a long delay. This is beyond my control, as it is a delay in my code receiving the broadcast.
- Only works on Unplug on the HTC Incredible. This is because HTC broke the standard method that I hook into in order to change the volume.
- Sometimes doesn't upgrade very well. If you are having problems, please try uninstalling and reinstalling.

Recent changes:
- Better Support for Low Resolution Screens (Thanks bhm!)
- Happy Thoughts

Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jun 14, 2015
You are a godsend! I found your app looking for a solution to the volume hijack on my Samsung tablet when I plug in my portable speaker for my sleep sounds and every so often thereafter. Been waking up poorly because it turns my sounds down so far I can't hear them over my fan. Bye bye nanny! Now if it were only possible to port this app to fix the same issue on Windows phone (even on bluetooth speakers). I would even pay for it. Hey phone OS makers, we don't all use headphones (I hate them) and we aren't all idiots. Stop playing nanny to save them from themselves and giving us half functional devices. At least if they make themselves deaf, we won't have to hear their stupidity. Win-win.
A Google User
Jun 11, 2015
Needs 1 more thing Need an option to remove the Samsung volume nanny.
A Google User
Jun 5, 2015
Omg, Yes!!!! Thank you very much for this amazing app! Tried using Tasker to set my max volume to 15 when headphone is plugged in, but had no luck. This app, however, worked flawlessly! Love it!!! 😍
A Google User
May 23, 2015
Works The only method I know of for getting rid of volume warning. I use my phone through my car stereo through Bluetooth so it needs to be at the highest level (I adjust via car stereo knob). I hated having to hit ok every time I want to raise it. This app finally solved the problem after trying several fixes from the forums.
A Google User
May 20, 2015
Control your volume Easy and effective workaround for Android setting the volume to 60% whenever headphones are plugged in. I no longer have to manually raise the volume every time I plug my phone in to my car's aux cable.
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