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Force your audio output to switch to headphones, speakers, or any other output, including USB and Bluetooth devices.

The microphone can also be switched, and on most devices the speaker can be completely muted if you so desire.

Additional features:
Widgets, Quick-setting tiles, and notification shortcuts.
Auto-Switch: Detect when headphones are inserted or removed, and switch to any audio output or mute/unmute the speaker automatically.
Restore-on-Boot: Automatically switch to the output of your choice when your device starts.

Common use cases:
This app can help if your device does not detect your headphones, or it thinks they are connected even when they have been removed.
It can also be used to mute the speaker when using headphones, so that loud notifications do not play via the speaker.
Want to use a headset microphone but still output audio via the speakers? also possible.
You can force audio to play locally on your device when using Android's native cast-screen feature.

Android 11 support:
Due to changes to made Android, this app cannot function on Android 11 and later.
There is now a native output-selection option found in the volume panel, which provides some of the functionality previously offered by this app.

Advanced users can trigger a switch externally using the following intent actions:
com.nordskog.LesserAudioSwitch.HEADPHONES
com.nordskog.LesserAudioSwitch.SPEAKER
com.nordskog.LesserAudioSwitch.BLUETOOTH
com.nordskog.LesserAudioSwitch.USB
com.nordskog.LesserAudioSwitch.CAST
com.nordskog.LesserAudioSwitch.MUTE
com.nordskog.LesserAudioSwitch.UNMUTE

com.nordskog.LesserAudioSwitch.NOTIFICATION_ON
com.nordskog.LesserAudioSwitch.NOTIFICATION_OFF

On Oreo 8.0 and later you must also specify the target package when using intents: com.nordskog.LesserAudioSwitch

From version Lesser AudioSwitch 2.7.2:

Fixed auto-switch sometimes not triggering when connecting/disconnecting a wired device.
Fixed mute-microphone option not being available on supported Pie devices.
Fixed Bluetooth switching not working on some devices.
Fixed auto-switch getting stuck in a loop when triggering on and toggling a Bluetooth device.
Fixed a crash that would only occurr on Android 5.0

Variant
Arch
Version
DPI
(Android 4.0+)
Latest: 2.7.2 on April 2, 2021
(Android 4.3+)
Latest: 1.6.1 on September 16, 2018
All versions
April 2, 2021

Version:2.7.2

Uploaded:April 2, 2021 at 1:43AM UTC

File size:4.06 MB

Downloads:6,726

October 8, 2020

Version:2.5.0

Uploaded:October 8, 2020 at 5:47AM UTC

File size:4.09 MB

Downloads:1,332

September 14, 2020

Version:2.4.2

Uploaded:September 14, 2020 at 4:46AM UTC

File size:4.1 MB

Downloads:544

December 9, 2019

Version:2.1.7

Uploaded:December 9, 2019 at 8:10PM UTC

File size:3.93 MB

Downloads:1,609

December 2, 2019

Version:2.1.6

Uploaded:December 2, 2019 at 10:39PM UTC

File size:3.93 MB

Downloads:275

November 23, 2019

Version:2.1.3

Uploaded:November 23, 2019 at 3:38AM UTC

File size:3.8 MB

Downloads:321

November 22, 2019

Version:2.0.9

Uploaded:November 22, 2019 at 3:56AM UTC

File size:3.8 MB

Downloads:525

October 19, 2018

Version:1.6.7

Uploaded:October 19, 2018 at 4:29AM UTC

File size:4.19 MB

Downloads:2,244

September 16, 2018

Version:1.6.1

Uploaded:September 16, 2018 at 3:04AM UTC

File size:4.16 MB

Downloads:842

Version:1.3.5

Uploaded:May 26, 2018 at 11:09AM UTC

File size:2.44 MB

Downloads:32,774