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iPhone 6 recognizing my External lavalier mic as an headphone not microphone

My iPhone 6 is recognizing my external microphone plugged into the headphone jack as an headphone rather than a microphone, resulting in no audio output from iPhone speakers. How do I make my iPhone ...
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External Mic and Bluetooth Headphone with mic problems

No Audio output from Iphone 6 speakers when i plug in a External Mic(lavalier) into the Iphone's headphone Jack. My iphone using the voice memos seems to receive the audio from the external mic but ...
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Microphone issue on an iPhone 7 Plus

There's an issue with my iPhone 7 Plus where the speaker and microphone don't seem to work. When the phone is restarted, the audio usually works for one call and then stops working again. Apple ...
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Airpods microphone is noisy on Macbook (input format: 8 Hz, 1 ch 16 bit, SCO codec) [duplicate]

Airpods microphone has very poor quality on my Macbook (input format: 8 Hz, 1 ch 16 bit processed by SCO codec): As a temporary solution, I use the built-in microphone but I'd like to find out how to ...
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Mac doesn't recognize internal microphone

On my Mac the internal microphone suddenly disappeared from devices, it doesn't even appear in the sounds settings, as seen in the attached photo: Resetting the PRAM solved it temporally, but then it ...
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How Apple EarPods send the volume up/down signal?

I am trying to trigger an iPhone's camera with my own development board. I figured it out volume up/down signal is trigging the iPhone's camera, but I managed it at an Android device with touching an ...
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Audio becomes static when opening an app with mic while a podcast is going on

I recently got an iPhone X and have been using the Overcast, Spotify and Discord apps. When I use earbuds (IconX, not airpods) or the bluetooth audio in my car and try to listen to a podcast and use ...
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Can I use an Apple Homepod as a speaker and microphone for WebEx, Skype voice, etc?

I spend a lot of time using my Macbook Pro with work-related web conferences. My ideal setup would be a high quality speaker and microphone that I can use via bluetooth/airplay/wifi with my Macbook ...
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How can I stop my Mac from automatically using my [input only] USB microphone as an output device?

I have a 2015 MacBook Pro on the latest version of High Sierra. I often use a USB microphone for Skype, etc. When I plug in the microphone, my Mac automatically detects it as an input source. This ...
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Siri not working on iPhone SE, iOS 12.1.4

My siri stopped working completely. It seems like she is not receiving the sound at all. Needless to say, the "Hey, Siri" also doesn't work. since I switched to iPhone SE it stopped working. I hold ...
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Setting default microphone input

I would like to set a default input to be always the internal microphone. Sometimes when I connect my AirPods to the MacBook the input changes to the AirPods' microphones which results in much worse ...
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Internal Microphone Error with most updated Quick Time Player

I'm not sure why this is happening- my internal mic is in check, tested with another app & in system preferences. Couldn't find this error on Google anywhere so if you've seen this or know how to ...
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iMac audio input port stopped working

Setup: headphones --> iMac -> amp -> microphone (The Amp, cords, and microphone all work fine as do all elements of the DAW garage band). History: We were successfully using an iMac connected ...
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Using external microphone disables internal speaker

I have a Mid-2015 Macbook Pro, which has the combined headphone/microphone jack. I normally use it in clamshell mode, and in the past some people have had a hard time hearing me if I try to use the ...
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Mac-Compatible Sennheiser Lavalier Mic

I am doing podcasts and videos, and I am currently looking to upgrade my sound quality. I have my eyes on the Sennheiser MKE-2, linked here: https://en-us.sennheiser.com/clip-on-lavalier-microphone-...
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Pro Microphone iOS App Doesn't Always Save My Recordings

It was working well before. I don't think I'm doing anything different. (Note that Pro Microphone will spam you mercilessly unless you shell out nineteen clams.) It did save just one track that I ...
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Internal macbook pro microphone not working on any browser, but working in apps (skype, slack, photo booth)

Specs: MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) macOS Mojave v10.14.2 chrome version 71.0.3578.98 safari version 12.0.2 Using this website I can see the line but it isn't moving. The problem occurs ...
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Is it now possible to spy on other person's iPhone using microphone?

There is this app on the Appstore "Find My Kid" and "Chat with parents". They allow to the first app to start listening to microphone of the second app even without notification. Even when the app is ...
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How do I ReAuthorize Quicktime Player to use the microphone when once it has been denied?

I wanted to use a USB audio input to record a video, and got something I've never seen before having done this 100 times; it asked "Authorize Quicktime to use the microphone?" I clicked no, because I ...
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How can I troubleshoot Security & Privacy issues with Mojave?

Mojave has expanded macOS's sandboxing rules for files and devices. When an application needs to use the camera or microphone, the user is supposed to get a prompt the first time to authorize it. ...
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No audio going into GarageBand

I just got a Blue Snowball iCE, plugged it in and my Mac recognized it fine. In System Preferences > Sound > Input, Blue Snowball shows up and is selected and I see the input level meter moving in ...
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Microphone is not working in iPhone 4s

I know this question is a poor one but I don't know what happened to my iphone i am using it from past 2 years but its microphone suddenly stopped working and i am having problem in recording voice ...
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Swap audio channels of input in macOS

I want to swap audio channels of input (left channel from microphone should be right). I have tried a few apps - LineIn, Soundflower, JACK, but they can only redirect input to output with some ...
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iPhone 8/X etc (lightning only) splitting audio & mic using external mixer

I have an iPhone 8 which doesn't come with a 3.5mm audio jack. I'm looking for a way to connect my mixing desk to my iPhone to allow sound that would be naturally routed to the earphones routed to the ...
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Headset mic too low only on Macbook

I have a Macbook Pro (2017, 15-inch) running macOS 10.13.6. I am trying to use a new headset in it but the mic's volume is too low. This problem does not appear when using the headset with my phone (...
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How can I use my Bluetooth speaker for 2 Apps Spotify + Microphone Apps at same time?

I would like to play the music on my Bluetooth speaker while singing over the music played from another application such as Spotify or YouTube. (Microphone Apps can be downloaded from the Apple store ...
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What makes the headphone remote controls compatible or not to an iPhone?

What makes the cable headphone remote controls (volume up and down for example) to be compatible or not to an iPhone? Or, how does the iPhone recognizes and says which headphone works and which doesn'...
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AirPods microphone volume is extremely quiet

I have used my 2 year old AirPods simply for listening previously, but I would like to use the enhanced iOS 12 Siri. Alas, the microphone on both AirPods does record only very muffled audio - the iOS ...
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iPhone mic transmit to earpiece?

I am deaf in one ear and have trouble conversing in a noisy restaurant. I am looking for a way to place my iPhone 5 on the table in front of my partner so that the sound picked up by its built-in ...
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The microphone for 3rd party keyboards disappears if you delete the default keyboard

I've installed GBoard keyboard onto the XS Max. And it all works great. iOS provides a microphone icon on the bottom right. Satisfied with GBoard, I deleted the default keyboard. As a result, the ...
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2017 iMac (27” 5K) not working with headset microphone

I recently purchased a 27" 5K iMac (2017 model) and am trying to use a KOTION EACH G9000 3.5mm Game Gaming Headphone with it. The headphones work fine, but I'm having problems using the microphone. ...
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How to disable auto-adjusting of mic input level in Chrome in Mac OS?

Although this question has been addressed at this link, none of the solutions worked for me and they are mostly from several years ago (I tried 3 or 4 of them and left comments too). The problem I'm ...
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Macbook pro 2018 - microphone shown as 1 input in Audio MIDI setup

Microphone quality is really poor in my Macbook pro 2018 (15 inch) when I compare it to Macbook pro 2016. When I enter Audio MIDI Setup on Macbook pro 2018 I see (sorry for polish lamguage): ...
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Which microphone is used during FaceTime video call in iPhone SE?

I have an issue with my iPhone SE running iOS 11.4.1. I already spoke with support, and they are saying that it is hardware issue. Do you know which microphone it is used during video conversation in ...
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How to change MacBook jack only input instead of input and output

I have a lavalier microphone with 3 pins that I connected to my MacBook. When I connect the microphone to my MacBook, the MacBook thinks the microphone is "headphones with built in external mic". Does ...
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Is there any way to increase the input volume on an external headset microphone on a mid-2017 MBP?

There is a similar question but it's for a different model. I use these TRRS headphones with my Android phone and they sound fine when recording audio. But if I record audio on the MBP (Quicktime or ...
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External microphone input volume too quiet

MacBook Pro 13" 2016 Touch Bar version Whenever I plug an external microphone it's really quiet, what's more changing the input volume in the Sound settings doesn't affect it at all - It's still very ...
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How to use Mac microphone for a phone call on iPhone

My iPhone is plugged into my Mac. I have a nice USB mic on the Mac I'd like to use for calls. I'm used to using Rogue Amoeba's software (e.g. Airfoil) so I know it's possible to pipe the audio around. ...
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MacBook Pro 13" 2015 A1502 recording vinyls through headphone jack [duplicate]

My 2013 MacBook Pro allowed me to convert audio from old cassette tapes and vinyl to digital by using a 3.5mm Male To Male Stereo Audio Cable from the player's headphone jack into the headphone jack ...
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Can't record audio on VLC (High Sierra)

I'm running VLC 3.0.3 on High Sierra and I'm trying to record video+audio. The video part seems to work just fine, but I get an error for the audio every time I try to record. The error reads: Your ...
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activating speaker mutes microphone on active calls

I have a strange problem with an iPhone SE with iOS version 11.4. The problem is that the microphone does not work, when I switch on the speaker during an active call. By switching off the speaker, ...
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Terminal command to record audio through macbook microphone?

Is there a command we can use via terminal to start recording audio through my macbook microphone?
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Is it possible to record iMovie voice over with AirPods?

I'm using iMovie 10.1.9 on High Sierra. My AirPods are paired and all of my audio is playing through them but I am unable to choose them to record a voice over in iMovie. I've even set them as the ...
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iPhone as a USB microphone for PC

Is it possible to use my iPhone as a microphone for my Windows PC using only a USB connection? I searched for solutions and found some that require a male to male 3.5mm audio jack, but I would like ...
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XLR Microphone not working with phantom power supply

I'm using macbook air. My XLR mic works fine without phantom power supply in between, it's just that audio is low. When I use phantom power supply, macbook doesn't detect the microphone. Has anybody ...
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`AppleCamera` used by Google Chrome even with all extensions+apps disabled/tabs closed

I'm noticing that Google Chrome (Version 65.0.3325.181 (Official Build) (64-bit) — current version as of writing this question) has enabled my MBP camera and, perhaps, the microphone: $ lsof | grep "...
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Controlling a microphone connected via combo jack

Short verstion (TL;DR) I have a microphone connected to my new MacBook via a splitter adapter (see the picture below), in which you can use the multifunction jack separating the input and output ...
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Recording with two USB microphones with different input numbers?

I'm trying to record a podcast using two different microphones (after already realising you can't record using 2x the same mic) on my Mac High Sierra. I've tried this with multiple microphones but I ...
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Audio port for external mic stops working until reboot

iMac 27", High Sierra. External headphones with mic (Bose QC25 if it matters). Everything works fine after system boots up. Then after some time (can be ~day, can be longer) mic on the headset stops ...
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How do I fix very quiet audio input on a MBP 2016?

I am using headphones at work that I also use at home. The difference is that my computer at home is an MBP 2015. The headphones work fine there. They are basic 4 pin phone earbuds, with volume and ...