Not quite working any more Ever since I updated my OS to 5.1.1, Hearing Saver no longer does it's job as it's supposed to. I have to manually Enable it everyday or a few times a day in order to have it work. When I unplug the headphones jack and open a different app that needs volume, it goes back to neutral volume setting. This never happened before. Please fix!
Works as advertised on my Nexus 5 with Kit Kat 4.4.4r2 Nice little lightweight app with a simple set-and-forget interface that overcomes Android's annoying volume restriction message. I use expensive high impedance earphones and even with the player at full volume they aren't all that loud. This saved me from having to "OK" every time I wanted to turn the volume up. PROVISO: The app doesn't do it's thing after a phone reboot so you have to OK the volume increase; but just the once, until the phone is turned completely off again (Airplane Mode doesn't cause a problem). For that reason I can't give it 5 stars... but 4 seems somehow stingy for a free app that helped me. So, thank you, Jake Basile!
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.
Works great on S6 - with the usual Android app Gotcha Works great on my Samsung Galaxy S6 - with the usual Android app Gotcha: Android kills the app after some time. So, the app is very useful if you use it all the time. It is close to useless, if you just use it once in a while: It needs to be restarted each time you want to use it, and that takes longer than pressing Android's warning button.
Fixed my volume issues My volume buttons are broken, and while other apps widgets were an okay workaround for the most part, inserting headphones would set the media volume to 7/15, and not allowing to go higher. Thanks to this, I can listen to music and podcasts at the volume I want. Thanks Hearing Saver!
I love that this app keeps my volume set how I like it in spite of the "nanny" settings built into phones these days. I'm half deaf - I don't need a company turning my music down so I can't hear it just because someone decided that they weren't responsible enough to control their own volume...
- Better Support for Low Resolution Screens (Thanks bhm!)
- Happy Thoughts
Hearing Protection Bypass will on most phones adjust the volume past the warning