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Use Phone Audio Through Micro USB

by Anahn_Eemus / October 15, 2015 6:55 PM PDT

The headphone jack in my phone stopped working a while ago so I got an adapter that goes from Micro USB to a headphone port. I probably should've looked up how to use it first because when I plugged it into my phone it didn't work. Does anyone know how I can get it to work?
Phone Info:
Droid Maxx
Android Version 4.4.4

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Clarification Request
Android is not Windows.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 15, 2015 7:09 PM PDT

Let's get the full make and model of this USB thing. Frankly I would have bought a Bluetooth headphone first.

There are USB to audio devices but so few have Android drivers.

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I don't see the Droid Maxx on the list.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 16, 2015 6:18 AM PDT
In reply to: This thing

Nod to some Bluetooth headsets.

It's not possible to get this to work with all models because not all models have audio on the jack this plugged into.

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I really want to avoid getting a Bluetooth headset
by Anahn_Eemus / October 16, 2015 8:48 AM PDT

Aren't there any apps that can redirect the sound to the micro USB port? I mean, if I can get an audio file from my phone to my computer through micro USB, shouldn't it be able to output sound just as easily?

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So far no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 16, 2015 8:55 AM PDT

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