Galaxy Note9 - Discover the Advanced Audio Settings (SM-N960W)

Last Update Date : Nov 14. 2018
Galaxy Note9 - Discover the Advanced Audio Settings (SM-N960W)

Bluetooth headphones and audio speakers have become increasingly popular because they're so convenient and versatile. Now they can be even more adaptable thanks to your Galaxy Note9’s awesome Bluetooth audio features. You can connect two headphones at once, adjust the sound to match your preferences, and even listen to audio on separate speakers – all from your phone.

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Activate Dual AudioClick to Expand

You and your friends are working out, but one forgot their phone and can’t concentrate without music. No worries, you can both listen to music from the same phone if you connect two wireless Bluetooth headphones. But wait, won’t the phone get confused with two headphones? Nope, not with Dual Audio on your phone. This feature lets you send audio to two different Bluetooth devices. And that means you can listen to the same thing at once.

Activate Dual Audio

To turn this feature on, navigate to Settings, and then search for and select Bluetooth. First, make sure the Bluetooth feature is turned on. Touch More Options, and then touch Advanced. Touch Dual audio and then touch the slider next to Dual audio to turn it on. After that, open up the Bluetooth menu to get you and your friend's Bluetooth headphones connected.

To use this setting, Media Volume sync needs to be turned off.

Connect Multiple Bluetooth HeadphonesClick to Expand

Even if you set up the Dual Audio feature, it will only work if you connect two pairs of Bluetooth headphones. Follow the steps below, so your friend can get his workout jam.

Connect Multiple Bluetooth Headphones

From Settings, search for and select Bluetooth. Make sure the Bluetooth feature is turned on. If it’s on, a list of available Bluetooth devices should appear. Touch the name of the headphones you want to pair and then follow the on-screen instructions. Once they are paired, follow the same steps for your friend’s headphones. When they are connected, you can both listen to and be inspired by your workout playlist.

Make sure the headphones are in pairing mode while you are performing the setup.

Keep Audio Synchronized with Media Volume SyncClick to Expand

Hmm, you're turning up the volume on your phone, but your headphones aren't getting any louder. That's because your headphones and phone may not be syncing. To fix this, turn on Media Volume Sync, which will link your headphones' and your phone’s volume levels. Now you can control the audio level of both devices from one place, instead of constantly switching.

Keep Audio Synchronized with Media Volume Sync

From Settings, search for and select Bluetooth. Make sure the Bluetooth feature is turned on. Touch More Options and then touch Advanced. Touch the slider next to Media Volume Sync to turn the feature on. Now you have power over both devices and won’t have to adjust them independently.

Dual Audio will not work once Media Volume Sync is enabled.

Create a Custom Profile with Sound PersonalizationClick to Expand

Everyone's body is made differently, including our ears - we all hear and experience music or sound differently. With the Sound Personalization on your Note9, you can choose a preset age group or customize the sound to make it work for you.

Create a Custom Profile with Sound Personalization 1

From Settings, search for and select Sound quality and effects. Then, find and touch Adapt Sound and then choose your age group. You can preview the different options by touching the Gear icon and then following the on-screen instructions.

Create a Custom Profile with Sound Personalization 2

You can also create a sound profile based on what works bests for you. Touch ADD PERSONALIZED SOUND PROFILE and then touch START. Follow the on-screen instructions to take a hearing test and create your very own sound profile. 

Enjoy Two Things at Once with Separate App SoundClick to Expand

Your little brother wants use your phone to watch YouTube, but you want to listen to music on your favorite music app. Instead of compromising, use the Separate App Sound feature on your Note9. With this feature, you can play app media on an audio device like a speaker separately from your phone's main audio output. Now you can listen to music while your brother enjoys that video.

Enjoy Two Things at Once with Separate App Sound

From Settings, search for and select Separate app sound. Then, touch the slider to turn the feature on. Touch SELECT, and then select an app to play on the separate audio device, such as YouTube. Then, touch Back. Select the audio device you want to use for this device: Phone or Bluetooth device. Just be aware that the Bluetooth option will only be available when a Bluetooth device is connected to your phone. Touch Back, and that app’s sound will play on the speaker you selected the next time you open it.

The separate app sound only works when the audio device selected is different from your phone’s main audio output device.

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