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Listen to audio books and music through your phone's earpiece when you don't have earphones handy. Boost your audio (Android 2.3 through 4.1 or so only, not working on 4.2.1 or higher), whether through earpiece or through the speaker.

Earpiece is a simple, light-weight audio-control app.

You can pop Earpiece up on top of another application simply by holding down the SEARCH key.

In the options, you can enable an experimental feature which switches the phone to speaker phone when it's away from the face and then back to speaker phone close up. This only works on devices with a proximity sensor, of course.

Another experimental feature is that you can significantly reduce the volume of the camera sounds on some devices. Ensure your local laws allow you to do this.

Earpiece is free and Open Source.

USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. Playing audio at high volumes, especially for a prolonged amount of time, can damage speakers and/or hearing.

Note 1: There is no affiliation between the developer of Earpiece and the developer of Mortplayer, which is the application shown in the background of the screenshots.

Note 2: The reason the application needs permission to read log data is for the camera quieting feature. When the camera quieting feature is active, Earpiece monitors the log for when the camera is about to take a picture and then quiets things for about two seconds. If you are worried about privacy issues, or otherwise curious, you can look at the full Earpiece source code at code.google.com/p/Earpiece and you can build it from source yourself.

Note 3: If you use Earpiece, don't use my Speaker Boost with it--just use Earpiece's audio boost option instead.

Tags: earpiece, bluetooth earpiece for audio books, test earpiece, apps don't play sound in the earpiece, ear piece test, source code earpieces, telskype 2.3 gingerbread, earpiece application, earphone settings on froyo, free app for louder ear piece.

Recently changed in this version

1.09: Click outside to exit (Android 3.0+); on-boot fix
1.07.2: Some devices need bluetooth permission--I added it
1.07: Fix crash in Settings under Android 4.x
1.06: By default limit speaker boost to 60% (even that can be dangerous). This can be changed in Earpiece Settings.
1.05.1: Improve camera quieting; improve screen layout
1.05: Experimental feature: make camera sounds quieter on some devices
1.04: No ad, auto speaker phone, non-uniform boost

Comments and ratings for Earpiece
  • (66 stars)

    by Vinay Aggarwal on 28/06/2014

    Google pushed Android update to my phone, upgrading it to 4.4.3, suddenly everything started crashing including dialer (phone would automatically reboot randomly in the middle of a call), maps, waze, viber .... Sometimes phone would be charging and suddenly automatically reboot. Since not many other people were complaining, I realized it has to be specific to my phone. Also since lots of apps are

  • (66 stars)

    by Swastik Dhamija on 14/06/2014

    It is really useful when I have to listen to some music when I do not have my headset and I can't switch to loudspeaker. Also, it has gestures like automatically enabling the loudspeaker if the phone is moved away from the face during a call. But there are a few bugs... Firstly, volume boost does not work in my phone. Secondly, once the audio through earpiece is enabled, it sometimes does not get

  • (66 stars)

    by Shrawan Venkatraman on 13/06/2014

    Awesome when there are no headphones.

  • (66 stars)

    by santosh mahamune on 12/06/2014

    I was looking for same app, very essential, can be used for listening speeches any audio or music also. Thax.

  • (66 stars)

    by paris ivey on 11/06/2014

    Works sometimes not good

  • (66 stars)

    by mello jackson on 06/06/2014

    Works. But can't adjust the volume boost or turn down volume. This app is the only one that works for my phone. Im not going to beg for a better app but it could use an update. It's perfectly fine "to me". I appreciate your work to create this.

  • (66 stars)

    by Brandon Charlton on 01/06/2014


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