Android 10 may not look a lot different from its predecessor in terms of aesthetics, but it comes with a lot of changes in other departments. The biggest change can easily be the Google decision to kill the dessert-themed code names they gave to each version of Android; now it is only Android 10 (okay maybe not the biggest change but come on). The newest version of Android (Android 10) is not built from the ground up or will be re-engineering the way you use your smart device, but it is made with significant improvements in a lot of departments, such as support for folding devices, 5G, and a ton of others. One such small but essential update was made to audio output. Although this may not be a new feature if you have used custom firmware or Oxygen OS, it is good that Google acknowledges the importance of this feature and added it to their newest addition to the Android OS family. Here’s how to switch audio output in Android 10.
Switch Audio Output in Android 10
Let me explain why this feature is so important. If you can remember, when you connected multiple devices to your Android, the latest one would get the audio output. When you wanted some other device that you previously connected to have an audio output, you would have to unpair and pair again.
Now, with Android 10, you do not have to go through all that hassle. You can now quickly switch audio output in Android 10 with just a couple of taps. So how do you do it? Follow the simple steps below;
Step 1: Connect a Bluetooth device, to begin with.
Step 2: Press the volume rocker (volume up or volume down).
Step 3: You will see the volume slider and a button just below it (music note with Bluetooth icon).
Step 4: Tap on the button to open a dialog box.
Step 5: You will see a bunch of settings but what we’re interested in is Play media to section.
Step 6: There will be all the devices you’ve connected to. Tap on the one you want to switch the audio output to. For example, tap on This device if you want to switch audio output from the recently connected Bluetooth device to the phone’s speaker.
That’s it. It is that simple. This is the feature you never know you needed. For those who need to constantly switch the audio output between devices, you no longer need to disconnect the device and connect again. No more unnecessary hassle. If any device is disconnected, you will be notified and if any wireless earbuds supports showing battery percentage, you will find it on the Switch Output dialog.