griff Posted May 11, 2020 Share Posted May 11, 2020 Hi all. Just curious who else is using Poweramp in Android Auto, and has Android 9 on their smartphone? I ask because I recently got a new phone (LG G8s ThinQ) and it runs Android 9. Previously I was using an LG V20 which was running Android 7. Now with the new phone I am getting these super annoying volume dips during music playback in Android Auto. I am certain it's not a Poweramp bug, but an Android 9 (or maybe 😎 thing. My wife is also on Android 9 and uses Android Auto in her car, but doesn't use Poweramp (she uses Google Play Music) and she gets the annoying volume dips during music too. These volume dips only happen when the phone gets a notification (message, email, reminder, etc). Here's a video of the issue occurring. I've googled the issue and found very, very little. One solution was to install an automation app and then with it create a recipe which will put the phone into DND (Do Not Disturb) mode during music play. Yeah, that works, but it's a band-aid fix IMO. Now you have an extra app running, another notification running, ugh... So either people are not noticing this volume dip issue, or just putting up with it. Cos the volume does return back to the level it was on in about a second. But it is still ridiculously annoying. IMO most people using Poweramp won't just put up with this kind of BS, so I've decided to post here to see if anyone can shed light on this, and hopefully provide a solution! EDIT: I am aware Poweramp has a feature in Settings > Audio > Audio Focus, called Short Audio Focus Change / Calls. And in the same Audio Focus settings there's one called Duck Volume. When I have these disabled I simply get the system notification sound playing over the music. So this wasn't a solution either. But it might be my best option? The annoying thing is on my old phone running Android 7 I didn't have to disable these settings. Music playback was simply never interrupted with volume dips! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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