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I’ve obtained a behavior of solely plugging one earbud in my ears. There’s not a lot to it: I prefer to know what’s occurring round me even after I’m listening to music and podcasts. However over the weekend, I by chance found that for all these years I’ve been doing it improper — and likelihood is that so have you ever.

Apparently, most telephones have a setting particularly designed for optimizing your audio for listening from one earbud solely — mono audio. This setting can also be notably useful to folks with listening to disabilities that have an effect on solely one in all their ears.

Anyhow, right here’s the way you activate mono audio.

Mono audio on iPhone

That is fairly easy on iOS.

Head to Settings > Common > Accessibility, and also you’ll see the mono audio setting there. Toggle it on and also you’re finished.

Mono audio on Android

We’ve obtained a bit drawback right here. Since most producers customise Android, the way you activate mono audio will differ throughout units.

No worries, although, most manufacturers maintain that setting within the Accessibility menu — so so long as you will discover it, try to be nice.

I’m at the moment utilizing a Huawei P30 Professional, and the Accessibility menu is hidden contained in the Good help tab in settings. And increase — the mono audio setting is true there.

Samsung’s One UI, then again, has a devoted Accessibility menu in Settings. Head there, and also you’ll discover the mono audio setting within the Listening to tab.

Anyhow, you get the concept. Discover the Accessibility menu and also you’ll work out the remaining.

That’s about it.

Now stick one earbud in your soundholes and tell us if it makes a distinction down within the feedback.

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