When I set:
[[AVAudioSession sharedInstance] setCategory:
…recording and playing works fine, just the playback volume is around 60% lower than when I would just play the same sound without recording and settings PlayAndRecord.
I need to get high volume peaks (to check if a user blow in the mic) for that i started a recording session. But without settings AVAudio..PlayandRecord, i can not playback any sounds in the meantime. Thats the reason i implemented this command.
For everyone with the same problem, redirect your output to the speaker:
[[AVAudioSession sharedInstance] setCategory: AVAudioSessionCategoryPlayAndRecord error:NULL]; UInt32 audioRouteOverride = kAudioSessionOverrideAudioRoute_Speaker; AudioSessionSetProperty(kAudioSessionProperty_OverrideAudioRoute, sizeof(audioRouteOverride), &audioRouteOverride);
I ran into this problem today and it seems this answer is a bit outdated. AudioSessionsSetProperty(...) is now deprecated.
The following seems to work though, providing full volume through the speakers but automatically routing the audio to headphones if they're plugged in before the app is run:
[audioSession setCategory:AVAudioSessionCategoryPlayAndRecord withOptions:AVAudioSessionCategoryOptionDefaultToSpeaker error: nil];
And if you'd rather the audio play through the speakers at full volume even if the headphones are plugged in, this works too:
[audioSession overrideOutputAudioPort:AVAudioSessionPortOverrideSpeaker error:nil];
I found out (cf. Listing 7-9 in the iOS documentation) that the suggested solution above on overriding the audio route stops working after plugging, and removing earphones.
So, if you want the change in audio route to be permanent in the current audio session (Listing 7-10 in the iOS documentation) the same source you can set the default audio route by instead using
NSError *setCategoryErr = nil; NSError *activationErr = nil; //Set the general audio session category [[AVAudioSession sharedInstance] setCategory: AVAudioSessionCategoryPlayAndRecord error: &setCategoryErr]; //Make the default sound route for the session be to use the speaker UInt32 doChangeDefaultRoute = 1; AudioSessionSetProperty (kAudioSessionProperty_OverrideCategoryDefaultToSpeaker, sizeof (doChangeDefaultRoute), &doChangeDefaultRoute); //Activate the customized audio session [[AVAudioSession sharedInstance] setActive: YES error: &activationErr];
and of course make sure to link the AudioToolbox framework and import it using
Don't forget the import statement. Perhaps obvious for the more experienced programmers...
Also,need to add AudioToolbox and AVFoundation frameworks to your project by Right-Cliking on Frameworks -> Add -> Existing Frameworks.
Otherwise might get linker error:"_AudioSessionSetProperty", referenced from: -[OpenBook startRecording] in OpenBook.o
In my case in addition to using AVAudioSessionCategoryOptionDefaultToSpeaker option I had to remove changing audioSession mode from AVAudioSessionModeDefault to AVAudioSessionModeMeasurement.
So if you are using modes other than AVAudioSessionModeDefault, be careful.