We have previously talked in a separate article on what Bluetooth 5 is and what features this generation of the short-range data transfer technology has. One of these features was the ability to use the ability of separating the apps’ audio to play the audio on one application via the Bluetooth device While the rest of the application sounds on the phone itself – Separate app Sounds.
Separate app Sounds feature
The first phones that came with this feature because of its support for the fifth generation of Bluetooth technology is the Samsung Galaxy S8, which was launched in March under the name of Separate App Sound feature.
Learn how you can use this feature on the Galaxy S8 with the following lines.
The first steps you need to do are to access the Settings and then select Sounds and Vibrations.
Then click the Separate app sound option below.
After selecting the Separate app sound option, activate the feature by pressing the OFF button and you will see a message telling you that to activate this feature you will need to select an application and an audio device with the “SELECT” option.
You will initially see a list of applications on your phone to choose which app you want to hear on your wireless headset.
After choosing the application you will see a new screen asking you to select the output from which you want to listen to the sounds from the application, either the phone or the wireless headset, which must be activated and connected to the device before reaching this step to become available within the options.
After completing these options for the application and device, try playing any sound through the selected application and try listening to it through your wireless headset or in general the audio output you selected in the previous step.
To make sure the application you have selected is the only application to be run over Bluetooth wireless headsets, drag the Notifications menu from the top and you will find the Audio Output option, click on it to show you two options, My Phone and the headset connected to the device, select “My Phone” to ensure that it is the default sound output from all applications except the application selected by the “Separate app sound” feature so that you can enjoy what you hear through the speakers without interference or disturbance from the rest of the sounds from other applications.
If you want to deactivate all sounds over the phone and make the wireless speakers the default sound output, all you have to do is drag the notification menu and press Audio Output and then press the name of the wireless headset already connected to your phone to be the default output for the phone sounds.
Please note that phone notification sounds are not treated like other application sounds, which means that when you use the Separate app sounds feature, you will still hear the sounds of notifications over the wireless headset even when you choose to listen to only one application sound.