While Android 10 didn’t get an aesthetic makeover, it does come with a lot of major changes like gesture navigation, Dark mode, privacy revamps, and much more. Alongside you have some nuance changes like Wi-Fi password sharing, battery indicator, digital wellbeing for your family, and the new overhaul Bluetooth menu. My favorite out of the lot is the quick sound output toggle. This feature is present in a few Android skins like Oxygen OS but now that it has trickled down to Android 10 it should reach all the skins. Meanwhile, Here is how you quickly switch audio output in Android 10.
Quickly Switch Audio Output in Android 10
Previously, when you had multiple devices connected to your Android, the latest one to connect gets the audio output. If you have to switch the audio to another device, you would have to unpair the first one. However, it changes in Android 10 and you can quickly switch the audio output through the volume menu itself.
To begin with, connect a Bluetooth audio device to your Android smartphone. Next, hit the volume rocker and you will see a Settings icon just below the volume slider. Tap on it and it will open a dialogue box at the bottom.
From the dialogue box, Tap on “Play Media to” and it will take you to available Bluetooth audio devices. For example, if you want to switch the output from Bluetooth earphones to your phone’s speaker, tap on “This device”. It will switch the audio output to the phone’s speaker.
Apart from this, you will also see that the Bluetooth devices within the menu will be distinctly color-coded.
Similarly, to switch audio between Bluetooth devices on a Windows PC, you can use the SoundSwitch app. For instance, with the app installed, you can press the hotkey CTRL + ALT + F11, to switch between the audio output from your headphone to the speaker, without having to disconnect the headphone from the Bluetooth menu.
For more queries or issues regarding Android 10, let me know in the comments below.