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Description

WHAT IS IT?
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A2DPblocker is an audio player that blocks the Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) (i.e. Bluetooth Stereo Profile) from connecting on a Bluetooth enabled iOS device without completely disabling the Bluetooth hardware. This enables the iOS device to continue to perform other Bluetooth functions like default audio output from another audio app (dictation, audio books, podcasts, GPS, music streaming, etc.) to a Hands-Free Profile (HFP) enabled Bluetooth car kit, headset, etc. as well as make phone calls over Bluetooth, and wirelessly control the iPod with a paired AVRCP enabled Bluetooth accessory.

A2DP was introduced in iOS 3.0 and this app simply blocks A2DP from connecting and maintains the default audio output device when it's running in the foreground (including when the screen is locked on iOS 3.1 or later devices) or background (requires iOS 4.0 or later).

You can finally disable A2DP once and for all with this app and stop manually changing the default audio output device each time your car kit, headset, or whatever A2DP enabled Bluetooth accessory you have connects to your iOS device.


FEATURES
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- blocks A2DP.
- defaults audio output from another audio app to a HFP enabled Bluetooth car kit, headset, etc.
- maintains the default audio output device.
- built-in iPod controls.
- audio Playback Queue (requires iOS 4.0 or later).
- suppresses audio notification alerts (only on pre-iOS 7.0 or earlier devices).


HOW TO USE
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1.) Pair your Bluetooth enabled iOS device with your Bluetooth car kit, headset, etc.
2.) Launch A2DPblocker and ensure “A2DP Blocker" switch is ON.
3.) Add a downloaded non-DRM (i.e. not copy-protected) audio track from your music library to the Playback Queue on iOS 4.0 or later and adjust the independent volume slider to guarantee A2DP is blocked.
4.) Ensure “Remote Control" switch is OFF.
5.) Set Default Audio to “speaker+” / “receiver” / “speaker” to block A2DP or “headset+” to default audio output via HFP.
6.) Play Playback Queue.
7.) Launch and configure your other audio app or begin playing the iPod with the built-in iPod controls or an attached accessory.

Now your Bluetooth enabled iOS device should block the A2DP connection from occurring or audio should now be streaming via the HFP connection as long as A2DPblocker is active. Successive launches of A2DPblocker doesn't require reconfiguration and it will not interfere with the phone call function or transport controls (AVRCP).


NOTICE
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HFP enabled Bluetooth car kits, headsets, etc. that only support the phone call function may configure A2DPblocker to utilize the same connection to playback audio (see HOW TO USE). However, the audio quality of the HFP standard is designed to be low bitrate, mono, and frequency limited to voice ranges, which is why music streaming may sound a bit lacking, but streaming dictation, audio books, podcasts, GPS, etc. for example would sound normal.


REQUIREMENTS
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- requires iOS 7.0 or later.
- Bluetooth.
- microphone or other audio input.
- works best with the audio Playback Queue active.


CONTACT INFO
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Please contact me with your questions and/or comments. If you just love A2DPblocker then please leave a review!
- twitter.com/gnavicks
- dkanem.selfip.com

What’s New

Version 1.7.2

A2DPblocker v1.7.2 is ready!

- built with iOS 11 :)
- iOS versions earlier than iOS 7.0 are no longer supported.
- added 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch super retina display support.
- added 6.1-inch liquid retina display support.
- fixed crash when using remote-control on iOS 11.3 or later.
- updated About screen.

Your 5 star reviews keep the updates coming!

Please contact me with your questions and/or comments. If you just love A2DPblocker then please leave a review!
- twitter.com/gnavicks
- dkanem.selfip.com

Ratings and Reviews

2.2 out of 5
9 Ratings
9 Ratings
Nocturnal Bliss ,

Does not work with iOS 11

I got this thinking I could play music like normal through Bluetooth. Technically it does play music but when you click “next” the app plays the next song... while still playing the current song simultaneously! This is a bug that needs to be fixed.

Developer Response ,

I'm sorry A2DPblocker is not working for you as expected. Please make sure that you adjust the independent volume slider for the Playback Queue when A2DPblocker is configured in the following way:

1) Pair your Bluetooth enabled iOS device with your Bluetooth car kit, headset, etc.
2) Launch A2DPblocker and ensure "A2DP Blocker" switch is ON.
3) Add a downloaded non-DRM (i.e. not copy-protected) audio track from your music library to the Playback Queue and adjust the independent volume slider to guarantee A2DP is blocked.
4) Ensure "Remote Control" switch is OFF.
5) Set Default Audio to "speaker+" / "receiver" / "speaker" to block A2DP or "headset+" to default audio output via HFP.
6) Play Playback Queue.
7) Press the home button to minimize A2DPblocker (do not close A2DPblocker from the app switcher).
8) Launch and configure your other audio app or begin playing the iPod with the built-in iPod controls or an attached accessory.

Rose Lynch ,

Not worth the hassle/money

Tried this, it is not seamless. Expected to launch a podcast and listen without needing additional step of also launching this app. Don’t know how to request a refund!

Developer Response ,

I'm sorry A2DPblocker is not working for you as expected. Refunds must be requested directly from Apple. Please consider using the Shortcuts app on iOS 12 to simultaneously launch both apps.

db17766 ,

Will not work in background

Battery drainer. The app has to be actively displayed on your phone. You cannot use your phone for ANYTHING else if you want to listen.

Developer Response ,

I'm sorry A2DPblocker is not working for you as expected. Please make sure that you use the Playback Queue so the app will continue working in the background.

Just make sure that you configure A2DPblocker in the following way:

1) Pair your Bluetooth enabled iOS device with your Bluetooth car kit, headset, etc.
2) Launch A2DPblocker and ensure "A2DP Blocker" switch is ON.
3) Add a downloaded non-DRM (i.e. not copy-protected) audio track from your music library to the Playback Queue and adjust the independent volume slider to guarantee A2DP is blocked.
4) Ensure "Remote Control" switch is OFF.
5) Set Default Audio to "speaker+" / "receiver" / "speaker" to block A2DP or "headset+" to default audio output via HFP.
6) Play Playback Queue.
7) Press the home button to minimize A2DPblocker (do not close A2DPblocker from the app switcher).
8) Launch and configure your other audio app or begin playing the iPod with the built-in iPod controls or an attached accessory.

Information

Seller
Dalton Mackie
Size
2.1 MB
Category
Utilities
Compatibility
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© Gnavicks
Price
$2.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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