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Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Enable or Disable Mono Audio

Listen to the music is one of the fun thing to do with the Samsung Galaxy SIII. Moreover this phone has a music player as its pre-loaded application so you can directly use this applications without having to install it first.

See also: How to Use Music Player on Samsung Galaxy S3

While you're on music player apps, there is an option which will allow you to listen to the music using headphone. For the record, this phone support the stereo and mono audio. You can use stereo audio when using two earphones and mono audio when using one earphone.

How to turn on or off mono audio?
If you want to change audio on your phone from stereo to mono whilst using headphone, then kindly follow the steps listed below:
  1. Tap the Menu key through the Home screen.
  2. On pop up menu select Settings.
  3. Tap Accessibility under System section.
  4. Scroll to Hearing section. Depending on your current settings tap Mono audio option to enable or disable this option. When the checkbox next to this option is ticked means now you can use mono audio to listening with one earphone.
  5. Tap Home button to return to the standby mode.

By knowing how to use mono audio, now you can listening with one earphone when listen to the music, radio, etc. So, have you ever tried to use this option on your phone?


  1. My phone is Samsung Note 2. I ticked the checkbox for mono audio and it worked, but now it won't go back to stereo when the check mark is removed. It's stuck on right ear only- no matter how many times I check and uncheck the box.

    1. Hi Buddy,
      Thanks for coming.
      Try this step: unplug your earphones, restart the phone, plug the earphones, turn the mono audio on and then back off. See whether it helps :)


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