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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

2.1 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 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.

anim57 ,

Changed my mind about this app - don't buy it

The first couple of days this app seemed to work perfectly. However, as soon as I attempted to set a different playlist to listen to in the car, the app ceased to work. I emailed the developer and he helped me get it to work again, but it's working intermittently and I've inexplicably lost functionality that I initially had (I can't move fwd and back tracks with my head unit controls; artist and track info no longer appears; if I forget to hit pause in the app when I stop the car, the music begins playing out of the iPhone). Bottom line: there's as much hassle using this app as without it. I think the problem is that, with all of the elements involved here (bluetooth, iOS, the iPod app, the car's head unit, how it's wired in the car, etc.), it's just too complex for a kludgy work-around app to handle, unless you're a serious techie. I'm reasonably technical, but I'm no iOS programmer, and I couldn't get this sorted out. And, please note that there is no documentation whatsoever for this app. Unless you want to write the developer, which works until his patience wears thin, you're on your own.

So, for the rest of us, what needs to happen is for Apple to step up to the plate and to write the ability to selectively turn on/off bluetooth elements in the next version of iOS

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.

App Privacy

The developer, Gnavicks, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.

Supports

  • Family Sharing

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

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