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Have Samsung S4. Do a lot of voice notes / audio recordings. When I play them back volume goes from very loud to so soft I can barely hear it, and then back again. Any ideas what might be causing this?

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The Samsungs have a noise-cancelling system that sometimes seems to get in the way when recording ambient sounds.  You could try a bluetooth headset for personal notes,  and make sure the phone is held solid,  insulated from vibrations, and the mic is aimed generally at the sound source when recording remotely.

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Thank you. I went to settings/call/noise reduction and turned it off. Will that help? As to Bluetooth, which I use for all phone calls, I have been unable to figure out how to get the phone to use the Bluetooth when using Evernote - I have tried, but see no way to tell the app to get sound from Bluetooth not the handheld. I use a Plantronics Voyager Pro.  

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Thank you. I went to settings/call/noise reduction and turned it off. Will that help? As to Bluetooth, which I use for all phone calls, I have been unable to figure out how to get the phone to use the Bluetooth when using Evernote - I have tried, but see no way to tell the app to get sound from Bluetooth not the handheld. I use a Plantronics Voyager Pro.  

 

Don't know whether switching off noise cancelling will help - try it and see!  As to recording from Bluetooth,  it may be that the Evernote app doesn't yet offer that option - you may find that other more specialised recording apps will do so.  You can still embed a file from another app in your Evernote notes if it works better for your specific recording needs...

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