Do you want to customize the way how your Android device behaves every time you plug-in or connect your headset/earphones? This way, you can automatically open your favorite music app such as Spotify or Google Play Music. You can also opt to open YouTube instead of your native media player.
Needless to say, this option is very convenient for listening to music while on earphones. So if you want to learn how to automatically start or open an app every time you plug-in your headset to your phone or tablet, then better read on.
How to automatically open an app when headset is connected in Android
- On your Android device, go to Play Store.
- Search for an app called “Headset Menu” by Richard Ginzburg, Amphisys AB then download  and install the said app to your Android tablet or smartphone.
- Once installed, launch or open the app from your app drawer.
- The app will automatically scan and list all of the apps installed on your device. Once it’s done scanning, just check the apps that you want to auto-start every time you plug-in your headset to your tablet or phone.
- If you choose two or more apps, you’ll be able to sort them out as to prioritize the app that you want to open first. To do so, just press the menu button on the top-right corner of the app’s screen then select “Sort Apps”. Drag and place the first app that you want to open on the top and so on.
- Now, if you go to app’s settings, you’ll be able to customize the way how the app behaves every time you connect your headset to your tablet or phone. You can set the default auto-start app (ex. Spotify) as well as the default volume for playing media files. You can also configure the app to ignore all Bluetooth headsets and so on.
So that’s it. Every time you connect your headset or earphones to your device, the app of your choice will be automatically launched. There’s no need for you to manually launch it from your app drawer.