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    Dear Forum Members,

    We were developing a Skype Recorder for Android and got struck in the issue of simultaneous access of microphone by our app and Skype as Android does not allow two apps to access the microphone.

    After reading some articles it seems that iPhone allows simultaneous access of microphone by two apps as many apps are available that do recording for Skype.

    I want to find out is our assumption is correct that Android does not allow while iPhone does allow simultaneous microphone access?

    Please note that on desktop system we were able to record Skype test call as Windows desktop allows shared microphone access.

    Thanking you very much.

    Uzair Lakhani
    03-05-2016 06:05 AM
  2. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore! It has not been my experience that multiple apps can access the microphone at the same time. I'm not sure if this is just something Apple does on certain apps by design or if there are exceptions to this rule. Perhaps someone else around here can think of a situation where the microphone is used by multiple apps but I can't think of any.
    We also have a subforum dedicated to iOS development that you may find helpful. I encourage you to register with iMore and check it out here:
    03-05-2016 06:23 AM
  3. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I've given 18 downloaded apps access to my mic. Looking at the list in Settings, I can't imagine any 2 using the mic at the same time.
    03-05-2016 12:04 PM
  4. Uzair Lakhani's Avatar
    Dear All,

    Thanks for your reply.

    But there are many Skype recorders available for iPhone. How these recorders work? Surely the recording app and Skype would be using the microphone simultaneously.

    03-07-2016 11:40 PM

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