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NHS app and trainer volume over music

Hello fellow runners,

I tried using the NHS app today with my music instead of lovely Laura's (I have kept with her until week 6, run 2 and need a change). But I found it hard to hear the coaches voice (MJ, Jo Whiley) over the music from my phone. I play it relatively load to drown out my swearing/sobbing/gasping for air :) Has anyone had this issue and is there a way to sort this out - the volume thing and not the other stuff that I add to the experience? Thank you!

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I use an iPhone and the app causes the music to go really quiet during the speech. Not sure I have any settings that are causing this - I think it is just automatic.

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Thanks Richard. I will mess around with it and see if it does that tomorrow. My phone is an S8 (android) - i would hope the app works as well on it as it does on an iphone.

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Are you playing music and using the app on the same device?

In which case it should do as Richard has said.

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I am indeed - will give it another try tomorrow at home and then take it out on my run on weds.

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I had this problem last run. I think the trick is to get the music playing before you start the c25k app. I use Spotify and Bubble UPNP

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I think that is what I did, but will try again. I use amazon music - a download of music on my phone. Hopefully it will work as need the encouragement of the coach but can do without the music that comes with Laura! But I have read it is a rite of passage and builds up resilience :)

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Good luck with sorting the problem. If , (like me), you end up with Laura's music for a little while longer, making your own playlist is a great way to celebrate graduation! 😄

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Good luck escaping Laura's music! Just a vote for saying the app should work fine (I also have an Android) if you start the music before starting the run on the app.

I had problems with streaming when there was bad signal or if I tried to take a picture during a run, it sometimes knocked the audio out of sync.

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Thank you :) I played around with the app and downloaded playlist yesterday evening and it worked so fingers crossed it will be fine for my run tomorrow. I found Laura's music got a little "odd" with the start of week 6 :)

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Haha - I only managed week 4! I couldn't deal with hearing the same set of music three times in the week!

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