Disable sound in the mobile app
I know this was mentioned before, but I really think there should be an option in the mobile app (at least the Android version, maybe it's already available for iPhones) that disables the sound. Not because it can disturb people around, neither because it cannot be heard in a loud place. The real reason is that it consumes the data plan/package massively.
I absolutely love Duolingo and when I got my first smartphone it was one of the first apps I installed on it. I practiced on the bus with volume set to 0, it was silent, but kept downloading the spoken sentences. It uses the most data of all applications, approximately 25% of my total transfer. I'm convinced it should be possible to cut it down.
I stopped using Duolingo just because the voice is annoying as hell and I can't disable it. I already turned off sounds in settings. I could disable the sound completely on my phone but that would mean having no music while studying. Can't believe something as basic as "mute ALL sounds" is not an option after so many years.
I found only one way to mute sounds (reading the words and sentences) in Duolingo (on Android) - I have muted all the media sounds in the phone (system setting). Any other solution given in the net didn't work.
Hey all. I disabled the voices by installing app Sound Assistant (blue circle icon with a leetle dot), which lets you mute certain apps.
Unfortunately this doesn't stop the sound ducking/dimming behavior, and according to this article on stackexchange only the app developer can stop this behavior (on Android): https://android.stackexchange.com/questions/199918/stop-notifications-from-briefly-lowering-media-volume