Roon ARC and popup on the Android phone when I plugin a headphone adapter

It coincided that today Roon ARC was updated and introduced USB DACs support for ARC Android version and I bought a USB-C to 3.5mm headphone adapter. I don’t know if this USB DAC support causes it but every time I plug in the adapter I get this message on the phone:

“Open Roon ARC to handle Headphone adapter?
This app has not been granted record permission but could capture audio through this USB device. Using Roon ARC with this device might prevent hearing calls, notifications and alarms.
Cancel, OK”

My understanding is this adapter has a DAC and somehow Android associated Roon ARC with the connection of DACs. In Roon ARC settings I have “Enable USB Driver” disabled.

I believe it’s not Roon ARC’s fault but rather an Android feature. Does anyone know how to disable that message? It’s very annoying as it pops up every time I plug in the adapter. And I am afraid I will miss Cancel and press OK. And then “Using Roon ARC with this device might prevent hearing calls, notifications and alarms.” The phone is Pixel 4a.

I received an email from Roon announcing this feature. The email states:
“Go to your settings page in Roon ARC and select “Enable USB driver.
When you plug in your USB-connected audio device, you’ll be prompted to allow Roon ARC to access the device.”

Except in my case USB driver is disabled in the app and I still get this popup every time when I plug in my USB-C-headphones adapter. Please see if there is any way to disable this popup if the user is not going to use the USB driver with Roon ARC. I have to act on this popup every time I connect my wired earphones to speak with someone on the phone.

Hello @support or anyone. I wonder if there is any word on any way to disable this message on Android. It’s really getting in the way of my day-to-day phone use. “Enable USB Driver BETA” option is disabled in my Roon ARC app. The app is the latest version. The email advertising the bit-perfect playback on Android has this sentence “Android users can turn on the USB Driver from their Roon ARC settings.” But in my case it has always been disabled yet my phone always offers to use it by a message I cannot just ignore.

I just tried to enable and disable the USB driver in the app. Tried pressing OK on the message (I was taken to the app directly). I closed the app. Still when I plug in my headphone adapter I am always presented with the message I described in the OP. Even if the USB adapter is disabled in the app.

I have the same problem when I plug in an USB DAC (FIIO KA3). If I click OK, roon will abort. The workaround is to plug in the DAC after start playing a song in ROON. If you plug in the DAC after that and ignore the message, it will continue to play. However, Roon ARC does not understand the capabilities of the DAC and plays just at 48kHZ even if the audio file is at a higher resolution. I think this feature still needs to be worked on.

I am not sure if your problem is the same. At least you have an intention to use Roon ARC. In my case a prompt that I have to always act on is associated with Roon ARC when I have no intention on using it.