I found this circuit that can make my laptop work as oscilloscope:

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Can this circuit work with my android phone while am using this app?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Most audio inputs are AC-coupled, so you won't be able to measure DC, and limited to maybe 20 kHz of bandwidth \$\endgroup\$
    – sstobbe
    May 26, 2017 at 16:32
  • \$\begingroup\$ THere are audio scopes for Android too. play.google.com/store/apps/… \$\endgroup\$ May 26, 2017 at 16:32
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    \$\begingroup\$ One reason the above circuit won't work, is a PC has a separate 3.5 mm jack for a microphone, and a smartphone uses a single four-conductor 3.5 mm jack (TRRS) for both microphone and headphones. \$\endgroup\$
    – tcrosley
    May 26, 2017 at 16:36
  • \$\begingroup\$ stereo jakcs no work for audio input in smartphones......! \$\endgroup\$ Aug 14, 2021 at 21:29

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The Google Play page for the app you linked has a section for microphone support which includes a link to an instructable for a circuit:

***** Microphone SUPPORT ****** The second option is the microphone input to the android device. This can be used to attach a scope lead to the jack socket. More information can be found at the following website. http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Preamplifier-for-Smartphone-Oscilloscopes/ Features include, triggering for different impulse and continuous signals. In addition to this there is level measurement and fundamental frequency readings

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