iPad ringer and alerts volume?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by PhazonUK, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. PhazonUK, Mar 26, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2011

    PhazonUK macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2010

    Is this new in iOS 4.3? Got my new iPad 2 yesterday and was confused that my volume was as low as possible (without being muted) but my keyboard sounds were still pretty loud. Then I discovered this new option in settings.

    Is this a new addition to iOS 4.3 or is it iPad only? Either way, it's really annoying now. I preferred it when there was only one systemwide volume setting.
  2. Brookzy macrumors 68000


    May 30, 2010
    London & Midlands, UK
    It's new for the iPad 2 since it has FaceTime.

    Ringer volume is how loud FaceTime rings and the other is general volume.

  3. PhazonUK thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2010
    Ah, never thought of that. I was confused as to why it had a ringer volume, still irritates me...
  4. jclardy macrumors 68030


    Oct 6, 2008
    I agree, I find it to be my biggest annoyance in upgrading.

    Some apps seem to use the ringer volume setting while others us the media volume.

    I wish you could just switch it back to how it was with iPad 1. With my iPad I either want the sound on or I want the sound off.

    There is a switch to control only media volume with the volume buttons, but then you have to set the ringer volume to a specific level and turning the volume button down does not mute it.

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