adjusting iphone volume

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  1. hehe299792458 macrumors 6502a

    hehe299792458

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    on the, ipod touch, I can do this by double tapping the home button, regardless of the application I'm in; It displays a pop up window with with the volume control. On the iPhone, this works only when I'm playing music. Is there a quick way to change the volume when not playing music on the iPhone?
     
  2. spillproof macrumors 68020

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    Same if you have the "iPod Controls" ON in Settings>General>Home
     
  3. hehe299792458 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    but what if I want to change the volume even though I'm not playing music - say, when I'm playing a game.
     
  4. spillproof macrumors 68020

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    Haha, I was responding while you were editing.

    In a game, you can use the volume buttons on the side
     
  5. lavinci macrumors 6502

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    That's why they made the volume buttons on the side.
     
  6. sammich macrumors 601

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    RTFM.

    Forget that. Seriously, there are only 4 buttons on the phone.
     
  7. dugbee macrumors regular

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    There needs to be a "universal volume control" app. One that gives you access to ALL of the volume controls available. Context-sensitive controls are nice: when I use the headphone jack for my car, the volume jumps up to its previously set level.

    What would be better is to allow profiles. So "car" would set the headphone jack, AND "ringer (headphone)" to a certain level. But a "headphone" profile would let me set something different.

    This would also allow for a "silence" profile, as the hardware switch for the ringer doesn't seem to silence the games/music.

    This was to be my awesome app idea, but I don't have a Mac yet. But the need is greater than the length of time it will take me to get a Mac and learn iPhone development - so maybe someone else can write it? :p
     
  8. hehe299792458 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    hmm.... I suppose I should have tried that before I asked.

    but what if I wanted to switch between output sources during a game - e.g. between the speaker and a headset?
     
  9. sammich macrumors 601

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    The volume buttons change the volume of the front most application. If it's the springboard/app pages, it'll change the ringer volume.

    Not sure about bluetooth headset controls. But if you're using the headphone jack, that's always going to be output.

    Apple would have to incorporate that into the iPhone OS. Unless it were destined for jailbroken devices, and it might already be a solution available in that case.
     
  10. labman macrumors 604

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    only other option

    unlock the phone SBsettings has a add on for changing volume. :D




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    only thing is still can't do it a game ho well guess that's why apple put it on the side is it really that tough!
     
  11. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Plug in the speaker and then adjust the volume.
     
  12. hehe299792458 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    the headset is bluetooth, so switching between them is more complicated
     
  13. PackFan macrumors regular

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    When you are in a bluetooth call or while you have the bluetooth headset active, the volume keys on the side will adjust the bluetooth volume output by the phone.
     
  14. hehe299792458 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    but it doesn't! That's the strangest part! My bluetooth headset is a Sony HSH-IS800 if that matters
     
  15. Bacong macrumors 68000

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    Are you sure the volume isn't just all the way up?
     
  16. hehe299792458 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    what do you mean? I'm actually trying to turn it down.
     
  17. hehe299792458 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    OMG!!!! This is absurd! Apple actually doesn't support remote control of volume over bt!!!!

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2043270&start=0&tstart=0

    is there some sort of hack that would allow me to manually control the volume? in the thread linked, it says that some applications with their own volume control was able to control the volume output to the headphone by their own application.
     

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