Can I remotely turn up the volume using "Find My Ipod"???

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Mikebike125, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. Mikebike125 macrumors 6502

    Mikebike125

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    My son has misplaced his ipod and it shows up as being in our house but we cannot hear it. I think he has the volume set very low or off. Does anyone know if I can have it play the remotely transmitted sound louder or if I can turn up the volume????
     
  2. benhollberg macrumors 68020

    benhollberg

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    You cannot. This is one bad feature of the Find My iPhone/iPod touch/iPad. Even though it'll play the sound, on an iPhone at least, when the phone is on vibrate it'll obey the volume settings. Apple should offer some way to play the sound no matter what at full volume.
     
  3. Kenndac macrumors 6502

    Kenndac

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    On the Find my iPhone page, it says...

    "Make it play a sound even if it's in silent mode."
     
  4. benhollberg macrumors 68020

    benhollberg

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    That's for iPhone's only since they have silent mode. Even on the iPhone if it is in silent mode it will obey the sound volume set. The iPhone has two volume settings, one for the ringer (silent mode is no ringer), and the other for all other sounds.
     
  5. bookwormsy macrumors 6502

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    I thought that it plays the sound on full volume regardless of whatever it is on?
     
  6. MikeT125 macrumors regular

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    I will need to run some tests. We have since thankfully located the iPod but I think if Apple does not have it already playing the sound at full volume should have some sort of remote (minor) control to allow the volume to be turned up.

    BTW, I am also Mikebike125 (the OP) I just have two accounts (accidentally).
     
  7. Consultant macrumors G5

    Consultant

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    Maybe Apple copied paste the iPhone info, or maybe this is for most updated iOS:

    http://www.apple.com/ipodtouch/features/find-my-ipodtouch.html
    you can tell Find My iPod touch to play a sound that overrides the volume or silent setting.

    http://www.apple.com/iphone/features/find-my-iphone.html
    you can tell Find My iPhone to play a sound that overrides the volume or silent setting.
     

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