Does 3.1 really lower speaker?

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  1. michael31986 macrumors 68040

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    a user on the forum mentioned their iphone speaker after 3.1 was lower than on the 3G iphones!
     
  2. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    my keyboard clicks are lower, no matter what setting my volume is, but it seems like its lower.
     
  3. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    i mean ringtones and alerts and when u play songs. not keyboard clicks.
     
  4. natwii60 macrumors newbie

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    yea i noticed the keyboard clicks are lower and my ringtones sound a bit low as well. kinda annoying :confused:
     
  5. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I notice no difference for any sound I have heard.

    (2008 3G)
     
  6. jkozlow3 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, keyboard clicks are DEFINITELY lower (which is a good thing IMO - I always found them too loud for the ringtone volume I use).

    Ringtone volume sounds about the same to me at my regular setting.
     
  7. jollino macrumors 6502

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    I'd say that the lower keyboard clicks are a bug. If you go to settings - sounds and turn the keyboard clicks off and then back on, the sound will be played at the regular (old) volume.
    I personally preferred it the way it was, it's completely off level compared to the other sounds now.
     
  8. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    Tried that just now. Did not work for me. I miss the old volume. It's harder to hear the clicks now. :( - I noticed that turning it off and then on gave me a click to let me know what it sounded like. That sound is louder than what it ends up being. Rather annoying. Even at max volume it's not that loud.
     
  9. Aaleck macrumors 6502a

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    Hurray! I'm not going crazy. I played music, and it seems fine. Keyboard clicks are definitely lower. I was going crazy trying to figure out what was wrong...
     
  10. jollino macrumors 6502

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    It didn't fix it for me either, I was just reporting that the 'sample' you hear when you enable the sound in the settings is played at the regular volume. For some reason it's played lower whenever it's actually used.
    Frustrating. :\

    (Another thing I hope they'll enable one day is allowing the use of custom ringtones for SMS)
     
  11. daihard macrumors 6502a

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    It will be played at the old volume only at that time (when you turn off the keyboard click sound off and back on). Once you leave that screen and start typing e-mail or something, then the volume will be lower again.

    I can imagine the original volume bothering people sitting near you on the bus or in the train...
     
  12. daihard macrumors 6502a

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    +1

    For mail, too!
     
  13. aphexacid macrumors 6502a

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    Please submit to apple a complaint/bug report. http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html

    We're not monkeys, we should be able to control the volume of our phones on our own. use common sense if you think it might bother someone and turn it to silent with the switch for that moment.

    I havent updated my 3GS because of this, can someone take a video so i can see exactly how low it is?
     
  14. mocciat macrumors member

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    I also noticed the keyboard clicks are lower. I liked the old way but I'm sure I will get used to it.
     
  15. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    someoen here said it randomly goes from high to low. like the alerts i mean.
     
  16. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000

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    Wow I didn't even notice until I just turned on my keyboard click. I actually like it how it is now. Before it was just too loud for the setting of my ringtone like others have said.
     
  17. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    ^ do u have a 3gs, because i heard they were the ones with the extra loud ringtone that sounded distored. i thought 3g was fine.
     
  18. jkozlow3 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah...sitting in my cubicle in a fairly quiet office, I always felt like the clicks were too loud when I was texting. My coworkers could surely hear them. Not anymore. Much better for me!
     
  19. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, I agree with the SMS thing. Would be nice to have custom ones.
     
  20. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    anyone find if ringtones really do vary from high to low randomly? or if the ringtones are lower. I mean if they fixed the high pitch on 3gs wouldn't that also indirectly lower volume on 3g
     
  21. daihard macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think so. As far as I know, the only sound that's been lowered with 3.1 is the keyboard click.
     
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  23. soLoredd macrumors 6502a

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    It only affected my keyboard clicks, which is fine. It was way too loud prior.
     
  24. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    good to know :D its probably now a placebo effect and its all in my head.
     

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