I must be a total idiot, but I'm having a hard time understanding how volume control works on the iPhone. I get that if I adjust the volume from the home page, this controls my ringer volume. I also get that flipping the mute switch silences my ringer, text messages, and various other alerts. Alarms set within the native iPhone clock app still seem to sound if this switch is flipped. What I don't get, however, is that this does not seem to silence app sounds, like music in a game or on Pandora, however, if I set an alarm through a third party app, that will not sound if the mute switch is slipped. The mute switch also seems to not silence music through the iPod app. This is throwing me off- how does the mute switch function within application sounds? Are there any alarm apps that will sound even if the app is running in the background and the mute switch is flipped? Also confusing to me...if I adjust the volume within an app, is just that app's volume adjusted, or all volumes for all apps? Can the ringer be silenced without using the mute switch? I need a way to not hear any sounds from my iPod- phones, texts, emails, Facebook, except alarms. What's the best way to do this? Sorry if all of these questions seem stupid. It's just very confusing to me for some reason.