iOS 11.2 Beta 2 Alarm Volume Issue!

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  1. cleebrown93 macrumors regular

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    I noticed this morning that my alarm was extremely quiet and made me late for work. After testing it a little, I noticed that my alarm volume is basing itself off of the media volume, and not the ringer volume (like it always has). I double checked in sounds and my ringer slider it all the way up. When my media volume is down my alarm is quiet and then when I turn it all the way up it is loud. Any ideas why this is? Is this a bug with 11.2? Please help.
     
  2. jetsam macrumors 6502

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    I just tested that out on my 7 Plus with 11.2 Beta 2.

    Test 1: Music volume set just above off. Ringer on highest setting. Alarm went off at full volume.

    Test 2: I set the music to full volume, and the ringer to almost off. Volume on the alarm was very low, consistent with the low ringer volume.

    Conclusion: Alarm volume is controlled by ringer volume.
     
  3. cleebrown93 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Mine is the complete opposite. I have tested it several different times. Any ideas on what I should do? I even turned my ringer volume all the way down and turned my media volume all the way up and it went off full volume. This is strange.

    I am on the X, not sure if that would make a difference.
     
  4. jetsam macrumors 6502

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    Maybe the X works differently.

    Just as a sanity check:
    Under Settings > Sounds & Haptics>Ringers and Alerts
    If I have "change with buttons" on, it says "The volume of the ringer and alerts can be adjusted using the volume buttons." This clearly implies that ringer volume and alert volume are bound.

    Is this the same on the X?
     
  5. cleebrown93 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It is the same.

    I did do a hard reset and it seems to be working normally again. Idk, that was weird.
     
  6. jetsam macrumors 6502

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    Well, it is a beta. ;)
     
  7. markuslarockus macrumors newbie

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    I had the same issue and this is how it is resolved:

    The iPhone X and the true depth camera detects your face and thus will ensure that the screen remains lit and not dimmed, and will also dim down the volume when ringing for alarms and rings from calls. This feature is called 'Attention Aware'. I shut this off and my alarms now ring at full volume, even in front of my face while looking at the iphone. Try turning it off and testing...

    Found under: settings/face ID and passcode/attention aware features.

    Hope this assists.
     
  8. Delorean2006 macrumors 6502a

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    SAME THING HAPPENED TO ME THIS MORNING! Thank god I'm used to waking up an hour before I'm supposed to leave for work, I woke up by myself but still, my alarm was silent this morning, where my ringer was 75% up!
     
  9. Hennesie2000 macrumors 68000

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    Same thing happened to me. My issue is the silent switch is making the alarm silent. It hasn’t been that way on any other version of iOS.
     
  10. theshiver macrumors newbie

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    Same here...

    I did noticed it today. Mute swtich was ON and ringer volume was ~50% and i can't heard alarm sound, only weak vibrations.

    I just hard reset my iphone 7 plus and it fixed the issue.
     
  11. Delorean2006 macrumors 6502a

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    same thing happened to me again this morning, thank god I set my alarm on my apple watch and that woke me up for work, hopefully this issue is fixed in beta 3
     
  12. jetsam macrumors 6502

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    Hopefully you've all filed bug reports, right?
     
  13. Steve J0bs macrumors regular

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    Just happened to me!!! I did another test and it seems my alarm will only go off if the silent switch is turned off.
     
  14. gadgetgirl888 macrumors newbie

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    I had the same issue but first it went full volume when volume was set to 2 and ringer was off, which used to play only the alarm sound even tho muted. I checked settings and sure enough volume was still set to 2 so for my morning alarm, I turned the ringer on figuring it would ring at the 2 when the alarm went off, nope, still went off at full volume. I am also on the X but only had the issue after updating to beta 11.2.
     
  15. gadgetgirl888 macrumors newbie

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    I just tried the hard reset and it worked, thank you all!
     
  16. BFG86 macrumors 6502

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    Not a beta 2 issue. I have 11.1.1 and noticed the same thing this morning. the alarm was very soft
     

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