Is there a fix for the ear splittingly loud notifications bug yet??

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Sir Ruben, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. Sir Ruben macrumors 65832

    Sir Ruben

    Jul 3, 2010
    Hi All,

    My Apple Watch will regularly start belting out very loud notification sounds. Much much louder than the normal level and the text tone in particular hurts my ears (and its tiny speaker by the sounds of it!).

    Ive seen it suggested that this happens after you have had an alarm or timer set on the watch.

    Anyone have any info on it because its getting on my nerves!!

  2. sflomenb macrumors 6502a


    Jul 22, 2011
    Happens to me as well. Not sure how to fix it, just resolves itself on its own.
  3. Tæylor Suspended


    Feb 17, 2016
    Island of sodor
    I heard dat too during recess at school one day, I heard the noon aides Apple Watch rings so loud and it sounded not comfortable for the kids.
  4. BarracksSi Suspended


    Jul 14, 2015
    I'll let you know the first time it happens to me.

    Have you restarted or reset or re-paired the watch yet?
  5. v1597psh macrumors regular


    Feb 4, 2014
    Same here. Looks like it starts happening after using the Timer for several times in a row. Bug present since watchOS 2.0
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Apple ever going to another watch OS? There is still plenty to fix.

    I think there is a bit of exaggerating going on here. Ear Splitting? LOL!
  7. BarracksSi Suspended


    Jul 14, 2015
    Hmm. I've noticed my morning alarms re-triggering almost on top of each other, but maybe it's only after I've put a few of them on snooze. It would be an odd coincidence for several to fire within thirty seconds of each other, though.

    But, they're almost always on silent. I don't have my watch in audible mode very often, but when it is, I haven't heard it try to overdrive any sounds, either.

    This is one thing I don't like about digital sound: if it tries to play two sounds at once, it stacks the volume of both and tries to double the output. It's like when you're typing a text, keyboard click on, and another text comes in -- the notification sound and the key clicks occur simultaneously and briefly go CLICK CLICK CLICK! There's got to be a better way to handle the output levels.
  8. Böhme417 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 11, 2009
    It's definitely piercing and can be very uncomfortable if it's near your ear.
  9. AlliFlowers Contributor


    Jan 1, 2011
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    Meanwhile the trill I used to get when putting my watch on the charger has gone away completely.
  10. ladytonya macrumors 6502a

    Oct 14, 2008
    If you think the notifications are too loud, you can go into settings and lower the volume. I personally think they are just fine. What I wish I could change is the alarm. That thing is way too quiet to wake up anyone! I want to be able to change the alarm and make it louder because it doesn't wake me up at all, I still have to use my phone and/or my alarm clock. I want to ditch my alarm clock because it takes up too much room on my nightstand and is ugly!
  11. Böhme417 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 11, 2009
    The point is that there is a bug where notifications will be at max volume regardless of the level at which they're set. I have mine set at about ⅓, but I still get the random, piercing dings. Usually only a restart fixes it.

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