I swear I recall that at one time, controlling the volume on the iphone was a "one stop shopping" affair, where if I had the volume down to "1" I wouldn't be blasted with music (volume set at "10" suddenly) if I opened a youtube video. Maybe that was true back in the days when Apple software "just worked" (pre ios7 and pre-Jony Ive poisoning the UI experience), or maybe I'm incorrectly recalling this setup which to me should be the default mode. Even more frustratingly, I have the silent-mode switch set to off/vibrate yet I'm still blasted with volume after I've lowered the iphone master volume using the side controls. Can anyone confirm or correct my recollections that at one time, ios's volume did what you expected it to do here? And more importantly - can anyone tell me how to have a "one stop shop" master volume control setup here? I have a 5S with the latest ios. I'm amazed that I have to that dance each time I open a video in an environment where I don't want my phone to be heard by others: ensure the phone is set to vibrate/silent, turn the master volume down, open the video, then hurriedly slam the volume down again. Thanks.