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eicca

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So I disabled the "Change with Buttons" option to control my ringer/alert volume with the volume buttons. I either want it on or off, no in between, and I control it with the mute switch super easy. But sometimes the text alert volume decides it wants to be the same volume as the system volume. I have to open control center and turn the volume all the way up if I want to hear my text alerts.

Ringer volume never has this issue.

Anyone else seen this problem? I'd like to know if there's an easy fix before I think about wiping the phone and stuff.
 

popcorn-in-sac

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Jan 30, 2008
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So I disabled the "Change with Buttons" option to control my ringer/alert volume with the volume buttons. I either want it on or off, no in between, and I control it with the mute switch super easy. But sometimes the text alert volume decides it wants to be the same volume as the system volume. I have to open control center and turn the volume all the way up if I want to hear my text alerts.

Ringer volume never has this issue.

Anyone else seen this problem? I'd like to know if there's an easy fix before I think about wiping the phone and stuff.
Yes, and it's very annoying. Been this way for a bunch of iOS releases.

At this point, it seems Apple has no interest in fixing it, or just can't for some reason.
 

zorinlynx

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May 31, 2007
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This bug has existed as long as I can remember, going back to even iOS 4 I think. I've given up all hope of it ever being fixed.

For this reason I always keep my volume turned up as a matter of course, especially if I'm waiting for an important call or message.

It seems to happen usually after I've been playing media. Sometimes I lock the phone and the lock sound is quiet when the volume is turned down, then normal again if I unlock and relock. Annoying.
 

eicca

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Quitting the music app seems to fix it
 

ZEEN0j

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Weird. This has never happened to me going back all the way to iPhone OS1. I have my ringer set to the loudest and have the change with buttons setting off. My system volume I change all the time. Has never affected my ringer volume.
 
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