Volume Control Slider

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Littleman, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. Littleman macrumors regular


    Mar 5, 2008
    You double click the iPhone button to see your open programmes, swipe right for iPod controls and swipe right again for a volume control slider. When did this appear? Has it always been there? Also, why would you want this when you have actual buttons to complete this task? Perhaps if it was a brightness button it would make more sense, but as a volume button???
    Am I missing the obvious here?

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  2. greygray macrumors 68000


    Oct 22, 2009
    It seems a little redundant for me, but I'm guessing that this allows easily customizing for the music volume while midway through tasks such as texts. Turning up the volume by 1 bar might be too loud, while turning down the volume by 1 bar might make it too soft. So to save the inconvenience of going to the iPod app to customize the music volume to your comfortable level, this acts as a quick workaround..
  3. J.C macrumors 6502

    Nov 12, 2008
    It's been there for some time. There is a setting to stop the physical buttons from controlling system volume. With this set, they control ringtone and speaker volume only, so the volume slider is required for control of media playback volume. It's also next to the Airplay button for control over the Airplay receiver device volume i.e. Apple TV.
  4. Pight macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2011
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    It's been there since 4.2 if I'm not mistaken.
  5. Dumbledorelives macrumors 6502


    Oct 24, 2010
    WOAH. I had no idea that was there. Mind blown.
  6. nmork macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2011
    Under your bed.
    Not exactly. With the volume buttons set to change the ringer volume, they'll do it as long as an app isn't actually playing audio, regardless of speaker/headphones/dock. With the setting enabled, it'll change ringer volume if nothing is playing, and system volume if something is. Otherwise, it'll just always change system volume.
  7. sxcJoshie macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2011
    Adelaide, South Australia

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