Volume control

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  1. Italianblend macrumors 68000

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    Is there any way to make the volume adjust more sensitive? For example if one notch from mute is too loud, is there a way to make that softer?
     
  2. Julien macrumors G3

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    Unfortunately not. Apple has chosen speed over sensitivity (as most do). it seems to be 3db to 5db increments.
     
  3. Italianblend thread starter macrumors 68000

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    This should be an accessibility feature. It's amazing how many little things apple overlooks or doesn't care to implement out of stubbornness.
     
  4. Xenc macrumors 6502a

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    You can finely adjust media volume from Control Centre. This doesn't apply to call or loudspeaker volume though.
     
  5. Armen macrumors 604

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    The entire electronic industry is setup this way. Look at any LCD TV or other audio devices and you will notice the analog fine-tuned volume knobs no longer exist.

    This has nothing to do with Apple being stubborn or overlooking anything.
     
  6. Italianblend thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Are you saying that jut because other companies have it this way, apple should?
     
  7. Julien macrumors G3

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    Actually it's a compromise and here is way. The volume must cover 80dB or more. Now if you had 1dB increments (1dB is about the amount of perception) that means 80 presses from mute to loudest. This is the problem with digital attenuation over analog control.
     
  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Many TVs have a scale of about 100 for volume where 1 on that scale is certainly more of a fine control. To get through it quicker you just press and hold the volume up or down button which makes it easy to go up or down by quite a bit (and if needed all the way), or you can do it one press at a time for increment/decrement of 1 each time. So, TVs actually seem to do this very thing.
     
  9. gaanee macrumors 6502a

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    Having a fine control over steps seems like not just a nice feature but essential. Very rarely one jumps all the way from min to max, most of the time depending on the ambient noise, you are just fine tuning the volume level around a certain point. The way it should work is - if you want to jump to max, you simply keep it holding, and it will go in bigger steps, like the seek control in music app.
    Even my car stereo, the analog volume control knob jumps in bigger steps missing that sweet spot. At least on iphone I can drag the volume control on screen to the precise spot, but I have to turn on the screen and fiddle with it, not very convenient as pressing the volume buttons.
     
  10. Armen macrumors 604

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    What are your talking about? I've seen the way people around me use their phones. Their volume is either at 25%, 50% or 100%. I have yet to meet anyone who fine tunes the volume control. It's a phone not a home theatre system.

    If a fine tuning mechanism was implemented the way you are proposing than I feel sorry for all the people who forget to put their volume down and their phone rings during a meeting and they frantically have to mash the down button or remember to hold it down until the system recognizes they mean accelerated down volume.
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    When the phone rings and you want to silence it a single use of almost any one button would do the trick: flip the silence switch once, or press either of the volume buttons once, or press the sleep/lock button on the top once--any of those will essentially silence the ringing right away without any extra hassle.
     
  12. gaanee macrumors 6502a

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    There an option to set Music app volume separately from the ring tone, you can even set the ringtone volume not changing with buttons under settings.
    Lets say when AC or heater starts in the background, you don't want to jump volume from 25 to 50%, you probably want 28-30 and this is a more common scenario. Ringtone volume can be adjusted independently.
    Also its possible to make it go in big steps by keeping the volume button holding.


     
  13. Armen macrumors 604

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    The environment you are in when using a smartphone changes so often you are changing the volume levels all the time. I don't see a purpose of finding a sweet spot.
     
  14. gaanee, May 1, 2014
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    gaanee macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly for this reason- since the environment is changing, we need more control to fine tune. Whats the point in having an iphone and not being able to set the volume level to your liking?
    Again this is not complaining about iphone, as I mentioned earlier, I have noticed this on other systems as well.
     

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