Why is sound lower on 10.1

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  1. michael31986 macrumors 68040

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    Anyone else have lower sound on iPhone 7 plus. I definitely feel it was much louder before. What's the point of stereo speakers if it's lower.
     
  2. Cam_McArthur macrumors newbie

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    I have belonged to these forums for years now but couldn't remember my user details its been so long since I had a iPhone (iPhone 5) ...anyway

    I currently have a iPhone SE 64GB on T-Mobile and I just updated and I too notice that the sound is very low compared to 10.0.2.

    Anyone else experiencing this problem with low sound since updating to iOS 10.1?
     
  3. Low country macrumors 6502

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    Here we go......another crappy update that fixes 10 things and breaks 20
     
  4. Wowzera macrumors 6502a

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    I have the issue too. Some apps have loud sound, others I barely hear anything. Specially whatsapp and imessage voice messages.
     
  5. Frosty1 macrumors member

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    Yes I'm having the same issue not sure what's going on. Everything is lower.
     
  6. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    So annoying. Music is lower on my app. Literally toggling the bar down to almost off and you hear nothing.

    Why the hell did people say beta 4 fixed the sound and it was back to 10.02.

    So annoyed. What's point of having stereo speakers.

    Are you guys all with iPhone 7s or what
     
  7. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    Unable to reproduce, iPhone 7 Plus, with 10.1. Playing music from the music app sounds plenty loud.

    Are you per-chance paired with a Bluetooth device that could be affecting audio volume? I had a problem with this yesterday; the volume control was affecting the bluetooth output level (my car) and not my phone's volume. When I unpaired it, suddenly I was able to turn up the volume, in this case to hear Google Maps navigation prompts.
     
  8. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    It is paired but none of the paired devices are connected right now.

    I'm just wondering is the iPhone 7 still louder than 6s. Was playing music on a friends and it sounded basically as loud.
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    it's loud but not as loud. Before when the toggle volume was low it still sounded semi loud.
     
  9. Cam_McArthur macrumors newbie

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    My situation is just general phone use all around volume of the device as a whole and does not have anything to do with bluetooth, music or anything along those lines.
     
  10. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I'm wondering if they adjusted the volume toggle but max volume is still the same? Get what I'm saying? Anyone with 10.02 test and see the volume being louder.
     
  11. Cam_McArthur macrumors newbie

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    No, I really don't get what you are saying to be honest. I have adjusted all adjustable options of volume increase/decrease and the volume is much lower in 10.1
     
  12. Loge macrumors 68030

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    Is this through speakers only, or is the volume also lower through headphones?
     
  13. CaptMarvel macrumors 65816

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    I don't like how Apple manages volume output, why give me a volume slider if I can't truly control how loud or not I want my music? I get he EQ properties, but if I choose not to use those, let me have a non obstructed experience. Listening to Apple Music, then music through another app is like night and day.
     
  14. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Max volume is same but it's way the volume bar works now. Maybe it's more accurate with the way it displays actual volume
     
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  17. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I'm thinking maybe just the 7s are effected
     
  18. Pug72 macrumors 6502a

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    Noticed my 7 Plus was quieter through the headset. Full volume wasn't as loud as before.
     
  19. Cam_McArthur macrumors newbie

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    Apparently its not just the iPhone 7 that is being effected seeing how I am experiencing this as well on my 2 month old iPhone SE
     
  20. Mabus51 macrumors 6502a

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    I've noticed that there are times notification sounds don't even play. Especially from Outlook, I thought maybe I wasn't hearing it. But I've watched my display light up as an email came in and no chime ever played. My volume is almost all the way up too. I don't think this is a 10.1 problem I noticed it in 10.0.2 as well.
     
  21. asleep macrumors 68040

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    I've had that on iOS 9.x as well.

    Guess I'll hold off on upgrading until this gets sorted.
     
  22. LordQ Suspended

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    WhatsApp voice notes sound quite low since the last app update a week ago, not because iOS 10.1 though.
     
  23. Low country macrumors 6502

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    Everyone PLEASE go to apple.com/feedback and tell Apple they screwed up the volume in 10.1
    Thank you
     
  24. beernut macrumors 6502

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    tried testing this on iphone 6S / ios 10.1 for a phone call.

    -made a call and as soon as the call picked up, i had to pull the phone away from my ear as it was too loud and then hung up.

    -called again, this time using speakerphone, and now everyone who was in the office knows i called banana republic.

    so, at least for phone calls on the iphone 6S, it's definitely not lower :D
     
  25. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    For me its mainly when i play music from the music app. it just isn't as loud as it was on 10.02. such a shame. I really don't see how they even had a need to touch the sound.
     

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