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Broken sound control after Pie update

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Sony Xperia Support
Message 21 of 26
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Message 21 of 26

Re: Broken sound control after Pie update

Hi @azzido,

I have not heard back regarding the feedback, but that does not have to mean that this is not being considered. However I'm not sure if Sony or other brands are allowed to change how this works in Android Pie, for example, if this is a requirement from Google and that it can't/is not allowed to be changed.


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Re: Broken sound control after Pie update

@mrnino

There's a workaround for the people who want to control ringer and notification volume when pressing the volume buttons. Simple install Button Mapper v0.73 APK, grant it accessibility permission, then map your volume up button to "Volume up" and volume down button to "Volume down". This will make the volume buttons control ringtone and notification volume by default and you'll see 2 sliders on-screen: one for ringtones and the other for media.

 

Note: DO NOT install later versions of this app, you'll find this feature requires a paid subscription (unless you want to support the developer, of course).



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Message 23 of 26
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Re: Broken sound control after Pie update

@Quester, that is a really good find, thanks for sharing this information! Slightly smiling Face


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Message 24 of 26
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Re: Broken sound control after Pie update

Stupid Google... maybe Europen Comission should take a look at it and provide some penalties again to change their minds... Maybe they will finally wake up.  

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Message 25 of 26

Re: Broken sound control after Pie update


@Jonas wrote:

Hi @azzido,

I have not heard back regarding the feedback, but that does not have to mean that this is not being considered. However I'm not sure if Sony or other brands are allowed to change how this works in Android Pie, for example, if this is a requirement from Google and that it can't/is not allowed to be changed.


I don't think that is true. I have XZ Premium with Pie and Note 9 with Pie. On Note 9 volume keys still work like on older android versions - they adjust ringer volume. Unless Samsung hase better connections with Google Winking Face this cearly could be fixed.

Sony Xperia Support
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Re: Broken sound control after Pie update

Hi @Trettio, welcome to our forum!

Thank you for this information! I'm not sure how it works in other brands devices in Android Pie, but at least now I know how it works for you in Samsungs "version" of Android Pie and based on that, manufacturers are allowed to change this! Slightly smiling Face

Thanks again and have a great day!


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