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Android 9... why going backward??

Learner
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Android 9... why going backward??

Hi,

 

Since android 9 update, it look like we jump back in time.

Other than the fact that volume button is controlling only media volume.. and that's ok, why the small cogwheel bring us to the preference menu to see all the others volumes setting? The previous way to do it was way faster (I mean just having a kind of pop up window in front of everything with all the volume settings).

But the biggest problem for me is the fact that when you change a volume setting, the phone is playing a sound to make you hear how loud it's gonna be! This feature has been removed maybe 4 years ago and it was way better without it. Now you can't set the volume before goign to sleep without playing sound and bother people around you... 

 

Let's talk about the graphics...Anguished Face . Why virtual buttons doesn't hide anymore? I got a xz1 compact and it reduce a lot the net usable area. Is there a way to make them disapear as before?

 

Also the quick settings buttons from the top bar are now bigger and these blue circles are not so modern, this really look like an old graphics and make this menu less clean than before. No way to change this I guess?

 

Am i the only one ?

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One time poster
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Re: Android 9... why going backward??

Translation via Google Translate:

I would like to be able to regulate my ringtone volume simply and quickly and completely sensibly via the volume keys (as before the update) !!! Please help me! It really is extremely annoying to have to enter the settings menu and change the ringer volume via the slider (which also plays the sound and thus disturbs everyone).

 

Ich möchte gerne wieder (wie vor dem Update) meine Klingeltonlautstärke einfach und schnell und vollkommen sinnvoll über die Lautstärketasten regulieren können!!! Bitte helft mir! Es ist wirklich extrem nervig erst ins Einstellungsmenü zu müssen und über den Schieber (welcher auch noch den Ton abspielt und dadurch alle rundherum stört) die Klingeltonlautstärke zu verändern! 

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Re: Android 9... why going backward??

Wholeheartedly agree! 

Moderator
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Re: Android 9... why going backward??

@tmpneuf @Netti23 @Qwertyalias

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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Re: Android 9... why going backward??

Translation via Google Translate:

same problem. navigation buttons are very annoying. Sometimes you want to reflash because of this back to Android 8

 

такая же проблема. кнопки навигации очень напрягают. порой хочется из за этого перепрошить обратно на Android 8  

Learner
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Re: Android 9... why going backward??

Yes the new volume controller is a disaster, before I could put the phone on vibrate without looking and vice versa. I guess I have to root my phone so I can go back to previous version because this is unusable.  

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Re: Android 9... why going backward??

@coho

Check the workaround I posted above. Also, you don't need to root in order to downgrade, you just need to download and flash a previous oreo firmware.



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Learner
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Re: Android 9... why going backward??

Okay I look in to that thanks, the solution above is a paid solution and I don’t pay to fix a really bad product.   

Moderator
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Re: Android 9... why going backward??

@coho

If you download the version I linked you'll not have to pay anything. Also bear in mind that this is Google's design, not Sony.



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Re: Android 9... why going backward??

Bad move Sony. 

Previous way to adjust volume was much better.