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Media volume is the default audio channel when adjusting the volume

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Message 21 of 38
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Message 21 of 38

Re: Media volume is the default audio channel when adjusting the volume

And you are basing this opinion on the comments of a handful of people that are disappointed that something has changed?

Several millions of people are happy that Google fixed the behaviour of the volume button because noone needs to change volume of the ringtone -the new silent/vibrate/loud toggle is quicker and more comfortable to use.

On the other hand, media volume needs adjusting all the time, therefore it makes perfect sense the way it is now.

 

And as mentioned several times: It's a change in Android Pie, not from Sony.

If you don't like it, complain to Google but don't troll around in a user forum and act like the whole world has to revolve around you.

Message 22 of 38
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Message 22 of 38

Re: Media volume is the default audio channel when adjusting the volume

Only idiots that know nothing apart from listening to music all day would regard tjis as a positive change. 

People that want to use the phone AS A PHONE, and move around different work environments, would want the ringtone more easily adjustable.

Its called a phone, and not an mp3 player, and I would like it to act like a phone. 

And by the way, each company adapts android to suit their own range of devices. So, Sony DO have a direct say in how (or even if) things are implemented.

PS... Me passing my feelings on to tje Sony care team is NOT trolling. Tjat is what YOU have done by urinating on everyone else's parade. Troll. 

 

Message 23 of 38
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Message 23 of 38

Re: Media volume is the default audio channel when adjusting the volume

PPS

... Why DO you feel the need to rain on everyone's parade, rather than accepting that a setting that gives people the choice of which volume the button controls (which was my overall post suggestion) is a reasonable suggestion. 

Mummy didn't love you enough? 

 

Commissioner
Message 24 of 38
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Message 24 of 38

Re: Media volume is the default audio channel when adjusting the volume

If you just want a phone (and not an "mp3 player"- even tho there are quite a few years since MP3 was the popular format....) , perhaps a more dedicated phone like this will suit your needs better?

https://www.dorousa.us/doro-7050.htmlSmiling Face with Sunglasses

 

Joke aside:

Everybody is entitled to their own opinions, and the request of having the volume-controls back to how it was before has been noted by Jonas/SONY staff as a suggestion.

You will have to wait for next version of Android to see if your wish comes thru.

 

Sony Xperia Support
Message 25 of 38
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Message 25 of 38

Re: Media volume is the default audio channel when adjusting the volume

Hi @Dissappointed, I understand the frustration and as I have mentioned in my previous posts, I'll gladly forward your feedback as well. Keep in mind that I can't promise that this will be changed though.

For the general discussion, everyone is entitled to the own opinion and I understand that some are pleased with the change and some are not. This of course depends on how you use your device and since almost everyone is using the device differently, some will be happy with this change and some won't.

Everyone is welcome to keep the discussion going, but try and be friendly to each other and and accept that everyone is not using their devices the same way! Slightly smiling Face


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Message 26 of 38
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Message 26 of 38

Re: Media volume is the default audio channel when adjusting the volume

@Riyadhe and everyone else

There's a workaround for the people who want to control ringer and notification volume when pressing the volume buttons. Simply 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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One time poster
Message 27 of 38
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Message 27 of 38

Re: Media volume is the default audio channel when adjusting the volume

For end user, there should be a possibility to setup the default behavior of the physical volume key.

It is terrible decision put the media first .. it is a phone in the first place, the media gadget is a secondary functionality! 

For example when in the car, I want to quicky increase the volume I need to spend like 30 seconds to do that and lookaway from the road. the old way was just 1 sec and eyes on the road..

Or in the offise I want to decrease the volume, not to shut it completely, not to vibrate, just quiet ring, I need to open setting and the thing start ringing the second I touch the slide bar ..  really perfect ..NOT

Please Please in next sw patch put at least an option in settings to be able to manage the volume key default behavior.

One time poster
Message 28 of 38
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Message 28 of 38

Re: Media volume is the default audio channel when adjusting the volume

I can only say that this is horrible experience no matter is it Android feature or Sony's. Ringer volume is one of the most frequent features I am using and requiring me to getting into settings and also producing sample ringer tone every time I change it is just a nightmare.

My next phone either is not going to be Sony or it is not going to be Android based phone if this is forced on all android based phones...

Sony Xperia Support
Message 29 of 38
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Message 29 of 38

Re: Media volume is the default audio channel when adjusting the volume

Hello everyone!

@Tomasxz1, I understand that this can be very inconvenient, however this is how it works in Android Pie. You can take a look at the post that @Quester made and see if that helps.

 

@Zoranjov, I'm afraid that I don't know if this is forced by Google or not, since I'm not sure how it looks in other devices running Android Pie. You can take a look at the post that @Quester made and see if you like that better.

I'll make sure to forward the feedback regarding this internally!


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Message 30 of 38
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Message 30 of 38

Re: Media volume is the default audio channel when adjusting the volume

I fully agree. When not listening to music or watching media, why are the volume buttons assigned to media and not to ringtone volume? Completely nonsense.