account arrowhead-down arrowhead-up mobile-menu search sm-bold-x x-skinny-rounded x-skinny arrowhead-right social-facebook social-googleplus social-instagram social-linkedin social-pinterest social-qzone social-renren social-tencent social-twitter social-vkontakt social-weibo social-youku social-youtube

Please help us improve our website

Take our customer survey to evaluate your visit.

It should only take a few minutes to answer five quick questions. Just click the Launch survey button at the end of your visit to begin.

cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Tips & Tricks

Troubleshoot, find support articles, run tests directly on your phone with the support application.
Read more and discuss the app here.

Media volume is the default audio channel when adjusting the volume

SOLVED
Sony Xperia Support
Message 11 of 38
1,189 Views
Message 11 of 38

Re: Volume control

Hello everyone!

@Bradlingtown, Hi and I saw that you made a new post about this so I merged it with the other one, just so we can keep all the discussion about this in one place! Slightly smiling Face

As @Quester wrote, in Android Pie, the media volume is what will be changed when using the volume buttons, compared to ring/notification tone in previous Android versions. If you want to quickly set the device to vibration mode or no sounds at all, press the volume up or down button and tap the little icon just above the volume bar on the right hand side of the screen.

@RuneJ, I understand that you like the change a lot, since now, you can just press the volume button once now, instead of having to either set the device to do not disturb mode or keep holding the button to enter the vibration mode! Slightly smiling Face

I always have my device set to the loudest ring/notification tone volume and I use scheduled do not disturb, for when I'm at work and when I'm sleeping, so I don't get disturbed and the only volume that I adjust is the media volume, so for me it's also a very good change.

@Riyadhe, I'm sorry to hear that you are not happy with this change.

I'll make sure to forward your feedback internally, but do note that I can't promise that this can/will be changed!


Official Sony Xperia Support Staff


If you're new to our forums, make sure that you've read our Discussion guidelines.

To get in touch with your local support team, please visit our contact page.

One time poster
Message 12 of 38
1,169 Views
Message 12 of 38

Volume button

After the new update the volume button only allows you to change the media volume,not the ringtone volume without going into the settings.. How can I change this? 

Learner
Message 13 of 38
1,146 Views
Message 13 of 38

Re: Changing WiFi...

@Riyadhe 


@Riyadhe wrote:

For sure changes aren't always nice. But this new android takes the cake. I make use of three different WiFi networks. I can't change which network i want to use unless I go thru the settings menu. In the older version, open drop box, select he word wifi and then choose which network to use.

The volume key is the worst, I don't have a std volume loudness, depends where I am. This is hard when u in and out of a store and meetings

 

--Re the WiFi, did you know if you pull down the settings box from the top and "long press" on the wifiI icon it takes you to the WiFi setting page same as pressing on the text on Oreo. 


 

Sony Xperia Support
Message 14 of 38
1,135 Views
Message 14 of 38

Re: Volume button

Hi @Sst2, I have merged the post you made to this thread as this thread has information that explains the change in Android Pie, so please take a look at the post below.

https://talk.sonymobile.com/t5/Xperia-XZ2/Media-volume-is-the-default-audio-channel-when-adjusting-t...

I hope that helps! Slightly smiling Face


Official Sony Xperia Support Staff


If you're new to our forums, make sure that you've read our Discussion guidelines.

To get in touch with your local support team, please visit our contact page.

One time poster
Message 15 of 38
1,118 Views
Message 15 of 38

Volume Bar android 9

Before the update you could manually choose which volume you wanted to change, Music/App, Notifications/Ringtone and Alarm, now the default is music and i cant select any of the other 2, i am being forced into settings to change them, dafuq happened?

 

Kind regards Bruno

Moderator
Message 16 of 38
1,100 Views
Message 16 of 38

Re: Volume Bar android 9


@BrunoSuicida wrote:

Before the update you could manually choose which volume you wanted to change, Music/App, Notifications/Ringtone and Alarm, now the default is music and i cant select any of the other 2, i am being forced into settings to change them, dafuq happened?

 

Kind regards Bruno


As said a few times in this thread now, Android 9 has changed the way the volume control works.



Moderators are not affiliated with, or work for Sony Mobile, and their posts represent their own opinions and views.
Click here to find out more about the different roles on the community.

One time poster
Message 17 of 38
974 Views
Message 17 of 38

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

That is the worst change on a phone ever. I've missed a lot of calls and texts because of this. If this is not changed I'm going to an iPhone. 

Enthusiast
Message 18 of 38
955 Views
Message 18 of 38

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

For media volume is the default audio channel when adjusting the volume write Google, because Google changed it in Android 9. I don't like new way of adjusting the volume, but I am hoping Google will bring back the old way of adjusting the volume.

Sony Xperia Support
Message 19 of 38
928 Views
Message 19 of 38

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

Hello again everyone!

@Ryan-3385, sorry to hear that you are not happy with the change! Slightly frowning Face

For now there is no way to change back to how it was in Android 8.0 and earlier, but I will make sure to forward your feedback regarding this of course!

@tomo100brt, You are correct, this is the standard in Android 9.0 as Google changed how it works. I don't know how strictly manufacturers have to follow this, but as always, I will forward the feedback internally, but I can't promise that this can/will be changed.

Thanks for your feedback!


Official Sony Xperia Support Staff


If you're new to our forums, make sure that you've read our Discussion guidelines.

To get in touch with your local support team, please visit our contact page.

Message 20 of 38
890 Views
Message 20 of 38

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

Clearly, judging by the initial questions, and the responses to your reply, it seems to be a very unpopular decision. I thought you'd change your mind and restore the proper use of what a volume button should do, but a further update this morning left it in its same stupid state.

You shpuld be able to decide which of the volumes the button can change as some sort of setting. 

Restore the proper function, please!