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    Default Volume buttons control media volume instead of ringer volume

    I did a search and I didn't see anyone expressing this problem yet.... When at the home screens and I press either volume button, the media volume is adjusted and not the ringer volume like it is supposed to. If I reboot my phone the problem is fixed for a little while, but after playing a game or something where using the volume buttons affects the media volume and going back to the home screen, I no longer have control of my ringer volume. The only "fix" that seems to work is rebooting my phone. My Evo 4G LTE is unrooted on 4.1.1. Any thoughts? This has been going on for about a month now. Thanks in advance
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    Default Re: Volume buttons control media volume instead of ringer volume

    Try force closing the app that had the media control for volume. I've had this happen occasionally and that usually fixes the problem.
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    Default Re: Volume buttons control media volume instead of ringer volume

    Yeah I have tried that. Works sometimes, but more often than not it doesn't. And I never really know which apps to force close. Is this something that a hard reset would fix? I don't want to lose all my game data, but this is a stupid problem and it's starting to really bother me.
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    Default Re: Volume buttons control media volume instead of ringer volume

    Are you using the weather flip clock widget on your home screen? If so there is a setting in it that will play weather sound effects and fit a few seconds when waking up your phone if that's happening and you change the volume it will adjust the media volume instead if the ringer.
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    Default Re: Volume buttons control media volume instead of ringer volume

    If anyone figures this out, let me know because it is totally unacceptable. I have no apps running that use media, yet my volume rocker will only control media volume instead of ringer volume. As I am in and out if meetings daily, I need to be able to quickly turn my ringer on and off.
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    Default Re: Volume buttons control media volume instead of ringer volume

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonny Buffington View Post
    If anyone figures this out, let me know because it is totally unacceptable. I have no apps running that use media, yet my volume rocker will only control media volume instead of ringer volume. As I am in and out if meetings daily, I need to be able to quickly turn my ringer on and off.
    Im not sure if you or anyone else is still having this problem... but i had the same exact problem. How i fixed it was that i had realized that i had a music player widget on one of my homescreen pages. I removed it and rebooted and now when i use my volume rocker it automatically controls my riger volume. Hope this helps
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    Default Re: Volume buttons control media volume instead of ringer volume

    Just started happening on my S3. Latest installs were weatherbug then township game. still looking for solution
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    Default Re: Volume buttons control media volume instead of ringer volume

    I thought I would weigh in. I too had this problem on Doris Maxx using 4.4.4. I fixed it by closing tabs on google chrome browser. Some pages have audio ads that were...how would I say..."left active" as far as the OS was concerned.

    Anyway, one can try closing out browser tabs too.
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    Default Re: Volume buttons control media volume instead of ringer volume

    Quote Originally Posted by Reel Tempting View Post
    I thought I would weigh in. I too had this problem on Doris Maxx using 4.4.4. I fixed it by closing tabs on google chrome browser. Some pages have audio ads that were...how would I say..."left active" as far as the OS was concerned.

    Anyway, one can try closing out browser tabs too.
    Thanks! Closing the browser tabs worked!
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    Default Re: Volume buttons control media volume instead of ringer volume

    I just experienced this same issue. I would be on the home screen and the volume buttons controlled media and not ringtone. I stopped Pandora from running in the background and that made no difference, but what DID make a difference was a Live Wallpaper that I had installed recently call Space City. As soon as I changed the wallpaper to something else, the volume control resumed it's normal function and now controls ringtone by default again. So don't forget to check your wallpaper to see if maybe that is affecting it. (A live wallpaper runs in the background.)
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    Default Re: Volume buttons control media volume instead of ringer volume

    Hi,

    Had the same problem on my Galaxy S5. You just need to search through the open apps (or minimized) which one is using media. In my case for example I had 2 games "running in the background" and I have found youtube being opened for a while now. I tested by closing games first and there was no improvement . Closing the youtube app solved the problem. And I tested it again and again and always closing the youtube app solved the issue. Perhaps this helps !
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    Default Re: Volume buttons control media volume instead of ringer volume

    Thank-you for the idea concerning live wallpaper. It hit a note with me and I resolved the issue with" buttons control media instead of ringer." It's live wallpaper. The one I use the most, it now causes the issue. I'm baffled because it has always worked properly in the past on this phone. It has no sound. As a side note, in between times, I installed a different LWP with sound. There's a lot more to say but does anyone care? HTC One M7 Lollipop 5.0.2
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    Default Re: Volume buttons control media volume instead of ringer volume

    I have seen anyone with this issue but I'm hoping you can help me. I have a Samsung s6 v5.1.1 and my volume options are all different for example in a game if I press the volume up button it doesn't say media it says notifications and vice versa. I have tried to fix it and restart but no luck and is really frustrating me. Any ideas or knowledge on how to fix this?

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