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  1. GRMrGecko's Avatar
    One of the most annoying bugs I have with Android... No option to change this.

    The volume buttons/rocker on my phone does not allow me to change to media only. If no media is playing it only changes the ringer volume.

    Imagine this setting, in my car I have volume all the way up, I get out of car and put on headphones, volume is too loud. I ether play music to where my ears bust or I go into settings and change the volume there. When I try to turn it down immediately, it changes the ringer until I let that volume display disappear. Which means I'm stuck listening to it too loud until I let it disappear to where I can change the media volume.

    My little rant is over, how do I force the volume buttons to only be media! FOREVER!

    Thanks,
    Mr. Gecko
    04-06-2014 07:41 AM
  2. srkmagnus's Avatar
    There's an app for that, Tasker. It should allow you to set volume preferences based on certain conditions, such as full volume whenever connected to your vehicle or mid level with headphones plugged in. Check it out and see if it works for you.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
    04-06-2014 10:17 AM
  3. GRMrGecko's Avatar
    What if I wanted to play a video and needed the volume at 12, but when I go to play music I need it at 5?

    Basically, I still need the volume buttons to ONLY control the media volume.

    I own tasker, and agree it sounds good for when connected to car turn volume to full, but doesn't solve all my problems.
    04-06-2014 11:07 AM
  4. srkmagnus's Avatar
    What if I wanted to play a video and needed the volume at 12, but when I go to play music I need it at 5?

    Basically, I still need the volume buttons to ONLY control the media volume.

    I own tasker, and agree it sounds good for when connected to car turn volume to full, but doesn't solve all my problems.
    There are a few volume widgets that are available in the Play Store. Perhaps that's an option until a more permanent solution that works for you.


    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
    04-07-2014 10:28 PM
  5. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I saw this: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...om.hb.settings

    Perhaps that will work?
    04-07-2014 11:00 PM
  6. bob_franklin's Avatar
    Completely agree .. easily the most annoying thing about Android for me

    My scenario is this: I *always* want my media volume to be off for playing games, but I don't want to turn it off once a game has already started, especially since they'll usually bombard you with music as soon as you launch them. So my media volume is always off. But then I get sent a snapchat, and it may only be a few seconds long, not leaving me enough time to adjust volume up beforehand and down afterwards. I don't want to go into the settings menu before and after every snapchat or every game launch.

    Meanwhile, I never adjust my ringtone volume - it's either exactly where I want it, or it's on silent.

    Instead of telling us what the best set up is, why not just allow us to change what the default setting is for volume control (i.e. when nothing is currently using the volume)?
    rhar75 likes this.
    04-08-2014 05:36 PM
  7. GRMrGecko's Avatar
    Doesn't solve the issue. Provides an easier way to change volumes, but that's all.
    04-08-2014 09:59 PM
  8. GRMrGecko's Avatar
    Completely agree .. easily the most annoying thing about Android for me

    My scenario is this: I *always* want my media volume to be off for playing games, but I don't want to turn it off once a game has already started, especially since they'll usually bombard you with music as soon as you launch them. So my media volume is always off. But then I get sent a snapchat, and it may only be a few seconds long, not leaving me enough time to adjust volume up beforehand and down afterwards. I don't want to go into the settings menu before and after every snapchat or every game launch.

    Meanwhile, I never adjust my ringtone volume - it's either exactly where I want it, or it's on silent.

    Instead of telling us what the best set up is, why not just allow us to change what the default setting is for volume control (i.e. when nothing is currently using the volume)?
    You win an reward for understanding me and know what is needed. A setting to control volume button for when there is no audio playing.
    04-08-2014 10:01 PM
  9. Rukbat's Avatar
    Media is media. A movie is media, music is media and, surprisingly enough, the sounds in a game are media. You can separate the ringtone and media volume controls easily enough (with Tasker or Xposed), but you can't separate different types of media to different volume controls. See if your games have a Sounds off checkbox.
    04-10-2014 01:05 AM
  10. GRMrGecko's Avatar
    Media is media. A movie is media, music is media and, surprisingly enough, the sounds in a game are media. You can separate the ringtone and media volume controls easily enough (with Tasker or Xposed), but you can't separate different types of media to different volume controls. See if your games have a Sounds off checkbox.
    We are talking about the volume buttons, re-read.
    04-10-2014 03:31 PM
  11. TJGEsq's Avatar
    I'd love to know the answer to this as well. I really don't like that the volume rocker controls the ringtone volume. People don't generally need to change the ringtone volume quickly on the fly.
    04-11-2014 12:31 AM
  12. Rukbat's Avatar
    The rocker buttons control whichever sound you're using at the moment - when the phone is idle, that's the ringtone. If you're watching a movie, it's media. You can't have the buttons set to a different level for different types of media because there's only one type of media in Android - media.
    04-11-2014 12:36 AM
  13. TJGEsq's Avatar
    The ringtone is not media. CyanogenMod allows the user to disassociate the ringtone from the volume rocker, and so should stock Android.

    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using AC Forums mobile app
    04-11-2014 10:56 AM
  14. GRMrGecko's Avatar
    The ringtone is not media. CyanogenMod allows the user to disassociate the ringtone from the volume rocker, and so should stock Android.

    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using AC Forums mobile app
    https://code.google.com/p/android/is...etail?id=65491

    Here is the bug report on Android's bug system, if you want what I want, then go ahead and add a comment.
    04-11-2014 01:40 PM
  15. TJGEsq's Avatar
    Thanks. I'll do that.

    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using AC Forums mobile app
    04-11-2014 02:26 PM
  16. amp1080's Avatar
    I agree, this is a relatively basic feature and should have been included a long time. My phone is always on phone calls only cause i check it way too often to need any notifications other than a blinking light so i want my rocker buttons for volume to always control media volume.

    Can this be done with tasker?
    11-17-2014 08:18 PM
  17. GRMrGecko's Avatar
    CyanogenMod has it, CM12 doesn't have it yet, but it will as they work on in the next few months.
    11-17-2014 08:45 PM
  18. amp1080's Avatar
    Awesome thanks!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-18-2014 09:12 AM
  19. rhar75's Avatar
    Bob

    Totally agree. What's the point in having the ability to easily change your ring tone volume you want it to stay the same. Meanwhile you're forever wanting to change media volume so you don't get nailed trying to watching trivial videos round the dining table. Who doesn't want to check the volume is right down before playing a video. Its as if the folks writing the software dont use it.
    12-27-2014 01:31 AM
  20. facklere's Avatar
    If you're rooted and have the Xposed framework installed, the VolumeSteps+ module will let you do this.
    alphanash and reycat like this.
    02-02-2015 11:54 AM
  21. reycat's Avatar
    If you're rooted and have the Xposed framework installed, the VolumeSteps+ module will let you do this.
    Thanks a lot. I've been looking for something like this for a long time.
    02-22-2015 06:42 AM
  22. Crimson Frost's Avatar
    I'd love to know the solution.
    Funny story: the time I got my hone as a gift from a relative the volume buttons ALWAYS change the media sound [And I love it]
    but sadly after the 3rd reboot, it switched to ringer and I had to touch the cog whenerver I want to change media volume [I thought this was a bug and do some research to fix this]
    Now I realize the fact of my phone volume buttons stuck with media sound is actually a BUG [ a WONDERFUL bug bytheway]

    COnclution: we have 4 kinds of sound edittings, why dont we have a option for assigning default job for the volume buttons? If I have that, I'll make it so my buttons can only edit media volume. [MAKE THAT BUG LEGAL PLZ]
    04-09-2015 08:17 PM
  23. Alberto Maupome's Avatar
    Hi, don't know if this helps you, but it helped me.

    This app lets you control de media volume directly by adding buttons (mute/unmute, up and down) to your notification bar, it's the best I could find.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.njsoftware.volumechanger

    Hope it works for you.
    09-04-2015 07:38 AM
  24. marctones's Avatar
    Download Rocker Locker from the App store. It is an app that does exactly this and only this.
    10-01-2015 08:31 AM
  25. LilyLily's Avatar
    I don't even mind if that rocker button is dedicated to media volume only.
    Also, a ringer slide can show up on a "receiving phone call" screen because I see alot of people scrambling to lower phone ringer button too. To change the ringer on that screen plus from the notification bar is plenty enough for the ringer.
    04-01-2016 09:55 AM
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