1. Macville's Avatar
    Has anyone noticed that alert sounds seem to be softer under Marshmallow? I feel like before I updated that the same exact sounds were very loud if I had the alert volume turned all the way up, but now not so much. I would think it's my custom sounds that I have for texting and email arriving, except the factory default alerts are also very soft now too. It's certainly not the speakers themselves, because if I play music, it's blazing loud. Anyone else notice this?
    01-15-2016 12:53 PM
  2. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    Yes.
    Not only do the notification skins seem to have less volume.
    My sounds for phone call, SMS and gmail change themselves to the digit numbers, which don't exist as sounds and don't make any noise.
    I just checked yahoo mail app, because I received new mail today, but didn't hear it.
    When I selected the classic sound, which was already selected, it was very quiet. I repeatedly selected it. Each time I pressed it, the sound became louder.
    I am totally stock on Marshmallow 6.0.
    I was going to deselect INCREASING RINGTONE and see if that helped, but I couldn't find it. I thought sure I had selected it.
    01-15-2016 01:18 PM
  3. Laineyc's Avatar
    They are definitely softer and its frustrating. I've also Dr selected increasing volume but it really made no difference.
    01-15-2016 06:32 PM
  4. Macville's Avatar
    They are definitely softer and its frustrating. I've also Dr selected increasing volume but it really made no difference.
    It seems to be a system wide issue because I have stock apps that have low alert sounds and third party apps that also have low alert sounds. What I can't figure out is if it's just a Moto X Pure issue or a Marshmallow issue in general.
    01-15-2016 07:39 PM
  5. Macville's Avatar
    Only three of us are having this issue?
    01-18-2016 07:18 AM
  6. rasmith1959's Avatar
    Only three of us are having this issue?
    No, add another one to the list. I have a Nexus 6 and have noticed that my alerts and ringtones are quieter than before. At first thought it was just my aging ears not working as well as they used to...
    01-18-2016 07:40 AM
  7. Cam G's Avatar
    I just want the option to set vibration intensity... This thing is a beast with vibrations to the point where people look at me when it goes off haha
    01-18-2016 09:54 AM
  8. Macville's Avatar
    So evidently it's not just a Moto X issue, but an Android Marshmallow issue in general.
    01-18-2016 04:19 PM
  9. Macville's Avatar
    On a lark last night I tried booting my phone into safe mode and noticed that the alerts were all loud again when the volume was turned to max. Rebooted again into "normal" mode and they all were loud again. Going to see if they go soft again today, but I suggest everyone try that to see if it fixes your problem.
    01-21-2016 07:37 AM
  10. jamesnote's Avatar
    On a lark last night I tried booting my phone into safe mode and noticed that the alerts were all loud again when the volume was turned to max. Rebooted again into "normal" mode and they all were loud again. Going to see if they go soft again today, but I suggest everyone try that to see if it fixes your problem.
    Hi can you explain a little further? So you booted into safe mode and then pressed the volume up key all the way to the max and then rebooted the phone in "normal" mode? And how do you know if that was the max volume? Did the phone beep when you pressing the volume up key? Thanks.
    01-21-2016 02:44 PM
  11. Macville's Avatar
    When I rebooted into safe mode I made sure that the alert/ring volume was at max and then tried calling and texting my phone. Both the ringtones and text alerts were loud again. I then just restarted my phone again and the alerts have been loud all day.
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    01-21-2016 02:46 PM
  12. Macville's Avatar
    I wanted to note that yesterday I noticed that my alerts/ringtones were once again softer and had to reboot into safe mode to get them loud again. I am wondering if the sleep mode (turn notifications to silent except for priority ones) is messing with the sound under the hood. The only two other apps that I think could be causing the issue are Nova Launcher or Glimpse Notification. Is anyone else that's having this issue running either one of those?
    01-25-2016 03:30 PM
  13. jamesnote's Avatar
    I wanted to note that yesterday I noticed that my alerts/ringtones were once again softer and had to reboot into safe mode to get them loud again. I am wondering if the sleep mode (turn notifications to silent except for priority ones) is messing with the sound under the hood. The only two other apps that I think could be causing the issue are Nova Launcher or Glimpse Notification. Is anyone else that's having this issue running either one of those?
    I followed your steps about rebooting into safe mode and back to normal mode, my notification sounds are pretty loud now. Not obnoxiously loud or anything but reasonable that I'm not complaining about it. And I don't have the sleep mode enabled.
    01-26-2016 05:32 PM
  14. Macville's Avatar
    I followed your steps about rebooting into safe mode and back to normal mode, my notification sounds are pretty loud now. Not obnoxiously loud or anything but reasonable that I'm not complaining about it. And I don't have the sleep mode enabled.
    BTW, when I said sleep mode, I meant Do Not disturb mode. So you don't have DND mode turned on automatically at night?
    01-26-2016 07:31 PM
  15. Nullgrad Apps's Avatar
    I wanted to note that yesterday I noticed that my alerts/ringtones were once again softer and had to reboot into safe mode to get them loud again. I am wondering if the sleep mode (turn notifications to silent except for priority ones) is messing with the sound under the hood. The only two other apps that I think could be causing the issue are Nova Launcher or Glimpse Notification. Is anyone else that's having this issue running either one of those?
    I'm the author of Glimpse Notifications and I can assure you that the app does not interfere with any media business. All it does is ensure that the notification sound has been fully played before turning on the screen, because the Marshmallow system lockscreen tends to cut off sounds.
    01-27-2016 03:09 AM
  16. Macville's Avatar
    I don't think Glimpse is the issue, but it is a third party app that does run all the time, so it has to be considered.

    I have noticed that yesterday when I had the alerts go soft again that a simple reboot (not a safe reboot) fixed the issue. It hadn't fixed the issue in the past though, so not sure why it did this time.
    01-28-2016 07:31 AM
  17. Ry's Avatar
    I haven't noticed any of my alerts being softer since Marshmallow.
    01-28-2016 12:38 PM
  18. sharkita's Avatar
    I haven't noticed any of my alerts being softer since Marshmallow.
    Me too - no change with Marshmallow.

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    01-28-2016 02:08 PM
  19. jamesnote's Avatar
    BTW, when I said sleep mode, I meant Do Not disturb mode. So you don't have DND mode turned on automatically at night?
    Correct.
    01-30-2016 12:03 PM
  20. Macville's Avatar
    Arggg, I am still having this issue happen multiple times a week. Each time a restart fixes the issue, but there's never any consistency of when it happens. Sometimes, it stays loud for a few days and sometimes it's a day or less.
    02-15-2016 09:13 AM

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