1. Bermuda_Man's Avatar
    What am I missing here, why can I adjust the ringtone volume with the volume keys, but then I have a make a separate effort to adjust the notification volume after that? Wouldn't it be much simpler and more efficient to be able to link the 2 together and adjust the volume of both at the same time with the volume keys? It seems to me that if I have to turn one volume up or down, I'll have to adjust the other to match

    Has anyone found a way to do this? For several years I used to use an app called Settings Extended and it had a very simple option to link the 2 volumes together. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to play to well with Oreo or my S9+ (I'm not sure which) and I've had to take it back off.

    I've got to be missing something here. This is a very smart group, can anyone help me with this? Thanks in advance
    Ddrinnan likes this.
    04-20-2018 11:15 PM
  2. scottbeamer's Avatar
    I've never heard of any phone with that type of setting built in.

    Personally, I like the ringer volume up all the way, and notifications about half that anyway.
    04-21-2018 12:46 AM
  3. mariusfilip's Avatar
    The app you mentioned hasn't been updated for a while, you could try similar apps that have this option and have been recently updated, i don't have the S9 so i can't confirm they work.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...udiocustomizer
    04-21-2018 02:36 AM
  4. irock1985's Avatar
    I've got to be missing something here. This is a very smart group, can anyone help me with this? Thanks in advance

    May be better in Android P but it's not terribly hard to just tap the drop down and bring up the full volume

    panel

    04-21-2018 03:00 AM
  5. Fille84's Avatar
    I use this and it works very well.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...tionvolumesync
    rdjr74 likes this.
    04-21-2018 09:07 AM
  6. Bl00dRunzC0ld's Avatar
    I've never heard of any phone with that type of setting built in
    It's standard in stock Android phones like the Pixels. Definitely one thing I hated about my Pixel 2 and 2 XL. Sometimes I don't want my ringer and notification volumes to be the same level.
    04-21-2018 12:33 PM
  7. Bermuda_Man's Avatar
    I understand that I can do it in android by using the volume key, hitting the down arrow & then adjusting the notifications volume with the slider, but as a software consultant I'm always preaching efficiency and using the multiple picks to adjust the volumes just seems SO inefficient to me lol.
    Ddrinnan likes this.
    04-23-2018 09:26 PM
  8. Bermuda_Man's Avatar
    Thanks everyone for the suggestions, I'll try them out and post my results back here.
    04-23-2018 09:30 PM
  9. dobiegillis's Avatar
    Ringtone and notification volume sync is standard on stock Android and yes unfortunately you can't unlink them without an app (and probably root). This is my first Sammy in years, S9, so I forgot separate volume control is a "feature". Frankly I'm quite surprised Samsung doesn't have a feature to link or unlink these controls. This phone can be customized 9 ways to Sunday but not to link ringtone and notification volumes? Crazy oversight.
    05-23-2018 11:01 AM
  10. Bermuda_Man's Avatar
    I agree with Wille84, this app works great & does just what I was looking for with little to no impact on battery. Thanks for the tip.
    rdjr74 likes this.
    06-30-2018 07:46 AM
  11. Ddrinnan's Avatar
    Hi Bermuda_Man,

    Since 2008, i've always used android phones with Verizon service. I'm writing to commiserate with you.

    All i know is that for at least *some* of that time, i USED to be able to tie the phone & notification volumes together, and now i can't... and i miss it. I never rooted my phones, nor did i ever use an outside app to accomplish syncing them.

    I remember that at least for a while, there was a actually a checkbox to turn this feature on/off in the settings for sound/volume. And *if* i remember correctly, you could even have the volumes at different levels, and the volume button would change all the levels proportionately! Turn the volume off though, and they all went off! Sadly, that check box is no longer there. I don't know exactly when it disappeared, but it might be when I upgraded to my Galaxy S10e about 1.5 years ago.

    Like you, i was in the computer industry. As a software engineer, one of my goals was always to make both the code, and the user interface, efficient. Such concern is sorely lacking in the field. I remember a programmers' credo about companys' & bosses' way of doing business: "There's never time to do it right the first time, though there's always time to do it over". Unfortunately, "doing it over" usualy only meant fixing the most eggregious bugs.

    Anyway. Looks like i'll have to try those apps that were mentioned.
    12-17-2021 01:38 PM
  12. Coyote55's Avatar
    I've never heard of any phone with that type of setting built in.

    Personally, I like the ringer volume up all the way, and notifications about half that anyway.
    BlackBerry did this. You could link your ringer volume at high with your notification volume at half and they would go down and up in proportion. There are so many features in BlackBerry that are slowly making their way to Android. Still waiting on a "do not disturb" feature with multiple scheduling/activating rules like BB.
    09-22-2022 02:06 PM

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