1. Twicenightly's Avatar
    Hi all,

    One of the things that disappointed me when I got my Z2 was how quiet the notifications are. I researched a few tricks and found the one where you activate "X-loud" in the setting which did boost it a bit but it was still too quiet for me. Today, while playing around trying to find a tone that I could hear I noticed that there is an independant setting for the notification that operate separately from the main volume slider (even though that is called "Ringtones & Notifications". Here is what I did...

    Open SMS
    Go to settings and notification tone
    Select a tone and it will start playing
    While it is playing keep pressing the volume up key, you may have to play the tone a few times to get the volume up but every time you press the volume up key you'll see a volume slider appear.

    This does work, my text tones are now nice and loud. I did originally have my "Ringtones & Notifications" slider all the way up but still had quiet tones, when I did the above I noticed that the slider started only at about a quarter of the way up and once I got it to the top it was nice and loud.

    Hope this helps somebody out there - it certainly helped me!
    r_rower likes this.
    05-30-2014 10:41 AM
  2. thatdennis's Avatar
    Well I use the smartband 24/7 so notifications are always vibrated on my wrist.

    Though thanks for the help on notifications, I agree it's a bit too soft

    Sent from my Xperia Z2
    05-30-2014 11:47 AM
  3. darigaaz12's Avatar
    Gave this a shot in hangouts, I'm at work all day so can't give this a real test until I'm off, sounded louder when playing the tones though

    Sent from my D6503 using AC Forums mobile app
    05-30-2014 12:20 PM
  4. sciagent's Avatar
    Notification sound Altair sounds too laud to me...

    I use Stamina mode and thus all notifications come only when I take the phone to my hands and do something with it. No any distractions from the phone at any other time
    06-03-2014 03:44 AM
  5. Donna Wetter's Avatar
    Volume does get a little louder if i press volume-up while selecting it as notification sounds. But its still louder when played in a mediaplayer app. Any news on how to fix this properly?
    09-13-2014 03:19 PM
  6. r_rower's Avatar
    Thanks so much, Twicenightly. I've tried everything, and just about to try to download some ring/notification tones, before seeing your solution.

    Here's a case of leaving some wisdom for posterity... I've only now bought the Z2, and having this problem, which you cracked more than a year ago!!
    07-17-2015 01:13 AM

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