Does Mango fix the problem of only having one volume setting system wide?
What do you mean? I have two Volumn Settings. A ringtone and a on-call volume, they are different. The pocket volumn is part of ringtone volumn, which just amplify the setting when in pocket. And picking up volumn is the same, but, in reverse.
I don't have app volumn vs ringtone though, which I have no idea how I can specify anyway. Even if Mango added it, I woudln't know how to do it.
I'd like to know this too.
I like to keep ringing on silent/very quiet but I need a very loud alarm clock!
@webmonkey: The problem I have is that the alarm can punch through the volume settings. I want to be able to have an alarm go off with only vibration.
@magicalclick:It's probably the most undiscoverable feature ever, I only found out you could do it by sheer accident.
I read somewhere that the phone ringing volume changes as you move your phone from your pocket into your hand. This might be just on HTC models...can anyone confirm this? Seems like a really awesome feature if it's true!
Oh yeah, it is not part of the OS. You have to install Attentive Phone app from HTC store. It will have louder volumn in pocket, when you have try to take out of the pocket or off table, it will be quiter than the normal ringtone.
But, this can be done on other phone if they do the manufacture does the same thing.
Yes, this is something I'm waiting for also. Single volume settings for different scenarios. I think some of the settings in general on the wm7 are far too broad. Also, Ive unconsciously noticed different vibrate speeds as it vibrates (Hmmm, thats louder than normal) on the office table. One of the volume settings will have an effect on the alarm clock volume.
You do realise that by tapping the ring/vibrate icon to the right of the volume you can switch the phone to vibrate independent of the current volume level.
Yes, this was how I started to use the phone to begin with. I now have it on about 6 all the time which is good for video/audio/games, but I want the alarm to be as loud as possible.
For me at least, it's the alarm volume that should be individually set, everything else can be the the default.
This is one of my primary nagging points with wp7. The alarm, ringer, talk, and apps should all have their own volume settings. Just because I want my app volume low doesn't mean I would want my ringer volume messed with. This seems like such a simple thing I can't believe they overlooked it.
I am not suggesting each app have it's own volume. But It might make since for hubs to have their own volume control. You might want the music and videos hub at a different volume level than the games hub.
I'm in support of the separate volumes feature. In my case the Bluetooth media has to be at max just to be able to hear it, then I put headphones in and I'm deafened. Even if they separated the headphone jack, Bluetooth and system speaker and assigned separate volume controls by function. That would be enough to cover the majority of scenarios. For the alarm clock, giving that app direct control to override the volume would probably work better. I can also confirm that the current mango build 7661 does nothing with the volume controls other than clean up the appearance.
I am on the fense. Too much volumn control = confusing. I ended up using only one volumn control on Windows as well. If I indeed have a seperate volumn for alarm, that would also means I have to double check its volumn instead of crank up my master volumn brainlessly.
I think the big problem is, why would you have to worry about cell volumn when using alarm? I have never get a call / text during sleep. Also if you use alarm frequently at night, I still prefer a real alarm clock instead of being a cell phone freak.
Anyway, you can get around the problem after Mango using custome ringtone.
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