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Old November 25th, 2012, 05:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Ringer volume turning itself down

Thus has been going on since the update. Randomly I've noticed my ringer volume turned way down. I discounted it initially as maybe i did it.

It happens at all times of the day. I've had smart actions frozen. I'm genuinely frustrated with this phone since the update, 232 was great but 246 has become a burden.

Also, if i use the dial pad to check Voicemail, when i hit the 4 button, the screen turns off. I turn the screen back on with the power button, i can hit any other button, 4 gives no response or tone, just turns the screen back off. Touching the screen in that area during any other time doesn't yield the same result. Moto fail? I think my bionic may be at the end if its reliable life.

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Did you do a Factory Data Reset after the ICS upgrade? It is VERY highly recommended.

Did you check that your SIM and SD-Ext cards are firmly and squarely seated?

Are you using an OEM battery, OEM cable, and OEM charger that came with your Bionic?

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I've had a similar thing going on. If I put the phone on vibrate, the notification icon just blinks, fairly steady. I go into system>settings>sounds>volume, and you can see the ringer volume going from zero to full and back to zero again. I haven't had the dead spot on the dialpad issue. I did do a factory data reset after the update.

I can't figure it out either!
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Old November 26th, 2012, 07:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I HAD a similar thing. My ringtone kept setting itself on silent and my volume would be turned down.

I did a factory reset right after the update.

The way I solved it was I set my "Tasker" app to have my "Austin Powers" ringtone on 24 hours a day. And I also set my "Tasker" app to turn my "ringer volume" to 100% every time my phone connects to WiFi or Bluetooth.

I know this was a work around but it worked great for me for 2-3 weeks so far.
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I used Volume Control + Pro under Gingerbread and now use it under ICS to actually see what is happening.

Your issue sounds to me like some app you have installed is setting either Vibrate or Mute.

If you are using ICS without Volume Control + Pro you can see this setting at System settings | Sound | Silent mode.

What you will see in Volume Control + Pro is that setting Vibrate or Mute set the Ring, Notification, and System volume to Zero.

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