The volume can't go lower than this?Support

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  1. Steel36

    Steel36 Well-Known Member

    So I got the phone last night and activated it. I setup most of the things on it and set it on its lowest volume while i slept. but dang, this thing is still loud on its lowest setting.

    i had an Incredible, then Incredible 2, and this M's lowest setting is about like the medium volume on those two. Anyway to tweak this?

  2. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja VIP Member

    well i knew most people were complaining of low volume with most android devices and how they could barely hear it in some cases.

    there is an app to tweak the sound settings but for the life of me i cannot remember what it was or where it is at.
  3. davidchsw

    davidchsw Well-Known Member

    I got mine last night and was thinking the same thing. I wonder if I am not adjusting the proper sound setting.
  4. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja VIP Member

  5. Steel36

    Steel36 Well-Known Member

    thanks, but neither of the free apps seems to work at all. lowering the system volume has no effect.

    there's a toggle in one of the apps' controls for making the notification volume match that of the ringer, but that doesn't seem to work either.

    kind of becoming an issue since I'd like to get a light sound while i'm at work.
  6. jntdroid

    jntdroid Well-Known Member

    I *think* those apps are root only? Could be wrong...

    It's definitely loud, I've noticed this as well. There are some pretty soft/subtle notification sounds, maybe try those at work? Or download some custom ones?
  7. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja VIP Member

    system volume other than what you can find free, can be changed through rooting. i havent heard very many people complain about a phone being too loud before :p i love a loud phone :)
  8. Steel36

    Steel36 Well-Known Member

    Well it's not great when your only choices for notifications are silent or loud.
  9. IICybershotII

    IICybershotII Well-Known Member

    I will also report that the phone is SUPER loud. Not an issue for me really at this point.
  10. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja VIP Member

    yeah you have an annoying camera issue :( i hope that gets worked out for you soon
  11. IICybershotII

    IICybershotII Well-Known Member

    I thought I'd mention in a more specific way: I always get a volume control app (this time it's Volume Ace Free) for my phones where I can individually raise and lower the volumes for ringtone, notifications, alarm, etc. Even on the lowest setting, this phone is nice and loud for notifications. It's pretty loud for playing music out of the speaker too.
  12. Have any of you found a solution to the high ringer volume? I have mine set to as low as it will go before just being on vibrate. It is not good for work. I was just in someone's office talking and my Rage Against The Machine ringtone went off, and it was loud.

    I have not and will not root my device. I am using Volume Controle+ as my volumes control app. I might just find a relatively quiet ringtone or part of a song and go with that.
  13. Lowenart

    Lowenart New Member

    I'm actually having a very annoying problem with the volume output. It is very loud and generally isn't a problem, like when using the stock media player, however when i play Pandora it absolutely kills my speakers. I actually blew up all 4 of my door speakers listening to Pandora on this phone. Lowering the phones volume doesn't fix the problem either. Even when the volume is low and the music is quiet you can still hear the speakers distorting and making popping sounds.

    I really like this phone but if i can't use it to listen to Pandora in my car that's a deal breaker.

    Anyone have any suggestions? I've tried downloading an EQ app and lowering the sliders and Vol output, but even then there is noticeable distortion. Fortunately Toyota paid for my speaker repair this time, but they said they won't do it again. So I either need to fix this problem or say peace out to the M.
  14. rchez16

    rchez16 Well-Known Member

    While I love RATM, maybe try using the built in Smart Actions app to change your ringer to a more "work friendly" tone during your normal working hours.
  15. Steel36

    Steel36 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, the software update actually fixed my volume scale issues. Now it's normal.
  16. bigbadwulff

    bigbadwulff Well-Known Member

    Tune In Radio :)
  17. arej00dazed

    arej00dazed Active Member

    My issues with volume is while listenting to music with headphones. At the lowest phone volume level, its still too loud.
  18. AMoonlitStar

    AMoonlitStar New Member

    I use headphones with an independent volume control so I can listen to my phone at a softer, less jarring volume, but that doesn't do much to keep me from being startled when it goes off while I'm not wearing headphones. I definitely wish there was a lower low end volume on this model.
  19. Jtkenned

    Jtkenned New Member

    Download music volume eq from the play store and then turn all the volumes down!!!
  20. jcbmdkc

    jcbmdkc New Member

    I agree. The ringtones and notifications are much louder on my new Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4. My only choice was to put my phone on vibrate when I was in meetings until I came up with this solution:

    1) Download and install free software on your PC called Audacity
    (I originally included the link, but apparently I can't do that since this is my first post.)

    2) Connect your smartphone to your PC and locate the ringtones in the phone's file system.

    3) Start Audacity and open the ringtone or notification tone that is too loud.

    4) Simply slide the volume bar to the left to make the sound quieter (I found that -18bB worked best for me)
    (I originally included an image, but apparently I cannot do that since this is my first post.)

    5) Save the quieter sound file on your phone by clicking File -> Export (not "Save Project") in the Audacity menu

    Bingo ... you now have sound files that are not as loud :D

    I hope this helps!

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