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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by lagwagon777, Jul 21, 2020.

  1. lagwagon777

    lagwagon777 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I have two issues, I will separate them out.

    1. My in-call volume is very low. I have increased it to max, the volume for my ringer/notifications/alarm/system are quite loud, almost too loud if set high. I have restarted my phone in safe mode to ensure no 3rd party apps are lessening the volume, non are. I have tried installing a few volume boosters from the play store, nothing works. Any ideas? My phone is a Blackview 9900 with Android 9, updated as much as I can. Any ideas?

    2. The ringer/notification volumes seems to be linked and I cannot control them seperetely, Any ideas?

    Thank for you help.
     


  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    was it always like this? after an update?
     
  3. lagwagon777

    lagwagon777 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    It has always been like this. I got the phone stock from the manufacturer on July 16, and have only had one update of Android security in the 5 days since
     
  4. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    could it be call reception? who is your carrier? maybe you might want to call them about it. might be something on their end and not yours. i do not know of anything within android that will beef up call volume other then hardware failure.
     
  5. lagwagon777

    lagwagon777 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    My carrier is gci, a local company here in Alaska. Everything is fine with them, my old phone worked fine the day before this. I also had another phone a few months ago running Android 9 that I ended up returning, the call volume on that phone was very low also. And it happens with all calls, both ingoing and outgoing, regardless of who.
     
  6. Trom

    Trom Well-Known Member

    Do you have a phone case that covers part of the speakers? Sometimes it can be that simple that it won't even cross your mind. :)
     
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  7. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    On the theme of "simple things", have you set the earpiece volume rather than the ringer volume? I assume you will have tried adjusting the volume during the call (which should default the buttons to adjusting call volume), but to be sure press the volume key, look for an icon below the volume slider and touch that: that will give you access to the different volume settings (ringer/notification, call, media etc). If you just press the volume key when not in a call it will alter either the notification volume or the media volume, depending on Android version.

    Of course it's also possible that this phone just has a weak earpiece. Though position matters: some have quite a small "sweet spot", so moving the phone around can make a big difference to volume.
     
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  8. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Different phones really do have different volume characteristics.

    My cheapest phone actually has boh the best volume and sonic quality- go figure.

    Generally, the apps you are talking about will not help with in-call volume, as they are designed for music, speech, and media use instead.

    Android only allows one sonic modification app to run at a time, and these apps are shut off during phone calls.

    As for your question about ring and notification volumes being linked, this is very common with Android phones.

    As @Hadron mentioned, there are multiple different volumes on an Android, and there are even different volumes for a phone call.

    The earpiece and the speakerphone have separate volumes.
    Bluetooth devices and plug in items (to the headphone jack) will also have separate volumes.

    All of these can (and should) have separate volumes from each other.

    The trick is that you can only adjust a specific volume while you are using that one.

    So, if you want to adjust the earpiece, have the earpiece on while making the adjustment. The same goes for all the rest.

    If you still have a hard time hearing during a call, I would suggest to try using a set of headphones if possible.

    A set of $10 headphones can go a long way to making the sound of a call much more pleasing.

    Here is an app that you may find useful.
    At least it will give you quick access to most of the volumes on your device, and it can also show you if indeed your notification and ringer volumes are linked.

    It can also schedule volumes for you if you like.

    Sound Manager (Volume level scheduler) - https://f-droid.org/packages/com.roozen.SoundManagerv2
     
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