Questions that deal with the volume control of Android devices; either using the hardware controls (Volume Keys) or software controls (Apps and widgets).

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How can I make my Samsung Galaxy Nexus volume go louder than what stock allows?

I find the media volume to not be very loud on my Samsung Galaxy Nexus and would like to somehow "boost" it beyond what stock Android allows. My phone is rooted and is running Ice Cream Sandwich ...
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How can I change the behavior of the volume buttons vs. the orientation of the screen

On the Acer Iconia A200, when you change the orientation of the screen, the function of the volume rocker flips. In landscape mode, with the volume rocker on the right side and at the top, you find ...
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How can I boost the volume on my Droid's speaker?

I used to have an app for my Treo called "Volume Care" that let me boost the volume of my speaker beyond what the factory settings allowed. Is there any app or hack that would allow me to push my ...
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5answers
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Minimum volume is too high with headphones

Got the HTC Sensation XE recently. Liking the phone and the beats headphones/ear-in phones that come with the phone. However, the minimum volume is just too LOUD!!! The beats integration was one of ...
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How can I change media volume when no media is being played?

Sometimes I want to play games in (near) silence, and don't like the background music to disturb people. If I use the volume buttons, the ringtone volume is changed instead of media volume. When I'm ...
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Force volume buttons to always change Media Volume

I want my phone to be on "Vibrate" mode about 99% of the time. I've found that every time I hit the volume buttons on the side of my Evo, it's either accidental (and I don't want the phone to either ...
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How do I choose a wired headset whose buttons work?

I'm switching from iPhone to the Nexus 4 (yay!) and I know that the Nexus 4 doesn't come with a headset. I also know that for simple audio playback, any stereo headset can be used -- but I also want ...
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How to set in-call volume

How can you set the in-call volume to be higher for Android 2.2, please? In the Settings options there's only these options: Incoming Call Volume (which I presume is the ringer volume) Media Volume ...
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Media volume automatically goes to zero when removing headphones

Whenever I remove the headphone jack1 while I have some media playing2, the file stops (which is what I want and expect) but the media volume also goes down to zero (which is unexpected and I would ...
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Reduce minimum in call volume

I find that the minimum in-call volume on my HTC Desire is still far to loud on some calls. Since I got the phone, I have flashed several different custom ROMs, radio updates, etc, and have had the ...
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How can I increase the number of volume levels?

Is it possible to increase the number of steps in the volume control? I'd like a finer grained control over the volume level. I have a Galaxy Nexus. Note: I don't want to boost the volume just change ...
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Can I have different volumes settings for notifications and ringtones with Nexus 4/Android 4.2?

My old Gingerbread phone would let me have a low volume for notifications while having a high volume for ringtones (very useful at night). My new Nexus 4 seems to have these volume settings tied ...
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Media volume issues

I've a Samsung Galaxy i551 with Android 2.2, not rooted and with stock rom. I'm having two volume issues (don't know if they have anything to do with each other): When using the external speacker, ...
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7answers
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How to make volume buttons on earphones/headphones work with Android?

I'm on the hunt for a great sounding, non-in-ear set of headphones with working mic, play/pause, and volume buttons. I have Bang & Olufsen's EarSet 3i, which are among the best sounding ...
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3answers
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How can I control both volume and track skip on my Android device from my headphones?

How can I control both volume and track skip on my Android device from my headphones? I.e with a set of headphones having 3 buttons Button 1: Volume + Button 2: Play/Pause/Skip Forward/Skip Backward ...
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disable volume buttons

Problem at hand: I keep pressing volume button on my Nexus S when it is in my pocket. Most notably when playing music. More often than not it results in increasing volume, which is incredibly ...
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Different volume level for new email notification and new SMS notification?

I have lots of emails coming in all day. For this reason, my notification sounds level is low. But I need to be alarmed when I have a new SMS. Currently I don't always notice new SMS messages because ...
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How can I set my volume to be beyond 15 on my samsung galaxy S? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I make my Samsung Galaxy Nexus volume go louder than what stock allows? The volume on my media music player sounds very low on my headphones. Wondering if anyone ...
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SMS and Gmail notification volume

Is there an app that can control the volume of notifications for separate apps like SMS and Gmail? I searched around and found a number of old threads that says it's not possible. There was an app ...
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volume rocker as next/previous song

This probably is a common question but so far I have not seen a thorough answer. I want to know if it is possible to have the rocker functionalities that are on cyanogem mod on a factory rom (htc ...
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2answers
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How can I change the volume increment from the volume buttons?

On my Samsung Fascinate, the volume buttons change the volume by 3-4x the amount that I would like them to. Is it possible to adjust this amount?
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Is there a way to display the media volume in the status bar?

I have a Samsung Galaxy SII running CM9. Currently I have an app that displays my media volume by using a persistent notification. However I have 2 problems with this. Since media volume is a ...
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Geofenced ring volume app?

Is there an app to set a ring volume automatically based on location? What I need is an app to switch to vibrate when I'm at home and turn the volume up when I leave home (ringing phone wakes my ...
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How do I stop warnings appearing when I increase the volume?

I am using Nexus 4 with Android 4.4.4 stock. Whenever I increase the volume while listening to music on my smartphone, I get a warning that listening at high volumes can cause problems to the ears. Is ...
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How can I boost the music volume higher than the max limit?

I have a Samsung Galaxy running Android. When I put music to max, it's not loud enough in my ear phone. How can I boost it beyond the maximum volume? On Linux I can do this with ALSA; is there a way ...
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How can I increase the maximum speaker volume?

Is there a way, maybe even with root, to increase the maximum speaker volume? I own a Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet, which are known for their crappy and quiet speaker. There are ways to replace the speaker ...
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1answer
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Is there a way to set app-specific volume?

I'm looking for a way to set the media volume depending on the app being used. I generally keep my media volume down fairly low so as not to annoy my fellow humans overmuch; while playing Angry ...
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Android 4.04: Default Silent Mode to Mute

I just upgraded Galaxy S2 (Epic 4G Touch) to Android 4.04. In the previous version, I could change the Default Silent Mode to Mute instead of Vibrate in the Sound settings. I believe this was under ...
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Microphone “speaker mode” sensitivity with headphones plugged in?

In my car I have the headphone socket of my Galaxy S2 plugged into my car's auxiliary socket so that I can listen to music/podcasts whilst driving. This would also be useful for handsfree calls - ...
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Motorola Triumph changes Volume between Songs or with Notifications

I have a VirginMobile Motorola Triumph, stock but rooted. I listen to music with both Pandora and Google's Play Music app. When listening to music, the volume has two modes, 'soft', in which all the ...
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1answer
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What way of controlling volume is more battery efficient?

I have a headset with it's own volume control, and I can also control the volume of the music through the android's volume control keys. But which way of controlling is more battery efficient? ...
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Disable system “tick” sound

I have a Sidekick 4g. This device has a system wide "tick" like sound that plays every time I do various things (click links, click items in list of RSS app, click threads in messaging app etc...) I ...
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What volume setting do the Twitter and Facebook apps obey?

I asked a question about silencing only certain sounds and decided to go with the AudioManager widget, which is working quite well. My main uses are to silence everything but alarms and the ringer ...
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How to increase speaker volume of HTC Evo 3D

I have just bought HTC Evo 3D and as much I am inspired by phone, its speaker performance is giving me equivalent dissatisfaction, the speaker sound is very low for ringtone as well as for music ...
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Prevent volume rocker from disabling silent mode

On my Galaxy S2 Skyrocket, everytime I bump the volume rocker the phone comes out of silent mode. I hate this. The only way I want my phone going into or coming out of silent mode with a hard button ...
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Bluetooth headset in-call volume doesn't change?

I have a Motorola Droid (the original, A855) and a Jawbone Icon bluetooth headset. The headset does not have its own volume controls, so I've tried adjusting the volume using the volume rocker. While ...
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Can I increase the in-call volume of my microphone?

I have a Sony Xperia Active which is barely 2 months old and its in-call mic volume is really low. Is there any way I can increase the volume?
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How to adjust ringer volume while listening to music?

When listening to music on my phone (running Android 4.0.4 ICS), I am unable to adjust the ringer volume with the hardware volume controls. Pushing either of them adjusts the music volume and not the ...
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How to modify functionality (skip song, play, pause) with side phone volume keys?

This is a really requested feature in a lot of forum, but I haven't found any convincing solution. I'd like that my volume keys: If simple (short) press both together, pause/play. If simple (short) ...
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How to increase music playback volume?

The volume on my headphones (even on maximum) isn't very high at all. Is there any way I can increase the volume higher than the program allows?
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Reducing upper volume level

My 3 year old son is making his first steps with our Android tablet (Nexus 7). He hasn't mastered the correct usage of the volume slider so he pulls the volume to the max whenever he is using it. Is ...
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1answer
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Volume Slider Widget - Home and or Lock screen(s)

I recently replaced the micro-USB port on my Galaxy Nexus (GSM version, running 4.1.2) after it corroded due to water damage. During that process, I accidentally ruined the connection to the volume ...
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Android 2.3 set call volume

i tried quite all the options but i can't find the solution. I already have the volume at maximum when i press the + button during a call. The phone hadn't this behaviour when i first used it (it is a ...
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1answer
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Google Nexus One Android 2.2 — Listen Volume very low

I find that podcasts have very low volume on my nexus one, using the google listen application while using headphones. My headphones have no volume control, and the nexus one is turned up to the max. ...
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How can I control the media volume while using the camera?

I just upgraded to a Nexus 4 and have discovered the behaviour of the volume controls has been overridden within the camera app. The volume up button has been remapped to snap the camera shutter. As ...
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How to set google now to use the media volume instead of system volume?

For a long time I thought something is wrong with Google now that it doesn't say anything when I ask it questions. Now I've finally found out the reason - it uses the system volume instead of the ...
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Making notifications easier to hear when listening to music

I would like to find some way to make it more likely for me to hear my notifications (mostly incoming SMS) while I'm playing music on my phone. The phone does vibrate, but that is of little help if ...
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Reconfiguring volume up and down buttons?

A few days ago, I came to know about apps such as Tasker and Locale. Today, I have purchased the Tasker app from Google Play. I have spent around more than an hour, going around and exploring the app. ...
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Ringer and Notification Volume

Before icecream sandwich, on my HTC I was able to make my notification volume on zero (so it would vibrate) while my ringer was at full volume. Now with icecream sandwich the ringer and notification ...
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Volume limit specific app?

Is there an app that will let me set a maximum volume on JUST Spotify? Spotify at 100% is a LOT louder than YouTube at 100%. I never want to listen to Spotify at 100%, but occasionally I do want to do ...