When I use the volume keys on my Samsung Z Flip4 I get the volume bar for media/ringtone volume. When I tap on ... I get the following advanced volume settings menu:

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What is the purpose of the small icon (marked red) on the top left? If I tap on it its gets strikethrough. Another tap reverses that, and so on. Seems like a toggle button for something but I cannot figure out its purpose.

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This seems rather odd placement of a functionality in Volume panel, not to mention it causes a very bad user experience since the icon is not intuitive enough to be self-explanatory, nor does it explicitly instructs about itself to the user. Even the user manual from Samsung doesn't mention anything about this icon.

That little icon is for toggling Live Caption. Dallas Thomas of Gadget Hacks has dedicated a whole article for Live Caption. That article showed up in Google Images search for the query "samsung one ui volume panel".

  • In deed, not intuitive at all. And not related to anything I would consider as "volume setting" Commented Sep 10, 2022 at 17:37
  • @wernfried-domscheit I disagree, it's perfectly placed for someone who is hearing impaired
    – Archerbob
    Commented Oct 10, 2022 at 6:15

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