Control ringtone and media volume separately
Vocie from Chinese users. These TOP feedbacks are got from a very popular Chinese Windows Phone forum.
1. Separate volumer controls for apps/ringtones
2. Orientation lock: seems to the screen orientation lock in Surface
3. Full-Level Brightness: from 1% to 100%, same to Surface
4. Wubi language input: Wubi is a familiar language input in China. Many users have problems in using Pinyin
5. Notification Center: A location to see all notifications
6. Enable Alarm when phone is power off: many users power off the phone while sleeping, but they still want the phone to have a morning call.
7. Don't power on phone when charged: Users would like to charge the phone when they are sleeping, but don't want the phone to be power on.
8. Code Show: The ability to show where the call is from. In China, a phone number belongs to a city only. When there is incoming call, and the caller is unknow contact, users are willing to know which city the incoming call belongs to. They then can decide to answer or ignore the call.
9. BlackList/Block Callers: When users block a number, all calls from the number will be blocked. Same to "Block Sender" in outlook.
10. Call history: Call duration, another view to see the history that is not grouped by people and is sorted by datetime
11. Short cuts to turn off/on WIFI, bluetooch, Cellular data from a area such as Charm Bar in Windows 8
This is a very basic setting that has been available in mobiles since the start of the millennia! The ringtone should remain fixed to a volume level and the media volume should be able to be changed with the side buttons.
Because all of us wants a stable ringer volume and for media we change a lot of time.
The OS system settings needs to have a category to set an independent volume level for things like ring, alarm, music, and so on.
For example, I like my phone ring either quite loud or on silent but i need my alarm volume to be quite low (i wake up in a blind panic every morning as the volume is always left too high). My old android phone could do this and its really quite annoying WP7 can't.
lots of ppl are missing calls because of it. (the low volume stays low after headphones removed)
need ringtone volume separately from music and alarm volumes
Present limitation is that you need high phone volume while sleeping. the alarm volume should be full with ringer volume off and vibrate on
Different volume controls with and without headsets plugged-in, without the need of having to manually turning up and down the volume when headset is disconnected.
I think they should have different control. Everytime I need change the sound volume before I play games
Multiple volume controls for ringtones and incoming sms/email/etc tones. Also would be appreciated a graphic equalizer with some default presets + custom set
I'd like to see separate audio profiles for media volume versus ringer volume.
Steve Forth commented
I just could not believe that a new Nokia 820 would be missing this functionality. All I need is the ability to set the alarm volume separately to the ringer/text alert volume. I do want my alarm to wake me up but do not want to have text messages wake me! Please provide this.
The biggest problem without separate volume controls is that many phones are configured in the firmware to make the ringer really loud and the out-of-call audio low. For example, on my Nokia Lumia 920 I have to turn it all the way up to 30/30 to hear text messages over Bluetooth into my car, but then that makes the ringer way too loud. The ringer is even loud at 15/30. If I turn the volume up on the car to compensate instead, then the in-call audio is way too loud. There is just no proper balance since manufacturers are hard-coding volume settings and there's no way for the user to adjust them to their needs or peripherals. I love Windows Phone, but this needed fixed badly several updates ago. I mean, it should have been fixed in 7.5 at the latest.
I've been trying to voice this out ever since I noticed it. Please let there be different sound profiles like on androids
incoming calls, messages, vibration. Even connections: data, wifi, gps,..
Be able to choose between profiles on tiles..
When I am in a call if a massage comes it also pops as same volume, and users ear will braek in to pices, how stupid is that ? Microsoft, please Use a Iphone or Old Nokia phone for a while and learn what is a smart phone means!!!!!
Microsoft said they listen to users, but I don't think they did that.
Help - please let me turn the alarm's volume down! Can't believe I have to buy a separate alarm clock as my brand new, up to date phone, doesn't have this basic functionality...
Microsoft, let to work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Martin Hoare commented
How basic is this? 4 levels of ringer & silent. Volume separate for music. I have my ringer loud 25 -music with headphones 5. Can you see the possible problems with this?
Absolutely necessary basic feature, missed alarms, texts and calls, and when i set it high, music gets so loud
The alarm wakes up the whole house and the volume cannot be changed - I've been able to set my alarm volume since my very first phone in the nineties but not in win8. What an unnecessary backwards step. Got to keep my old blackberry to use as an alarm!! Madness.
Really really needed x_x. I was gonna leave my note 2 altogether but then this.
Anish KM commented
very basic feature, really needs an update,really missing calls.
After listening to music i always forget to turn the volume up to the max, keep on getting missied calls ...
this is a basic function that should be there. If I am listening to music a low volume. It doesn't mean that I don't want to hear my alarm or phone ringing. One volume doesn't make sense
Morgan Nyman commented
I regret to say I will recommend Android until this is fixed. Sad, WP8 could have been superior...
Luan You commented
Definitely needed, keep missing texts and calls!!!
The mode in Ring+Vibrate,
While incoming call, the phone vibrating at once.
Please make it continuous. That would be better for outdoor.
And provide separate volume control for music/video players.