Separate volume settings for Bluetooth
Speech enabled SMS doesn't work for me because I leave my phone on vibrate, and the Bluetooth volume is not separated from the system volume.
I should be able to have my phone on vibrate, but when I connect to Bluetooth the volume is controlled separately.
Can't believe the latest and greatest does not have independent Bluetooth volume control. How in the world was this approved as acceptable?
Shawn Roehrig commented
An check-box option to set the BT volume on the phone to Max so I can control the volume by the speaker system or car volume button.
Yes! how did this one slip past the cracks with 8? It should have been addressed before the release of 7.5.
I'm listening music from my phone over Bluetooth on my home stereos (Nokia MD-310) which requires maximum volume. Next day I continue listening on my wired headset and I blow my ears off, since I usually forget to change the volume. Needless to say, iPhone handles this beautifully: the volume for the wired headset and Bluetooth device are remembered separately.
Code Chief commented
And when I get into my car the volume control for media playback is always too low. Even when I had the volume at a good level for earphones whilst programming in the office.
Seems each bluetooth receiver has a different idea of how to handle the volume, so if our "smart" phone is really smart it needs to remember a default volume or offset for each device.
Best place to store that would be in the bluetooth device settings, indpendent for each device, plus perhaps another level for each BT service (i.e. media player, text-to-speech).
I voted for this also. Bluetooth should have its own volume control or a default output volume, so even when my phone is set to vibrate, I still receive spoken text messages in my car, I still can here people talking when I'm calling handsfree and I still can listen to music trough my bluetooth connection! MS fix it!
It would be great to be able to set the volume for each bluetooth device independantly. this way my headset could have a set of volumes and my car system could have a seprate one.
Scenario 1. If my phone is on vibrate and I try to use voice dial I can't hear the confirmation as to which number I am dialing and offten inadvertantly call the wrong person.
Scenario 2. I am using the line out on my phone to stream music to my head unit in the car which requiers max volume ... I get a phone call through my bluetooth headset and the phone rings blasting my ear drums. The idea of having seprate volume settings for each bluetooth device as well as the line out would be great.
Wade Dorrell commented
Voted up for the title, not exactly for your scenario though. My scenario is that phone is on vibrate or low volume (I don't need anything near max volume), but the only BT device I pair with, my car speakerphone, requires max volume. I prefer not having to fiddle with volume level so often, and when I forget, it's embarassing.
No need for seperate volume settings IMO. Just have the Bluetooth volume always on max, then allow the BT device that is connected to it adjust its independent volume.