Google looking into Pixel 2 XL bug that affects volume of audio clips sent via a messaging app

The latest problem affecting the Google Pixel 2 XL is one that Google is already looking into. Complaints have been posted on the Pixel User Community of the Google Product Forum. According to these posts, voice clips sent through a messaging app by a Pixel 2 XL carrying this bug, are arriving on a recipient’s phone with very low volume. This is occurring with messages sent through WhatsApp, Instagram, Snapchat, Google Allo, Telegram and other platforms.
The low volume occurs regardless whether the recipient is wearing earphones or using the receiving phone’s speakers. …


iPhone volume buttons no longer control your ring volume? Here's how to fix that!

Anyone owning an iPhone out there, either old user or newcomer, who has iOS 11 on their device has probably noticed something weird since updating — the phone’s volume buttons don’t control its ring volume.

Wha-a-at?

Yeah, for some reason, Apple thought that it’s better to have the volume buttons only control media volume, not ringtone or alarms. But fear not, that’s easily remedied with the touch of a setting. In fact, it’s a toggle that has been there for quite a while, it’s just now that Apple decided to reverse its default position. Here’s where to find …

Streaming music at maximum volume is crashing some Google Home Mini units

One of the capabilities that smart speakers can handle is the ability to stream music over a speaker. But according to some users of the Google Home Mini who posted on reddit, certain songs played at a high volume result in the crashing of the product. This isn’t the first issue that the Google Home Mini has suffered with. Previously, it was discovered that the material Google was using to cover the smart speaker with, was forcing the Home Mini to be in listening mode 24/7. As a result, Google made the mini smart speaker voice activated only.

According to reports from Google Home Mini users, …

Too many volume sliders? VolumeSync will let you link your notification, media, and alarm volumes

Android’s always been a platform rich in options and choice for its users. This is easily evident even in its volume slider… sliders, sorry. Yeah, Google’s operating system has three different volume controls – ringtone, media, and alarm. Or, if you are on a Samsung phone, you have four to juggle with – ringtone, media, notifications, and system. Yeah, it’s both kind of cool and kind of annoying — on one hand, you can fine-tune your notifications, alerts, and keyboard click sounds, on the other — that’s a ton of micro-management just to get your phone’s volume right.

Well, …

Update to Windows Maps allows users to change vocal volume control

This past June, Microsoft disseminated an update to Windows Map. Released for the fast ring, a more stable version is now ready to take over the voice control for the app. Users will get to use new features and  change the intensity of vocals used with the app. Thanks to the update, those using Windows Maps  can now choose between a softer, normal or louder sounding voice when using the turn-by-turn directions. In addition, with the update, users can access their Bluetooth settings directly from  the app’s settings menu.

A toggle switch will allow you to enable or disable …

Sony promises to fix Xperia Z5 “low in-call volume” issue in April

Since Sony released Android 7.0 Nougat update for several of its Xperia devices last month, there have been some complaints regarding various bugs that were brought along with the new version of the OS.

Specifically, Xperia Z5 users claim their smartphones have issues with the in-call volume after updating to Android 7.0 Nougat. Many have already taken it to Sony’s official support forums to complain they experience low in-call volume issues on their Xperia Z5 phones.

Sony responded after about a month and said that Xperia Z5 users would have to wait another …

AudioAmp: Fix iPhone’s low Ringer Volume

ne of the complaints of the iPhone has surprisingly been iPhone’s low ringer volume. It seems to be well below the standard, in terms of volume, established by other mobile handsets.

Most of the users have blamed iPhone’s tiny speakers to be the culprit of this problem. However I had reported that the culprit in fact could be the audio itself and not the speaker and you could use a hack to fix this problem.

I had even published an iPhone tip on how to resolve the low volume problem of your iPhone’s ringer by using a a loud, high frequency audio custom ringtone rather than ringtones currently available on the iPhone.

However, Erica over @ Tuaw had figured out that the Celestial framework folder (/System/Library/Frameworks/Celestial.framework/) had a Maximum Volume property list. She had observed that adjusting the Default -> Default value up to 0.99, up from 0.7 had boosted the iPhone’s speaker volume.

iPhone hacking genius Nick “Drudge” Penree has apparently made use of this iPhone tip from Erica to develop a native iPhone application which will do all the work for you and thus save you of all the hassles. The iPhone App called AudioAmp is available as a package in Installer.app.

Let me know if the iPhone App helps!

Thanks Nick for the tool.

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Top Posts @ iPhone Hacks ne of the complaints of the iPhone has surprisingly been iPhone’s low ringer volume. It seems to be well below the standard, in terms of volume, established by other mobile handsets.

Most of the users have blamed iPhone’s tiny speakers to be the culprit of this problem. However I had reported that the culprit in fact could be the audio itself and not the speaker and you could use a hack to fix this problem.

I had even published an iPhone tip on how to resolve the low volume problem of your iPhone’s ringer by using a a loud, high frequency audio custom ringtone rather than ringtones currently available on the iPhone.

However, Erica over @ Tuaw had figured out that the Celestial framework folder (/System/Library/Frameworks/Celestial.framework/) had a Maximum Volume property list. She had observed that adjusting the Default -> Default value up to 0.99, up from 0.7 had boosted the iPhone’s speaker volume.

iPhone hacking genius Nick “Drudge” Penree has apparently made use of this iPhone tip from Erica to develop a native iPhone application which will do all the work for you and thus save you of all the hassles. The iPhone App called AudioAmp is available as a package in Installer.app.

Let me know if the iPhone App helps!

Thanks Nick for the tool.

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I had even published an iPhone tip on how to resolve the low volume problem of your iPhone’s ringer by using a a loud, high frequency audio custom ringtone rather than ringtones currently available on the iPhone.

However, Erica over @ Tuaw had figured out that the Celestial framework folder (/System/Library/Frameworks/Celestial.framework/) had a Maximum Volume property list. She had observed that adjusting the Default -> Default value up to 0.99, up from 0.7 had boosted the iPhone’s speaker volume.

iPhone hacking genius Nick “Drudge” Penree has apparently made use of this iPhone tip from Erica to develop a native iPhone application which will do all the work for you and thus save you of all the hassles. The iPhone App called AudioAmp is available