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New iPhone 5 volume issues

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  • jbg7474 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 25, 2013 4:53 PM (in response to Jordanb5816)

    Actually, the situation is worse than I thought.  Today I drove for about 6 hours, mostly listening to music via the headphones port (plugged into my aux input on my car stereo).  For the life of me, I could not figure out how to get ringtones and alerts volume to be loud enough.  Trouble is, there are really six volume settings:

    Phone speaker media and ringtones/alerts

    Headphones media and ringtones/alerts

    Headset (ie with microphone) media and ringtones/alerts

     

    And, of course, you can only access two of them relatively easily.  I think today, somehow, my ringtones/alerts volume took on the media setting from my headset, which is pretty low.  That's the only one I couldn't change while driving.  I think the ringtones get to pick one of the six at random.

     

    I did the reset all settings maneuver, and that seemed to do the trick, but we'll see how long that lasts.  It was also a lot less painful than I thought it would be.  All my email accounts and passwords were restored, for example.

     

    Apple, please kill this bug.  You guys have done audio so well, this minor bug is really quite beneath you.

  • SteveFuzzy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 28, 2013 6:48 PM (in response to jbg7474)

    Yet one more quality issue that Apple seems to be dealing with now (I'm on 6.1.2 and not only has this issue not been fixed, but now I must remember NOT to accept calendar invites from my corp Exchange server, or else the battery runs down in like 60 minutes).

    I'm guessing if Steve Jobs were alive, he would not have tolerated it.

    Just another indicator that the company is on a downward trend, as also reflected by its share price.

  • Peter Mars Level 1 Level 1 (130 points)
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    May 2, 2013 11:03 AM (in response to SteveFuzzy)

    Got my first iPhone a week ago and this low volume sound problem is driving me crazy! I do not see any way to fix this short of a software update. Also maddening that Wifi reception is weak... similar to Bluetooth reception, but that's another topic.

  • turkito Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 11, 2013 11:06 AM (in response to Jordanb5816)

    Same problem.

    I did some ringtones with Garaband. Play nicely on ip4 but much attenuated on ip5.

    I've tried everything suggested here and there, except full reset.

  • turkito Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 11, 2013 12:48 PM (in response to Jordanb5816)

    I did a little test and found that alerts/ringtones volume is the same on pre-loaded ringtones/alerts between ip 4 (ios 6.1.3) & 5 (ios 6.1.4). 

    New polyphonic ringtones/alerts, on the other hand, play with a noticeable difference in the sound volume.

  • rkerkenb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 11, 2013 1:08 PM (in response to Jordanb5816)

    I think we're all just praying for iOS 7 at this point.

  • PotosiDuhawk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 28, 2013 6:00 PM (in response to rkerkenb)

    Just to update this thread. iOS 7 did solve this whole sound/Siri issue for me. Finally.

  • zeuqramjj200 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 14, 2014 7:10 PM (in response to Jordanb5816)

    make sure the phones lock isnt orange top left of the phone!!!

  • Peter Mars Level 1 Level 1 (130 points)
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    Mar 14, 2014 9:23 PM (in response to Peter Mars)

    Been close to a year since my comment on my then new iphone 5. Somehow the sound issue got better and the wi-fi reception is now acceptable. Not sure if they got fixed, possibly due to software updates, or if I got used to the performance. Either way, I'm lovin' my iphone.

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