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Ring volume is not loud enough

15397 Views 13 Replies Latest reply: Oct 2, 2007 6:49 PM by beach bum51 RSS
Brian S Calculating status...
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Jul 6, 2007 2:12 PM
I usually have my phone on silent/vibrate, but when I set it to ring I want the **** thing to ring. A ring that I can hear in the next room.

I cranked up this puppy but it still too quiet. I hope the tiny speakers aren't to blame and that it's just some software developer being over cautious about damaging my hearing.
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  • Jason Kulas Level 3 Level 3 (525 points)
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    Jul 6, 2007 2:27 PM (in response to Brian S)
    You've removed all plastic from the phone? Maximized all the volume caps whose limits you can set via Settings? Then pushed the rocker switch to max? Well maybe when alternative & custom ringers are available you'll find louder ones? How do you like volume when playing music?

    You can ask Apple for iPhone changes via this link:
    http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html Though if you're requesting hardware changes for iPhone v2 you may want to wait a week (or a month?)...they're probably going to be inundated right now by requests for software changes to the current iPhone.
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  • equus1 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jul 6, 2007 3:00 PM (in response to Brian S)
    I was able to get volume pretty high for me by doing this,
    Tap on Settings
    tap on Ipod
    uncheck "Sound Check" tab
    turn Volume Limit to "OFF"

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  • Jason Kulas Level 3 Level 3 (525 points)
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    Jul 7, 2007 11:07 AM (in response to Brian S)
    Oddly, it seemed louder yesterday (for ringers and music) than it does today.


    A few people have odd, relatively sudden, unexplained changes in volume. One suggestion I've seen is, besides doing various kind of phone resets, is to drain your battery, that could reset any corrupt software/RAM. I had a Sanyo phone get all quiet & distorted once, the way I fixed it was to remove the battery for 10 sec. Been fine ever since.
    PB G4 17", Newton 2100, video iPod 30GB, 466 G4 Dig. Audio dual-boot, Mac OS X (10.4.2)
  • halt00 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jul 7, 2007 8:04 PM (in response to equus1)
    That is the default for the phone so I am sure that is what it is already set at for all these users.
  • cwiens Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Sep 23, 2007 1:59 PM (in response to equus1)
    That works! Just turn off Sound Check in the iPod Settings. Now the phone is LOUD!
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  • commander1300 Calculating status...
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    Sep 23, 2007 9:25 PM (in response to cwiens)
    it does ring. But not loud enough. It definately needs to ring louder.I tried all your suggestions and tnx but this question is not answered.
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  • mixmagician Calculating status...
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    Sep 24, 2007 10:58 AM (in response to commander1300)
    There are a lot of issues with the IPhone, but **** why the **** am I paying for a phone bill and keep missing calls. God forbid I'm on the other side of the room with the TV on forget about it I won't even hear the ringer going off. God forbid I'm in another room, definately forget about it, that's another missed call. Sometimes when the phone is in my pocket I still don't always hear it even with the vibrate on, it vibrates kind of weak. At least with my razr phone I could leave it two rooms in the wind and still hear is even with background noise. This is so disheartening, I can't stand it. I still love the phone, but come on we're only asking for basic necessities that some cheap *** phones basically have. Video cameras, picture text, copy and paste, you know the basic things.
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  • sys3175 Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Sep 24, 2007 11:19 AM (in response to mixmagician)
    I find the ringer to be quite effective.. it is almost as loud as my ericcson and not nearly as distorted. Itunes purchased ring tones are quite a bit louder then the default. And come on.. what inexpensive phone has a worthwhile video capture (my ericcson was useless unless all you wanted was a dead battery) I don't really care about photo text messages, they hardly ever work right anyway, and what inexpensive phone has cut and paste??

    Actually.. I take that back.. I would atleast like to be able to receive mms =)

    mixmagician wrote:
    There are a lot of issues with the IPhone, but **** why the **** am I paying for a phone bill and keep missing calls. God forbid I'm on the other side of the room with the TV on forget about it I won't even hear the ringer going off. God forbid I'm in another room, definately forget about it, that's another missed call. Sometimes when the phone is in my pocket I still don't always hear it even with the vibrate on, it vibrates kind of weak. At least with my razr phone I could leave it two rooms in the wind and still hear is even with background noise. This is so disheartening, I can't stand it. I still love the phone, but come on we're only asking for basic necessities that some cheap *** phones basically have. Video cameras, picture text, copy and paste, you know the basic things.
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  • hexonxonx Level 4 Level 4 (2,440 points)
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    Sep 24, 2007 11:45 AM (in response to commander1300)
    I agree, the call ringer volume has never been loud enough on these iPhones. There are threads from day one on how people can't hear their iPhone ring.

    I have also had my iPhone set to the settings as mentioned above and they haven't helped. I always have to rely on the iPhone vibrating in my pocket to know when it's ringing. This also makes buying ringtones pointless because they simply can't be heard. Another weird thing is that the call ringer volume changes on it's own. Right now it's pretty low, in 10 minutes it can suddenly be loud again and I would hear it in the next room. I wake up in the morning again and it's low, till an hour maybe or maybe even that night, doesn't make sense.

    My call volume through the earpiece is normal and loud though.
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  • thestaton Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Sep 24, 2007 4:09 PM (in response to Brian S)
    same problem here. it's driving me mad.
    iMac Duo - MBP Duo, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • DanielSJ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 2, 2007 10:56 AM (in response to Brian S)
    I have the same issue, the ringer and speaker for Youtube/iTunes is less loud the the fan in most computers, and it all happened with the last update, so much about increased speaker volume setting. It is very loud though the headphones.
    An update that caused more problems than it solved issues.

    Daniel
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.10), iPhone
  • beach bum51 Calculating status...
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    Oct 2, 2007 6:49 PM (in response to cwiens)
    I tried with sound check on and then off. Could tell no difference. Wierd how these things work on some phones but not others.
    20" iMac, dual core processor and iPhone

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