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timborama Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
The volume for Facetime is way too low! I've missed several Facetime invites.

Is there a way to increase the Facetime ringer volume that doesn't affecting other app volume?
If not, this would be very useful to adjust the ringer volume separately.

Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • bobwojo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I agree, in fact when talking to someone I find the volume way to low, OK if you use headphones but when two people are talking to someone headphones are not an option.
  • Dstppy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm going +1 on this . . . my mom keeps missing my calls.
  • RLB Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    One more vote. Volume is so low that I have to hold the iPod Touch up to my ear. Haha -- what good is video if all you see is someone's ear?!
  • EZ Jim Level 7 Level 7 (21,815 points)
    timborama wrote:
    The volume for Facetime is way too low! I've missed several Facetime invites.

    Is there a way to increase the Facetime ringer volume that doesn't affecting other app volume?
    If not, this would be very useful to adjust the ringer volume separately.


    You can change the FT ringtone and set the volume in Settings > Sounds.

    More info / help on every topic available in the iPod touch Users Guide bookmark
    in your touch's Safari app.


    Message was edited by: EZ Jim


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  • EZ Jim Level 7 Level 7 (21,815 points)
    RLB wrote:
    One more vote. Volume is so low that I have to hold the iPod Touch up to my ear. Haha -- what good is video if all you see is someone's ear?!


    Do you know you can change iPod touch's master volume with the two small oval black buttons on the left side when holding it in vertical orientation?

    In areas with loud background noise, the earphones may be necessary.

    More info / help on every topic available in the iPod touch Users Guide bookmark
    in your touch's Safari app.


    Message was edited by: EZ Jim


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  • Jerry Petersen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    This is my first post here. FaceTime has been great in allowing me to talk easily with our son back in the States.

    Except for one major annoyance.

    I've been googling my brains out (Now they are all over the floor, leaving me a big mess to clean up.) and I can't find anything about how to adjust the ringer volume (or any other volume) for FT on my iMac. Unless the system volume is full blast, the only way to know I have a call is if I see the icon blinking in the dock. And then I can only just barely hear it.

    Am I missing something really obvious that would explain why no one seems to be asking or explaining this for the Mac version of FT?

    Thanks.
  • EZ Jim Level 7 Level 7 (21,815 points)
    Jerry Petersen wrote:
    This is my first post here. FaceTime has been great in allowing me to talk easily with our son back in the States.

    Except for one major annoyance.

    I've been googling my brains out (Now they are all over the floor, leaving me a big mess to clean up.) and I can't find anything about how to adjust the ringer volume (or any other volume) for FT on my iMac. Unless the system volume is full blast, the only way to know I have a call is if I see the icon blinking in the dock. And then I can only just barely hear it.

    Am I missing something really obvious that would explain why no one seems to be asking or explaining this for the Mac version of FT?

    Thanks.


    Welcome to Discussions, Jerry Petersen

    You cannot find it because it does not exist in the Mac FaceTime beta. The ringer is almost inaudible on my Mac Pro and MacBook Pro, and my iMac friends say theirs is completely silent.

    Join the rest of us in reporting this problem via the FaceTime > Provide FaceTime Feedback... menu command.


    Message was edited by: EZ Jim


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  • Jerry Petersen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks Jim. I figured that was the case. What an amazing oversight! I have already reported it. In fact, I think yesterday was the second time. I did it just in case I only thought I'd done it before. LOL!
  • EZ Jim Level 7 Level 7 (21,815 points)
    Jerry Petersen wrote:
    Thanks Jim. I figured that was the case. What an amazing oversight! I have already reported it. In fact, I think yesterday was the second time. I did it just in case I only thought I'd done it before. LOL!


    hehe. You must be an amazing fellow. Two reports are better than none.





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  • Jerry Petersen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Maybe I'll send another one tomorrow. Squeaky wheel, ya know.
  • EZ Jim Level 7 Level 7 (21,815 points)
    Jerry Petersen wrote:
    Maybe I'll send another one tomorrow. Squeaky wheel, ya know.


    What you have already done is sufficient. Your squeaks have been recorded.





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    LED Cinema Display; G4 PowerBook 1.67GHz (10.4.11); iBookSE 366MHz (10.3.9); External iSight; iPod4touch4.2.1
  • ARK_Angel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Has anyone a solution to this specific problem? I too am missing incoming Facetime Calls on my iPhone 4 because the ringer is very low volume. I've looked under settings/sounds and there is no way that I can adjust the ringer tone or volume on Facetime calls.
  • EZ Jim Level 7 Level 7 (21,815 points)
    ARK_Angel wrote:
    Has anyone a solution to this specific problem? I too am missing incoming Facetime Calls on my iPhone 4 because the ringer is very low volume. I've looked under settings/sounds and there is no way that I can adjust the ringer tone or volume on Facetime calls.


    Welcome to Discussions, ARK_Angel

    My iPod *Settings > Sounds* lets me adjust "Ringer and Alerts." Because I have poor high-frequency hearing, I also needed to change the ringer to a different sound that works with my ears.

    For instructions on how how to do these things on iPhone, see Page 188
    of the iPhone User Guide For iOS 4.1 Software:

    http://support.apple.com/manuals/iphone/

    If you use iOS4.2, the info is on page 194 of the iPhone User Guide For iOS 4.2 Software.

    If your phone does not work as explained in the manual, your iPhone may need service. See your dealer.





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  • ARK_Angel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi Ez Jim, Thanks for the advice. I have 4.2 OS and downloaded the manual as you suggested. I read very carefully the section on adjusting the ringer but this only applies to phone calls, texts, emails et al BUT NOT Facetime! There appears to be no option on the phone or in the Manual to adjust the ringer for FaceTime.

    I found a hack solution:-
    http://hackstor.blogspot.com/2010/08/facetime-ringing-theme-for-iphone-4-10.html
    but am a little concerned about using such a source.
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