11 Replies Latest reply: May 21, 2014 2:41 PM by bobseufert
keriah Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

How can I access the volume control sliders when listening to YouTube videos on my iPad?  (Not the hardware buttons)


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  • Alfred DeRose Level 5 Level 5 (6,825 points)

    Put the video into full-creeen mode and the volume slider is there. You can also swipe up on the screen to show Control Center. The sliders are also there.

  • bobseufert Level 6 Level 6 (8,295 points)

    You can add assistive touch in accessibility in settings. Or much easier pull up the control panel from the bottom of the screen.

  • keriah Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Alfred DeRose wrote:

    Put the video into full-creeen mode and the volume slider is there.

    I tried that (full screen mode).  There was not (that I could see) any volume slider in a YouTube video when viewed in full screen.  This is the case for both my iPad and iPhone (both running iOS7).

     

    Alfred DeRose wrote:

    You can also swipe up on the screen to show Control Center. The sliders are also there.

    And this is odd.  While I can do this on my iPhone while the video is playing, the little tab at the bottom of the iPad screen will NOT come up while the video is playing.  I can swipe to get the top tap to appear but not the bottom one.  I played around with the bottom tab on the iPad and found that when I'm on a 'wallpaper' screen or viewing the contents of one of my app 'folders' then I can swipe to get the bottom tab to appear, but (apparently) not while the app is running. 

     

    Odd that it works differently on the iPhone vs. the iPad. (???)

  • keriah Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    bobseufert wrote:

    You can add assistive touch in accessibility in settings. Or much easier pull up the control panel from the bottom of the screen.

    Thanks for the pointer to the setting.  As I just replied to Alfred, on the iPad I could not get the bottom swipe to bring up the control panel ON THE iPAD while a video was running (full screen mode).  The Accessibility setting is a click too many from the kind of access I'd like, but at least it's there!

     

    I hope the problem with the bottom swipe is a 'bug' that will be fixed in some future rendition of iOS7.  THAT would be the control I was looking for.

  • Alfred DeRose Level 5 Level 5 (6,825 points)

    Chech that Access Within Apps is enabled in Settings > Control Center

  • keriah Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Alfred DeRose wrote:

    Chech that Access Within Apps is enabled in Settings > Control Center

    Brilliant!  That was the difference.  On the iPad I can now raise the tiny tab by swiping at the bottom while a YouTube video is playing.  (I can't always get it to "pull up" to reveal the controls ... must be a problem with my fingertips. <g>)

  • Scott Barrows1 Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    I too cannot find the on screen volume control in You Tube on iOS7 and my iPad Air. Has it been eliminated? Seems like a very essential control and I hope it will someday be restored.

  • keriah Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    It's there ... just done differently.  (Take a look at the replies above your post in this thread.  You need to swipe up from the screen's bottom and, if necessary, ensure that this Control Center access is enabled for the YouTube app.)

  • bobseufert Level 6 Level 6 (8,295 points)

    Aloha keriah,  Scott Barrows also has another post, and the method you described  wasn't to his liking. I gave him the same advice and referred him to this post. Can't please everybody. Bob.

  • Bfindeisen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Done differently...in a less intuitive, cumbersome, poorly designed way.  You guys shouldn't be giving the impression that it's NOT poorly implemented and that people need to just do it differently.  We've gone from being able to dynamically adjust volume in full screen while a video is playing, to now having to stop the video, minimize the screen, then swipe a inconsistent menu dialog that doesn't always come up, THEN adjust the volume slider.  Totally ridiculous;  sorry I'm not pleased by your "solutions".

  • bobseufert Level 6 Level 6 (8,295 points)

    They are not our solutions, we didn't design the app Google did. We tried to show how it is used in the context of the question. Contact Goggle and tell them you want the YouTube app redesigned.