Windows Phone does not offer separate volume controls for apps and other features. But this will be a thing of the past if a leaked screenshot of the volume settings for Windows Phone 8.1 is for real. The screenshot shows that users will be able to have different settings for apps, media volume and for the ringer. And those in the know say that the screen shot is legit, but that Microsoft might add more options when the update is ready to rollout. The feature will even allow users to control what sound will be heard when, for example, you take a screen shot.
The new feature can be turned off and on by going into the right corner of the sound settings. Android and iOS users already have this feature, so why not Windows Phone users? The screenshot comes out of China and it is thought that Microsoft will announce this and other new features of Windows Phone 8.1 at MWC next month in Barcelona.