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Leak shows that separate volume controls are coming to Windows Phone

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Leak shows that separate volume controls are coming to Windows Phone
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.

Leaked screenshot of separate volume controls for Windows Phone 8.1

Leaked screenshot of separate volume controls for Windows Phone 8.1


source: WPBar via WMPoweruser

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posted on 31 Jan 2014, 00:12 11

1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2866; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Good going slowly and steadily, keep it up.

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 08:36 1

8. akki20892 (Posts: 3653; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


i'm waiting for new look of wp. i guess they gonna change UI of wp and gonna make new UI look. that be great if they give new UI look. In WP9 or WP8.2.

any way Symbian was the great OS with a tons of features.

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 00:56

2. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 365; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Why MS doesn't put Windows 8.1 into smartphones instead of WP ?they can put these upcoming features in WIndows store & users can install these apps from the store.

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 06:45

6. pookiewood (Posts: 626; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


Well only if it had support for HDMI out or some other way to throw the desktop to an external monitor. I think they should keep WP though. Make it similar but not sure how the desktop side would be useful on a phone. I think they'd catch a lot of flack for that even though that's essentially what Android does.

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 07:34

7. DFranch (Posts: 140; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


sarcasm>Yeah, and why doesn't apple put OSX on the iphone too?/sarcasm>

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 01:53

3. alterecho (Posts: 1091; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


"Android and iOS users already have this feature, so why not Windows Phone users?"
that's what I'd. Like to know.
every other OS has that feature.

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 06:42

5. pookiewood (Posts: 626; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


Stating the obvious much? It hasn't been a feature I personally have missed. At least they don't announce it like its magical similar to Apple.

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 08:54

9. alterecho (Posts: 1091; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


"Stating the obvious much?"
It wasn't obvious to them.

"At least they don't announce it like its magical similar to Apple."
MS can use the term 'magical' in their case since it magically occured to them, finally.

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 15:52

13. Dastrix (Posts: 619; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


You don't say.

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 02:08 7

4. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


This is great! Its a long overdue feature, but there's no reason in dwelling on what's soon to be the past..
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Fact is that once you use the universal volume control in WP so long you simply just get used to the way it functions..
The reality is that lacking this feature has in no way crippled my WP experience in the past 3 years, and getting features like this it is going to make what is already a awesome smartphone experience a even better experience... WP8.1 is worth the wait.... Great prioritizing on Microkia's part..

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 09:38

10. MojoDojo (Posts: 87; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


If they just fix the seeker when playing videos... don't know how they even agreed it was a good idea in the first place.

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 12:53

11. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1054; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


This feature should have been added years ago. Windows phone is no longer slow and steady, now it's just lazy and outdated. It makes me angry because I know just how good it could be.

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 15:00

12. trinkner (Posts: 13; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


What is really needed is a way to automatically turn the phone to silent, such as on a regular schedule and/or according to calendar appointments. This can be done on both Android and iOS already.

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