Leak shows that separate volume controls are coming to Windows Phone

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.


source: WPBar via WMPoweruser

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13 Comments

1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Good going slowly and steadily, keep it up.

8. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 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.

2. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 547; Member since: Feb 23, 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.

6. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 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.

7. DFranch

Posts: 535; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

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

3. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 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.

5. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 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.

9. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 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.

13. Dastrix unregistered

You don't say.

4. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

This is great! Its a long overdue feature, but there's no reason in dwelling on what's soon to be the past.. ..................... 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..

10. MojoDojo

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 11, 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.

11. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 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.

12. trinkner

Posts: 13; Member since: Jan 28, 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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