The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have more media volume steps for more precise volume control

Have you been in a situation where you're listening to music on your smartphone and just can't find the right volume? The volume steps are so big that where you are at currently is too low but the next step is a bit too much. That's because, by default, Android has 15 steps for media volume control, which is not enough for finer adjustments, although some OEMs have increased number of steps in their proprietary Android skins.

However, with the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, Google is changing this for stock Android as well, by introducing media volume controls with 25 steps. Although there is no shortage of apps on the Play Store that grant users much greater freedom in controlling the various volumes on their devices, none of them are integrated with the stock volume slider, so the expanded functionality is appreciated.

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source: XDA

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6 Comments

1. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

i still want the notifctn and ringtone volumes separated...

3. vincelongman

Posts: 5692; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Also a seperate one for Google Assistant too

5. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Huh? That's still not an option in stock Android?

6. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I think they did away with it years back while other Android OEMs have kept it in their own flavors of Android (though more are going the unified route).

2. techguyone

Posts: 214; Member since: May 18, 2013

Yes me too, can you do it on a non root phone

4. Cyberchum

Posts: 1066; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Last time I used AOSP, there was a way to unlink them from the settings app. Is that no longer possible?

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