Volume control

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  1. Melie

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    When I try to adjust volume On my iPad mini, a "sound effects" pop up appears not the usual "volume" icon. Any thoughts?

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    Hi Mark - tell us which iPad Mini you own and what iOS is installed. I'm assuming that you've gone into Settings and looked @ the 'Sound' and 'General -> Accessibility' options and nothing unusual has been changed?

    For starters and if not already done, 'Reset' the iPad, i.e. hold down both the ON-OFF & HOME buttons until the Apple logo appears, release both and wait for the iPad to reboot - post back the answers to the questions above and the effect of resetting the device - good luck. Dave :)
     
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    Dave,

    The reset is the first thing I tried.
    It is an iPad mini 2 and I just updated to IOS 9.0.1

    Mark
     
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    Are you in an app or just on the home screen? I found the volume controls a bit wonky in iOS 9 as well. Sometimes there is no indicator on screen when you adjust volume or it comes up as sound effects. But it still turns things up and down when you press the buttons.
     
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    If you play some music on your iPad, and you use the Volume buttons, do you still see "Sound Effects" pop up, or is it "Volume"?
     
  6. Melie

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    It makes no difference in either an app or home screen.
    It's always "sound effects"
     
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    Ok, found it.

    If you have Change with Buttons switch on in Settings > Sounds, the icon says Sound Effects instead of Volume. This might be intentional on Apple's part, to make sure you realize you are also changing the volume of the system sounds (including ringing and alterts) as well as the audio in your apps.

    If the Change with Buttons switch is turned off, then the system sounds remain at the level shown in the Ringer and Alerts slider above the button, and the volume icon says "Volume". If it is on, the volume for system sounds is the same as for all other audio, and the volume icon says "Sound Effects"

    I prefer to leave the button off, so I know that adjusting music or other audio won't keep me from hearing important alters. If I want the alerts silenced, I can still use Mute. That's what it's for.

    Note: I'm guessing they chose Sound Effects because the ringer and alert sounds are not the only sound affected. Pretty much all the system sounds are affected: keyboard clicks, lock sound, etc.
     
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