iPhone: Inconsistent volume for ringer and alarm

iOS and iPadOS

Without any apparent rhyme or reason, the volume of my alarm clock and ringer will drastically change. I'll go into the sound settings and specifically turn off the option to adjust volume with the physical buttons, meaning there should be no way the ringer volume should change unless I specifically go into settings and change it. Then I'll set the ringer volume as desired. Seems fine but then the next morning my alarm will go off and blast my wife and I out of bed it's so loud. Is this a bug or is there a better way of enforcing a consistent volume for the ringer and alarm? Thanks.



Submitted by Pyro2790 on Friday, December 11, 2020

Yes, this was a bug with IOS 14. AS far as I am aware it is fixed in the latest version of IOS. I experienced this behavior for quite awhile. I still sometimes go to settings to ensure my sound volume is set at the correct level. It use to set my sound volume to zero percent. It seems with the latest IOS version the volume level has not changed for my iPhone though. If you haven't updated to the latest version of IOS that would be my recommendation to hopefully help fix the problem.

Submitted by Luke on Friday, December 11, 2020

Wow, great to know they finally fixed it! Like you said, it’s something I’ve just sort of tolerated for what seems like years now. I’m usually slow to update to the latest versions of iOS because I want to make sure all the accessibility kinks are smoothed out first, but it sounds like it’s probably time. Thanks for the suggestion! Have a great weekend

Submitted by Pyro2790 on Friday, December 11, 2020

There will always be bugs. that's unfortunately the nature of software. Some bugs get fixed in updates and then new ones are introduced. AS far as I know the bug is not present in the latest version of IOS. I use to experience it and no longer do. Hopefully buy upgrading that resolves the issue of the volume randomly increasing and decreasing on your device.