iOS 7 + 8: How to set volume for music, ringer, alarm, and Siri – iPhone, iPad (Mini), iPod Touch

iOS 7: How to set volume for music, ringer, alarm, and Siri - iPhone, iPad (Mini), iPod TouchThis article explains how to set volume in iOS 7 and iOS 8 for music, ringer (iPhone only), alarm, and Siri on iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch. There are three different volume settings on iOS devices which can make setting the correct volume a little tricky. If you have ever wondered how to set the correct volume in iOS 7 and iOS 8 for music, alarm, ringer, or Siri on your iPhone, iPad (Mini), or iPod Touch, then read on.

Setting iOS 7 and iOS 8 Ringer and Alarm Volume (iPhone Only)

The ringer volume and the alarm clock volume are linked on the iPhone. The volume for alarms and the ringer can be adjusted when your device is unlocked. Simply use the volume up and volume down buttons on the side of your device.

iOS 7: How to set volume for music, ringer, alarm, and Siri - iPhone, iPad (Mini), iPod TouchSetting iOS 7 and iOS 8 Music Volume

The easiest way to set the volume level for music on your iDevice is through Control Center. To access Control Center in iOS 7 + 8, simply swipe up from the bottom of your screen. Control Center has lots of helpful setting shortcuts as well as a brightness and volume slider. The volume slider controls your music volume. On the iPad and iPad Mini, the music volume is connected to the system volume and the Alarm Clock volume. So, when your iPad is unlocked, you can use the volume up and volume down button on the side of the device to control all three volumes: system, alarm, and music. Additionally, whenever you are playing music on your iPhone, iPad (Mini), or iPod Touch you can control the music volume with the volume up and volume down buttons with your device locked or unlocked.

iOS 7: How to set volume for music, ringer, alarm, and Siri - iPhone, iPad (Mini), iPod TouchSetting iOS 7 and iOS 8 Siri Volume

Siri volume is completely independent from the system, ringer, music, and alarm volume. To access the volume for Siri in iOS 7 and iOS 8, push and hold the home button until Siri is activated. Once activated, simply push the volume up or volume down buttons on the side of your device to adjust the Siri volume. Now, the Siri volume will stay the same even if you adjust the ringer or music volume. This is the same on all devices that have Siri: iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPod Touch (latest generation), iPad 3, iPad 4, and iPad Mini.

That’s it. Now you know how to navigate all the complexities of volume setting on your iDevice running iOS 7 and iOS 8.

10 thoughts on “iOS 7 + 8: How to set volume for music, ringer, alarm, and Siri – iPhone, iPad (Mini), iPod Touch

  1. Great tips about the volume on your iDevice. I might add that you can also change the ringer and alert volume in the settings area. I really enjoy your tips. I look forward to checking back for more frequently.

    • The volume control that is in Control Center is the same as the Music Volume in iOS 6. It is the same volume control that used to be accessed by double tapping the home button and swiping to the right twice to access the volume slider. Thanks for the question!

  2. I despise that the alarm and volume are linked i want my ringer off while I sleep and my alarm at full, the fact that they are linked is a source of endless frustration with me and a huge reason why my next phone will not be by macintosh.

    • You can turn on “Do Not Disturb” at night which will disable any notification sounds while also allowing the alarm to go off in the morning. “Do Not Disturb” can be switched on from Control Center (it’s the half-moon shaped icon) as well as configured in settings to come on and go off at set time every day.

      • You can schedule a DND as well however do you think they the customers needs to find ways around this when it’s a simple OS fix. I’ve missed my alarm twice because I happen to set my ringer low during the day .3’rd party apps are not reliable either. I purchased an android phone just because of the deficiency of Apple marketing when it comes to capturing voice of the customer.

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