This 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.
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.
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.