Android to Finally Get Separate Volume Sliders for Calls and Notifications

Aiman Maulana
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Android to Finally Get Separate Volume Sliders for Calls and Notifications

After nearly 15 years, Google has finally implemented an ADB command that separates volume sliders for calls and notifications on Android. Learn more about this highly requested feature and its possible release in the coming months.

Android is Getting Separate Volume Sliders for Calls and Notifications

Android to Finally Get Separate Volume Sliders for Calls and Notifications

Android to Finally Get Separate Volume Sliders for Calls and Notifications

Google has been working on a new feature for Android that users have been requesting for years: a separate volume slider for calls and notifications. Since the launch of the first Android OS nearly 15 years ago, users have had to manage these two volumes with a single slider. According to 9to5Google, Google implemented an ADB command back in December that allows users to split the “Ring & Notification volume” slider into two different sliders.

With this new feature, users can still ignore calls without the need to turn down the notification sound or vice versa. This is particularly helpful for those who receive a lot of notifications but need to keep the ringer on for important calls. The ADB command that enables the feature is as follows:

adb shell device_config put systemui volume_separate_notification true

Google has updated the feature request in its issue tracker with the following statement: “The requested feature will be available in a future build.” It is highly possible that the feature will be announced during the upcoming Google I/O event, which is scheduled for May 10th. At the event, Sundar Pichai, Google CEO, is expected to officially unveil Android 14 and announce the launch date. This new feature is a small but welcome addition to Android that will make managing volumes much easier for users.

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Pokdepinion: I’m honestly confused as to why this didn’t come much sooner. I can understand that it simplifies the experience for users in general but I would have expected there to be an option to toggle its separation for a long time. Better late than never, I suppose.

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