You may also want to use one of the three Galaxy S20 sound modes in different scenarios to allow or mute all ringtones and notifications.
This Galaxy S20 guide explains the volume slider and how to use it to adjust volume for media, ringtones, notification tones, alarms, and system sound, how to use Galaxy S20 Settings to set sound modes, adjust the volume, and turn on /off some system sound.
Use Galaxy S20 volume slider to adjust volume for media, ringtones, notifications tones, and system sound
We all know we can use the volume keys to adjust the volume for media when playing music or video.
But when you are not playing any media, what happens if you press the volume key (volume up or volume down) on Galaxy S20?
It actually shows the volume slider. By default, it adjusts the volume for the ringtone. Of course, you can change this behaviour (read on)
On most of other Android 9 and 10 phones, the volume keys always adjust the media volume. Google removed the volume slider on the Android Pie (Android 9) in stock Android. But Samsung has kept the similar volume slider on all Galaxy phones for many years (since Android 4.0).
So, this guide only applies to Samsung phones, not other Android phones.
Galaxy S20 volume slider
As shown in the screenshot below, you will see the volume slider once you press volume down or volume up key.
Tap the down arrow to expand it.
In the expanded Galaxy S20 volume slider, you can control and adjust the volume for:
- Notifications (notification tone).
- System sound.
- Bixby voice.
Please note, you cannot adjust alarm volume in the volume slider. The volume for each alarm needs to be set up individually in the Clock app.
Adjust volume and mute Galaxy S20
You can drag the slider to the right side to increase the volume and left to decrease. If you drag the slider all the way to the left, you are essentially mute that sound.
You may also tap the icon on the left side to mute that sound quickly. For example, you can tap the ringtone icon to immediately mute ringtone. If you tap it again, the volume will be reset … Read the rest