Android Pie redesigned the volume slider, but also made it a lot harder to access call and notification volume. In the second Android Q beta release, Google makes it easier to access those volume sliders with a new pop-up menu.
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Just like in Pie and the first Android Q beta, adjusting the volume of your device only affects the media volume. To adjust call volume, users have been forced to head to the settings menu.
Android Q, however, does make it easier to adjust certain settings on the fly with pop-up panels. We're seeing this in action in the volume slider, as pressing the setting shortcut now brings up a new settings panel with further volume control.
In this pop-up panel, users can quickly adjust media, call, ring, and alarm volume with four sliders. The panel simply pops up about whatever app you've got, making adjusting the volume less intrusive compared to past releases.
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