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#PMChallenge Alert Slider Disable

  1. timkleyn
    Donut Feb 5, 2019

    timkleyn , Feb 5, 2019 :
    Who are the users? Everyone who wants to streamline their OnePlus experience

    What is the proposed function? Allow for the option to disable the alert slider for optimal user volume control by those who do not want the slider.

    What is the user value? Those who do not want to settle for the alert slider regime may disable it for regular volume control. They will once again be liberated to go to silent/vibrate simply by pushing the volume down rocker.

    Are there existing comparable functions in the smartphone industry, how is your proposed feature superior? This functionality exists on all non-OnePlus smartphones. This feature to disable the alert slider on a OnePlus will be superior to all others in that it is on a OnePlus device. OnePlus is fantastic in all other respects. #NeverSettle
     

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  2. Moin2200
    KitKat Feb 5, 2019

    Moin2200 , Feb 5, 2019 :
    One of the top selling points of oneplus devices is the alert slider.
    So disabling it wouldn't make sense.
     

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  3. timkleyn
    Donut Feb 5, 2019

    timkleyn , Feb 5, 2019 :
    I get that. Having an option to disable the alert slider does not alienate those who like it. Ya dig?
     

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  4. Moin2200
    KitKat Feb 5, 2019

    Moin2200 , Feb 5, 2019 :
    So just have an alert slider that does nothing then?

    Why not still use it by changing its behavior to open apps or something?
     

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  5. Sridhar Ananthanarayanan
    Lollipop Feb 5, 2019

    Sridhar Ananthanarayanan , Feb 5, 2019 :
    Can you explain how this would “streamline” user experience?
     

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  6. timkleyn
    Donut Feb 5, 2019

    timkleyn , Feb 5, 2019 :
    No thank you.
     

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  7. timkleyn
    Donut Feb 5, 2019

    timkleyn , Feb 5, 2019 :
    Sure. It's a buzzword to make it sound more appealing.

    But to give you a more satisfying answer it would streamline the experience for users like me who find it cumbersome to access the slider with a finger. In addition, automation apps are hindered in controlling volume to DND, Vibrate, or Silent since the device is forced to be in Ring (or some other combination of those settings).
     

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  8. Sridhar Ananthanarayanan
    Lollipop Feb 5, 2019

    Sridhar Ananthanarayanan , Feb 5, 2019 :
    I agree they should allow the volume to go to zero even if the slider is in ring mode. But disabling the slider feature altogether isn’t a good idea.
     

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  9. timkleyn
    Donut Feb 5, 2019

    timkleyn , Feb 5, 2019 :
    Let me be clear. This is only an option (stress the word option) to disable. I do not want to force a disabled alert slider on people who like the slider. Similar to that I don't want the alert slider forced on me. Ya dig?
     

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  10. Sridhar Ananthanarayanan
    Lollipop Feb 5, 2019

    Sridhar Ananthanarayanan , Feb 5, 2019 :
    Dug.
     

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  11. GerardYin
    Cupcake May 25, 2019

    GerardYin , May 25, 2019 :
    Agree we need an option to disable the slider. Every time I use it I always forget to set it on afterwards and I miss calls. Sometimes I accidentally activate the option, or my kids fiddle with my phone and toggle the slider. I prefer the soft option "Do not disturb for 1/2/3/... hours" and the presence of the slider is more an annoyance for me. I don't even need OnePlus to make it something useful, just allow to deactivate this harmful feature for me in the phone settings.
     

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  12. DutchSherpa
    Cupcake Jul 12, 2019

    DutchSherpa , Jul 12, 2019 :
    If you carry your OP7 in your pocket, the alert slider is switched to silent _accidentally_ on a regular basis. And "silent" means no sound and no vibration. You're missing the call. It happened to me three times in one month! That is a real problem. So I want to be able to disable the alert slider and have a software option as an alternative. But it is not there. Why not? Misguided marketing decision? Pride? Nastiness? I don't know. But I have an advise to anyone considering to buy an OP. If you usually carry your phone in your pocket, don't buy an OP. Not if you value your relationship or want to expand your business.
     

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  13. DutchSherpa
    Cupcake Jul 12, 2019

    DutchSherpa , Jul 12, 2019 :
    An USP?? When I bought it, it was for the specs. I was hardly aware the OP had an alert slider! Least that it could not be disabled or given another function. If I had known, I would not have bought it. In fact, I will return it and buy another brand, only because of the missed calls when the alert slider accidentally moved to "silent" again in my pocket.
     

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  14. Moin2200
    KitKat Jul 12, 2019

    Moin2200 , Jul 12, 2019 :
    If you think a flagship can win with specs alone then you're being delusional.
    And this conversation was months ago pointless to beat a dead horse.
     

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  15. Arcendus
    Cupcake Feb 13, 2020

    Arcendus , Feb 13, 2020 :
    First-time OnePlus device owner, here. The Alert Slider is by far the worst feature of this device, particularly because it offers no reasonable level of customization and prevents you from putting your device on silent (not to be confused with DND) or vibrate using the UI.

    I also think the statement that "One of the top selling points of oneplus devices is the alert slider" is laughable in that it's nearly impossible to believe, and also because it doesn't acknowledge the fact that OnePlus could give us the option to disable the alert slider if we don't like it or customize it if we don't like how it works, but they don't, and what we're left with is an archaic feature. This is especially ironic considering their slogan is "Never settle", but here we are anyway.
     

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  16. KeepTransisting
    The Lab - OnePlus 7 Pro Reviewer Feb 13, 2020

    KeepTransisting , Feb 13, 2020 :
    So let me get this straight.

    You bumped a year old thread to complain about a feature that you should have researched before buying your device? Does that sound right?
     

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