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    Question "Volume Up On/Off" makes sense?

    Hi, I'm wondering whether the phrase in the title can be used as a button name in a smartphone screen.

    We have the following 3 buttons in the smartphone screen.

    "Noise Cancel On/Off" "Mic Boost On/Off" "Speaker On/Off"

    Now we'd like to add a new one, "Volume Up On/Off."

    I know "Volume Up" is not used with "On/Off", but in this case we'd like to use On/Off like the other buttons.

    What do you think?
    "Volume Up On/Off" is available?

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    Re: "Volume Up On/Off" makes sense?

    What happens when the button is pressed?

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    Re: "Volume Up On/Off" makes sense?

    Thank you for your quick response, Tdol!

    The screen is for our free phone call application, and if you press the button, the other person's voice sounds louder.

    We don't have "Volume Down" button(or feature) in the app. Just we have a Volume Up feature.

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    Re: "Volume Up On/Off" makes sense?

    "What happens when you release the button?" is the more pertinent question.

    The others are toggle switches. Press once and the speaker is on. Press again and the speaker is off.

    That's not how "volume up" works. You are not turning something off and on. You are commanding the volume to go up. Not "off" or "on." "Up" is your action word.

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    Re: "Volume Up On/Off" makes sense?

    Would Increase Volume fit the button? I don't like the volume up on/off idea much.

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    Re: "Volume Up On/Off" makes sense?

    Quote Originally Posted by jasmin39 View Post
    Thank you for your quick response, Tdol!

    The screen is for our free phone call application, and if you press the button, the other person's voice sounds louder.

    We don't have "Volume Down" button(or feature) in the app. Just we have a Volume Up feature.
    How do you make the volume lower then?

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    Re: "Volume Up On/Off" makes sense?

    Thank you so much for your kindness, Soothing Dave and Tdol!

    Actually, the "volume up button" is shown only while talking, and it's a toggle switch (I know it's a very rare case...), which can be pressed just to increase the volume.(When you feel the other person too loud with the button turned on, then you press it again to disable the volume up feature.)

    I'm sorry for my explanation was not enough to make you image how the button works.
    Now I'd like to ask you again of "Volume Up On/Off."

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    Re: "Volume Up On/Off" makes sense?

    I think "volume up "on/off" will work.

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    Re: "Volume Up On/Off" makes sense?

    Hurray!!

    Thank you so much, MikeNewYork and Using English.com!!
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 24-Sep-2015 at 09:00. Reason: Deleting unnecessary quote.

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    Re: "Volume Up On/Off" makes sense?

    Jasmin, there is no need to write a new post just to say "Thank you" or to quote our replies back to us. . It makes us think there is new information or a follow-up question and we spend time opening the thread. Simply click on the "Thank" button at the bottom left-hand corner of any post you find helpful. It saves everybody's time.

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