software update volume reference

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Is there a way to renable the volume numbers?  When controlling the sound volume using an iPhone it is sometimes hard to tell if the volume has changed. With the old version of the software a numerical representation of the volume was also displayed. 


Best answer by GuitarSuperstar 16 May 2024, 02:33

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It is one of the many features that wasn’t included in the new app. Hopefully Sonos will add it in the near future. In the meantime, you can see the volume numbers if you tap the Grouping icon.

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Thank you, can only hope in the next software update they may readd it back in. 

This is a critical feature of the app which I use daily. The urgency of this is not at all reflected by the number of responses. 

It is a critical feature for me as well, so thumbs up for this to be added. 

This is a feature I also use daily and immediately noticed it had disappeared with the update.

We use Sonos in work setting with several speakers and it’s a great quick reference to see the volume number as volume required varies throughout the day.

Would love to see it reinstated as soon as possible. 

It was the first thing I noticed missing too and was very disappointed ☹️.  What’s the Grouping icon noted in the main response? 🤔 

Edgar, I can see the grouping icon just below the volume, but that’s because we have two speakers grouped.  If you are only controlling one Sonos device you may not see it.

So we have two speakers grouped eg Reception Area / Office Area.  When you click on this icon, it does then reveal both volume controls and here you can see the volume number like we use to.  You can adjust indivdually here.  But before we saw the group volume number on the main player.   Hope this makes sense?


For me also a big miss. Please add it back asap. Thanks in advance 

Created an account simply to state it is a big annoyance that the volume #s didn’t make it in the update. Very annoying. 

I want to add agreement, I like to return to a certain numerical volume setting depending on the music I'm listening to. But I want to add my suggestion that the slider bar is difficult to set accurately on a phone, I suggest changing to the slot machine wheels that Apple uses to set timers and alarms. It is accurate, easy to use and has click stops for each setting. Millions of people are already familiar with it.

Coming soon

  • Continued improvements to navigation for visually-impaired customers: mid-June
  • Playback controls including mute and volume numbers: June
  • Local music library search and playback: mid-June
  • Improved playback settings including Play Now: July
  • Create and edit local music library: July
  • Improved Autoplay settings: July
  • Improved Sub audio settings with Amp: July
  • Snooze alarms: TBD

This is also a critical feature for me and one I would like to see re-introduced. The recent overhaul include a ‘volume up / volume down’ button at each end of the slider which worked OK for granular volume control but seems to have been removed at the most recent update. Please address ASAP!