COTOHA COTOHA - 5 months ago 18x
Objective-C Question

program access to iPhone volume buttons

Is there any way to subscribe to volume buttons press events?


After the recent rejections from Apple

Do not use this. Apple now uses some patch which would reject your app straightaway if it uses any of the private APIs - though should note here that quite some apps on the App Store use this already and are still there!

The only way to do this now is to have an AVAudioPlayer prepared to play but not playing ([player prepareToPlay]). This seems to take care of adjusting the app's volume according to the rocker buttons.

There's no other published way currently to handle this.


Yes, Use the MPVolumeView

MPVolumeView *volume = [[[MPVolumeView alloc] initWithFrame:CGRectMake(18.0, 340.0, 284.0, 23.0)] autorelease];
  [[self view] addSubview:volume];

  [[NSNotificationCenter defaultCenter] addObserver:self selector:@selector(volumeChanged:) 
  for (UIView *view in [volume subviews]){
    if ([[[view class] description] isEqualToString:@"MPVolumeSlider"]) {
      volumeViewSlider = view;  //volumeViewSlider is a UIView * object
  [volumeViewSlider _updateVolumeFromAVSystemController];

  [volumeViewSlider _updateVolumeFromAVSystemController];

This will give you a slider (same as one used in ipod) whose value will change acc to volume of the phone

You will get a compile-time warning that view may not respond to _updateVolumeFromAVSystemControl, but just ignore it.