Setting volume with Rallycheck
When a control is shown on the screen, the Rallycheck app makes a sound. The sound consists of three “chimes” in a row. This will draw attention to the phone to make sure you don’t miss a passage or time control. Because a rally is often driven with older or convertible cars, a loud noise is important to draw attention to the app.
If the volume is too low you may miss a control.
The Rallycheck app is available for iPhone and Android. Both types of phones handle volume differently. We have described each phone operating system below.
Android allows the Rallycheck app to set the volume. Therefore, on Android, we set the volume to 100% by default. This ensures an optimal volume.
The volume can of course be adjusted by the user. This can be done while “hearing” the sound. The participant can adjust the sound with the volume buttons on the phone.
In addition, the sound can also be adjusted via settings of the device. However, it is important to know exactly what type of sound it concerns. By default we use the sound type “Media”. So you have to adjust the sound of the media type.
Apple does not allow apps to directly change the volume settings, this is a reserved function for the device user. We cannot directly adjust the sound level from the Rallycheck app. To solve that we have built in the following options.
- The volume level is checked when the app is started. If it is too low, the user will see a pop-up to set the sound to 80%.
- In the Settings menu it is possible to adjust the sound. We advise to set the sound to 100%.
The sound can of course be adjusted by the user. This is only possible while “hearing” the sound. Then the participant can adjust the sound with the volume buttons on the phone. The other option to adjust the sound level is via the Settings page in the Rallycheck app.
Bluetooth can cause problems when playing sound. when your phone is connected to the car with Bluetooth, the phone will want to play the sound using the car speakers. This applies to all the sound on the phone, so this not specific for Rallycheck.
Usually the sound of the car is turned off during a rally. Rarely, the audio system will be paired to the phone and set on. The consequence is that you will not hear any sound from the phone. After all, the phone wants to play the sound via Bluetooth via the car, and the sound of the car is turned off.
We therefore recommend that you turn off Bluetooth while using Rallycheck.