Ah, that lovely (not!) feeling of waking up just a bit too well-rested.
Been there, done that.
The master volume - or at least the volume that’s controlled by the hardware buttons on the side - seems to be context-specific. If I’m not playing music or whatever, it controls the ringtone and notifications. If I’m playing music, it controls the media.
Unless it’s the third Tuesday in March, or the moon is halfway to full, and it’s raining in a little-populated zip code in Nebraska, then the hardware buttons get to do something entirely random.
I also recently discovered that I can’t power it down without unlocking it.
Press and hold power… check.
Touch the “power off” icon that then pops up… check
Assume the phone will now shut down… check
Exit movie theater and find the phone battery at 20%… check.
This last time, I watched the screen - and THEN noticed the power-off cycle requires me to really, truly, fershure, honest, cross-my-heart WANT to shut the damn thing down. I’m expecting the next model to require a DNA sample before consenting to power itself down. It’s already got a pulse oximeter built in - easy enough to include a little spike that pops out of that spot when needed, right?
I miss the days when I could simply rip the back off and yank the battery to shut it down in a hurry, but replaceable batteries are SOOOOO last year, and you’re a chump if you want to simply replace a battery rather than just spend $$$$$ on a shiny new phone (whose battery will also go bad in a year).
Honestly, I wish they’d quite “improving” the technology by making it harder to use.