Make AirPods Louder

When it comes to premium true wireless earbuds, Apple AirPods continue to be everyone’s first choice. However, you might have noticed that sometimes your AirPods do not sound as loud as you’d like. Do not worry.

In this article, we will explore 11 effective ways to make your AirPods volume louder without any technical langauge. Let us talk about it in detail:

How to Make AirPods Louder: 11 Simple Ways

Now, let us explore the solutions:

Turn off the Volume Limit and Sound Check on iPhone

Sound Check is a feature that automatically adjusts the loudness level of music when you are playing a song on Apple Music. To make your AirPods louder, turn off this feature:

  • Go to Settings -> Music on your iPhone.
  •  Locate and tap the Sound Check toggle to turn it off.

Always Use the Right Ear Tips on AirPods

Using the correct-sized ear tips with your AirPods Pro ensures the best sound output. Take the Apple Ear Tip Fit Test to determine which tips fit you best.

Turn Off Low Power Mode

The Low Power Mode on your iPhone might be reducing the volume of your AirPods to save battery. Try turning it off:

  • Open the Settings app and go to the Battery section.
  •  Toggle off Low Power Mode.

Calibrate the AirPods

Sometimes, your AirPods and iPhone might not be perfectly in sync. Calibrating the volume can help:

  • Connect the AirPods to your iPhone and wear them.
  •  Turn the AirPods volume to zero using the Volume Slider in the Control Center.
  •  Disconnect the AirPods but keep wearing them, then turn off Bluetooth.
  •  Play some music via iPhone speakers and lower the volume to zero.

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Adjust the EQ Playback Settings

Fine-tune your audio experience by adjusting the Equalizer (EQ) settings on your iPhone. Different genres may require different EQ settings.

To adjust the EQ (equalizer) playback settings for your AirPods, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Settings app on your paired iPhone or iPad.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Music.
  3. Under the Playback section, you’ll find EQ (Equalizer).
  4. Tap on EQ to access the different preset options.

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Clean Your AirPods

Dust and debris can affect sound quality. Regularly clean your AirPods and their charging case. To clear Airpods; here are some precautions:

  • Use a soft, clean cloth to gently wipe your AirPods to remove dust and marks.
  • Avoid using rough or sharp objects that could scratch the surface.
  • Clean the speaker grilles or mics with a dry cotton swab to remove any dirt.
  • Do not apply liquids directly on the speaker grilles or mics to prevent damage.
  • For cleaning the cases, a soft cloth is generally sufficient.
  • For the AirPods Max case, you can use a cloth slightly dampened with rubbing alcohol if necessary.
  • Never submerge your AirPods in water or use wet cleaners on them.
  • Ensure no water enters any openings, like the charging port or speaker mesh.

Enable Noise Cancellation (for AirPods Pro)

If you have AirPods Pro, use the Noise Cancellation feature for a more amazing experience.

Here’s how to enable Noise Cancellation for Airpods Pro:

  • Press and hold the button on the AirPods’ stem until it beeps. This turns on the quiet mode.
  • On an iPhone or iPad, swipe down from the top right to open settings.
  • Press and hold the loudness bar while wearing your AirPods Pro.
  • Tap the icon in the bottom left.
  • Choose the quiet mode option.

Check Music App Settings

Ensure that your music app’s sound settings are optimized for AirPods. Some apps have specific settings for Bluetooth headphones.

Reset Your AirPods

If all else fails, try resetting your AirPods to their default settings. This can resolve many issues.

Update Firmware

Keep your AirPods’ firmware up to date. Newer firmware versions often include performance improvements. Here are the steps:

For iOS Devices:
  • Make sure you have the latest version of iOS or iPadOS.
  •  Go to Settings > Bluetooth, then tap the Info button next to the name of your AirPods. Scroll down to the About section to find the firmware version.
For Mac:
  • Ensure you have the latest version of macOS.
  •  Press and hold the Option key while choosing Apple menu > System Information.
  •  Click Bluetooth, then look under your AirPods for the firmware version.

Use Media Volume Sync (for Android Devices)

If you are using AirPods with an Android device, enable Media Volume Sync to ensure consistent volume levels.

To enable Media Volume Sync on your Android device, follow these steps:

  1. Open your device’s Settings.
  2.  Navigate to Connections.
  3.  Tap on Bluetooth.
  4.  In the top-right corner of the screen, tap the three-dot menu icon.
  5.  Select Media Volume Sync.
  6.  Toggle the switch to turn Media Volume Sync on or off as desired.

How to Adjust the Tone Volume on Your AirPods

Let us explore how to adjust the tone volume on your AirPods using both an iPhone or iPad and an Apple Watch.

Adjusting Tone Volume on iPhone or iPad:

Connect Your AirPods: Ensure your AirPods are connected to your iPhone or iPad via Bluetooth.

Open Control Center:

  • On an iPhone with Face ID, swipe down from the top-right corner of the screen.
  •  On an iPhone with a Home button, swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen.
  •  On an iPad, swipe down from the top-right corner.

Locate the Volume Slider:

  • In the Control Center, you will see a slider for adjusting volume. It looks like a speaker icon.
  •  Tap and hold the volume slider to reveal additional options.

Adjust the Tone Volume:

  • Slide the volume control left or right to decrease or increase the overall volume.
  •  As you adjust the volume, the tone (bass, treble, etc.) will also change accordingly.

Fine-Tune with EQ Settings (Optional):

  • For more precise adjustments, go to Settings -> Music -> EQ.
  •  Choose an equalizer preset that suits your preference (e.g., Bass Booster, Treble Reducer, etc.).

Test the Changes:

  • Play music or any audio content to test the adjusted tone volume.

Adjusting Tone Volume on Apple Watch

Connect Your AirPods to Your Apple Watch:

  • Make sure your AirPods are paired with your Apple Watch.
  •  Access the Control Center on Apple Watch:
  •  Swipe up from the watch face to open the Control Center.

Locate the Volume Icon:

  • Look for the volume icon (resembling a speaker) in the Control Center.

Rotate the Digital Crown:

  • Turn the Digital Crown (the circular button on the side of your Apple Watch) to adjust the volume.
  •  As you rotate the crown, the tone volume will also change.

Test the Adjusted Tone Volume:

  • Play music or any audio on your Apple Watch to verify the changes.

How to Increase the Volume of Your AirPods

Using Your Phone:

  • Reach for your phone and use the volume buttons to adjust the volume.
  •  You can also pull down the Control Center (swipe down from the top-right corner on newer iPhones) and change the volume there.

Ask Siri:

  • Siri is like a helpful voice assistant. You can say, “Hey Siri, turn the volume up,” or “Hey Siri, turn the volume down.”
  •  However, first, make sure you have turned on voice commands for Siri on your iPhone or iPad:
  •  Go to Settings -> Siri & Search.
  •  Toggle on Listen for “Hey Siri” and Allow Siri When Locked for a hands-free experience.

App Settings:

  • Some apps have their own volume settings. Check if the app you are using has a way to make the sound louder.

Why Are My AirPods Not Loud Enough

Dirty AirPods:

  • If your AirPods are not as loud as they used to be, it might be because they are not clean enough.
  •  Dirt, grime, and earwax buildup can muffle the sound. So give them a gentle cleaning!

Software Issues:

  • Sometimes, minor software errors can affect volume. Make sure your AirPods are updated and connected properly.

Bluetooth Connection:

  • Weak Bluetooth links can lead to low volume. Ensure a strong connection between your AirPods and your device.

People Also Ask

Is there a way to set a maximum volume limit for safety?

Yes! Go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics > Headphone Safety. Enable Reduce Loud Sounds and set the maximum volume between 70 and 100 decibels. It is set to 85 dB by default, but you can increase it to 100 dB to make your AirPods louder.

Any other tricks to boost AirPods volume?

Here are some solutions:

  • Check Music App Settings: Some apps have their own sound settings.
  •  Run “Air Tip Fit Test”: Ensure your AirPods fit well.
  •  Set the Right Audio Balance: Adjust the left-right balance.
  •  Enable Noise Cancellation: If your AirPods support it.
  •  Reset Your AirPods: Sometimes, a reset helps.
  •  Keep Your AirPods Clean: Dirt or wax can affect sound quality.
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