There is an audible 'pop' when I change volume using the slider in System Preferences. I can also hear it when volume is being unmuted using the soft button on touch bar.

I do not hear any feedback when volume is changed via touch bar.

I have tried tapping touch bar volume button and then dragging the slider, tapping volume icons around the slider, pressing and holding volume button without releasing touch bar; none of them provide any audible feedback.

This is true for both built-in speakers and 3.5mm output.

Is there a way of enabling feedback sound when volume is changed via touch bar?

  • Confirmed with my rMBP 15" 2017.
    – JMY1000
    Aug 27, 2017 at 8:19

2 Answers 2


This isn't possible in Sierra, which is probably a bug. In High Sierra enabling ‘Play feedback when volume is changed’ in Sound preferences enables the feedback pop when releasing your finger from the slider.


Start by going to System Preferences > Sound > Sound Effects.

Under the list of sound effects you should see two checkboxes, one labelled Play feedback when volume is changed. Check that box, and you should hear a feedback sound as the volume is changed.

Any time you touch the volume up/down button or release on the slider you will hear the feedback sound.

This sound will be different from the one in System Preferences, sounding more like a 'tick'

  • This setting is enabled (otherwise I would not hear the sound when changing the volume via System Preferences); still, releasing the slider does not produce any sound:(
    – Julian
    Aug 26, 2017 at 17:20
  • @Julian - alright, something seems to be off with your sound. Even if that switch is disabled you can hear the blips in system preferences. Could you try resetting your NVRAM for me? Something may be cached in there about sound. Note that this may affect your display resolution and time zone (if not set automatically) Aug 26, 2017 at 17:24
  • Huh, Preferences' slider generate sound even if feedback is disabled indeed, thanks for that:) Sadly resetting NVRAM did not fix the touch bar slider issue
    – Julian
    Aug 26, 2017 at 17:36
  • So NVRAM reset didn't do anything (just confirming) Aug 26, 2017 at 17:37
  • No. And I am assuming the reset itself worked correctly (screen flashing during boot and then I could see a different (red) loading bar before login prompt. No settings in Preferences were affected as far as I can tell though
    – Julian
    Aug 26, 2017 at 17:43

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