Questions tagged [sound-volume]

Refers to the loudness of the sound. This tag should be use when dealing with question regarding volume control issues.

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Prevent external speakers in monitors connected via HDMI being used

I sometimes run into an issue where I connect an external monitor via HDMI, and my Macbook Pro's sound is now routed to the monitor instead of my headphones or the internal speakers. Worse, sometimes ...
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How can I change the volume level of the dictation sound in iOS?

In iOS 12, the system make a sound when you start and stop dictating. This sound is very loud and I cannot find a way to change the volume. "Problem 1", here describes the issue, too. In older ...
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Why are my Touch Bar volume controls grayed out (disabled)?

I’m unable to adjust the volume using my Touch Bar, how do I get out of this mode? (as you can see the volume buttons are disabled).
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How do I reset the audio system when audio can't be heard anymore

Playing music on YouTube in Chrome did not output any sound. Playing video files with Quicktime and VLC didn't work. I noticed this problem before and it fixed itself after a restart. But I wondered ...
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How can I determine the sound volume from within a python script?

I need to see when the sound volume on my Mac hits a certain point, in Python (and preferably without the need of any permissions). Any pointers appreciated.
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Magic Keyboard volume controls crashing Mojave 10.14.4 on Mac Mini

This crash happens via bluetooth and when the keyboard is plugged into the mac-mini. Any ideas of how to fix this?
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How to control MacBook volume from an iPhone?

Is there a way to control the volume of a MacBook using an iOS device? Ideally I would like to rely on the built-in functionality present in macOS and iOS, but if that's not an option, then I would ...
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Volume too loud on alert when AirPods connect or disconnect

When my AirPods (1st generation) connect or disconnect from my MacBook, as they are wont to do when not actively playing audio, they make a loud “bong” sound as an audible notice to the user. Even ...
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Control volume of individual apps on iOS

I would like to independently adjust the volume of Google Music and an interval timing app. The only app I see is VolumePanel but you need to jail break your phone. Is there anything available for the ...
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Volume too sometimes jumps to 90% when I connect my headphones to my iPhone

So I recently bought an iPhone X and have been having a ton of trouble with my Sony WH-1000XM2 that I had. Sometimes when I connect it and play music I suddenly realize the volume is set to 90% I ...
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iPad still plays the music when muted - how can I truly turn off sounds?

When I mute the iPad with the buttons on the side, the iPad is still playing the music quietly. This is really annoying and I would like to turn the sound completely off. Is there a solution to this?
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Bluetooth volume resets to a lower level whenever the iOS Music app advances to the next track

While listening to the system Music app on iOS 12.1, I can use the volume buttons on my Bluetooth headphones (BeatsX) to raise or lower the music volume. However, when the app advances to the next ...
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Audio hijack and loopback setup for spotify eq

I want to have the following setup on my MacOS machine: All audio should go to a Loopback device (call it "main"), configured as the main system audio device, so that I can use the native macOS ...
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How do I disable volume/brightness popup? [duplicate]

This is the volume pop up. How do I remove it? It's highly annoying when it appears when playing a movie
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Sound balance keeps changing on High Sierra and Mojave

i have a problem that every time when i reconnected my Bose QC35 II the sound balance was to the right instead of balanced in the middle.
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iPad volume keeps rising all by itself

I've searched in settings and tried turning my iPad off, but nothing has helped. It's so freaking annoying I am scared I will get in trouble. I am not sure what kind of iPad mine is (apparently ...
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How do I turn off sound effects?

macOS has: System Preferences → Sound → Play user interface sound effects I expected to find an analogous setting in iOS, but I only see: Settings → Sounds & Haptics → Keyboard Clicks Settings →...
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Skype v8.x sound changes the system volume in Mac

After upgrading to v8 of Skype on Mac, changing the internal volume of Skype also changes the system volume. Any solution to this?
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How do I control Macbook volume when a DP display is connected?

When I plug my Mac into a DisplayPort monitor that has loudspeakers, the Mac's volume controls become disabled. Is Apple assuming that if I have external speakers I am so much better using their ...
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Volume control sometimes stuck on MBP '18

My 2018 MacBook Pro is sometimes suffering from 'sticky' volume control. When I am interacting with the volume controls on the Touch Bar for a longer period of time, the volume control gets stuck ...
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External microphone input volume too quiet

MacBook Pro 13" 2016 Touch Bar version Whenever I plug an external microphone it's really quiet, what's more changing the input volume in the Sound settings doesn't affect it at all - It's still very ...
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Used Audio Midi Set Up to use two audio outputs at once but now am unable to control the master volume of my MacBook Pro?

I am able to control the left and right speakers on my MacBook Pro in Audio Midi Setup, but the master volume is completely disabled, as in I can't use the keyboard or audio window in preferences to ...
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AirPods losing significant volume

I'm a heavy AirPods-user, probably using them for 6–10 hours daily. Currently, my left AirPod has gradually, but also quite dramatically, lost its volume capacity over the course of a couple of weeks. ...
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Default sound input level

I work on two different machines, so I have to switch my Logitech headset from one USB hub to the other pretty regularly. When I plug the headset into my macbook pro, it automatically sets the input ...
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How can I mute BlueJeans on iPad?

How can I mute BlueJeans on iPad when in a videoconference? I use iOS 9.3.5. The "sound" icon is greyed out, I don't know why: Setting the sound volume to 0 didn't help:
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Sound default problem (can't mute internal speakers)

Basically, I am having problems with the sound always finding a way to come out of the speakers, which is annoying, in a work environment. I've removed all external audio devices and set the volume ...
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EU volume limit on Apple Watch / AirPods combo

With an iPhone (currently 11.3) there’s an option under Settings / Music / Volume Limit / EU Volume Limit to limit the maximum volume the headphones will produce to reduce potential damage to your ...
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Where are the brightness/volume icons for BezelUI stored in Sierra / High Sierra?

As the title states. I'm using OSDisplay (as a sort of answer to my question here). I've noticed that in Sierra (or so it seems), the OS's icon for the brightness HUD changed some—longer and thinner ...
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How to limit the volume of sound effects in Finder?

Sometimes I have my mac on full volume (maybe because I am / was listening to a song). Then I move a file in finder, or put something in the trash; finder plays the "move file" sound at full volume ...
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Muting system volume upon logout using launch agent

I'm attempting to create a script for muting the system volume which gets triggered upon logging out or shutting down. This is to avoid hearing the startup chime really loudly the next time I start ...
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Possible to use Apple Watch to adjust volume of TvOS or Safari on MacOS?

I want to use the wheel on the Apple Watch to adjust the volume of whatever I'm listening to... it could be Air Pods paired to MacOS (iTunes works, but Safari or other apps don't) Apple TV speakers ...
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How to enable sound on MacBook when connected to second monitor via HDMI?

My MacBook Pro will not play sound when I connect a second monitor via HDMI. When I use the volume buttons, I see this icon: How do I resolve this?
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Play feedback when volume is changed via touch bar

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 ...
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Mac does Start up sound even though volume was muted before restart

My Brothers iMac ignores that it was muted before shut down and makes the start up sound when it will be started again. This happened all of the sudden – normally you can avoid the start up sound by ...
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iPad volume issues

I seem to be having a strange problem with my iPad. The volume only sometimes works. The volume will be fully turned up and not muted, but it won't work. Then, without changing anything, a couple ...
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Does sound check on the iPhone have album mode

I know that iTunes sound check on the Mac has album mode, but does sound check on the iPhone have album mode as well?
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Does iTunes Sound Check Lower Sound Quality?

I have found that many do not like the Sound Check feature in iTunes. Will enabling Sound Check lower sound quality? Why does/does it not reduce sound quality?
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Can’t get my volume button to work at all

Recently my MacBook Air stopped allowing me to adjust the volume. Whether I press F12 or F11 it shows a forbidden symbol on it, as in the picture below. After some research I discovered there is a ...
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Volume on MacBook Pro low after disconnecting from Bluetooth speakers

As the title suggests, I am having issue with the volume of the internal speakers from my MBP after I disconnect from the Bluetooth speaker. This doesn't happen always, but it seems to happen with ...
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How do I make my Apple ID sign in request silent?

Every time I sign in iCloud I receive in iPad a notification to allow login. Thats ok! What's not okay is that sound so loud. How do I make it elegantly silent?
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How can I fix a low speaker volume problem on my iPhone 6s?

I have a 6s with iOS 9.3x installed. Out of the blue, the speaker volume became barely audible. By speaker I mean the the loud speaker at the bottom of the phone. I've used headphones and bluetooth ...
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iPhone how to disable sound notifications at work

Let's say you are at the office 9-5, can you schedule the phone to be muted (mostly messaging, FB) during these hours and / or this location.
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Make volume buttons only control headphones?

I'm trying to use soundflower and co. to record desktop sound, but I'd like to be able to adjust the volume of my headphones simultaneously. The volume buttons adjust soundflower if I set the system ...
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How to lower minimum iPhone / iOS volume listening to streaming app on bluetooth headset

I've looked here Reduce minimum and here Minimum volume too loud And did not find a solution to this issue - minimum volume on my bluetooth headset paired with my iPhone is too loud when listening ...
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How to change default settings for volume and brightness keys? [duplicate]

One of the best Mac OS keyboard shortcuts I've discovered this past year is that by pressing SHIFT+OPTION while pressing the volume up/down keys or brightness up/down keys, the levels change in ...
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Change volume range for sound? (i.e. dB-range for slider)

I have an issue where the "slider" for volume is near unusable for a USB-headset. Only the first four mini-steps (see Lowest volume is still too loud—how can I make it even lower?) are somehow valid ...
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Set different volume for phone and clock

On iOS, is there a way to set a different volume (loudness level) for the alarms I set in the 'Clock' app? I'd like to lower the volume for the alarm I use to wake up in the morning, but without ...
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How to change the volume of Skype for Mac, independent from the system volume?

After the upgrade to version 7.25 (around April 2016) of Skype for MacOS, the ability to change the conversation volume in a way independent from the system volume seems to have been removed. To be ...
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Change Volume of apple headphones (cable) via headphone volume does not work?

I am using the normal cable Apple headphones and the voluma control works on my iPhone 5S, but not when I plug them into my Mac (Macbook Pro Early 2013, macOS Sierra 10.12.4). If I am not mistaken, ...
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Apple Watch: Fastest way to adjust volume of iPhone

Using the Apple Watch, what is the fastest way to adjust the volume of the iPhone? Two assumptions/criteria: When you raise your wrist, the view on the Apple Watch from your wrist, should be the ...