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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External Monitor Sound Volume Slider AND auto switching

I just switched from an iMac to a MacBook 14 inch. I've swapped out my iMac with a Samsung HDMI monitor with a speaker, and it plays sound correctly. However, the volume slider is disabled. I could ...
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On iPhone, is there a more effective “silent mode” that actually disables all sounds?

On iPhone, there is a physical switch on the left side of the device for turning on “Silent Mode”. This mode does not disable all sounds. For example, if you open YouTube in Safari and play a video, ...
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Does anyone know the location of the notification "updates available" alert sound?

I posted this question a while ago: App Store "Updates Available" notification pops up despite having notifications turned off? This is still driving me crazy and making me incredibly angry--...
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How to set a custom threshold for maximum volume?

I'm on macos mojave 10.14.5 Somtimes, I accidentally swipe up on trackpad, which causes volume to go to 100%. I'd like to either disable volume increase via trackpad or, set a maximum threshold on ...
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Videos not playing sound on any browser

Mac OS Monterey So I've tested this so far on Opera and Chrome and for both no Youtube videos returned sound. I then tested non-Youtube videos and those didn't work either. The only volume source that ...
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Difference between OS volume and Music volume levels

I connected my Macbook Pro to external speakers via the jack port. I noticed that the macOS volume level and the Music volume level adjustments sounds very different : When I set Music's volume level ...
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How to change the sound output device with keyboard

I would like to be able to change the output device sometimes, for example to switch between headphones and speakers, without having to use the mouse. I've figured out how to focus the 'status menu' ...
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Google Meet speaker silenced when someone else speaks

When we host Google Meet conference calls, our macOS users get silenced when someone else interrupts and starts speaking. This causes all mac users to have a clear disadvantage in calls as everyone ...
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How do I make fine-grain volume adjustments to Bluetooth audio in macOS Monterey?

No, my question is not a duplicate of "Is fine volume adjustment possible in macOS?". Fine volume adjustments are working in macOS Monterey, just not for any Bluetooth devices. Edit: my ...
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minimum bluetooth headset volume is too high in Teams calls on macOS

I've got a pair of Epos Adapt 660s connected to macOS Monterey and, whenever I'm in a Teams call, the volume level is near uncomfortable (depending on the others' individual volumes). Problem is: The ...
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Volume on my touch bar is not showing up, only controls related to the application I am working on are showing up

My touch bar used to have options for brightness, volume, etc. After my last os update, none of those are showing up. The only actions on my touch bar are for the application I am using. So if I'm ...
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How to rescale macOS output volume to be quieter

My headphones are too loud for me. How can I resize macOS' volume control so that max volume is only 30% of the actual possible power output? And then I have fine control within the 0-30% range. At ...
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Something keeps randomly setting iPhone volume to 100%

Occasionally when I open the control center on my iPhone I notice that the speaker volume was set to 100%, or I'll be in public and I play a video or something and it blasts at max volume which is ...
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Music app shows a -x dB for some songs

Similar to this question I have a few music files inside music.app that plays very quietly. After opening "Get Info" of the songs, the last tab shows a "volume" with - 3db (or less ...
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Music app - half my songs are really quiet, within an album

I've just started using a Mcbook Air(Big Sur, 11.5.1, M1 chipset) after being a Linux/Windows user for years. I brought over my MP3 collection from my old Thinkpad and imported into the Music app. ...
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Internal audio zoom into Google meet

I hope everybody are doing great! Simple question, is there a way to show closed captions during a zoom call who the owner reject it? My friend is hard of hearing but apparently the teacher does not ...
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How can one easily toggle iOS so that ALL sounds (including alarms) are silenced for a set time period or until the toggle is reversed?

With the introduction of iOS 15 and focus mode, I have once again wished that I could find a simple way (on a standard, non-jailbroken iPhone) to temporarily silence all sounds, including alarms, for ...
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iPhone: volume of magsafe attachment sound is not controllable

There are as far as I know two different volume settings to configure on the phone: ringer volume. This can be edited in the settings, and it can be turned on for adjustment by the volume buttons ...
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Why does the volume on my iPhone jump to 100% when I put it down?

Sometimes, when I press the physical volume up button on my iPhone once or twice and then set it on the table, the volume suddenly jumps to maximum. It's hard to observe this, because it doesn't ...
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Volume control not shown in menu bar even though enabled in Preferences

The volume control is enabled in Settings | Sound Effects but it is not actually showing ? Is there some other setting required?
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How do I prevent Screen Time from muting sound?

We use Screen Time and Family Sharing on my child’s iPad to restrict daily usage of apps. Annoyingly, when their time runs out while using an app, e.g., Minecraft or Roblox, and I approve additional ...
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Sound bar GUI glitch on MacBook

macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 (20B29) I vigorously swooshed the sound bar in an attempt to turn the music down. And for some reason, the bar sound is now stuck on the screen as shown in the picture below (Also,...
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Changing system volume and changing it back to previous level

I need to turn up system volume temporarily and then set it back to the value it was before. I'm getting an error: error "Can’t make {output volume:29, input volume:58, alert volume:46, output ...
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bootcamp earphones constant high pitch sound regardless of sound level

I installed windows 10 and everything was running smoothly until a day later when my earphones suddenly started emitting a high pitch noise whenever any sound was played at a constant level. It is ...
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Toggle silent mode with automation in iOS?

Is it possible to enable/disable Silent mode using Automation in Shortcuts on iPhone? If not, is it possible to detect the position of the silent rocker switch? I am not interested in toggling DND for ...
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How can I fix my Mac volume glitching?

When I use my Mac, the volume glitches. Every few seconds, all the output devices disappear, even if it is only the 'Internal Speakers', and the volume mutes, then everything returns and the volume ...
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How can I prevent an application from changing the sound volume on iPad?

How can I prevent an application from changing the sound volume on iPad? Sound setting:
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iPhone calls are way too loud

Some people I call via iPhone 7 (iOS 14.4.1) are just way too loud. I turn the volume all the way down and it is still very loud. When I search online, all suggestions are for making it louder or for ...
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Automatically turn iPhone sound off after a certain duration

If I'd like to go to sleep with sound playing on my iPhone, for example, a video playing in the browser, but have it turn off at a certain time during the night, or after a certain duration, how would ...
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What can be damaging my macbook pro speakers?

I have 2 late 2015 macbook pro, and one of them the speakers already have that distorted sound, like when a speaker is gone. The other one is starting to have that same type of sound with certain ...
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How to jump between two volume levels quickly?

I'm on a MacBook with a touchbar – that's how I control volume levels. In practice, I only use two volume levels: "silent" (two bars) and "loud" (13 bars). It is a bit annoying to ...
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Disable startup sound when turning on my Macbook M1

I am looking for a way to turn off that useless sound every time I open / turn on my Macbook. This is a Macbook Air (M1, 2020) currently on Big Sur 11.0.1 I already tried something without success: ...
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Can't control monitor volume with keyboard on 2018 Mac mini [duplicate]

I just decommissioned my 2011 iMac and replaced it with a 2018 Mac mini and a new 27" monitor. The iMac is where I used to play audio and controlling from the keyboard (F10 - F12) was never a ...
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mac OS microphone only works when System Preferences Dictation pane is open

When using my Mac on various apps (Zoom, Quicktime audio recorder, Skype etc.), the input from all microphones is extremely quiet and voices become inaudible. This occurs for the inbuilt microphone, ...
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Muffled speakers - software issue?

MacBook Pro 2016 15.4". Lately my speakers go from perfectly clear to a very muffled sound almost all the time. Selecting a different frequency in the Audio/MIDI configuration or killing ...
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How can I reduce media playback volume while on a call?

How do I mute my media while on a phone call? I’d like to watch videos while I’m on the phone, but they are so loud, I can’t hear the person on the other end, and if I simply turn the volume down, it ...
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Big Sur 11.2 sound autoswitch to external headphones

After I updated my Macbook Pro 2020 13" to Big Sur I am getting very annoying autoswitch on my sound output to some "External Headphones" and then randomly get switched back to "...
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How many kinds of volume are there on the iPhone?

And how can I change them? I believe the following all have independent volume levels, although there could be some overlap: Ringer and Alerts (as defined in settings) Alarm clock Phone calls (...
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How to lower app notification volume

I have a new MacBook Pro running Big Sur. The sound effect for individual app notifications, such as Chrome or Slack, is much louder than other sounds on my machine and I would like a way to lower ...
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Why do my Sony WH-1000XM3 wireless headphones appear to have two different volume profiles when using with my Mac?

Note: This is not an SBC issue and both the Spotify app and Finder app can exhibit this problem. Sometimes when I connect my Sony WH-1000XM3 bluetooth headphones to my Mac they are fairly quiet at ...
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how to connect sound to samsung 49" monitor using Thunderbolt 2012 macbook pro

Hello I have an upgraded 2012 macbook pro and I recently purchased a 49" Samsung Ultrawide monitor :). I connected the monitor using the thunderbolt. I know the sound will most likely work with ...
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Stop making iPhone constantly change sound volume on its own?

I regularly get interrupted in watching and listening to video by the volume randomly getting lowered without me asking for it. I get a system notification telling me "the volume was lowered"...
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Volume and power button huge delays (iPhone 8 Plus, iOS 14.2, no jailbreak)

So sometimes when I'm using my iPhone 8 Plus, there is a huuuuuge lag between the press on the volume or power key, and reaction to this press. For volume key it's 1-3 seconds, for power key it is ...
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No sound on after installing Big Sur

Device: MBP 13 2017 no Touch Bar Problem: can't hear anything. Sound is not working at all
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How to quiet or mute iOS 12 Mail Send sound?

Same as this question, but iOS has changed. The whoosh sound when Mail app sends a message is too loud. I've tried the volume down button while using Mail but it didn't change. I muted the receive ...
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Volume icon in menu bar disappear randomly in Big Sur

Since I updated to Big Sur, my volume icon disappear and I always have to go on Preferences to display it again. I don't know what's the reason. Is there a solution to that ? Is there a terminal ...
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Application to control phone call volume independently from main volume

Simply put, if I accept/receive a phone call or FaceTime audio phone call, then I prefer the volume to be louder than what it usually is at. This does not sound problematic. Why not just adjust the ...
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Why can't I use my buds as 2-channel now, when I've always used them as 2-channel?

I use Razer wireless earbuds with both my Mac computers and my iPhone, but recently, on my 2020 MBP with macOS Catalina 10.15.7 they just stopped outputting any sound and I can't, for some reason, use ...
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Add volume percentage to the menu bar?

Does anyone know a solution to easily add the current output volume percentage to the menu bar?
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Disable the physical Silent Mode switch on iPhone SE 2020?

I keep missing calls because the Silent Mode hardware toggle (outside left edge) keeps flipping inadvertently. 👉 Is there a way to disable that switch, to prevent my iPhone SE from ever going into ...
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