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How to disable headphone volume notifications - now that the option seems to have been removed

I use my iPhone to play music in my car through Bluetooth. I use the car's volume control to control the actual volume. However, to avoid distortion issues, when doing this I keep my iPhone's volume ...
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Stereo songs are not being played stereo

iPhone 13 Pro. 17.3 If I play "Love me two times" by the Doors, or Money by Pink Floyd or, say, Bohemian Rhapsody - all classic songs that play around with Left and Right channels in the mix,...
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Increase Iphone "Silent mode" notification duration

On this device (Iphone SE 2020), you toggle the silent mode with a physical switch on the side. As far as I can tell, the only way to tell if the silent mode is on is to switch it back and forth : ...
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Mac Pro no longer shows "Headphones" in sound widget

I have a 2013 Mac Pro (trashcan) running 12.6.8. I have a set of speakers plugged into the headphone port on the back. I've used this successfully for a decade. Sometime in the recent past, I think ...
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Acer monitor inbuilt speaker option not working on MacBook Pro

I am using a MacBook Pro with an Acer monitor, but I am not getting audio output. I also tried selecting a speaker from the Menu Bar (attached screenshot) However, when I saw on the Acer page it ...
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Is there any workaround for the quiet notification sound in iOS 17 and iPadOS 17?

They have fixed it in 17.2. You can now change the notification tone. In iOS 17 and iPadOS 17, they changed the default notification tone to "Rebound" from "Tri-tone". The problem ...
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Sound constantly disappears in MacBook Pro 2020 (Intel)

After the latest update to Ventura 13.5.2, I have started experiencing issues with sound. Initially, the audio works for a few seconds after a reboot. However, after playing the very first music or ...
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Auto switch sound sink on power change

I like to switch various working positions at home. I want to make it change to the bluetooth speakers on power plugged in. And switch to internal speakers when unplugged. How to do it with some App ...
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Find out which app/service is changing my input volume

I'm having a persistent issue where my system-wide input volume is being changed while I'm talking. This is happening regardless of which app I'm on. When I have the system settings open while I'm ...
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How to use Applescript to set output sound volume

I want to tweak the Applescript I use to select the sound output, to also dial the output volume up to 100%. (* Applescript to toggle between two sound outputs by Line number, ¬ as they appear in the ...
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MacBook Pro - Sound preferences won't open

I'm running OS X El Capitan 10.11.3 for years on my MacBook Pro Retina 2015, never updated the OS since then as I'm running a bunch of softwares that won't work if I update. Anyways, since about one ...
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Apple earbuds got quiet recently

Every day for years, I've been using my Apple earbuds (old kind with TRRS jack) plugged into a laptop for video chat calls. They had worked fine until recently. Now I need to turn the volume up to the ...
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USB Amp disabled OS' volume change

I'm utilizing an external sound amplifier over usb to enhance the audio output of my passive shelf speakers. However, I've encountered an issue with the volume control when I set the sound output to ...
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Is there a way to control timer ring volume in headset on iPhone?

When a timer runs out and I wear a headset, the ring volume in the headset is very loud. The phone ring volume is ok. I wonder if there’s a way to control the timer ring volume so that it’s more ...
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Not getting the full 16 increments when adjusting volume on Ventura

I'm not getting the full 16 increments when adjusting sound on Ventura. Here's what happens when I increase the volume from zero, step-by-step. Step 1: Audio output goes to 0.082 (As seen in Audio ...
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Can I use my keyboard to control the volume of speakers connected to my macbook by a usb c hub?

I found out that I can't control the volume of speakers connected to my monitor via HDMI using volume controls in the OS. There are countless questions about this issue, the most upvoted one being How ...
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I've lost ability to hear stereo in my AirPods

I've lost ability to hear stereo in my AirPods on one of my MacBooks. Built-in speakers still can play stereo, while AirPods cannot. Even Balance slider disappears when I switch to Air Pods. How to ...
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How to suppress the connection sound when using the iPhone as webcam on my MacBook

I would like to use my iPhone as webcam on my MacBook, but I haven't found a way to mute the sound on the iPhone when the camera is activated. Even when the iPhone is in silent mode, all sounds are ...
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All sound in macOS virtual machines is white noise

I am running macOS virtual machines in VMware vSphere 7.0.3 (ESXi Host is a Mac Pro 5,1). I have everything from Snow Leopard to macOS Mojave - all of the VMs have this issue. This is fully supported ...
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How can one see whether the silent mode is activated without using hardware?

One can switch the silent mode on and off on an iPhone as follows: How can one see whether the silent mode is activated without using hardware? (i.e., just looking at the screen, without using the ...
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My headphones appear in the output section in my Mac but there's no sound coming out of them

I tried of course to connect them to another device and they work. I cleaned the hole with a small air pump I use to clean the in-space between buttons. The sound works fine when I unplug them, but ...
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Finer volume adjustment in iOS

I use my iPhone to listen to music while I sleep. I usually gradually reduce the volume as I get more sleepy and sleepy, then I turn off the music by pressing the down volume key again when the volume ...
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How to get a lower sound-volume than the system minimum of 13% volume for headsets on an iPhone?

When I change the sound, there is a threshold of 13% where I cannot lower the volume any further without losing it. I tested this with the Shortcuts app: when I put it down to 12%, you hear nothing. ...
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How to record stereo audio with an iPhone 12 only?

Is there a way to record stereo audio (without video) using an iPhone 12? The phone has multiple microphones, and I think records in stereo when making a video using the camera app. Is there a way to ...
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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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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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Mono process running even though it was never installed nor can be found on disk

I noticed that a process named 'mono' was running with high CPU usage. The thing is, I have never installed mono, nor can I find it anywhere on my disk. The only program that I have installed that ...
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What is the directory /Library/Frameworks/Mono.framework/External used for?

I'm using Mono to compile .NET code. A coworker tried to compile the same code and got this error: "/Users/us/Development/sample/src/vasone.sln" (default target) (1) -> "/Users/us/...
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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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MIC ON, Problems with audio on IOS 15

I ask for help with this problem, example: In a game or any app, I turn on the microphone and automatically the audio/sound of background apps slide the volume or mute or switch to MONO. Example: In ...
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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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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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CarPlay keeps crashing Pioneer stereo receiver

This issue only started for me yesterday, as everything was working fine the day before. Every time I plug my 12 Pro Max into the Pioneer stereo, it completely restarts the head unit over and over. My ...
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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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