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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Macbook Air without Sound, and missing Input/Ouput device options

I have an up-to-date Macbook Air on which the sound no longer works. I had installed Soundflowerbed on it, and for a long time everything was working fine until a couple of weeks ago when it started ...
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Setting system volume in macOS when an external display with speakers is connected

Recently I purchased an external display for my MacBook Pro (2017). I chose an LG 27UK850. The display has built-in speakers and is connected to my MacBook via USB-C port. The speakers are working ...
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How can I mute BlueJeans on iPad? [on hold]

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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Why does my Mac mini (2018) have no startup sound?

My Mac mini (2018) has a speaker that works well for playing music and making user interface sound effects. But I do not hear a startup chime when booting the machine. In other words, I have the ...
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Mac OSX microphone input volume level auto-adjusts - can it be disabled?

I've found this issue and various discussions online about this, but no obvious "just do this", so I'm wandering over here from ServerFault to ask this. Is there a way to disable or hard-set the ...
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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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iPad still makes notification noises when muted [duplicate]

I've noticed recently my iPad 3 (Retina) is making notification sounds for Facebook Messenger and some games even when the volume is turned completely down to show the muted symbol. I'm running the ...
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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 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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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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Is it possible to put a hard limit on the sound volume?

I usually have music playing on my Mac while wearing earphones. And I often change the volume with my wired keyboard keys. I imagine that it is an issue with the keyboard itself, but sometimes (...
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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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Audio output limiter for Mac? NOT volume control

I'm often victim to some loud sound playing on my computer all of a sudden when I have my volume level turned up already to watch a quiet video. I can't turn everything down to the level of the ...
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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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Do you know a simple sound booster app for Mac?

Some videos on websites have the sound volume so low that even with all sound settings at maximum levels it's hard to listen. I'm looking for an app that would allow me to boost the Mac's volume. ...
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Control master audio volume with Siri

I Can't control my iPad master volume with Siri, and I'm surprised about that. Is there a way to do this control via Siri?
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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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The volume customer keys of my Mac don't work anymore

I used to press F10 to mute, F11 to decrease volume and F12 to increase volume, but all of them suddenly stopped working. If I press any of those keys now, they send me to another screen that has ...
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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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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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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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How do I change the feedback/volume sound effect back to the one in Mavericks?

So I recently installed OSX Yosemite, and one of the immediate changes I noticed was the lack of sound when changing volume. In System Preferences I found you can turn it back on, but instead of the "...
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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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Multi-output MIDI device disables volume control

When creating either an Aggregate Device or a Multi-Output Device in Audio MIDI Setup and setting it as the default audio output device, the volume control is greyed out and locked at maximum ...
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Increase Audio Volume of MOV-Video in OS X

I have a MOV-Video file and I want to increase the volume of the audio layer without reencoding the entire video. Is there a way to solve this problem?
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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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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 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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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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Can I set the volume on my iPhone lower than the slider goes?

I have an iPhone 4S and some V-Moda in-ear headphones. The headphones have great volume and isolation, which is good when I'm listening to something quiet. But it's a problem on my iPhone. When I ...
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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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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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How to pin output volume control to screen?

I am looking for a program with a small window that allows me to adjust my computer's audio volume. I would like this window to be pinned over all applications/windows at all times. It would occupy a ...
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sudo killall coreaudiod MAde it so I don't have any volume at all

I ran into an issue where my volume buttons on my mac weren't able to adjust the volume of my computer. I sought a solution and someone suggested using sudo killall coreaudiod. Now I have no volume on ...
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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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Is there an iPhone app to control the volume depending on traveling speed or surrounding sounds?

I am searching for an iPhone app that controls the music playback volume depending on traveling speed or surrounding sounds. I want this for optimized listening while traveling in my car. Does ...
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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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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 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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Compressor Plugin for Audio Output of Mac

When I am watching movies (mostly on Amazon Prime) on my MacBook Pro (early 2011) I sometimes would wish a more even sound level throughout the movie, i.e. less difference in volumes (e.g. gunfire and ...
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can't set iPhone 6+ headphones to max or full volume when playing music

When I'm playing music in Spotify or any app with Apple earphones or auxiliary cable in my car, I can't turn music up to full volume. It goes as far as yellow indicator and 'High Volume' but won't go ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.