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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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 ...
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How to get around “say” command bug when setting volume?

Context: I have an AppleScript .scpt file that speaks the selected text in the System Voice. The selected text is copied to the clipboard, and then the text is spoken via the say command. The script ...
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LG Ultrafine 5K volume too loud

I have the LG Ultrafine 5K screen, and the volume is extremely loud if I move the slider to more than 20%. The screenshot below shows a rather normal listening volume. If I double it, it's very loud, ...
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Sound output device vanished

This is the weirdest thing. I have an MBP 9,2 (10.12.3). I detached my headphones, closed the lid and then opened it again after 1h or so. Now I cannot change the system volume, here's what I see: So ...
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How to change volume of “say” in AppleScript?

Here is a line from my AppleScript that speaks the selected text: set this_say_Pid to do shell script "LANG=en_US.UTF-8 pbpaste -Prefer txt | say > /dev/null 2>&1 & echo $!" I would ...
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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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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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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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How to lower the volume of Skype sound effects?

Skype Version 7.36 (507), OSX Mavericks on 2011 iMac Skype's sound effects are insanely loud. They play at the volume of the overall Mac, which is up full and should be. But everything else on the ...
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How do I show the volume control overlay using Applescript?

I use BetterTouchTool and Applescript to have hotkeys for specific functions. For example, I have Command F11 set up to set my Mac's volume to 19, which is basically the same as 3 dashes on the ...
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How can I silence the screenshot camera sound?

The sound effects for screenshots can be really annoying and loud at certain times. How can I turn this off? It makes the noise even when my volume is all the way down? Update: I want to simply ...
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My volume is greyed out with a (/) on it

I am running Mac OS X 10.6.8. The output of sudo killall coreaudiod and sudo osascript -e "set Volume 5": Last login: Fri Nov 25 09:13:21 on ttys000 Daniel-Jensens-MacBook:~ danieljensen$ sudo ...
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macOS Sierra Volume Menu control strange behavior

Anybody else have this issue after upgrading to Sierra? Clicking the volume button and it shifts all the icons in the Mac menu... Never used to do that on El Capitan. The result is the mouse cursor ...
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“No output device found” after Sierra upgrade

I upgraded my iMac (model 14,2) from Mac OS X El Capitan to macOS Sierra yesterday. The update went smoothly except that once the update finished and I logged in, the volume icon in the menu bar was ...
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Alternative alarm clocks

I have iPhone 6 and iOS 10. I notice that if the mute button is on or the volume is at zero then the alarm doesn't go off. I see many others note the same thing. Is there an non-native app I could ...
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Is it possible to disable the volume drop when a notification comes in (without jailbreak)?

I'm looking for a way to prevent notifications from lowering the volume of music when they come in, as I feel this really distracts from the listening experience. I would rather not have to turn on ...
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Where to find the setting to change side switch functionality in iOS 10 Beta?

Can't find the setting to change the side switch functionality from 'Ringer/Silent' to 'Mute/Orientation lock'. If this functionality has been removed, is there any way to use the side switch to mute ...
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How to generate sound check data per album?

In Mastered for iTunes, Apple promises: Sound Check can also correctly set the volume per album, rather than per song, allowing albums that rely on volume differences between tracks However, my ...
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Volume on Mac increases automatically when earphones plugged in

I have a MacBook Pro running El-Capitan v10.11.5. Whenever I plug in my earphones, the volume gradually increases (one bar every couple of minutes), automatically. This problem has been going on for ...
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Alarm application using the maximum possible volume level

The iPhone's alarm shares its volume with the ringer, and I don't want the ringer volume to be too loud. I am looking for an alarm application for iPhone using the maximum possible volume level. ...
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MacBook Muted, some applications still provide sound

I discovered this not so long ago, when I started using Skype. I get notification sounds even though my speakers are on mute. The same thing happens with email. Suddenly there's a notification/alert ...
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Applescript remote control volume

Wondering how to turn up the volume on my computer from another computer. set volume 4 of machine remMachine doesn't work Any suggestions?
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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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Remove On-screen volume display from ipad

I want to stop the onscreen volume display from popping up when I change the volume. The icon is too big and blocks the center of my screen, and stays there for a second or two. I know I'm changing ...
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Minimum volume is too loud when using Plantronics Bluetooth headphone

I have this problem using an iPhone 6 or iPhone 5s with either of two sets of wireless headphones - Plantronics Backbeat Pro and Plantronics Backbeat Sense. The volume over bluetooth is much higher ...
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Bootcamp drivers for windows 10

So, I just installed windows 10, upgraded from a copy of windows 7. After the upgrade, the trackpad didn't work, the volume worked for a little bit and now it is gone. The other keys that control ...
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USB Microphone way too loud

I recently got a USB Microphone and no matter what I do, the microphone is way too loud. I lowered the input level in system preferences to be as low as possible without being off and it's way too ...
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Will EarPods work with my 2010 Macbook Pro?

Plugging my EarPods into my Macbook pro will not allow me to use the button to control volume, nor will the microphone work. The speakers work fine though. Are there specific hardware requirements ...
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FaceTime dims all other audio during video calls – how to stop that happening?

Is there a hidden preference or something I can get at through defaults write? I'm running El Capitan 10.11.2 Beta (15C31f)
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Why was my volume indicator sound suddenly muted and changed?

Background I'm on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) running 10.11.3 (15D21). I haven't changed any sound preferences. I bought the notebook brand new about 4 months ago. I only have a few ...
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Stream different videos and sounds to Bluetooth headphones & loudspeakers

I have Bluetooth headphones & loudspeakers. I want to stream sound from iTunes to Bluetooth headphones and a YouTube video to the loudspeakers. I know that OS X allows to stream one source to ...
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Alternative to Boom (volume booster)

I'm disappointed to see that http://www.globaldelight.com/ are discontinuing support for Boom1 and charging users to upgrade to Boom2. In fact their smallprint suggests they intend to charge for Boom3....
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Bluetooth Speakers for Apple TV (4th Generation) Volume Control

I'm in the market for speakers for the Apple TV 4th Generation. I'd like to be able to control the volume level of the speakers via the Siri Remote. If this works via IR or Bluetooth, either option is ...
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Why can't I control volume of DisplayPort device?

I have a monitor with speakers attached to my rMBP via DisplayPort (via a Thunderbolt dock), and I cannot control the volume with the volume keys. Is there any way to "fix" this? Pressing the volume ...
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Headphone volume low

This just started happening recently. When I plug my headphones in, I get full high fidelity volume for a fraction of a second and then it becomes significantly muted. I've checked "Sound" in ...
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Audio is deactivated after each reboot on Yosemite

After clean installing Yosemite and rebooting my MacBook Pro, audio seems to be deactivated, although the sound is active and I can use it. But I can't change the volume. The icon in the menu bar is ...
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MacBook Air microphone volume extremely low

Everytime I try to make call with Skype or Google Hangouts from my MacBook Air, the embedded internal microphone volume is too low. I am sure it is working, because when I shout loudly enough, the ...
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Does my sound card support hardware volume control?

I would like to check whether one of my sound cards supports hardware volume control, and whether MacOSX has detected it. Under linux I would use: cat /proc/asound/Audio/usbmixer And I would get a ...
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Cannot hear music on my iPhone 5S

I can't hear sound in my iPhone. I can't listen to music or any sound on my device. I'm frustrated trying to solve this.
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Camera app on iPhone 4 suddenly deletes the sound of 5 previous videos and all future ones!

I use an iPhone 4 to record videos with the Camera App. Suddenly, the 5 most recent videos got muted sound for no reason at all. The rest of the Camera Roll still has audio. Just those 5 videos got ...
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Can I control audio/vibrate/DND on iOS remotely?

I have 2 iPad minis and an iPhone 6+. Sometimes I like to hear the "ding" of a message or mail, sometimes I dont. Its a pain to go to each device to change the settings. Is it possible to set a ...
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Set volume control for each app individually

I'm capturing video with Final Cut Pro and I'm hearing the sound of the recording. I would like to use the computer for other things while capturing. How can I disable the sound for a specific ...
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Is it possible to disable audio through speakers, only play through headphones via headphone jack

Is there an option / setting that allows you to only output audio via the headphone port on your macbook / pro / air ? So that if i had my headphones on and then pulled them out of the laptop the ...
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get output volume with AppleScript

I'm writing an AppleScript which should show the value for the output volume. With get volume settings I'm getting 4 values, but I need just the output volume value. The integer should be shown in a ...
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Headphone volume settings change after pressing play

Here's an annoying iPhone 6 interaction I have on a regular basis: I plug my headphones into my iPhone. I open Podcasts and browse for what I want to hear. I use the volume buttons to set the ...
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iPhone 4s volume bar disappearing

I have a iPhone 4s 64GB for 3 1/2 years now. A few weeks ago, my volume bar randomly wasn't showing up when I tried pressing the + or - button on the phone itself. Also, the volume bar was "grey ...
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Ignore bluetooth volume control in OS X

Is there a way to ignore incoming Bluetooth sound-volume control in OS X? And is there a way to disable outgoing volume control via Bluetooth? Here's my situation: I have a bluetooth speaker that has ...
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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 to reset sounds in Yosemite 10.10.3

In an earlier OSX release, the combination alt-cmd-P-R reenabled sounds after a restart, but not in Yosemite. In some version of OSX, the command sudo killall coreaudio works but not in Yosemite 10....