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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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 sound 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 10.10....
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Should my Apple Watch sync its “mute” setting with my iPhone?

I noticed that if I turn on Do Not Disturb on the watch, it turns on on my phone and vice versa. The same thing happens with Airplane mode. However I noticed a thread on MacRumors saying that ...
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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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Use Fn Keys, but keep Playback Keys

I'm a programmer, so it'd be useful for me to have access to F1, F2, etc. while working on my laptop (a 2013 Macbook Air). That said, I'm not really willing to give up the music or volume control ...
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Macbook Volume Control Not Working [duplicate]

When I press the volume button (F11 and F12) nothing happens. Also the mute button (F10) doesn't work. I tried resetting my computer. Plugging in and out my headphones. Nothing worked.
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Permanently enabling volume control for audio interface that doesn't support it

I use an audio interface (namely a Roland Edirol UA-5, but that doesn't matter) which does not support volume control. I can only control the volume with the physical volume dial on the audio ...
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Find source of annoying gong sound

Every now and then I get an annoying gong sound while I'm working. I could turn the sound off, but I would prefer to find out what is producing the sound. Is there an easy way to do this? Thanks
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Disable OS X startup sound

How can I permanently disable the startup sound (or chime) in Yosemite? (I am using a late-2014 13" macbook pro) I already tried several options found here and there : installed StartNinja.app => ...
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OSX Yosemite change sound output while headphones plugged in

I've a problem which is my headphones' jack is broken into my computer. I can't hear any voice neither from headphones nor from internal speakers. What I need is, to hear some sound from internal ...
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Iphone headphones volume very low on certain apps

I have the new in ear headphones from apple. I don't know if it's fault of the headphones, but the volume for certain apps, especially calling, and podcast, is very low! I mean when I'm driving the ...
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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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Reduce the minimum iPhone volume (bluetooth speakers)

When connecting my iPhone (4S or 6) to a JBL Flip 2 bluetooth speakers, the minimum volume is too loud. Under that, it mutes. It is not a problem of the speakers, as the volume using another, non-...
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iPad volume isn't working

My nan's iPad volume isn't working. She asked me why and I'm not sure why it could be as the volume is turned up and she can hear her music but she goes on to Snapchat and she can't hear anything but ...
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Mute/unmute iPhone based on location or time

My wife mutes her iPhone 5 at work because she has many landline phone meetings during the day and doesn't want the sound to play over her conference calls. The problem is that she often doesn't ...
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Yosemite disables audio output on external monitor change

When I plug or unplug monitor so the screen configuration changes, or if I open/close the MBP lid, then: The audio stops When I try to change volume, the volume symbol is crossed like this: Ø Can it ...
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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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Sound not working when running OS 10 Yosemite

My sound does not work whe I try to turn up the volume it just show this I tried looking on the forums but they didn't help. Thank you for spending the time to answer, if you have any questions ...
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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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Where is the OS X Volume Change Feedback Sound File located?

I upgraded Yosemite, and turns out they changed the "pop" sound that plays when you change the volume. I have another Mac, which is on Mavericks, and I would like to get the old sound back. I saw ...
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Yosemite volume up and down doesn't make a feedback sound

Instead of playing a sound when volume up/down is pressed on the keyboard it now plays a sound when you hold down SHIFT + Vol Up / Vol Down. How does one configure it to work like it did before?
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Is it possible to schedule my laptop to mute and unmute based on calendar events?

I would like my mac (OSX 10.9) to automatically mute during meetings. I have a fully abstracted calendar, with several sub calendars. Any apps? Any Automator tricks?
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Bose® MIE2i mobile headset 's volume control stopped working with IOS8

Bose® MIE2i mobile headset worked great with my iPod Touch since iOS7.. for last one month. After I upgraded to iOS8, it stopped working (Volume control). But I tested with my iMac, it still works as ...
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Is Cmd+F10 that mute the Mac a built-in OS X keyboard shortcut?

I just discovered that the combination of Cmd+F10 (without any Fn key pressed) muted my mac. I wanted to know if it was a built-in keyboard shortcut as it does not appear in the System preferences.
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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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Controlling MacMini volume with MacBookPro volume keys?

I have a MacMini which I use as a server and DVR so it constantly has shows and movies playing on it. I'd like to be able to delegate the volume keys on my MacBookPro to the MacMini and control it's ...