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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How can one mute Zoom on iPad?

How can one mute Zoom on iPad? Turning down the volume doesn't work. I don't mean muting the microphone but muting the other interlocutors. I am an attendee. I just want to mute the others for myself,...
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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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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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Can volume booster software (like Boom) damage MacBook Pro's internal speakers?

As you know, the sound volume of Mac laptops isn't too loud. I bought Boom, a volume-booster software for Macs, and after some months of using it for listening to music or viewing videos at loud ...
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Suppress sound for other logged in users?

If I have two users logged in, the desktop is only shown for the active user, but the sounds from apps on the inactive user's session are still heard. I want to not hear those sounds. What should I ...
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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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Notification sounds aren't playing when iPhone 7 is locked

When my iPhone 7 (iOS 13.4.1) is locked (screen is off and phone is on), it doesn't play any notification sounds. I also have an iPhone Max XS and it works as expected, it's only the iPhone 7 which ...
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MacBook Pro 13-in/2018 Clicking Sounds w/ audio

Often when I listen to music/audio from places like YouTube I get a very repetitive clicking sound which overlaps the audio/music. It seems to follow closely the volume of the audio itself, as when ...
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Channel Volume sliders greyed out on Audio MIDI setup

I have a problem opposite to what most people are asking about here. In Audio MIDI setup, the volume controls for channels 1 and 2 are greyed out but the master is up all the way. My mic is sending ...
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Global volume limiter for iPhone 8 and iPad Mini 4

I have an iPhone 8 running IOS 13.5 and an iPad Mini 4 also running IOS 13.5. Is there a way to limit the global volume of these devices ("global" means the limit applies to all apps and all usage ...
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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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How do I disable the volume control overlay?

When changing the volume on a Mac, you get a big ugly gray bezel showing the change in volume. This is super annoying when (say) watching a movie. Is there any way to disable this?
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MacBook Pro (2018) sound connects & disconnects continuously (macOS Catalina, version 10.15.3)

I have a new MacBook Pro (2018 version) with macOS Catalina. My issue is that it keeps disconnecting the audio output, regardless of device (internal and external). This has been occurring since ...
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How get ringer volume to auto adjust based on ambient noise level?

My iPhone automatically adjust the screen brightness, based on the ambient light level. I want to do the same thing for my ringer volume: have it automatically adjusted based on the ambient noise ...
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Quick look - Way to turn off sound by default?

I like using quick look to see what a file is so i sort it, but its annoying when theres movie and audio files that play sound when i open them. I just want to see what the video is i dont need to ...
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Volume on MacBook Pro low after disconnecting from Bluetooth speakers

As the title suggests, I am having issue with the volume of the internal speakers from my MBP after I disconnect from the Bluetooth speaker. This doesn't happen always, but it seems to happen with ...
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How can I remap the volume buttons for custom use?

First of all, I only want to disable the standard volume buttons - I do not want to disable the buttons to change brightness, launchpad... I need this because I want those buttons to trigger scripts ...
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Low quality Apple Music app audio when doing conference calls

I noticed a mono-like sound switch of current Music app song when starting a video call with Skype or Zoom. Can anyone here help me please?
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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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Is there a way to set microphone input volume level if a change is detected in input volume level?

When I'm on a Microsoft Teams call, the in-built microphone input volume level always automatically adjusts to 100%, which is way too loud for other people. There doesn't seem to be any setting I can ...
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Only mic or speaker works on Google hangouts meet, both not working simultaneously

I am using Google Hangouts Meet on iphone 5. It was working well. Suddenly an issue happened. When I click on sound symbol on top of meet screen, two options pop out: iPhone and speaker. When I select ...
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Mac startup sound keeps coming back to haunt me

Seriously though, even after applying the terminal command (below) that sound will be back after x numbers of shutdowns or restarts: sudo nvram SystemAudioVolume=%80 I'd appreciate a truly ...
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How can I fix my USB volume control from changing the volume two steps at a time?

I have this USB volume control, but when I adjust the volume, it adjusts it two steps at a time. When I connect it, it registers as a USB keyboard. My guess is that it is sending the "keypress" for ...
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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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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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How to control volume of music based on “Now Playing”?

I'd like the Mac to mute itself when there's an ad on Spotify. It comes in a pair, 30 seconds each. I now have to hit mute button, then guess if a minute is over yet and then unmute it. Solid ...
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Macbook, sound icon greyed out, screen flickering

I have a 2016 12 inch Macbook. Encountered something very strange today, the sound icon is greyed out. When I try to open system preferences and sound settings, system preferences freezes so I have to ...
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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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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.
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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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Does iTunes Sound Check Lower Sound Quality?

I have found that many do not like the Sound Check feature in iTunes. Will enabling Sound Check lower sound quality? Why does/does it not reduce sound quality?
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Is it possible to set an individual sound volume for each program on a Mac?

I would like to be able to lower the volume of certain software without lowering the overall volume, I know that we can do this very easily on a PC, but on my Macbook Pro (2012) (Catalina) I can't do ...
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Volume Buttons not working

Sound is working perfectly but if I press the volume buttons on my touch-bar it won't work. Even the slider on my screen also won't work. Only the volume slider on the touch-bar will work.
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2017 Macbook Pro volume is too low

My cat walked on my keyboard/mouse/touchbar and now my volume is too low. It happens with both headphones and using the internal speakers. I've looked at Audio/Midi settings and everything seems okay ...
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Volume of buttons when dialog a number

I have an iPhone7. When I dial a number I find that the volume level of pressing the buttons is very low. Is there a way to increase it? I have the same volume level question for send/receive text ...
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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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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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Stop Macbook from making sound when plugged in to charge

I have a Macbook Air and whenever I plug in the USB-C cable to charge, it makes a notification chirp to indicate it's charging. The problem is that this sound comes out audibly, even when headphones ...
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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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AirPods 2nd Gen. with firmware 2A364 dropped volume level in non-iOS Devices

When I bought new Airpods 2nd gen, the firmware it came with was 1A673. The volume level on my android phone (OnePlus 6T) when connected was quite loud and everything was good. But when I connected ...
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Macbook Volume Control Not Changing Volume of Bluetooth Headphones

For some reason, when Bluetooth headphones are connected to my macbook the volume control doesn't have any effect on the headphones volume. They seem to be stuck on full volume and doesn't change when ...
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iPhone's volume low on Bluetooth speakers

Anytime I connect to a Bluetooth speaker it won’t play full volume, I have the volume all the way up on my phone and the speaker but it will only play at about half the volume than other phones will ...
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How do I deactivate the sound I hear when pressing left or right in Mac's TV app?

When opening a movie from the new TV app or when watching a Youtube movie, pressing left or right produces a sound which is annoying for me as I want to use the buttons to do what they are supposed to ...
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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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Shortcut to toggle EU Volume Limit

With the Shortcuts app you can create an icon on your home screen that automates a task. There seem to be plenty of options. I'm looking for a way to toggle the Settings > Music > EU volume ...
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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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Macbook Pro audio stops working too often

When I'm working on my 2017 Macbook Pro with 10.14.6, the audio often stops working. I can hear only beep of Siri, nothing else, no Youtube sound, no Skype call sound, no zoom sound, etc. In Sound ...
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How can I limit the headphone max volume on OS X?

So I hurt my ears from excessively loud music last week at work. I'm well aware of the volume down key of course, but I tend to crank it up too much throughout the day without noticing it. I need a ...
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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 do I turn off sound effects?

iOS emits a variety of sound effects in response to user interaction, e.g.: Connect a power source. Take a photo. Capture a screenshot. Authorize an App Store purchase. How do I disable them? I ...

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