Let me walk you through this guide, in which I will show you how to make AirPods and AirPods Pro louder on your iPhone. Maybe you are missing out on that meaty bass tone or that crunchy treble in that favorite song of yours, and you feel like your AirPods or AirPods Pro are not delivering that punch. Certainly you want to know what’s wrong with the sound coming out of your AirPods or AirPods Pro.
While I do not intend to sound preachy, hearing music at the highest volume for continuous hours is not recommended. The effects can be long-term and can result in hearing impairment, which is undesirable.
However, what if there is a snag that prevents your AirPods or AirPods pro from delivering sound at an optimal level? Here we will discuss some of the ways your sound output may be affected, and how to set the volume at a level that’s comfortable for your ear.
1. Use Siri to Set the Volume According to your Choice on Your iPhone
By using Siri on the iPhone, you can determine the volume level of the current audio track being played in the background.
To know the volume, say “Hey Siri, how loud is this?”
Then to increase or decrease the volume, simply say “Hey Siri, set the volume to X Percent”
If you want to make your AirPods and AirPods Pro louder, you can replace “x” with any number of your choice.
2. Your iPhone’s Low Power Mode can Affect the Volume of your Sound
When Low Power mode is enabled on an iPhone, iOS will automatically turn down the volume when your device is low on juice.
Therefore, you need to disable the Low Power Mode, but I would suggest that you charge your iPhone instead.
In case you wish to disable the low power mode, please follow these instructions:
- Go to the Settings app
- Navigate to Battery and tap on it
- Disable the Low Power Mode option there by tapping on the switch beside it.
3. Check the Audio Output Balance on Your iPhone
On your iPhone, you can usually adjust the audio output balance by using the Audio/Visual option under the Accessibility settings.
Usually, it doesn’t glitch out, and it’s highly unlikely that a user would mistakenly mess with the sound balance, but if the balance slider is not properly set, you will hear differences in the sound output on your right and left ear AirPods/AirPods Pro.
It may be louder on the left and quieter on the right, or vice versa. If you experience something similar, follow these steps to fix it.
- Open the Settings app
- Go to Accessibility
- Under that, go to Audio/Visual and tap on it
- Check the Balance and make sure the white dot is right in the middle. Neither too right nor too left.
- You can even hear the output in real-time on your AirPods and AirPods Pro while adjusting the balance.
4. Enable or Disable Loud Sound Output on Your iPhone
There is another exclusive setting for making AirPods or AirPods pro louder or less loud, based upon your preferences.
- Go to Settings and navigate to Sounds & Haptics
- Tap on Headphone Safety
- Then tap on the switch beside Reduce Loud Sounds [to increase or reduce the volume through AI]
- If you enable it, the volume on AirPods will never reach the upper limit and you can even choose what decibel level your ears will be able to handle.
5. How to Fix: Loudness Issues with AirPods Connected to Your iPhone
If you are experiencing problems with the sound output of your AirPods, you can disconnect and reconnect them. The steps are listed below.
- Go to Settings
- Tap on Bluetooth
- You should find your AirPods in the list of saved audio peripherals.
- Tap on the ‘i’ button next to Connected [considering your AirPods are currently connected to your iPhone]
- Tap on Forget This Device
- Then disable the Bluetooth and enable it after a second or two
- You should see the AirPods appear as nearby active Bluetooth devices. Click on the AirPods or click on whatever name you have saved them as.
- They will be connected
- Now play some audio and check the loudness of the sound output.
6. Resetting the AirPods
If you are experiencing sound output issues, you can also reset your Apple AirPods or AirPods Pro. Follow these steps.
- Put AirPods (or AirPods Pro) back in the charging case
- Close the case
- Then reopen the lid
- Long Press on the back button until the front light on the case starts blinking
- Then you can take the AirPods out and reconnect them on your iPhone.
7. Clean Your Airpods to hear louder sounds
Human ears are waxy, which means that anything you put in your ears on a regular basis, such as earbuds, will collect earwax. This is a terrible fact of life, but it is true. Putting a little amount of wax on the AirPods may significantly lower their maximum output capacity.
The usage of anything moist or damp while cleaning your AirPods is highly unadvisable by us- never get the mesh speakers wet. Also, avoid poking the speaker mesh with a toothpick or other pointed implements, as this might cause it to get damaged. Instead, clean the speaker mesh using a dry cotton swab or a soft-bristled toothbrush to remove any wax or other dirt that has accumulated.
8. Recalibrate the Airpods with your iPhone
The AirPods and iPhone may need calibration; for example, the two devices may have different interpretations of what “full volume” implies, resulting in the AirPods failing to use the whole range of audio available. Although this seems to be a tough situation to handle than the others, it is really relatively simple to resolve.
- Insert the AirPods into your ears and begin listening to music.
- Using the volume keys on the iPhone, lower the volume of the iPhone to its lowest possible setting. You shouldn’t be able to hear anything from your AirPods at this point.
- Swipe down from the upper right corner of the iPhone to reveal the Control Panel, and then hit the Bluetooth button to turn off the Bluetooth connection. Keep your AirPods in your ears at all times.
- Restart the music player, this time using the iPhone’s built-in speakers to hear it. Turn the volume all the way down on your iPhone by pressing and holding the volume buttons.
- Reconnect the AirPods to their charging cable. To reactivate Bluetooth, pull down to the Control Panel and press the Bluetooth button. It’s possible that you’ll need to open the Settings app, hit “Bluetooth,” and then press “AirPods” to get them to rejoin.
- Repeat step 5 with the song, adjusting the level as necessary.
So, these are some possible fixes that I have offered to fix loudness issues you may be experiencing with your Apple AirPods or AirPods Pro. Though too much loud volume is never recommended, you can tweak the volume according to your preference by following the steps described in this guide.