If your AirPods Pro sounds soft and you really wish that they could sound louder, then i’m here to help you do just that.
Whether you are looking to turn the volume up or if you’re facing a sound level issue on your AirPods, this article will surely clear up any doubts you may have about how to make your AirPods Pro sound louder.
Apple AirPods Pro are TWS earbuds that deliver pretty impressive sound quality and keep you engaged with whatever you’re listening to. They’re perfect devices to use especially when you’re watching a movie or listening to music.
But did you know that the AirPods Pro volume can be increased?
There could be a number of reasons as to why your AirPods Pro sounds softer than expected and this could range from a volume limiter restricting you from playing music loud to an issue with the calibration of the AirPods Pro.
Without further delay, let me take you through how you can make your AirPods Pro sound louder so you always have the best experience.
How To Make Your AirPods Pro Sound Louder
If you’re looking for ways to increase your AirPods Pro volume level, then I’m here to tell you exactly how this can be done. There could be a number of reasons behind why your AirPods Pro sound soft and as you go through the rest of this article you will see just how easy it is to increase the volume on your AirPods Pro.
Can We Change The Volume On The AirPods Pro?
In short, yes.
Apple designed the AirPods Pro to be free of buttons making it lightweight and elegant to look at. But by removing the manual buttons on the AirPods Pro, they’ve made it difficult to increase or decrease the playback volume on the AirPods Pro.
Instead, there are two ways you can increase the volume on your AirPods Pro.
- Using the iPhone/iPads integrated volume buttons
- Using Siri to increase or decrease the volume of the AirPods Pro
While using the iPad/iPhone to manually adjust the volume, you would not be able to roam freely. Rather, you will need to carry your iPhone wherever you go so you can manually adjust the volume level.
If you’re using Siri to increase or decrease the volume of your AirPods, you will have to simply say Hey Siri and instruct her to raise or lower the volume as per your requirements. With Siri you can even raise or lower the volume by certain degrees or percentage but this is not recommended as a sudden raise in the volume can damage your ears.
AirPods Volume Still Too Low?
If your AirPods Pro volume is still not satisfactory even after using Siri or the manual controls on your iPhone/iPad. Then the only reasonable answer here is that the AirPods Pro have the volume limiter in place that’s restricting them from delivering their true potential.
The volume limiter is something that Apple integrated into their headphones/earbuds range of devices that are sold in Europe and other countries. This feature restricts the maximum volume of the AirPods Pro to 85dB as capped by the EU (European Union).
This is done mainly so that users don’t go deaf and damage their ears from loud music.
While not every AirPods Pro has this feature enabled, so if you’re facing volume issues then it’s a good idea to have these settings checked out and see if the volume limiter is enabled.
- Start by opening the Settings App on your iPhone
- Scroll on the page till you locate the option labeled Music and then tap on Volume Limit
- If the Volume limit toggle is enabled then turn it off and you will be able to increase the volume of your AirPods Pro by roughly 20 – 25%
Hacks To Make Your AirPods Pro Sound Louder
You have been through the most common reasons behind the low volume output in AirPods Pro and we’ve covered the ways you can increase the volume to get the most out of them.
But, did you know that there are other factors that can affect the volume output of AirPods Pro?
This section of the article will cover a number of possible reasons as to why your AirPods sound low and our hacks on how to overcome them.
Dirt in the AirPods Pro
You must remember that the AirPods Pro are earbuds at the end of the day and the longer they’re worn, the more earwax gets collected within them.
The AirPods Pro comes with a mesh casing that protects the drivers and these can get covered with earwax that can severely reduce the volume output. You will need to clean your AirPods Pro regularly, but carefully so you don’t damage the drivers.
Using a soft tool such as a cotton swab, an earbud or a soft toothbrush will help you clean the AirPods Pro without damaging them.
Whatever you do, never use a damp cloth or something sharp like a toothpick to clean the AirPods Pro. This can damage the mesh as it’s held in place by glue. Trust me, you would not want to damage your AirPods Pro.
Adjust the Equalizer Settings
Another hack is to tweak your iPhone/iPads equalizer settings. A few taps and your AirPods will sound significantly louder.
- Open the Settings App on your iPhone/iPad and head to Music.
- Here, locate the term Playback and then tap on EQ.
- You will now have access to 23 of Apple’s specially designed equalizer settings.
- Tap on the one that suits the song you’re playing and you will notice a change in the volume output.
Though you have access to change the EQ settings on your iPhone, you will not be able to set it to change automatically. You will need to manually open the EQ settings page and change the preset settings.
Calibrating the AirPods Pro with your iPhone
Since the AirPods Pro are paired via Bluetooth, there might be a rare chance that there would be a mismatch between the volume on both devices. In order to cross check the volume calibration between your AirPods Pro and iPhone, you can try this out.
- Connect the AirPods Pro with your iPhone and play a song while the AirPods are in your ears.
- Use the volume buttons on the iPhone and slowly reduce the volume till you can’t hear anything.
- Now, disconnect the AirPods Pro by turning off the Bluetooth on the iPhone. Play music from your iPhone speakers and slowly reduce the volume till you’re unable to hear anything.
- Reconnect your AirPods Pro with your iPhone and gradually increase the volume as per your requirement. You will notice that the volume levels have been synced and your AirPods Pro are now calibrated with your iPhone.
Disable the Low Power Mode on your iPhone
Low Power Mode is a feature that comes embedded in Apple devices that lower the performance of the iPhone/iPad in an attempt to preserve the battery.
With Low Power Mode, background tasks are limited and the volume levels are reduced. This normally stays enabled until the iPhone has been plugged in to charge and kicks in when the battery is down to 10% – 20%.
You can disable Low Power Mode by heading to the Settings App and tapping on Battery.
Recharge your AirPods Pro Battery
A simple, yet effective way for your AirPods Pro to run at the true potential is by maintaining their battery. A low battery charge on the AirPods Pro will lead to lower overall performance.
You can check your iPhone to see the current battery level of your AirPods so you know when it’s time to charge them.
To do so, you can either ask Siri for the current battery life of your AirPods or you can swipe down on your iPhone’s Home screen and tap on Battery to see what charge is left in your AirPods Pro battery.
Check the Stereo Balance Settings
If there’s a load of difference between the left and right AirPod then this could be due to a mismatch in the Stereo balance settings. This is a relatively easy fix and you will notice the change once they have been configured correctly.
- Open the Settings App on your iPhone and proceed to the General section.
- From here you will need to tap on Accessibility and then head to Audio/Visual. This is where you will be able to check if Mono audio is enabled. If yes, tap on the toggle to disable Mono audio.
- Now, tap on the Balance scroll bar and adjust the mid-point accordingly. If you play a song you will now be able to hear it in balanced Stereo audio so the volume is the same in both AirPods.
Increase the AirPods Pro volume while Casting
If you are casting your iPhone/iPad to your TV and your AirPods Pro are connected, then you would not be able to increase the volume on your AirPods Pro by manually adjusting it on your iPhone.
Rather, you will have to raise the TV volume with the help of your television remote control. This helps increase your AirPods Pro volume.
Update your AirPods Pro Firmware
Another likely cause of your AirPods Pro going soft on you is that it has a bug. Now, though there are not many Apple related bugs floating around, the AirPods Pro at times can suffer from a glitch in the firmware.
Unfortunately, there’s no way you can manually update your AirPods Pro and you will have to wait for an OTA update to come through and the rest of the process happens automatically.
Updating your AirPods Pro will destroy any bugs and fix your firmware allowing you to be able to increase or decrease the volume of your AirPods Pro.
Reset your AirPods Pro
When there’s nothing else to do, resetting your AirPods Pro will surely resolve any issues you’re currently facing. The best way to restore your AirPods Pro to their stock mode is by disconnecting them entirely from your iPhone.
To do so,
- Open the Settings application on your iPhone and tap on the setting labeled Bluetooth
- Toward the right hand side of the AirPods Pro you will find a small blue (i) icon. Tap on it to reveal the settings page of the AirPods Pro.
- Now, click on Forget this device, this will delete the connection and your iPhone will not pair with the AirPods Pro unless instructed.
- Process to place the AirPods Pro in their charging case and shut the lid for around 30-40 seconds.
- At the back of the charging case, you will see the setup button, press and hold it until the LED light starts flashing rapidly.
- Close the lid of the case and reopen it once again after a couple of minutes.
- This will initiate the pairing process and you will now be able to pair your iPhone with the AirPods Pro.
There are many reasons why your AirPods Pro might sound softer than they normally would. It’s nothing to break your head over and would hardly require 10 minutes of your time to fix.
I would suggest going along with the flow of this article and leave the whole resetting of the AirPods Pro till the end when you have tried all the other options.
I hope this article has been helpful to you and you were able to increase your AirPods Pro volume level.
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