Things to know First
- Charge your AirPods for more than an hour, two hours should be more than enough
- Check to see if you have Low Power mode enabled, if it is, disable the option as it is often the main culprit of low volume issue on your AirPods
- Some alternative troubleshooting options can include calibrating your AirPods along with your iPhone models, setting both ear-buds to have the same volume, disabling the equalizer (EQ) settings, checking the Volume Limit (Reduce Loud Sounds) option.
If you have the AirPods at your disposal, you must certainly use them for activities such as listening to music or certain news while either doing your work or simply jogging. This activity of listening could be hindered by the problem of your AirPods suddenly having low volumes.
In this article, the topic of how to make AirPods louder in 10 methods will be dealt with along with some extra tid-bits of information to help you out, keep reading below to know more!
Note: These methods are applicable for AirPods, 2nd generation of AirPods (AirPods2) along and AirPods Pro.
01 Increase the Volume On your Device
As there aren’t any methods or ways to increase the volume of your AirPods itself, all you can do is turn up the volume of your iPhone.
To do that, you can simply press the volume buttons placed on your iPhone or by going to the control center by swiping up and increasing the volume from the volume icon.
02 Make sure your AirPods are fully charged
If your AirPods are not charged enough, your volume levels could be low because of low battery levels.
Make sure to put your AirPods in the charging case for at least two hours, even one hour should be enough to get them charged up enough to play properly without turning off suddenly.
Doing this can potentially solve your issue of how to make AirPods louder.
03 Turn Off the volume Limit
Volume limit does what it essentially is named after, capping the maximum levels of the audios of either your iPhone or any external Bluetooth devices being paired to it. Hence, this could potentially affect how your AirPods play their audio, to disable this feature, do the following:
- Go to the Settings menu
- Tap on Sounds & Haptics (called ‘Sounds’ on various other iPhone models)
- Tap the slider(green) located on the ‘Reduce Loud Sounds’ option
Doing this will disable the volume limit imposed on your iPhone and make your AirPods volume levels louder.
04 Turn off Low Power Mode
Since Low Power Mode focuses on saving your battery life when it is on its last breath, it does so by reducing other functions to save the battery, it could be the main cause of your low volume issue on your AirPods, to disable Low Power Mode, do the following steps:
- Go to Settings > Battery
- Tap the Low Power Mode icon’s slider, if it is green, it will be greyed out, signifying that it is disabled.
These two simple steps should be more than enough to solve your query of how to make AirPods louder. If the low volume issue is still happening, Go to the next step.
05 Turn Off any sort of equalizer settings
Disable your equalizer (EQ) settings. EQ settings mainly focus on adjusting the levels of the audio played on iPhone devices automatically, hence this setting could potentially lower the volume levels of your AirPods to unbearable levels.
To change the equalizer (EQ) settings, do the following:
- Go to Settings > Music
- Go to the PLAYBACK section and change your settings accordingly
With this, your problem of how to make AirPods louder should be resolved. If not, proceed.
06 Calibrate AirPods with your iPhone
The AirPods and iPhone can often face the issue of synchronization and be unable to comparatively differentiate between the levels of ‘Full volume’ between your iPhone and AirPods. To rectify this issue, you will need to calibrate your AirPods and iPhone.
- Start playing any sort of audio on your AirPods
- decrease the volume of your iPhone device by using the volume buttons until you are unable to hear anything being played on your AirPods
- Swipe down from the top right of the screen to gain access to the Control Center
- Disable Bluetooth
- Keep your AirPods outside the case and start playing audio on your iPhone using its own speaker
- Turn the volume of your iPhone down till everything is quiet
- Again, reconnect your AirPods to your iPhone by opening the Control Center again and enabling Bluetooth, you could potentially need to go to your Bluetooth settings menu and press your AirPods device to reconnect them to your iPhone
With this, you are done. Both your iPhone and AirPods should be calibrated. If your low volume issues still exist, then proceed to the next step.
07 Set same volume for both Earbuds
You may either have knowingly or unknowingly set up your AirPods earbuds to play audio at different volume levels using your iPhone accessibility settings. To fix this problem, do the steps below:
- Go to your iPhone Settings
- Find and open the Accessibility menu
- Scroll down till you come across the ‘Hearing’ section, select Audio/Visual
- Make sure that the slider of the audio settings is balanced correctly with the slider button in between the L and R, especially in the center
08 Reconnect AirPods to your device
You may need to re-pair the AirPods device your device
again as some of the settings could possibly be problematically messed up, re-pairing your AirPods to your iPhone might just fix your issues along with others, to do this, do the following steps:
- Go to the iPhone Bluetooth settings
- Press the i (circled) located next to your AirPods model name
- Tap (Forget This Device)
After this, simply re-pair your AirPods to your iPhone device by following the usual steps for doing it. If you still face the issues, proceed to the next and last step.
09 Clean your AirPods thoroughly
Cleaning your AirPods itself could solve most of your low volume level issues, AirPods often can have their speakers be clogged up from the earwax built up from constantly listening to the devices for a long period of time. Dust could also be built up in the speakers, clean your AirPods thoroughly with a microfiber cloths or similar materials to remove the build up of dirt.
If nothing else, then this should be more than enough to fix How to make AirPods louder issues on your AirPods.
10 More Tips to louder your AirPods
Is there any way to adjust the volumes of your AirPods hands-free?
- Yes, if you have the second generation of AirPods (AirPods 2) or the AirPods Pro, along with being already paired up to your iPhone, utilize Siri to make an AirPods command using your voice, such as, “Hey Siri, make the volume louder.”
I’m still having issues with the music app while using my AirPods. What do I do to solve it?
- This could be an issue from the music app. To fix it, Go to Settings > Music and make sure that the Equalizer(EQ) along with the Sound-Check are disabled.
I’m still having issues with low audio volumes of on my AirPods. What can I do to fix it?
In that case, You may very well need to contact the Apple Support itself since the AirPods themselves could be defective and causing the low audio level issues. Do remember to tell the Apple support about the troubleshooting methods you already have tried.