A lot of us use our AirPods to pass the time by listening to music or audiobooks and to watch videos, among many other things. However, sometimes when they’re not loud enough, it can be an issue, especially if you’re watching a video or listening to an audiobook.
There are many different tips and tricks on how to make the best out of your AirPods, so let’s see how we can turn the volume up and be able to listen to our favorites again.
AirPods sound muffled? How to make Airpods louder
If your AirPods are too quiet there are a few things you can try to increase the volume. Of course, the first step is to check the volume limit and sound control as sometimes these can damage the playback from your iPhone on AirPods.
To do this, go to Settings and scroll down until you find Music. You will be able to see on this page if the volume limit is enabled or disabled and you can change it accordingly.
From there, select Volume Limit and adjust the volume knob.
While you’re there, have a look at the Sound Check as this feature can hinder the playback as well. If it was turned on, disable it.
Another option is disabling the low-power mode, which appears to reduce the volume potential for AirPods. To do this, go to the Control Center or to Settings > Battery and from there, turn off Power Saver.
The other thing you can do is one of the oldest tricks in the book: turn it off and on again. However, you can’t just turn the AirPods off, you will have to unpair them and to make sure that the connection between the Airpods and your iPhone is completely broken, you will have to restart your phone.
So, try this to make your AirPods louder:
First, turn off the Bluetooth, then restart your iPhone. After the restart is done, turn Bluetooth back on and pair your AirPods to the device again.
How to fix AirPods sound
You might have to try another option if the ones listed above don’t work, a method that will allow you to fine-tune the sound according to your listening habits: checking the EQ playback settings.
To do this, go to Settings> Music> Playback> EQ. Once you get there, you will see a number of different equalizer settings that are built into your iPhone.
From there, you might want to try and select Bass Booster, if you listen to a lot of music. If audiobooks or podcasts are more your thing, select Spoken Word from the list. There’s plenty of other options you can go through until you find the one that is perfect for you.
How to turn off Amber alerts
AirPods have reportedly caused hearing loss in a number of users, mostly because of alerts, which apparently don’t match the volume of the media they are playing.
Amber alerts are messages distributed by a child abduction alert system that offers information and help in finding abducted children. It was created following the abduction and murder of Amber Rene Hagerman, in 1996.
One of the most recent cases is that of a teenage boy who was injured while wearing his AirPods Pros, after an Amber alert went off.
According to the lawsuit, the boy has permanent hearing damage in his right ear, tinnitus, suffers from dizziness and has to wear a hearing aid.
While you should allow Amber alerts to pop up on your phone, if the sound poses a risk to your hearing health, there is a way to turn them off.
How you can turn off Amber alerts on iPhone
Go to Settings and then click on Notifications. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and find Government Alerts.
All the alerts are set to on by default and all you have to do is move the sliders from green to white to turn them off. You can pick and choose which ones you want to receive as well.
Unfortunately, there isn’t a way yet for you to change the alert tone on your iPhone so we hope that Apple will soon fix this issue because it is not advisable for anyone to turn off any type of emergency alerts, especially those that might potentially save your or someone else’s life.