If you own a pair of AirPods and an Android smartphone or tablet, you may find the volume is lower than expected when listening to music or making calls.
The good news is there are a few quick tricks you can try to turn up the volume on your AirPods when using them with Android.
Adjust System Volume
The first thing to check is your device’s main system volume. Open the quick settings menu and drag the volume slider all the way to maximum volume. This sets the overall volume level that your AirPods will play at.
Use Volume Buttons
While listening with your AirPods, you can press the physical volume up button on your Android device to raise the volume incrementally. Hold the button down to rapidly increase the volume to max.
Adjust Volume in Media Apps
Open the music player or video app you are listening with and look for its own volume slider. Increasing the volume here will boost the audio beyond the system volume level just for this app.
Check AirPods Settings
There are also some AirPods-specific settings to check if you’re still struggling with low volume issues.
Disable Volume Limit
Go to your Bluetooth settings and select your AirPods. Look for an option to disable any volume limit or cap that may be enabled and turn your volume up to the maximum allowed.
Toggle Sound Adjustments
You may also find toggles for sound adjustments like bass boost or vocal clarity. Enable these for a louder and fuller sound from your AirPods.
Make sure your AirPods are updated to the latest firmware version. Open the case near your paired Android device to trigger an update check.
Troubleshoot Connection Issues
Problems with the Bluetooth connection can also sometimes manifest as low volumes. Try reconnecting your AirPods or resetting them to factory settings if needed.
Why is the volume low when connecting my AirPods to Android?
This is often due to default volume limits on Android devices. You need to manually raise the volume in system settings, media apps, and AirPods settings to get full volume capability.
Do AirPods work the same on Android and iPhone?
AirPods are designed primarily for iPhone and have deeper integration and features on iOS. However, they can still pair with Android over Bluetooth for basic functionality like listening to audio and taking calls.