If your AirPods are quiet, this post will show you possible reasons why and how you can get them to be louder.
To increase the volume of your AirPods, you can use Siri or you can adjust the volume on your device itself. There are not any controls on the AirPods that allow you to adjust the volume directly.
If your AirPods are still quiet even when at max volume, there are a number of possible reasons and there are some things you can do about it.
How do I increase the volume of AirPods?
To increase the volume on your AirPods or AirPods Pro you can either use Siri or you can adjust the volume using the controls on your device itself.
One of the drawbacks of AirPods is that there is not any way that you can directly adjust the volume using the AirPods; it must be done using Siri or the device itself.
If you are not using an Apple device, it will be necessary for you to adjust the volume by changing the volume on the device itself.
Why are my AirPods so quiet?
If your AirPods are quiet even when at max volume, the most likely reason is that you have a volume limit set in your device’s settings.
The first thing to do would be to try connecting a different set of earphones with your device and to see if they also will not go to full volume.
If they also are quiet when at max volume, you know the issue is actually with the device and not the AirPods.
If that is not the case though, here are some other potential causes:
Need to reconnect the AirPods
It could be the case that something has caused the connection with your device to be faulty. It would help to try reconnecting your AirPods to your device.
To reset and reconnect your AirPods, do the following:
- Forget the AirPods on the device you are using
- Put your AirPods in the case
- Press the button on the case for 15 seconds
- Wait 30 seconds
- Open the lid and hold the button on the case
- Reconnect your AirPods to your device
If you are using an iPhone, other users who have faced this issue have had success by doing the following:
- While music is playing, turn the volume down to zero.
- Disconnect your AirPods from your iPhone’s Bluetooth (Without forgetting them)
- Play music from the iPhone and turn the volume down to zero
- Reconnect your AirPods and it should be working like normal.
It might also be the case that your AirPods are dirty.
This would be more likely if your AirPods have gradually become quieter and you have not cleaned them in a while. It would help to try cleaning your AirPods and to see if that solves the issue.
It might be the case that your AirPods are faulty. This would be more likely if your AirPods are quiet at max volume regardless of the device you are using.
In this case, it would help to take your AirPods to an Apple store and to see if they can fix or replace the AirPods.
It would be more likely that they are faulty if only one AirPod is quiet at max volume.
Need a software update
AirPods do receive software updates and it could be the case that your AirPods need an update.
To update your AirPods, you need to put them in the charging case, connect the charging case to a power source and move your Apple device (iPhone, iPad or MacBook) near to your AirPods.
Low power mode
If your phone is in low power mode, it can also result in your AirPods not being able to go to full volume. In this case, it would help to try to charge your device and to take it out of low power mode.
A volume limit on your device
As mentioned above, it could be the case that you have put a volume limit on your device. It would help to find out how to see if you have a volume limit for your particular device and to change it.
Read more: Can you turn the AirPods case off?
How do I adjust AirPods volume on Android?
To adjust the volume of your AirPods on Android, you will need to adjust the volume on the device itself.
Alternatively, there are apps you can download on the Google play store that will allow you to invoke the Google voice assistant by double-tapping on the AirPods where you can tell it to change the volume.
How do I adjust the volume of AirPods pro?
To adjust the volume on AirPods pro, you can adjust the volume on the device directly or you can activate Siri by saying. “Hey Siri” or squeezing on the stem of the AirPods.
On Android, you can adjust the volume on the device directly or you can download an App that will allow you to invoke the Google Assistant by squeezing on the stem of the AirPods.
Why are my AirPods pro so quiet?
You AirPod Pros might be quiet for any of the same reasons regular AirPods might be quiet as mentioned above.
However, it could also be the case that you are using ear tips that are too small and it would help to try different sized ear tips in addition to the tips mentioned above.