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Why do my AirPods go to max volume?

If your AirPods have been going to max volume when you do not want them to, this post will show you likely reasons why and what you can do about it.

Likely reasons why your AirPods are going to the max volume are broken AirPods, a bad connection, a problem with the website or app you are using, or because you need to disable the absolute volume on Android.

Workaround for iOS: Settings -> Music -> Volume Limit where you can limit the max volume.
Workaround for Android: Settings -> Sounds -> Volumes where you can limit the max volume.

There are a number of possible causes. However, there are also some things you can do about it and there is a workaround that will ensure your AirPods are not able to go too loud.

Why are my AirPods always at max volume?

Below are the most likely reasons why your AirPods are always at max volume.

Read more: Why do my AirPods randomly change the volume?

Bad connection

It could just be the case that your AirPods have a bad connection with your device.

This would be more likely if your AirPods only go to max volume on a specific device. In this case, it would help to forget and reconnect your AirPods with that device.

  1. Forget the AirPods on the device you are using
  2. Put your AirPods in the case
  3. Press the button on the case for 15 seconds Until the light flashes orange then white
  4. Open the lid and hold the button on the case
  5. Reconnect your AirPods to your devices.

Problem with website or app

It could also be the case that the issue is with the website or app you are using.

This would be more likely if your AirPods only go to max volume when using a specific website or app. In this case, it would help to take a look at the volume settings on that website or app.

Need to disable absolute volume in developer settings

If you are using Android, it might be the case that you need to disable absolute volume in the developer settings.

Go to “Settings” -> “About device” or “About phone” -> tap “Built Number” seven times. Developer mode is now activated
Now there should be a developer tab on your settings screen where you can disable absolute volume.

Broken AirPods

It might also be the case that your AirPods are broken. This would be more likely if it is happening regardless of the device you are using.

Software update

AirPods do receive software updates. It might be the case that your AirPods need to be updated.

To update your AirPods, you need to put them in the charging case while it is being charged, then put a connected Apple device (iPhone, iPad, Mac) near the AirPods.

Faulty volume button on your device

It might also be the case that the volume button is faulty on the device you are using. This would be more likely if the volume goes to the max even when the AirPods are not connected to it.

AirPods volume is high even when the volume bar is low

If your AirPod’s volume is high even when the volume bar is low, it would be likely that you need to forget then reconnect your device.

It would also help to go into the volume settings on your phone and to check that the sounds are not set to the max. However, if it is happening regardless of the device, it would be likely that your AirPods are broken.

Read more: Why does my Apple Watch keep disconnecting my AirPods?

Why are my AirPods randomly going to max volume?

If your AirPods are randomly going to max volume, it would be likely that your AirPods either need to be reconnected to your device or that they need a software update.

If it is happening regardless of the device they are paired with, it would be more likely that they are broken.

Why do my AirPods pro go to max volume?

Your AirPods Pro might be going to max volume for any of the same reasons why regular AirPods might be going to max volume.

It would help to try forgetting and reconnecting them, to do a software update and to disable absolute volume if you are on Android.

How to get my AirPods to stop going to max volume?

First, if you can’t fix the issue, there is a workaround you can use for both iOS and Android.

Basically, you will set a volume limit on the device so that your AirPods are not able to go too loud and they will at least be usable.

iOS workaround: Settings > Music > Volume Limit where you can limit the max volume
Workaround for Android: Settings -> Sounds -> Volumes where you can limit the max volume
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After that, it would help to try forgetting and reconnecting your AirPods to the device, to disable absolute volume if you are on Android, and to update the AirPods.

If your AirPods are going to max volume regardless of the device they are paired with, it would be likely that they are broken.

How to get my AirPods to be quieter?

AirPods do not have any direct controls allowing you to control the volume. To control the volume, you must use Siri or do it directly on the device.

If that does not work…

To get your AirPods to be quieter, you can try the workaround as mentioned above. It would also help to disable absolute volume if you are on Android, to update the AirPods and to reconnect them to the device.