If you’ve recently joined the AirPods Pro club and these are your first venture into the world of truly wireless earbuds, you might find yourself scratching your head when it comes to controlling the volume. What sets the AirPods Pro apart is their lack of physical buttons or dials, making them unique among the sea of TWS earphones available on the market.
So, if you’re wondering how to crank up the volume on your AirPods Pro and want to explore alternative volume control methods, you’re in the right place. In this article, we’ll guide you through the ins and outs of controlling the volume on your AirPods Pro, ensuring you have the best listening experience possible. So, stick around until the end, as we’ll be sharing plenty of helpful information.
AirPods Volume Control: What Each Generation Brings to the Table!
Over the years, Apple has released various iterations of AirPods, each one impressing customers with new and improved features. The original AirPods 1st Gen model required a double-tap on the stem to activate Siri and adjust the volume, which was a bit inconvenient. However, with the introduction of AirPods 2nd Gen, the process became simpler as they responded to the “Hey Siri” command, providing a truly hands-free experience. The same goes for AirPods Gen 3 and AirPods Pro, making volume control even more intuitive.
But, the AirPods Pro come with a special touch. Their stem features touch capacitive buttons that can be used for various functions.
AirPods Pro: Mastering Volume Control
Controlling the volume on your AirPods Pro is as easy as it is with any other generation of AirPods. First, ensure that your AirPods are connected to your phone via Bluetooth. If not, make sure to pair them first. Once your AirPods are paired with your iPhone, you can adjust the volume from the control center.
Note: On iPhones 8 and older models, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to access the control center. On the latest iPhone models, swipe down from the top-right corner of the screen.
In the control center, you’ll find a volume slider in the middle section. Simply drag it up or down to adjust the volume on your AirPods, whether they’re AirPods 2 or AirPods Pro.
Another method is to control the volume using your Apple Watch or directly from the lock screen of your iPhone. If a song is playing on your iPhone, you’ll see its details on both the lock screen and your Apple Watch. On your iPhone, a horizontal volume slider will appear, allowing you to increase or decrease the volume. On your Apple Watch, just tap the music widget and use the side dial to adjust the volume to your liking.
How to Control Volume on AirPods Using Siri
If you’re looking for an even more interesting way to control the volume of your AirPods, Siri has got your back. To activate Siri using the double-tap feature of your AirPods, follow these simple steps:
- Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
- Tap on Bluetooth.
- Make sure your AirPods are connected to your iPhone. If they are, tap the “(i)” button next to your AirPods’ name.
- In the AirPods settings, you can assign the double-tap function to both the left and right AirPods.
- For now, tap on Left and choose the Siri option in the following menu.
Your left AirPods are now set to trigger Siri whenever you double-tap on them. To control volume using your voice, simply double-tap the left AirPods and ask Siri to raise or lower the volume for you.
AirPods Pro Volume Control Using Siri
For AirPods 2 and AirPods Pro, accessing Siri is even more convenient. No double-tap required! On AirPods Pro, simply say “Hey, Siri!” and Siri will activate automatically when your AirPods are connected to your iPhone. From there, you can ask Siri to adjust the volume for you. You can even be more specific with commands like “Hey, Siri! Lower the volume by 20 percent” or “Hey, Siri! Raise the volume to 70 percent.”
AirPods Volume Controls on iPhone and iPad
Sometimes, using Siri to control the volume can feel a little awkward, especially in crowded or quiet environments. In such situations, adjusting the volume directly on your device is the way to go.
How to Adjust Volume on AirPods and AirPods 2
The easiest way to adjust the volume on your AirPods is through the control center on your iPhone or any other iOS-based device. On the latest iPhone models, swipe down from the right corner of the screen to access the control center. On iPhone 8 and earlier models, swipe up from the bottom of the screen. In the control center, you’ll find a volume slider that allows you to easily adjust the volume of your AirPods. Additionally, adjusting the volume is just as convenient on the lock screen. The music app widget on the lock screen features a horizontal volume slider that you can slide right or left to increase or decrease the volume.
AirPods Volume Controls on Apple Watch
If you have an Apple Watch, you can also use it to adjust the volume levels of your AirPods, whether they’re AirPods, AirPods 2, or AirPods Pro.
How to Adjust Volume on Your AirPods Using Apple Watch
With an Apple Watch paired to your iPhone, you can change the volume levels on your iPhone, which will, in turn, adjust the volume on your AirPods. When a song is playing on your iPhone while your AirPods are connected, you’ll receive a notification on both your iPhone’s lock screen and your Apple Watch.
To adjust the volume using your Apple Watch, simply click on the music notification and use the side button of your Apple Watch to rotate it and change the volume.
Making AirPods Louder
If you feel like your AirPods are sounding noticeably quieter than usual, the first thing to check is whether the volume is low. If the volume still doesn’t feel right, it’s worth checking if your iPhone is in Battery Saving mode.
Battery Saving mode restricts audio output to a certain percentage to extend your iPhone’s battery life. Turning off Battery Saving mode or charging your iPhone should solve the problem. Keep in mind that if your AirPods’ battery is low, that could also impact the volume. Unfortunately, there’s no method to enhance the AirPods’ quality or make them louder than usual.
How to Lower Volume on AirPods While Using a Mac
If you’ve connected your AirPods to a Mac, adjusting the volume is a breeze. Just follow these simple steps to ensure a convenient experience with your AirPods and Mac:
- Move your cursor to the Menu Bar and click on the Apple icon.
- Go to System Preferences and open the Sound Settings.
- Click on the Output Tab.
- Check the “Show volume in menu bar” option.
- Once enabled, a volume control option will appear in the Menu Bar, allowing you to easily adjust the volume of your AirPods whenever you’re using them with your Mac.
That wraps up our guide to mastering AirPods volume control. We’ve covered every possible method to control the volume while enjoying your favorite playlists with your AirPods. All the methods we’ve shared are simple and easy to execute, ensuring a better and more convenient experience with your AirPods. If you found this article helpful, don’t forget to share it with your friends and spread the word. And if you have any questions or further inquiries, feel free to leave them in the comments section below. We’re here to help!