Use iPhone Volume Tricks To Always Listen At Comfortable Levels

Use iPhone Volume Tricks To Always Listen At Comfortable Levels

If you enjoy having the ability to hear, listening to your iPhone at a reasonable volume is important. Here are two quick tips to help you keep that volume under control in any situation.

For a demonstration of these tips, watch the video above.

Set a Volume Limit

If your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch’s max volume is too loud, you can set a cap to prevent it from blowing out your eardrums. Just open up your Settings app and tap the Music tab. Then tap “Volume Limit” and reduce the limit to where you want it. You can even set a passcode.

Set Volume Memories with Different Headphones

This is far more useful if you share your iDevice with others, but one little-known feature is that the volume levels for various headsets are stored in memory. If you plug in one set of headphones and set the volume, that level will be remembered for the next time you plug them in. The same goes for other headsets, so you don’t have to worry about someone else messing with your volume settings. Just make sure they have a different set of earbuds and you’ll be good to go. This is also helpful for auxiliary inputs in your car, which you often want at full volume.

Got any other handy iPhone volume tricks? Let us know in the comments.


  • Can someone please elaborate on the supposed volume memory function?

    The Youtube video’s top comment refutes that this is possible and I’m kinda scratching my head as to the physics of it. Do they have to be some special headphones, or does it measure the resistance or something and build a profile based on that?

    Anyone know?

  • How does the “volume memories” across headphones work? Does the iDevice take a measurement of, say, the headphone’s resistance, to get a fingerprint of the device? What happens if you plug in two different headsets, both the exact same brand and model?

    If this works like I think it does, I’m amazed at how clever this is, for something most would consider inconsequential.

  • I just tried this on iPhone 4, didn’t work at all. I used two very different sets of earphones/headphones. As I unplugged one set and plugged the other in (closing iPod controls in between), no change to volume at all. Whatever I adjusted to for one set it would be at that level for the other set.

  • The volume adjustment only works when going from having headphones/speaker etc connected to using the built in speaker. EG, my iPhones internal speaker volume is set to max, but when I plug in external speakers (headphones, car AUX etc) my volume goes down to about 2/3rds max, but will increase to max when I unplug the external speakers.

    I think this may be what the article is talking about, but I could be wrong….

  • Maybe it only works for official Apple headphones. I know they have a chip in them for volume buttons and mic so I don’t see any reason why the iPhone couldn’t tell the difference between different sets. I dont have any to try out though.

    • I think it must be for those with a mic. for me it works when i change between my non apple headphones with a mic, and then plug in to an external speaker type thing. it also changes volume when it is on loudspeaker too. i thought it was magical voodoo 😛

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