By design, changing the volume on Apple’s AirPods requires either using the volume buttons on your phone, or using Siri to increase or decrease the volume. While your iPhone adjusts the volume in six per cent increments, Siri adjusts the volume in 12–13 per cent increments. Obviously that reduces the number of times you need to request a volume change, but it also removes fine-grained control. How do you get it back?
You can tell Siri an exact percentage to increase, decrease, or directly set the volume to. Hey Siri:
- “Raise the volume by 10 per cent”
- “Lower the sound by 25 per cent”
- “Increase the volume by 18 per cent”
You can also query the current volume by asking “what’s the volume?” or “what per cent is the volume?”, meaning you can find those exact percentages you like and say, “Hey Siri, set my volume to 57 per cent.”