How to Fix iPhone Low Volume Issues in Music App in 2023

Last Updated on Feb 3, 2023

in this blog post, I’ll suggest some possible fixes the iPhone volume low when playing music. Music lover loves boosted clean sound quality from premium apple music song and Other Third-Party apps like Pandora, Spotify, and Amazon Music. Get the iPhone music volume settings and tricks to manage Apple Music sound level and EQ Options that cover different sound effects depending on song type and surrounding area (Open-air, Home, Office, Car, Night dancing club, Functions, and more).

Music App EQ sound options in settings are Acoustic, Bass Booster, Bass Reducer, Classical, Dance, Deep, Electronic, Flat, Hip Hop, Jazz, Late Night, Latin, Loudness, Lounge, Piano, Pop, R&B, Rock, Small Speakers, Treble Booster, Vocal Booster.

Steps for Fix iPhone Music Volume too low, Improve Poor Sound

1. Clean the Speaker


a first and most helpful solution for your iPhone is playing Slow Music or Crackling music volume from either top receiver speaker or Bottom Stereo speaker. I highly recommend cleaning up those Speaker slots using a professional iPhone cleaning tool [This tool is reusable and helpful for cleanup another gadget].


The one-time investment gives more profit. using your soft hand, clean up dust, Remove Lint, heavy mesh from the speaker grill. and Blow the mouth air.

Now, your Speaker grill is ready to pass the equal sound quality to you.

Still are you not getting loud music volume from iPhone then check the audio balance between receiver and stereo speaker.

2. Check Audio Balance

Audio balance is essential settings for playing surround sound from the iPhone at any angle. I Recommend checking the below settings.

  1. Go to the settings app on iPhone > Accessibility.accessibility-settings-on-iphone
  2. Next, Click on Audio/Visual > Scroll to the Audio Balance section, and Keep the slider at the center position.left-and-right-speaker-audio-balance-on-iphone
  3. That’s it.
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If you are moving the slider to the left side then only the Bottom speaker will play sound, if the slider is on the right side then Top ear speaker will play the music.

3. Turn off Background Sound if is on

if you are hearing some backgroud sound while playing music on your iPhone in speaker mode or Headphones. then make sure the Backgroud sound is off from iPhone settings. check the below steps, to manage Background sounds are Rain, Bright Noise, Dark Noise, Ocean, Stream. for iOS 15 or later version only,

  1. Go to the settings app on iPhone > Accessibility.accessibility-settings-on-iphone
  2. Scroll to Audio/Visual option > Backgroud Sound.
  3. Turn off the Backgroud sound toggle.turn-off-backgroud-sounds-on-iphone-for-all-time
  4. That’s it.

Backgroud sound is off, and still are you not getting clear sound then Hard reboot at least once. and check the issue is fixed or not.

4. Hard Reboot iPhone

Something is stuck or get out your iPhone from a temporary software issue then Try a Hard reboot solution. Depending on the model, the Hard Reboot procedure is different.

Hard Reboot or Force Restart iPhone XS Max
Hard Reboot your iPhone

iPhone 8 and Later models

  1. Quickly Press and Release the volume up button.
  2. Quickly Press and Release the volume down button, then press and hold on the side power button only, until you see the Apple logo on the screen.
  3. That’s it.

For Other iPhone, model check this hard Reboot iPhone guide.

5. Contact Apple Support

Nothing is helpful and Need some extra assistance then apple will be ready to help you. as an iPhone owner, we can contact you via call, Email, or Chat, and Book Appointment at apple genius bar or Visit the Apple service center near to you.

If there is hardware damage, then you have to replace the iPhone screen with the receiver. Get the original screen and Receiver from apple’s iPhone repair program.

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6. iPhone’s Music volume is Low on AirPods or Headphone only

Several users have been facing the same issue like iPhone’s Music volume is low on headphones or AirPods. Follow the below steps,

First, Turn off Bluetooth and Forget the device from iPhone’s Bluetooth settings,

  1. Open the settings app > Bluetooth > Tap on the (I) button next to the Device name and Forget the device.
  2. Now, Pair again. and check the issue is fixed or not.

Headphone Safety:-

This is a new feature in the iOS 15 or later version model, That Prevents hearing loss. Follow these steps and turn off Headphone safety,

  1. Go to the Settings app > Sounds & Haptics.
  2. Headphone Safety > Turn off Headphone safety. turn-off-headphone-safety-on-iphone
  3. That’s it.

Here you also change to Off Volume limit/Reduce Loud Sound:

iOS 14 or Later [iOS 15],

Reduce loud sound” comes in iOS 14 or later iOS Version. Reduce Loud sound limit the output volume while we listen to music or Call using Headphones (AirPods Pro/2/1, Earbuds). Follow the below steps for turn off Reduce loud sound and Boost sound quality on your headphones.

  1. Open Settings app on iPhone > Scroll & Tap on Sounds & Haptics.
Sounds and Haptics on iPhone settings
Sounds and Haptics on iPhone settings
  • Next, Tap on Reduce loud sound inside Headphone safety option > Enable Reduce loud sounds toggle. Or Change the Volume limit to maximum using the slider to 100 decibels.
  • turn-off-reduce-loud-sounds-on-iphone-settings
  • That’s it.
  • iOS 13 or Older,

    • Drag the slider to increase volume level if the physical Side button on iPhone is not working on Damage. Go to the Settings > Music > Volume Limit > Drag the slider. Now check Using Volume up button when the iPhone is paired with External Speaker or Headphone. [in iOS 15 & later version installed on iPhone/iPad, This option is modified with the reduce loud sound, Under the settings > Sounds & Haptics > Headphone Safety > Disable Reduce Loud Sounds]
    • Also, Disable Sound Check toggle toa Get huge music quality improvements. Settings > Music > Sound Check > Off
    Turn off Volume limit on iPhone music
    Turn off Volume Limit on iPhone music

    Change EQ Music Volume level from iPhone settings

    • Step 1: Go to the Settings app on the iPhone.
    • Step 2: Next, To the Settings app > Music > EQ > Night Light
    • Step 3: Now, Find Sound Check > Turn off Toggle.
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    1 Chack EQ and Sound Check on iPhone X

    Hard Reboot your iPhone,

    • Stucked Speaker because of iOS or App bug, Fix after Hard Reboot works in many cases.
    • Quickly Press and Release Volume up and Down button one by one, now Only Press and Hold side button until you see the Apple logo on the screen.

    Now, Turn on your iPhone with Press and hold Side until the Startup apple logo will see on screen.

    Also, Check EQ:

    • Apple Gives Default Sound Equalizer, for the best quality as of user’s want.

    Happy listening and Boosting Music Sound on iPhone X: Go to the Settings app > Music > EQ > Late Night [recommended]. We can check the instant effect on the sound if the song is played in the background in the apple music app.

    2 Set EQ Late Night for Boosting Music Sound

    Check connected music device

    Unable to listen to music on a connected earpiece or Bluetooth Speakers. For all third-party speakers and Headphones, we can manage it from the side volume button on the iPhone. Go to Apple Music > Find Airplay icon > Tap on it and Change the target speaker connected to the iPhone.

    Or directly access all the settings from the control center > Apple Music Player widget.

    Adjust Bluetooth volume on iPhone

    • You’re playing or streaming song over Bluetooth, check the volume level of the speaker. Increase it physically from the button given on the speaker.
    • Also, Update Driver of Bluetooth speaker and contact the manufacturer, if you are not satisfied with the sound.

    Some iPhone, iPad devices are affected by Apple music sound issues after the update.

    Wrap up

    Follow the Sequential guide given above, fix iPhone X low music volume problems, and Also contact Apple Support if that’s looking too hard to fix DIY.

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    Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [OR]

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