Speaker volume too low on Macbook pro, Air, Mac – Here’s the fix

Mac users are using MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac or Mac Mini for different purpose like Personal use, Presentation, Meetings, Gaming, Entertainment, Professional Movie/ Video making. And it’s hesitating while we feel Speaker volume too low on MacBook regularly from Skype other Web platforms, Watch Movies or Play audio file online or offline, Different types of sounds and alerts.

Are you looking for mix up some sound? Then MacBook audio interface really awesome to use for extending sound level and editing purpose.

Settings are compatible onYosemite, EI Capitan, MacOS Sierra and later.

1 Customize Macbook pro Sound low level

Troubleshooting tips: Speaker volume too low on Macbook pro, Air, Mac

Use keyboard shortcut for increase volume instantly

Keyboard shortcut is the smartest way to change volume level without find sound shortcut on Screen. It’s always enabled either volume icon in Menu bar or Changed level from system preference.

Press F12 Key – Maximize sound level from current

Press F11 Key – Decrease sound level

F10 Key: Mute or Louder volume

Enable Volume on Mac menu bar

Go to the Apple Menu > System Preferences > Sound.

6 Macbook low speaker volume

  1. Sound Effects

Here’s the list of different sounds alert as a built in.

For the Testing purpose, Play sound in different speaker listed under “Play sound effects through”. Also, maximize Alert volume level.

2 Manage Mac sound

Output volume is also important, Here you can see volume level status between two speakers (Left & Right). 

Input Sound: Change microphone input sound intensity, by reducing ambient noise reduction (Enable this options).

Check all connected External Speaker

More than one sound system or speaker connected to single Mac system is not surprising. Yes, that we can manage easily and use it regularly without removing or disconnect all other connected device for any time.

4 Settings for output sound

Find all connected Speakers and switch to anyone. By simply choose it from Volume icon in Mac Menu bar.

7 Enable Sound settings on Mac MenuBar

Desktop Internal Speaker, Bluetooth External Speaker, Connected with Headphone jack, Line speaker connects on audio jack.

Disable or Enable Notification sound on Mac

We can completely Turn off or Turn on Notification sound on Mac, That might be disturbing the Mac owners or at working space to other people.

See the Screen below, Disable only notification sounds -> Play user interface sound effects”.

6 Disable notification sound only

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Clear Sound Settings from MacBook RAM

Mac system store some useful settings in small size RAM for Quickly Access/ Save or Change the settings. This RAM is called NVRAM (nonvolatile random access memory).

That we can clear at Mac startup screen and it’s necessary on old Mac system, restart Mac and Press and hold four keys (alt + Command + P + R) for 20 seconds. Release all the keys once you get startup sound.

Check for Update

Outdated MacOS can be a problem of no speaker sound on MacBook. Please check for latest update in Mac App store (Current MacOS Sierra).

Open App store > Update > See the list of new updates and go for the update if any?

Low volume on online Media file – Audio or Video

It depends on the audio quality of a video, I recommended to check sound level in online media player. Ex: YouTube, Vimeo ..

MacBook Hardware issue

Go to apple support for check up at apple genius bar. internal hardware problem may be a cause of low speaker volume or MacBook not sounding like a before (New MacBook Pro/ Air).

Still, MacBook has amazing sound system architecture compare to other MacBook pro alternatives (Laptops). I recommended to use MacBook speaker minimum as possible, use External headphone or Speaker to extend battery life and Beware from other hardware problems.