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.
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Troubleshooting tips: Speaker volume too low on MacBook Pro, Air, Mac
Why is the sound not working on my Mac?
Apple Mac [MBP, MBA iMac, Mac Mini] coming with Stereo speakers, microphones, 3.5mm headphone jack these all stuff are avialbe but not sure it depends on your mac model. At least, the basic audio system preference in all Mac models. So it can work as internal audio as well as external speaker output sound whatever you have selected.
Sometimes user-facing issues like Apple mac not sending audio sound either internal speaker through or external speakers not working on mac due to various reasons.
Here im gonna show you a checklist and solutions for why your Mac speakers suddenly low or not working at all or anything to affect the speakers.
After upgrade Mac to macOS from old version to new firmware on Mac,
Faulty power source or not plugged in correctly in the back of iMac
Mac Speaker volume controls are set all the way down or muted
Having sound issues on mac with internal speakers not working your mac? Get troubleshooting internal speakers on your Apple Mac don’t make a sound.
you guys you don’t hear audio sound from the built-in internal speakers on your Mac. You must check your mac Software version. if it’s old then update it and check your settings.
Use the latest version of macOS
The first step is to make sure that you’re using the latest version of macOS. Back up your important information and then update the software on your Mac.
Check your sound settings
If you still can’t hear sound from the internal speakers after updating your computer’s software, check your sound settings.
First, disconnect any external audio devices from your computer. Also disconnect any cables from the USB, Thunderbolt, FireWire, or 3.5mm audio ports.
Step #1. From the Apple () menu, click on System Preferences.
Step #2. Click the Output tab, then select Internal Speakers. If you don’t see Internal Speakers as an option in the Output window, contact Apple Support.
in case of If the volume slider is set low, then please move the slider to the right and test sound again.
If the Mute checkbox is selected, deselect it and play audio sound again.
If you still don’t hear any audio sound, contact Apple Support.
Use keyboard shortcut for increase volume instantly
The keyboard shortcut is the smartest way to change volume level without find sound shortcut on Screen. It’s always enabled either volume icon in the Menu bar or Changed degree from system preference.
Press F12 Key – Maximize sound level from current
Press F11 Key – Decrease sound level
F10 Key: Mute or Louder volume
Go to the Apple Menu > System Preferences > Sound.
- 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 the Alert volume level.
Output volume is also essential; 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 option).
Check all connected External Speaker
More than one sound system or a speaker connected to a single Mac system is not surprising. Yes, that we can manage efficiently and use it regularly without removing or disconnect all other attached device for any time.
Find all connected Speakers and switch to anyone. By choosing it from Volume icon in Mac Menu bar.
Desktop Internal Speaker, Bluetooth External Speaker, Connected with Headphone Jack, Line speaker connects on the 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.”
Related: Fix Low Volume on Apple Watch
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 the latest update in the Mac App store (Current MacOS Catalina).
Open App store > Update > See the list of new updates and go for the upgrade if any?
Low volume on online Media file – Audio or Video
It depends on the audio quality of a video; I recommended checking the sound level in online media player. Ex: YouTube, Vimeo.
MacBook Hardware issue
Go to Apple support for a 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).
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Still, MacBook has fantastic 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.