Left & Right Audio Balance Settings in iOS 13 on iPhone/ iPad/ Apple Watch

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Stereo Balance Settings in iOS 13 & iPadOS, brings the big relief for iPhone users, as once you adjust left/right audio balance on iPhone, it will work as per your comfortability.

Check out this Left & Right Audio Balance Settings is iOS 13, These settings change the sound level on left or Right Headphone, Bluetooth Airpods or Earbuds. Also, fix the issues one earphone louder than other while you pair external speaker or Sound System, or listen on your iPhone/iPad Speaker. got covered as Apple has removed Accessibility from the General Settings. Adjusting left/right audio balance is helpful to enjoy music as per our choice. We get the privilege to choose on which speaker the song should play. Besides, when one side of AirPods or earphone stops working, at that time you can drag the slider towards the working side. Isn’t that awesome? I was amazed after knowing that Apple gives such flexibility to its users.


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Another advantage is, we are habituated to watch movies during the night time on the iPhone and sadly the speaker of the iPhone got covered. That’s where the problem arises, and ultimately, we cannot watch movies comfortably. To resolve this issue, you should prefer to set stereo balance audio in iOS 13 on iPhone. After changing the stereo settings, the iPhone will detect its position, and according to that, one of the speakers will sound. Eventually, iPhone X/ iPhone XR/iPhone XS/iPhone XS Max or later devices have two speakers, one at the bottom next to charging port and another is on the top of the screen. You will get surprised and very useful this setting while you watch the video in landscape mode, Turn on the Front speaker only while you watch for clear sound quality instead of the bottom speaker.

After Update iOS 12 to iOS 13, You may not able to find the settings for Speaker Balance left and Right on your iOS device. Also mono audio moved under the Audio/Visual.

The step that Adjusts Audio Volume Balance Between Left and Right Channels for iPhone and iPadOS

Change or Reset Left or Right Audio Balance in iOS 13 iPadOS and WatchOS
Change or Reset Left or Right Audio Balance in iOS 13 iPadOS and WatchOS

New iPadOS 13 Also has same settings for change Left/Right Audio Balance for Output Sound.

Step #1: Open the “Settings” app on your iDevice.
Step #2: Swipe up and tap “Accessibility”.

  • Note: iOS 13 or later, Accessibility has been moved out of General settings.

Step #3: Go to the bottom and select “Audio/Visual”.

Audio Volume Balance on iPhone after update in iOS 13
Audio Volume Balance on iPhone after update in iOS 13

Step #4: Under Balance, you can Balance Stereo Settings to the left or right or center as per your convenience.

Through this, you can adjust the audio volume balance between left and right channels. It appears that modifying the stereo settings on the iPhone, it also affects the Apple Watch. It will only happen if any Bluetooth earphone is connected to your Apple Watch. Fortunately, the same feature is also available in Apple Watch. Read on, how to adjust audio balance in watchOS 6,

From Apple Watch change Audio Balance,

Step #1: Go to the “Settings” app on your watchOS 6.
Step #2: Tap “Accessibility”.
Step #3: Under Mono Audio, you can drag the slider to set left and right stereo channels on watchOS 6.

From iPhone Change Audio Balance for Apple Watch,

Step #1: Launch the “Watch app” on iPhone, That paired with Apple Watch.
Step #2: In My Watch tab, open “Accessibility”.
Step #3: Swipe up and set the “Mono Audio sound”.

Apple Watch Audio Balance Settings in WatchOS after Update
Apple Watch Audio Balance Settings in WatchOS after Update

This effect with the paired bluetooth headphone from apple watch.

What does mono audio mean on iPad? How to Enable on iOS and iPadOS

Mono audio is Accessibility feature for the deaf on one ear or hard of hearing. Using this settings we can listen more clear when headset on. Stereo sound gets different sounds on both ear.

On iPadOS, Go to the Settings app > Accessibility in iOS 13. [iOS 12 user can find this option under General].

Audio Visual on iPadOS
Audio Visual on iPadOS

Now on Right side, Scroll to Audio/Visual > First option is Mono Audio Toggle. and Second is Left\Right audio balance on iPadOS.

Audio Balance on iPadOS
Audio Balance on iPadOS


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