Whether you're using the AirPods 3, AirPods Pro, or AirPods Max alongside your iPhone, there's probably been at least one time where you wished the volume was just a little bit louder. Thankfully, there's a tweak tucked away in the iOS Settings app that lets you give your audio an instant boost.
This could come in handy in a number of situations. Maybe you're on a noisy flight and are having trouble hearing your podcast. Perhaps your roommate is vacuuming while you're trying to get your Beyoncé on. Whatever the reason, it's easy to increase your iPhone's music volume using a hidden trick in the Settings app.
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How to increase your iPhone's music volume
1. Open the Settings app and tap Accessibility.
2. Scroll down and tap Audio/Visual.
3. Tap "Headphone Accommodations" then switch the toggle by it to the on position.
4. You'll now see a bunch of options. Tap "Vocal Range" and switch the slider underneath to "Strong."
And that's it. Your music and podcasts should now be louder, though there's a caveat — as you're effectively amplifying the vocal parts of your audio, the bass output will be lower. If you want to switch it back to how it was before, simply tap the toggle by "Headphone Accommodations" to the off position.
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