Volume controls are pretty straight-forward in iOS devices. The volume buttons control the ringer volume (when there’s no music/video playing) and the playback volume (when there is music/video playing). You can also change the volume from within Settings → Sounds.

But here’s a problem that people face: iPhone music volume is too low. Or in some cases, it’s so low that the music becomes inaudible. It’s mostly a problem involving altered defaults in the Music app’s settings.

How to Fix Low Volume on iPhone and iPad

How to Fix Volume Issues in The iPhone Music App

Removing the max-volume cap

  • Open Settings
  • Scroll down and tap on Music
  • Check the label “Volume Limit” .. it should be OFF. If not, tap on it it.

Volmue Setting on iPhone

  • Swipe the slider to the right so that the volume is full. When you set the slider completely to the right, it means there’s no volume limit set.
  • Go back (tap on the < arrow from top) and check if the label for Volume Limit is OFF.

Quit and re-open the music app to see if the volume problem is gone.

Setting up Sound Check

Sound Check on iPhone

Sound Check is a useful feature. When enabled, your iPhone will automatically detect if a track naturally has low volume levels: if yes, it will dynamically adjust and compensate for the low volume. May be some of your tracks are naturally low-volume and that’s what is causing the low volume problem.

  • Open Settings → Music
  • Enable Sound Check
  • Quit the music app. Reopen it and check if the volume problem’s fixed.

Also check out: No sound from iPhone

There are three more ways you can fix volume issue in Music app. For this, we give credit to our loyal readers, who have come up with the three suggestions.

Facebook can be a culprit if you find any problem in your Music app volume. Take a look how you can tackle this issue.

Disabling In-App Sound and closing the Facebook app in the background are two fresh suggestions came from our readers. You can also follow these tips to solve the issue of Music app volume on your iPhone.

How to Disable In-App Sound in Facebook on your iPhone

Step #1. Launch Facebook app on your iPhone.

Step #2. Tap on More option from the bottom menu → Now tap on Settings.

Tap on More Then Settings in iPhone Facebook App

A menu will swipe up with three options: Account Settings, News Feed Preferences and Activity Log.

Step #3. Tap on Account Settings.

Tap on Account Settings in Facebook App on iPhone

Step #4. Tap on Sounds option.

Tap on Sounds in iPhone Facebook App

Step #5. Finally, toggle In-App Sound OFF.

Turn Off In App Sounds in Facebook iPhone App

This should fix the volume issues in the Music app in your iPhone. If in case the issue persists, you should close the Facebook app running in the background.

How to Close the Facebook App Running in the Background

Step #1. Go the Home screen on your iPhone if you are using any other app.

Step #2. Press twice on the Home button.

Step #3. Your iPhone screen will show a list of apps running in the background.

Step #4. Swipe from left to right, and find the Facebook app.

Step #5. Swipe up the Facebook app and it will be closed.

Close Facebook App on iPhone and iPad

Moreover, a reader has also suggested turning the EQ off from the Music app will fix the iPhone low volume issue.

How to Turn off EQ from the Music App

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iPhone → Scroll down and open Music app.

iPhone Music App Settings

Scroll down to PLAYBACK section and check whether EQ is on or off.

Step #3. If it is on, tap on EQ option.

Tap on EQ in iPhone Music App Settings

Step #4. Tap on the first option of Off (A tick mark will appear next to OFF).

Turn Off Equalizer in iPhone Music App

We have mentioned all possible solutions to fix the volume issue in Music app on your iPhone. If there is any other way in your knowledge, please share with us.

  • Ed Portz

    After installing ios 9.0.1 i could only hear my music from youtube, watsapp etc from my earphone. Fix this by clicking on the music icon on the screen then turn up the volume slider there.

  • Matt Tully

    Since I subscribed to iMusic, I’ve found that when I play an album, the volume seems unnaturally low. One thing I’ve been able to do is to pull up the screen that shows what’s playing, and move the music slider back a touch (this rewinds the song a little) and when it starts playing again, it’s at a much higher volume. Not sure what causes it, but it seems to fix the issue.

  • pickaboo

    Killing facebook app somehow makes the sound back to normal

    • king2nd23

      Thank you, how did you find this out?

      • pickaboo

        Kill messenger app also.

  • Hazzar Dee Dnb Harry

    I have tryed everything all you guys have said in comments and none of it works its still so quite can bearly hear the music jus a faint snare and hi hats, whats the point having itunes on ya phone if can bearly hear it its like apple making a new ipod with no where to plug your earphones in.

    • azizi zie

      Change EQ set to late night

  • Cliff_Pettigrew

    Bingo! It was Facebook app causing my problem too.

  • Paul

    I was having the same problem, turns out Facebook app was the problem. Cured it by turning off In app sounds, under Sounds in the Account settings

  • Samara

    Settings>Music>Playback>EQ>Off. Or w/ EQ (On) use the Late Night setting for the loudest sound.

  • Kdizzle

    I’ve been having the same problem with IOS8 too. I find that messing with the scrubbing fixes the volume. For instance, if the sound is low, I use the slider to skip further ahead in the song, that somehow tricks the music back to loud. I then move the slider back to the beginning of the song. That’s the only way I’ve found to fix it so far…and it’s still annoying.

    • irsyad

      omg i have the same problem like u :((((

    • Rawal Kabul

      I had the same problem!! Only way to solve is go to setting and music and turn on sound check and feom eq choose laate night and close facebook app while listing music it should work!!

  • LeosRule:

    Heres an issue.. When I have my iPhone 6 plus bluetoothed or even listening with headphones, my volume will automatically decrease on its own. I will then have to go into settings, sounds, and move the volume button down then back up to get the sound back. After 2-3 min the volume will go back down on its own. ??????????????????

    • I don’t think there is an issue with iPhone 6+. There should be a bug with iOS 8. So I think we may just have to wait for Apple to release a fix for this. However, restarting your iPhone may fix this issue temporary.

      • Sarah Lynn Stone

        If u use the Facebook app. Close it. That’s what I had to do. It work for me.

  • Baltic

    Its software issue not hardware. I have jailbroken and non jailbroken and it makes the difference with jailbroken coz you can tweak its software. That said its really software issue. Wait for mr. Apple tree for an update fix for volume calling and music. Ios 8.1.2 still have that bug. It takes them longer to fix all its bugs coz of its new size… ;-)

  • katmandu

    While playing music this morning, my volume was cut in half in the middle of a song. I had it plugged into my car stereo. I checked the volume on my stereo using AM/FM and it was fine so I believe it’s an issue with my iphone 5. I checked all the settings as suggested and they were all set correctly. Any ideas what might have happened?

    • Kevin Delaney

      I have had the same issue. except it was on an iPhone 6. I never had an issue before! I use a portable bluetooth speaker and in the middle of a song the music volume cuts in half… Ive tried to close the music program and restart it but its a pain to do it 3-5 times a day. Sometimes that doesn’t even work!

    • Joe Goldade

      I just found this bug in iOS 8.1 while working on my app that plays audio. What’s happening is known as “audio ducking.” A higher priority sound/notification plays and causes your playing audio to “duck” (have it’s volume cut in half.) However, after the higher priority sound/notification is done playing, your audio never returns to full volume – this is a bug. Here’s an easy way to create this bug using Apple’s very own music app. Open the music app and start playing a song. Then, open facebook and find a video to watch, then start watching it. Your music will stop playing and now you’ll only hear audio from the facebook video. Now, stop playing the facebook video. Return to the Apple music app and start playing your song again. Now, go back to the facebook app. *BOOM* As soon as you return to facebook, your audio is ducked (volume cut in half) and it never returns to full volume. I’ll post an example video of this bug to youtube in case you can’t recreate it. This bug is affecting all apps that have background audio playback (music apps.)

      • Corey Hawkins II

        I too experience the same bug when Facebook is open in the background. Closing Facebook in the background always fixes the problem for me. Still an annoying bug, nonetheless.

      • Daniel Lenzmeier

        That’s the problem. I figured that one out too.

      • Juan Carrillo

        So , How did you fix it?