How To: Solve Volume Issues with AirPods on Android Platform

The ultra-lightweight Apple New AirPods, fully wireless headphones offer a reliable wireless connection. So, why not use AirPods and new AirPods 2 with Android devices. While these handy little gadgets are perfect to go with both Android and iOS devices, one problem some face is the low volume issues in Android devices while using AirPods. Although having low volume problem in most of the Android devices, Apple’s AirPods work fine with apps like Google Play Music, etc. How to solve volume issues while using AirPods and new AirPods 2 with Android device, you ask? Here’s a solution that might help you.low volume issues in Android devices while using AirPods

AirPods with Android: Solve Volume Issues

First and foremost, here’s what you need to do. You have to enable developers option in your Android deviceAndroid Developer Options allow you to  debug apps over USB, capture bug reports, show CPU usage on screen, etc. In order to enable developer options:

  • Go to Settings >> Advanced Settings (in some devices)
  • Navigate to About Phone
  • Find Build Number
  • Tap on Build Number several times (7 times), until see an alert congratulating you for being a developerTurn On Developer Options

Now all you need to do to solve volume issues with AirPods on Android platform is to disable absolute volume.

Note: Disabling absolute volume works even if you are having problem with Bluetooth speakers or audio devices other than AirPods

In order to, disable absolute volume:

  • Go to Settings >> Developer Options
    Depending on the smartphone you’re using, Developer options may be located in Advanced Settings or System settings.
  • Locate Disable Absolute Volume and toggle onDisable Absolute Volume

Congratulations! The low volume issue with AirPods on your device must be now solved. Or is the problem persistent? If this doesn’t solve volume issues, let us know in the comment section below.

30 COMMENTS

  1. With the new AirPods 2 I’m having an issue that the buds always turn on at HIGH volume. As soon as I hit the volume control on my Android the volume decreases but the fix above did not resolve the “these are going to cause hearing loss” issue I’m struggling with now. Any suggestions? I’m using the Pixel XL 3.

    • Same here. Just bought AirPods 2 and experienced same thing. I’m using Samsung Galaxy S8.
      Contacted Apple support and visited the store but could not solve the problem, so got mine refunded…
      Want to get one if there is a solution to it.

    • Same here. I’m using Samsung Galaxy S8.
      I contacted the Apple support and even went to the official store but couldn’t fixed the problem so I got mine refunded.
      I want to get one if there is a solution to it.

  2. So, initially it worked but has reverted back to low sound (I use them on an android and an iphone(work)). I tried enabling and then disabling absolute volume. Any assistance you could lend would be greatly appreciated

  3. This solution worked on my Sony Xperia Ultra 2 until I reused my Airpods on my MacBook, and now the solution does not work. My Airpods are back to low sound. Any solution is welcome!

  4. That solution worked well in pairing the original Airpods with my Pixel 3. Now that I have upgraded to Pixel 4 and Airpods Pro, this solution no longer works.

  5. This method of increasing volume for airpods does not work in One Plus 6. Would be great if you describe a way to solve it. Thanks.

  6. Hi I switched to developer mode and turned off control absolute volume and my airbuds are still really quiet. I have a Oneplus5T. I can’t figure out how to make them lounder. Volume goes off when the audio is at 40%

  7. Hopefully this works for some of you:

    I turned on the the switch “Disable Absolute Volume” without any improvement. Afterwards I turned off the switch “Disable Absolute Volume” and went to the Bluetooth settings of the Airpods. I turned Media Audio off and on and now it is working.

    Pixel 2: Android 11

  8. Didn’t work for me. I have even restarted phone, and reset the Airpods. They worked perfectly yesterday and are not even a year old yet.

  9. Yes, this solved the problem for me, I am running Samsung Galaxy A50 with Android 11 security patch update of April 1, 2021. I am using Gen 2 AirPods. This fix from the article resolved the problem.

    Thank you.

  10. Worked just fine for me. I am running Samsung Galaxy A50 with Android 11 with security patch update April 1, 2021 and using AirPods gen 2.

    This article was a great help.

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