How to Increase Bluetooth Volume on iPhone

To adjust the volume of a Bluetooth device connected to your iPhone, you can either increase the volume on the device or increase the volume on your phone. You can also turn off the “Reduce Loud Sound feature or try cleaning your headphones.  

This post will explore how to increase Bluetooth volume on an iPhone. I’ll give you some tips for getting the volume level up and provide you with other related information. The goal is to help you get the best sound out of your Bluetooth devices. 

Let’s get after it. 

How to Increase Bluetooth Volume on iPhone

There are a few ways to increase Bluetooth volume on an iPhone. But you should also know that if the volume is already turned up, that might be as loud as your phone or Bluetooth device will allow. 

Method 1 – Turn Up the Volume

The easiest way to increase the Bluetooth volume on your iPhone is to turn up the volume. This might sound like simple advice, but it’s important to begin with this method before exploring other possible solutions. 

When your iPhone is connected to a Bluetooth device, whether a pair of headphones, speakers, or anything else, you should be able to control the volume both from your iPhone and the Bluetooth device. 

On your iPhone, you can turn up the volume by pressing the top button on the phone’s left side. Press this button as many times as you want until you get the desired volume. You can decrease it by pressing the volume down button below it. 

You can also do the same thing on your Bluetooth device if it has volume controls. Most Bluetooth devices have a volume control, so turn it up or down until you find the volume you like.

Method 2 – Turn Off Reduce Loud Sounds Feature

If you have an iPhone running iOS 14 or later, there is a feature called Reduce Loud Sounds that you might need to turn off to get louder Bluetooth volume. 

This feature automatically reduces loud sounds to protect your hearing while wearing headphones. But it can also reduce the loud sounds you want to hear, like when listening to music. 

To turn off the Reduce Loud Sounds feature on your iPhone, follow these steps: 

1. Tap the Settings app from the main iPhone screen

2. Tap Sounds & Haptics

3. Tap Headphone Safety 

4. Slide the Reduce Loud Sounds button to turn it off. 

This might increase the volume of your Bluetooth headphones. But it might only help when really loud sounds come through your headphones. 

Method 3 – Clean Your Headphones

If you are trying to turn up the volume of your Bluetooth headphones but not having any luck, your headphones might be dirty. Cleaning them up can get the volume back to normal, and it’s not very hard to do. 

Everyday use of your headphones can cause them to get dirty, so don’t worry if yours are all gunked up. You can use a cotton swab, paper towel, or even your fingers to clean them up a bit. 

Just remember to be careful, as headphones can be delicate, and you don’t want to damage anything important. 

If your headphones have earbuds, these can get clogged with earwax. By simply cleaning out the earwax, you can quickly improve the volume of the headphones. If these are silicone and removable, you can place them in water to help clean them. 

iPhone Bluetooth Volume Too Low in Car

Another common issue iPhone users run into is the Bluetooth volume being too low in the car. This can be annoying when you want to listen to your favorite music, but luckily the fix is really easy as well. 

All you need to do is turn up the volume on your iPhone. If your iPhone volume is really low, it will still sound low in the car, even if you have the car stereo volume up. 

I recommend turning the car stereo volume down before you turn up the volume on your iPhone, in case it gets really loud. You don’t want to blow out your speakers or damage your ears. 

If you already have your iPhone volume turned up, then there isn’t much else you can do to turn up the Bluetooth volume in the car. You might be able to adjust some EQ settings to hear things better.  


Here are a few quick answers to some of the most commonly asked questions related to how to increase Bluetooth volume on iPhone. 

How can I make my iPhone Bluetooth louder? 

You can turn up the volume on either your iPhone or Bluetooth device to make it louder. You can’t make the Bluetooth volume any louder if you turn it all the way up. You can also try cleaning headphones to increase volume. 

Why is my Bluetooth volume so low on iPhone? 

If you are running iOS 14 or later, there is a feature called volume limiting that might be responsible for your Bluetooth volume being so low. You can turn this feature off in Sounds and Haptics from the settings menu. 

Is there an app to increase Bluetooth volume? 

A few apps supposedly increase Bluetooth volume, but some users claim that these don’t work very well. If your Bluetooth volume is turned all the way up, you might not be able to get any sound out of it. 

Final Thoughts

To increase the Bluetooth volume on your iPhone, you can try turning things up, turning off the Reduce Loud Sounds feature, or cleaning your headphones. If none of those options work, you might be stuck with the volume you have. 

Do you know of any other tips on increasing Bluetooth volume on an iPhone that I didn’t mention here? Let me know in the comments below. 

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