How to make your iPhone speakers louder [Quick Tips]


Tweak this iOS setting to make iPhone speakers louder. (Works with iPad and iPod, too!)
Tweak this setting to make your iPhone speakers louder. (Works with iPad and iPod, too!)
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

Apple improves the speakers in iPhones, iPads and iPods with each release — usually making them louder than the previous generation. Still, people constantly complain that iPhones are not loud enough.

In our latest Quick Tips video, I’ll show you a super-easy way to boost those tiny speakers. Check out the video below to see how to make iPhone speakers louder!

Unfortunately, this tip only works for any app that uses the EQ settings. For apps like YouTube, it won’t make a difference.

How to make iPhone speakers louder

First, make sure you’re playing some music through the Apple Music app on your iPhone. This way you’ll easily be able to tell the difference once we make the changes.

Once your music is playing, head into the Settings app and scroll down to Music.

Then scroll to EQ and tap that.  You’ll see all of the usual presets you’d expect to see for different types of music, such as jazz, hip-hop, Latin, etc. You’ll also see the Late Night option.

Tap that and your music should sound louder. It will adjust the EQ to make any quiet elements of a song louder, therefore making the music sound louder. Alternatively, you can try the Loudness setting, which might give you a result you prefer.

Personally, I prefer to leave this off, as I find other EQ settings to sound more pleasant. However, with the number of people who complain to me about the volume of their iPhone, I think it’s a worthwhile tip.

This tip also works for any iPod or iPad, so test it out and let me know in the comment section how it works for you.

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