Changing the volumes on your smartphone is a must. What if you don’t want your phone to ring loudly at all times of the day? What if you want to play a game, but don’t want to listen to the loud theme music? Here’s our guide on how to adjust sound settings on your Android.

KEEP IN MIND: Not all Android phones are the same. Some will have more steps required to complete each task, others will have less. At AndroidGuys, we will do our best to walk you through each task as well as we can.

Method 1: Through the Settings menu

The easiest way to change the volume on your device is to simply press the volume up or down key on the side of your device. It will bring up a volume slider, and you can adjust your sound that way. The only downside to this method is that, on many devices, it will only give you one volume option, rather than giving you an option to change multiple at once. Take a look below at how to access other volume options.

Sound Settings 2

First, head to your settings menu, and scroll down until you find the “Sound” tab. Choose that, and you’ll be sent to the sound menu. This page is very useful for changing just about everything that has to do with sound. You can change ringtones, notification sounds, and lock screen sounds.

The tab you’re looking for, though, is the “Volumes” tab. Choose that. and you’ll see some volume sliders on the screen. In our example, the volume options are Media, Ringtones & Notifications, and Alarms. Change them to whatever volume you’d like, and you’re done! Press the home button to get out of this menu, and you’re good to go.

Sound Settings 1

On some phones, there’s an easier way of accessing sound options. Move your volume buttons up or down, and you’ll see a volume slider with a settings gear on the side. Click that, and it will bring up all of your volume sliders. This is sure easier than navigating through your sound options, but some devices don’t have this capability.

Method 2: Through a shortcut

Sound settings 3

Use this method if you don’t want to dig through the settings menu every time you need to change a volume. Fist, access your widget menu. Scroll over until you see the Settings shortcut. Press and hold on the widget, and place it where you’d like on your home screen. A menu will pop up, asking which shortcut you’d like to set. Scroll down to Sound, and choose that one.

Click on the new Settings icon on your screen, and you’ll be moved straight to the Sound menu.

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31 COMMENTS

  1. I actually just went through having a problem with Android , had closed 38 apps , went to Metro one of the main branches , found the problem was with the launcher, the reason, for couple days b4 kept showing me power draining fast certain apps draining battery I ignored can’t close like Google+ or contacts , text message nd 35 others Thursday I’m up want to use phone wow , what a surprise. Why did this happen to my phone

  2. Is there a way to disable the side (up and down) buttons that function and control the volume? It’s sometimes a pest and get in the when trying to play a game or take a picture because the buttons are so touch sensitive.
    Thanks for your time !!

  3. Hi I’ve Tried everything but i just can’t not get the internal speakers on my device i don’t know what happens but i can hear it if i but it on mute and put the phone to my ear but if i take mute off i can’t hear anything

  4. Lately either when I call or receive a call, the connection says a little bit like the teacher from the “Peanut’s”:” waw waw waw” as well as buzzing of our voices. I redial but it’s a hit or miss whether the call improves. Each of us blame our own phone. However, this is my 3rd replaced “new” phone. The sales representative is one of the better reps. But he is tired of seeing me.
    Help please.

  5. I am new with at this. I have a OnePlus One. It did not come with a manual. I want to copy music from my PC to the phone. MP3, WMA (on Windows 8.1 OS) or ? Can I get some instructions on how to do this and whether MP3 is the only format I will be able to use? I appreciate any help. The site is good and will be better if you can help me. Any other media info would be awesome, as well, but music is the most important. Or a link to get info? Thank you, p

  6. Yow, I seem to have lost 10 or 12 ‘contacts’ that I put in my OnePlus phone. Is there more than one place they go when they are added? I did find 5 or 6 that I added later, but it seemed like the steps were different. I tried to add those to my SIM card and it told me it was full. How do I check what is on my SIM card? This phone is way more than I expected. I need a tutor! Don’t laugh, you were there at one time! Thanks again. p

  7. Useful info.
    I would like to know if it is possi le to have a different setting in a certain time during the day.
    Ex. From 8:00 am till 16:00 vibration
    From 16:00 pm till 22:00 normal mode (ringing)
    Is there the ppssibility?

  8. Could you please tell me how to change personal info on my account. A friend sat it up for me, and alot of it wrong. Thanks for you’re time. Much appreciated.

  9. Hi. I have a problem. I try to ajust the volume but it does not work. I can slide it back and forword but nothing happens. Also the sound does not go through the headphone when I put them on.

  10. I’ve just purchased the LG Phoenix 2, only three days ago. I use my phone almost entirely for listening to music, either music that I download or from Pandora and Spotify. My old phone was over two years old and was probably the cheapest phone at the time, and finally having a decent phone which clearly is newer and has better features, for some reason the music quality for this phone, no matter if I downloaded it or from Pandora or Spotify, the sound seems off, like if I had somehow switched my phone’s EQ to something that seems to make all music play at a very high trebble and distorts the songs real sound. Having the need to use my phone specifically to enjoy music, I am hoping there is a way to maybe adjust the phone’s sound effects. My last phone had an option to change and adjust audio levels even though it’s a dinosaur. I can’t seem to locate any option on my LG to fix the weird audio quality. Please let me know if there is some way, I don’t want to get a new phone.

  11. When I connect my head phones the volume is nither decreasing or increasing it remains the same.Is there any solition to this problem?

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