How to make your iPhone speaker louder than it normally is

Do you want to make your iPhone speaker a bit louder than it normally is, even when the volume is cranked all the way up? We show you how to do just that!

All recent iPhones have a stereo speaker system (one inside the earpiece and the other at the bottom) which delivers twice times the audio output of older devices and increases the dynamic range.

While you can always crank the volume up when listening to music, watching videos, or making calls through the speakerphone or the earpiece, this nice little trick will make your iPhone speaker louder than it normally is.

Before we get to it, this trick applies to any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch model.

Make music louder on iPhone

How to make your iPhone speaker louder

1) Open Settings on your iOS device.

2) Tap Music in the list.

3) Tap EQ underneath the Audio heading.

4) Select the Late Night equalizer setting.

Late Night EQ enabled on iPhone

Now play some loud music on your iPhone while toggling between the Late Night equalizer and the Off setting in order to hear the difference in volume output for yourself.

Depending on your hearing, you should notice either a subtle or significant difference. To me, the difference is clear: the Late Night setting makes the iPhone speaker louder than any other EQ preset.

The best thing about this nifty little workaround is that it also works even if you listen to music through AirPods or other headphones rather than through the iPhone speakers.

As the name implies, the purpose of this EQ setting is to boost the quiet elements when watching videos or playing movies at night. Equalizer settings primarily apply to the songs played through the stock Music app.

They are also carried over to other apps and games, including system features like phone calls. Keep in mind that some apps, like Spotify, may use their own built-in audio equalizer that will override the system’s current equalizer setting.

I learned about this cool tip through The Loop’s Dave Mark.

Besides the EQ tip, make sure you turn off Sound Check in iPhone Settings > Music. Plus, the volume of your music also depends on the sound file type. For example, songs purchased through iTunes or downloaded in 320kbps will generally sound excellent, while the experience during low-quality stream, downloaded in 64kbps or 128kbps from the internet, will mostly sound fainter.

And that’s all there’s to it, gals and boys! If you know other ways to make your iPhone speaker louder, please share in the comments section!

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