People have been asking about how to fix their Airpod notifications, which are so loud.
Apple makes Airpods that way, so we shall look more into the solutions for safety reasons.
Why Are My Airpod Notifications So Loud?
Because it’s set to be loud by default. To change the notification volume on AirPods, open the Control Center on your iPhone or iPad by swiping up from the bottom of the screen. Tap the sound icon in the upper-left corner of the Control Center to adjust the notification volume with the slider.
When you insert the headphones, go to settings and reduce the ringer volume. This eliminates the loud alerts and implies that removing the AirPods will cause you to miss phone calls because the phone volume also gets reduced in settings.
You can adjust the level of your notifications while your AirPods are connected but also when they aren’t. Remember that the volume setting will be applied to both.
To do that – In settings, navigate to “Sounds & Haptics” and adjust the volume slider to your preferred level (note that the ringer preview will come out of your phone even with your AirPods in).
Another way if the solutions mentioned above don’t work is the Decibel Reduction Method. I first tried the trick of opening settings, then navigating to Sounds and Haptics Under Ringer and Alerts and switching “change with buttons to ON”. This didn’t work, and this setting was previously set to “On” for me, so I toggled it “Off” and then back to “On,” but it still didn’t work.
When making calls, I would press the volume button, and the phone would display the AirPod volume lowering, but the audio remained at max level. The caller would then answer, and I couldn’t hear them until I turned the volume back up.
I tried the “reduce decibel” method and set the decibel to 80. I did this while keeping the setting mentioned above “On,” and it worked. Out of curiosity, I set off the “reduce decibel” setting again and made another test call; everything still worked perfectly. Now the AirPod volume for alerts/ringer works as it was intended.
- How to change the volume of Airpod notifications on Android
When you tap Sound on your Android phone, you’ll see the screen below it, which allows you to control the sounds your phone makes. Tap “Volume” to make desired changes. You can decrease the notification volume on an Android phone by sliding the white dot to the left.
- Why does Siri read my texts out loud?
To make it easier to use your iPhone hands-free, Apple added the ability to have Siri read out incoming text messages. When you enable the Announce Messages feature, Siri will read out messages whenever you use AirPods or compatible Beats headphones while your device is locked.
- How do I get AirPods to read notifications?
Check that you’re using a compatible device. In Settings > Bluetooth, ensure your AirPods or compatible Beats headphones are paired to your device. Ensure Announce Notifications are turned on in Settings > Notifications > Announce Notifications.
- Can AirPods announce text messages?
Make sure the AirPods are switched on and connected. You must have an iPhone 6S, iPad Air 2, iPod Touch 7th Generation, or iOS 13 or later. With this feature enabled, Siri announces the sender’s name and reads the message sent to you. Siri will only read part of the message if it is shorter.
- What are Sounds & Haptics on the iPhone?
On most iPhones, notification sounds can be changed from the Sounds & Haptics section in the Settings app. Haptics refers to any technology that provides a tactile response, such as when your phone vibrates. If you own an iPhone, you’ve probably heard of Haptic Touch, which vibrates your phone when you long-press the screen.
- What is Audio Ducking?
This setting is present in iPhone devices. When a second specified audio signal is present, ducking temporarily lowers, or “ducks,” the volume level of a specified audio signal. Ducking is commonly used in iPhones for live sound to lower background music whenever someone speaks, then raise it when that person finishes speaking.
- Hearing Loss Can Be Temporary or Permanent
Hearing loss is a decline in the ability to hear or understand sounds and speech around you. It can occur when any part of the ear or the nerves that carry sound information to your brain do not function normally. Hearing loss can be short-term in some cases. However, it can become permanent if vital parts of the ear are irreparably damaged.
Loud noises, like Airpod notifications, are especially damaging to the inner ear (cochlea). Hearing loss can be caused by a single exposure to deafening sounds or by listening to loud sounds for an extended period. Loud noise is capable of harming the cochlea’s cells and membranes. Listening to loud noise for an extended period can overwork hair cells in the ear, causing them to die. The longer the exposure to loud sounds, the worse the hearing loss worsens. Even after noise exposure has stopped, harmful effects may persist. Remember, damage to the auditory neural system is permanent.
- How are Loud Airpod Notifications dangerous?
Sudden bursts of Airpod notifications can damage the hair cells in our ears. Let us look at how such loud sounds can irreparably damage our nerves connected with hearing.
- Loud noise can also cause nerve damage in your ears
Loud noise can also harm the auditory nerve, which sends information about sounds to your brain. Early damage may not be detected on a hearing test. It can cause a ‘hidden hearing loss,’ making it difficult to understand speech in noisy environments. The cumulative effect of loud noise on hearing affects how well you may hear later. It also influences how quickly you develop hearing problems after you stop being exposed.
Now you know how to quickly fix Airpod notification issues, whether on an iPhone or an Android device, ranging from volume control to connectivity and internal settings. Loud notifications are a health risk for our ears, and a sudden burst could damage the eardrum to long-term loss. You can change the volume via the Control Center on your iPhone or iPad to adjust the notification volume with the slider. The Decibel Reduction Method is another fix that has worked for many users.