5 Available Methods to Make Apple Music Louder on iPhone/Mac

Posted by Adam Gorden on Nov 2, 2022 5:00 PM
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Apple Music is the most flexible option for those are wrapped up in the Apple world. However, when it comes to the actual use of the app, for some particular reason Apple Music doesn't provide a loud sound as expected.

No worries. Here we've collected all the methods to make Apple Music louder on iPhone or Mac. For music enthusiast, a powerful tool like music converter can even make a specific content on Apple Music louder.

Part 1. Louder Sound on Apple Music- Checklist & Fixes
Part 2. How to Make Your Music Louder on Apple Music
    Method 1. Make Apple Music Louder with Volume Control
    Method 2. Make Apple Music Louder with Music Equalizer
    Method 3. Make Apple Music Louder with Settings
    Method 4. Make Apple Music Louder with Lossless Audio
    Method 5. Make Apple Music Louder with Music Converter(Hot)

Part 1. Louder Sound on Apple Music- Checklist & Fixes

For starters, we have a checklist to fix Apple Music volume from the device when using Music app.

Checklist: Devices Buttons

1. Make sure the speaker hasn't been covered.

2. Check the Ring/Silent switch on the side of the iPhone. Make sure to set the switch so that the switch does not show orange.

iphone volume control

3. From the last step to move the silent switch, also locate the speaker at the bottom of the iPhone. Make sure it's free of dust and dirt.

iPhone silent switch

Fixes: Make Music Louder on Apple Music

1. One of the most common methods is to turn the volume up to the max. But even so, the maximum audio from the Apple Music can be covered and proves to be useless.

2. For phone devices, it's simple to reset the device in a bowl to create a better soundstage. You can also have the bottom speaker upside down so as to make a louder sound.

3. In environmental noise, the immediate fix to the Apple Music sound is the Bluetooth speaker or echo devices(Alexa/Sonos/Soundlink).

But what if a Bluetooth speaker is unavailable at hand? No worries. We've collected various methods to make Apple Music louder for your devices.

Part 2. How to Make Your Music Louder on Apple Music

In this part, we'd like to introduce 5 methods for users to make Apple Music louder on both iPhone and Mac devices.

Method 1. Make Apple Music Louder with Volume Control

For iPhone: Volume control

Step 1. On the side of the device, use the volume up button to turn the volume up.

Step 2. If Siri has been activated, use this voice command: "Turn up the volume".

For Mac: Sound control

Step 1. On Mac, go to the menu bar or Control Center to click the Sound control.

Note: If the Sound control isn't in the menu bar: Apple menu > System Settings > Control Center, then click the pop-up menu next to Sound to show Sound in the menu bar.

Step 2. Drag the slider to adjust the volume.

Method 2. Make Apple Music Louder with Music Equalizer

The equalizer settings in Music can alter the Apple Music app audio like Acoustic, Bass Booster, Classical, Dance and more. However, the one exception to this called "Late Night" can make Apple Music louder than more.

For iPhone: Late Night

last night on iPhone

  • Late Night: Despite the name, this option is the exact answer for "how to make your music louder on Apple Music". It increases volume during quiet parts and lowers it during loud parts, however reduces music quality.

  • Step 1. On iPhone, open the Settings app.

    Step 2. Scroll down to Music > EQ.

    Step 3. Look down the list and tap Late Night.

    For Mac: Bass Booster

    While the "Bass Booster" option does exist on iPhone, Mac users can go in and adjust settings for the different frequencies. We'd like to show how to set this for a louder sound on Apple Music.

    Step 1. On Mac, open the Music app.

    Step 2. Choose to Window > Equalizer.

    From here to set the Bass Booster option like this:

    mac bass booster

    Tips: A 50-100 Hz boost should do the trick.

    Method 3. Make Apple Music Louder with Settings

    On various iOS versions, there're more settings that related to the Music app output. From here to check the version of the device to see if there're some available settings and options.

    For iOS 15: Reduce Lound Sounds

    reduce loud sound on iphone

    There's no Volume Settings on iOS but the Reduce Loud Sounds feature instead, which enables users more options to adjust decibels for sound. IOS 15 can make the full use of this to make Apple Music louder.

    Tips: The Reduce Loud Sounds' range is from 75 decibels ("as loud as a vacuum cleaner") to 100 decibel ("as loud as an ambulance siren").

    Step 1. To start with, from the Home Screen to open the Settings app.

    Step 2. Scroll to Sounds & Haptics or Sounds > Headphone Safety.

    Step 3. Check Reduce Loud Sounds setting, then turn it off.

    For iOS 12, iOS 13 and more: Volume Limit

    bolume limit on iphone

    There's the common volume limit settings on iOS, which is effective to help boost the audio from Apple Music.

    Tips: Mobile devices including iOS versions above output music is up to about 110 decibels, but music tracks over 85 decibels is considered unsafe.

    Step 1. Still, open the Settings app > Music.

    Step 2. Scroll to Volume Limit, and turn it off.

    Step 3. Go back to Settings, but scroll to Screen Time instead.

    Step 4. Tap Content & Privacy Restrictions > Content & Privacy, then turn it on.

    Step 5. Tap Volume Limit > Don't Allow.

    For iOS 12, iOS 13, iOS 14 and iOS 15: Sound Check

    sound check on iphone

    Sound Check is a setting to normalize the volume level of the audio, that is, to keep music's volume consistent. This can make the audio from the Music app not as loud as expected, but it's up to users to disable it.

    Step 1. On iOS, open the Settings app > Music.

    Step 2. Scroll to Sound Check, then turn it off.

    For Mac: Sound Enhancer

    Music app for Mac features the Sound Enhancers for users to adjust and add depth of the music content.

    mac sound enhancer

    Step 1. On Mac, open the Music app.

    Step 2. Choose Music > Preferences > Playback.

    Step 3. If Sound Enhancer is supported, select it.

    Step 4. Drag the slider to increase the effect of it to make Apple Music louder than it used to be.

    Method 4. Make Apple Music Louder with Lossless Audio

    For iPhone or iPad: Lossless

    In addition to AAC, the entire Apple Music catalog is now encoded using ALAC, which offers a lossless version of your music on Apple Music. You can make Apple Music louder with the Apple lossless support.

    Step 1. Make sure the iPhone or iPad has been updated to the latest version of iOS or iPad OS.

    Step 2. On iPhone or iPad, open the Settings app > Music.

    Step 3. Tap Audio Quality.

    Step 4. Tap Lossless Audio to turn it on.

    For Mac: Lossless

    Yes, this Lossless support is also available on Mac, but starts with the Apple Music app instead.

    Step 1. Make sure the Mac is updated to the latest version of macOS.

    Step 2. On Mac, open the Apple Music app.

    Step 3. In the menu bar, choose Music > Preferences.

    Step 4. Click the Playback tab.

    Step 5. Under Audio Quality, select Lossless audio to turn it on.

    While this step can be hard for users to make Lossless work on the device, we'd like to introduce another method to save efforts and time - using Apple Music Converter.

    Method 5. Make Apple Music Louder with Music Converter

    The features like Lossless are for a maximum resolution, which can be achieved with a powerful Apple Music converter like ViWizard Audio Converter. Added with the resolution support, it' simple to use this ViWizard software to adjust for a louder sound on Apple Music from 8kHz to 48kHz.

    What's more, this tool can also remove the encoded DRM from the Apple Music contents like iTunes files, Apple Music, iTunes audiobook and Audible audiobook to the most common formats like MP3, AAC and more in High Quality. With the converted files, it's up to users to have an exceptional listening experience on more speakers and devices without settings.

    ViWizard Audio Converter is the best Apple Music converter for users to download and convert most of their Apple Music contents, including Apple Music, iTunes files, iTunes audiobooks and even Audible audiobooks. You can make them DRM-free in formats like MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, WAV and M4B.

    audio converter

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    Step 1Add Apple Music from iTunes

    add apple music files

    Launch the ViWizard Audio Converter, wait when it is launching the iTunes app to access the Apple Music. In the pop-up iTunes, select contents from the Apple Music contents menu - like Music and Audiobooks to add to ViWizard. Or in ViWizard, use the Add Music button to load the whole iTunes Library.

    Step 2Customize Bit Rate & Output Format

    select format

    Once the contents are added, click the Format tab at the bottom > Format Setting. You can customize bit rate from 8kHz to 48kHz, output format in MP3. After that, click OK to save this setting.

    Tips: Considering the music states, the bit rate can be adjusted for Pop (70-900Hz or even 5000Hz-12000Hz), Rap & Hip Hop (within the 65Hz or even 1000-2500Hz).

    Step 3Convert Apple Music to Computer

    convert apple music files

    Back to ViWizard, use the Convert button to convert the added contents into MP3. Once the conversion completes, the Apple Music sounds louder and support more devices like speakers.

    Step 4Transfer Apple Music to devices

    You can transfer the downloaded Apple Music songs to the devices. Later the songs are as loud as expected.

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