How To Disable Absolute Bluetooth Volume On Your Android Phone: All You Need To Know

How To Disable Absolute Bluetooth Volume On Your Android Phone

If you are an Android phone user, then you are probably not aware that your phone’s absolute Bluetooth volume control is enabled by default. For a lot of android devices, it’s not a problem, but some devices aren’t optimized for absolute Bluetooth volume control. This causes scenarios where sometimes your favourite song plays shockingly loud through your headphones. In this post, we will talk about how to disable Bluetooth volume on your Android phone. Without further ado, let’s get started.

How To Disable Absolute Bluetooth Volume On Your Android Phone: Steps To Follow 

What Is Absolute Bluetooth Volume?

Absolute Bluetooth volume is a tool used by your phone’s volume control system to control the volume of your Bluetooth audio device (speakers, headphones, etc.). Absolute Bluetooth volume control allows Android users to control their Bluetooth device’s volume from their phone and they don’t need to manually adjust the volume on their audio devices. This works the other way round and you can also control your phone’s volume through your audio device that is connected via Bluetooth.

After Apple removed the 3.5mm jack from its iPhone, many Android phones have also started removing the jack, making Bluetooth audio devices mandatory. Hence, it’s important for Android users to know about absolute Bluetooth volume control.

How to Disable Absolute Bluetooth Volume?

Absolute Bluetooth volume control allows Android users to manage their Bluetooth device’s volume through their Android device as well. However, it can create some problems as well. It’s mainly caused by Bluetooth devices that are not compatible with the absolute Bluetooth volume control feature. In such scenarios, it’s best to disable the absolute Bluetooth volume control. However, it isn’t the easiest thing to find on your phone. You will have to access developer options if you want to disable absolute Bluetooth volume. Let’s find out how you can do it, we will start with finding out how to enable developer options. 

How to enable developer options

  1. Open your Settings app.
  2. Go to About Phone.
  3. Under this, look for your phone’s Build Number
  4. Once you find it, quickly tap on it seven times. You should see a message stating “You are now a developer!”
  5. Close the Settings app.

How to disable absolute Bluetooth volume in developer options?

If your developer options are enabled, it will be quite straightforward for you to disable absolute  Bluetooth volume. After enabling developer options, follow these steps:

  1. Disconnect your Bluetooth headset/speakers (if any).
  2. Launch the Settings app again.
  3. Go to System.
  4. Find the Developer Options and tap on it.
  5. Scroll down until you see the Networking portion.
  6. Under Networking, look for the Disable Absolute Volume setting.
  7. Toggle Disable Absolute Volume ON to make Android disable absolute volume control.

Once this is done, you won’t be able to control the volume of your Bluetooth device with your Android device. You will have to do it from your device itself. If you change the volume on your phone, it won’t have any effect on the volume of your android device. 

Is it necessary to disable absolute Bluetooth volume control?

In general, the absolute Bluetooth volume control feature is very useful and makes volume control of your Bluetooth device very convenient. You can just use your phone to control the volume, without reaching for the volume control buttons on your Bluetooth device. 

This is especially convenient when you are using a Bluetooth seeker and it’s away from where you and your Android device are. It’s also good for protecting the buttons on your Bluetooth audio device since buttons always wear out with extensive use.

However, there are some scenarios in which disabling absolute Bluetooth volume control is necessary. In case you want very loud volume, you can disable Bluetooth volume control, increase the volume via your phone, and then separately increase the volume on the device so that you can have some extra volume. 

Another scenario is when your Android device is paired with a Bluetooth audio device that doesn’t work well with absolute Bluetooth volume control. This can result in some audio and playback issues. So it’s best to disable absolute Bluetooth volume on your android device. 

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