How to Boost Music Volume on Your iPhone

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Are you using your iPhone as a speaker while you listen to music, and wishing there was a little more oomph to the the audio? Here's a quick trick to get an audio boost for your iPhone's music when just turning up the volume isn't cutting it. Essentially, this tip for the Apple Music app works by suppressing the bass tones of the audio, so you'll hear softer sounds more clearly.

Why You'll Love This Tip:

  • Make music from the Apple Music app sound a little bit louder than normal.
  • Increase the volume of your iPhone past the maximum.

How to Make iPhone Louder

System Requirements

This tip works on iPhones running iOS 15 or later and a subscription to Apple Music. Find out how to update to the latest version of iOS.

Late Night is so titled because it enables you to hear sound better at a lower volume. So if you have Late Night selected for your EQ setting, you'll notice a small but significant difference in the loudness of music on your iPhone when using the Apple Music app. This tip is ideal for those times when you are without headphones or a speaker. For more hidden iPhone tricks, be sure to check out our free Tip of the Day newsletter. Now, here's how to increase the max volume on iPhone using the equalizer:

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  1. Open the Settings app and select Music.

    iphone settings app with music circled in red
  2. Scroll down and tap EQ.

    iphone music settings with eq circled in red
  3. From the list, select Late Night.

    iphone eq music settings with late night option circled in red

Note: The Late Night EQ only applies to music played through the Music app. It does not affect other audio settings or third-party music apps, such as Spotify.

That's how to make your volume louder than max on iPhone. The Late Night EQ setting makes music sound slightly louder than normal. You can also disable the Reduce Loud Sounds setting to help make your iPhone louder. If you're still not getting the results you want, here's an analog tip: put your iPhone in a cup or bowl. The sound being reflected back off the surface of the bowl/cup will make it sound louder to you!

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Hallei Halter

Hallei is a 2018 graduate of Maharishi University of Management with a BFA in Creative & Professional Writing. She's currently working on a novel about people using witchcraft to clean their houses.