Did you buy new Bluetooth headphones or just wanted to use your favorite Bluetooth audio device with your Galaxy S20 but got frustrated by the low Bluetooth volume?
Don’t worry, you are not the only one on earth that is having this problem. There are also a number of users like you that experience low audio volume while listening to their Bluetooth headphones and speakers.
But this will come to an end today. In this guide, you have all the solutions to fix the Bluetooth volume on your Samsung Galaxy S20 easily.
First, we will take a look at the possible causes of this issue. Let’s get started!
Note: Solutions in this guide will work on any Samsung Galaxy S20 model (S20, S20 Plus, S20 Fe, and S20 Ultra models.)
Editor’s note: We created these instructions using a Samsung Galaxy S20 running Android 12. Depending on your device’s software version, some steps and menu positions may look slightly different.
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Why is Samsung S20 Bluetooth volume too low?
If you wonder and want to know why Bluetooth volume is low on your Galaxy S20, then take a look at the possible causes we have found for this issue.
- Media volume limit: On Galaxy S20, there is a media volume limit to protect your ear from high volumes, especially when you use headphones. However, for some headphones, this feature will prevent you from producing enough volume for your ear.
- Bluetooth connection: Sometimes, the Bluetooth connection can get glitched and cause a low Bluetooth volume.
- Absolute volume: Absolute volume is another feature that comes with the Galaxy S20, and it allows users to control the Bluetooth device’s volume with the phone’s volume. On unsupported devices, this can cause the low-volume issue.
- Hardware issues with the Bluetooth device: If the Bluetooth device is defective, it won’t be able to produce enough sound for your ear.
- Other issues: Temporary glitches and software-related bugs, and low power on the Bluetooth device you are using.
Those are the reasons that could be behind the low Bluetooth volume on your Galaxy S20. Now let’s see what solutions you can try to increase the Bluetooth volume of your device and get the best experience from it.
How to Fix low Bluetooth volume on Samsung Galaxy S20
Here we have given six (6) for your to try. All the solutions below are tested and marked as working by our team as well as users who use Samsung Galaxy S20.
Check the volume of the Bluetooth device after you apply each solution, and only move on to the next solution if the previous one does not work.
Fix 01: Turn off the media volume limit
Media volume limit actually exists to protect your ear from high volumes. But it won’t work correctly for every Bluetooth device out there. And if you are using a speaker rather than a headphone, you can safely turn off this limit.
So here is how you can do that;
- Open Settings
- Tap on Sound and Vibrations
- Tap on Volume
- Tap on the three dots at the top right side
- Then, tap on Media volume limit and turn it off
Fix 02: Reconnect the Bluetooth device
Reconnecting the Bluetooth device is the best fix for connection glitches that cause low Bluetooth volume on your Samsung S20.
But rather than just reconnecting, you will get the best results if you remove the Bluetooth device and connect it again as a new device to your phone.
Follow these steps to reconnect your Bluetooth device to your Galaxy S20;
- Swipe down the notification panel
- Tap and hold on the Bluetooth icon
- Turn on Bluetooth
- From the devices, tap the gear icon next to the device
- Tap on unpair
- Then connect the Bluetooth device again
Fix 03: Disable absolute volume
There is no point in turning on the absolute volume if it is unsupported and causing the low volume. Therefore, you can safely turn it off and see if the problem gets solved.
To turn off the absolute volume, you have to enable developer options on your Galaxy S20 first. If you don’t know how to do that, read our guide on how to enable developer options on any Samsung Galaxy device.
Once you have enabled developer options, follow these steps to turn off/disable absolute volume;
- Open Settings
- Tap on Developer options
- Scroll down and turn on “Disable absolute volume”
- Restart your Galaxy S20
Fix 04: Reset Accessibility settings
The accessibility feature has settings that affect the media and overall volume control. If some settings malfunction, you have to reset those settings to fix the problem.
Luckily, there is a separate option to reset accessibility settings alone. Here is how you can do that;
- Open Settings
- Tap on General management
- Tap on Reset
- Then, tap on Reset accessibility settings
Fix 05: Use a third-party music player app
If you use Samsung music to play music, you can try another app to see if it is the player that was causing the low Bluetooth volume on your Galaxy S20.
There are already a lot of music players. But you can try Jet Audio, and Power AMP music players and see if the volume is better than on the Samsung music player.
If you don’t hear low volume on the third-party app, then you can update the Samsung music player to see if it works correctly.
Fix 06: Check the device using another smartphone
If none of the above solutions worked, then it could be the Bluetooth device itself causing the low volume.
Some devices require enough power to maintain high volume levels. Therefore, check if the Bluetooth device’s battery level. If your Bluetooth device has a Type-C audio input, try to connect the cable to your Galaxy S20 to see if the Bluetooth mode is the problem.
Alternatively, you can connect the Bluetooth device to another phone and check the volume. If you have issues with that phone as well, then you should check the Bluetooth device for hardware defects.
We hope this guide has helped you to fix the low Bluetooth volume on your Samsung Galaxy S20.
If you have any questions or need help regarding this guide, drop a comment below. We will be there to assist you.
Have a nice day!