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Samsung S20 Ringtone Volume is Low? Here is the Fix!

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Samsung Galaxy S20 users have been experiencing low ringtone volume on their devices. The issue is not new but it seems still people encounter this issue and there are only a few resources available for them to learn how to fix it.

In this guide, we will teach you how you can fix the low ringtone volume on your Samsung Galaxy S20 smartphone easily by following only a few solutions, along with what are the possible reasons behind the problem.

So your Samsung S20 ringtone volume is low? Then this guide is for you!

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.

Why the ringtone volume is low on your Samsung Galaxy S20?

If you wonder why the ringtone on your Galaxy S20 is so low, it could be either the speaker is defective or there is a system issue causing the ringtone to play at low volume levels.

Hardware issues are pretty much rare for this issue. Therefore, chances are high that it is the android system on your Galaxy S20 that causes the problem.

How to fix low ringtone volume on Samsung Galaxy S20

Since it is the android system that could possibly be causing the issue, you have to work on that first to see if you can make the ringtone play at normal volume levels. If it did not work, you may have to contact customer support or take your device to the Samsung repair center.

Check the ringtone by making a call from another device to your Galaxy S20 after each time you apply a solution and only move into the next solution if the previous one did not work. This way you won’t need to go through all the solutions below.

Fix 01: Restart your Galaxy S20

Restart device

Maybe it is a temporary system glitch that causes the ringtone of your Galaxy S20 to play at low volume. In this case, you can reboot your device to make sure the system glitch is fixed.

You can restart your device as you normally would. Also, you can try this method to restart it quickly.

  1. Press and hold the power key + volume down key for a few seconds and release the keys once you see your Galaxy S20 start to turn off.

Fix 02: Check the volume level

Even though the ringtone works correctly, if the volume is set to a very low level, you won’t hear it in loud.

To make sure you have turned the volume all the way up to maximum level, press and hold the volume up key. 

But if you have set the media volume as the default volume slider, this won’t work as it is the media volume that will get increased when you press the volume up key.

In this case, tap on the volume slider button to get the volume levels for different sounds, and increase the ringtone volume.

Increase ringtone volume

Fix 02: Turn off the media volume limit

The media volume limit does not usually interfere with the ringtone volume. However, if it is glitched, then it can happen.

Media volume basically reduces the maximum volume limit your device can reach to protect your ear from high volume levels. But in this case, it won’t be a matter as you hear the sounds from the speaker.

So what you can do is turn off the media volume limit and allow your device to further increase its volume. Here is how you can do that;

  1. Open Settings
  2. Tap on Sounds and Vibrations
  3. Tap on Volume
  4. Tap on the three dots at the top right side
  5. Then, tap on the media volume limit and turn it off
Turning off media volume limit

Fix 03: Change the ringtone

You can refresh the current ringtone with a new one and fix if there is any caching issue with the device’s ringtone. Also, you can set a loud ringtone to see if it works as well.

Changing the ringtone is easy, here is what you need to do;

  1. Open Settings
  2. Tap on Sounds and vibrations
  3. Tap on ringtone
  4. Set a ringtone

Fix 04: Reset all settings

There are a lot of options you have on your Galaxy S20 to customize the sounds and volumes. But if one of the options has misconfigured, it can lead to a low ringtone volume issue.

If this is the case it will be harder to spot where the misconfiguration is. Therefore, you can simply reset all settings to default to fix the misconfiguration.

To reset settings, follow these steps;

  1. Open Settings
  2. Tap on General management
  3. Tap on Reset
  4. Tap on Reset all settings
Reset all settings
  1. Confirm

Fix 05: Turn on the vibration along with the ringtone

This is actually not a solution to this issue. But if you turn on the vibration until you figure out the solution (from this guide), you can turn on the vibration so you won’t miss most of the calls when your Galaxy S20 is with you. 

To turn on the vibration, follow these steps;

  1. Open settings
  2. Tap on Sounds and vibrations
  3. Enable the vibrate while ringing
Vibrate while ringing

Fix 06: Software Update

A few people have reported that updating the software on their Galaxy S20 devices has fixed the ringtone volume low issue. Although they haven’t exactly mentioned the updated version it is most likely the new One UI update.

If you haven’t updated your Galaxy S20, then it is time to do so;

  1. Open Settings
  2. Tap on Software update
  3. Then, tap on Download and install
Download and install
  1. Wait until the device finds a new update. Then go ahead and install it

Fix 07: Check the speaker

If you still cannot hear the ringtone and its volume is too low, then it might be the speaker on your device which causes the issue.  Even though this is very rare to happen, it still can.

Play music on your Galaxy S20 and make sure the speaker produces sounds correctly. If it isn’t, take the device to a repair center.

Wrapping Up

We hope you are able to fix the ringtone volume low issue on your Galaxy S20 successfully. If you still have questions or need help, feel free to ask in the comment section.

Have a nice day!

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