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Samsung S22 Bluetooth Volume Low – What Can I Do

Volume is low on your Bluetooth device when connected to your Galaxy S22? Apple these fixes!
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Among the sound problems on Samsung Galaxy S22 devices, the low Bluetooth volume has become annoying and hard to solve for a lot of users who use the devices.

Most users who reported this issue were using Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. They said they had tried turning the volume up to clear the device cache. None of it worked for them.

But not for our readers.

Is your Samsung S22 Bluetooth volume low? No worries because In this guide, you will learn how to fix it without sending your phone back to the service center.

Note: Solutions in this guide will work on any Samsung Galaxy S22 model (S22, S22 Plus, S22 Fe, and S22 Ultra models.)

Editor’s note: We created these instructions using a Samsung Galaxy S22 running Android 12. Depending on your device’s software version, some steps and menu positions may look slightly different.

Why Bluetooth Audio Volume is Low on My Galaxy S22?

If you wonder why the Bluetooth volume is so low, there are 2 main reasons.

  1. Your Galaxy S22.
  2. The Bluetooth device.

Either your phone or the Bluetooth device causes the low volume issue. If we look at the Galaxy S22;

  1. Misconfigurations can cause Bluetooth to play audio at low levels.
  2. Some Bluetooth devices have a controller app that needs to be downloaded. Without the app, the device won’t function properly and cause a low volume issue.
  3. Glitches and bugs in the Android system.

On the other hand, if we take the Bluetooth device you are trying to work with;

  1. Is incompatible with your S22.
  2. The device’s volume level is set to low.
  3. It has a volume-limiting feature.
  4. If the device has a hardware failure, you will experience low volume when playing audio on that device.

Therefore, we need to check and troubleshoot both devices in order to fix the issue. Let’s see how you can do that.

Fix 01: Restart the Bluetooth Device and Your Galaxy S22

The first step of troubleshooting is restarting both devices. When you do a restart, both devices get refreshed and can fix the audio issue.

Restart your Galaxy S22 and the Bluetooth device. Then pair the device with your phone to serif it works.

Restart phone

Fix 02: Remove the Bluetooth Device and Pair It Again

When you pair a Bluetooth device, the information and configurations of the device are stored on the device. 

If the pairing did not complete successfully, the Bluetooth device wouldn’t work as it supposed to be. To fix this, you can re-pair the device with your Galaxy S22, and here is how you can do it.

  1. Go to Settings and tap on Connections.
  2. Tap on “Bluetooth”.
Connections - bluetooth
  1. You will see the paired Bluetooth devices. Tap the gear icon next to your device.
Bluetooth device setting
  1. Tap on “unpair”.
Unpair bluetooth device
  1. Turn on Bluetooth and pair the device again.

After you pair the device, play audio to check the volume.

Fix 03:  Turn Off Absolute Volume

Absolute volume is a feature that comes with your Galaxy S22. Its purpose is to reduce the actual volume for high noise levels.

However, this feature has a downside too. Especially, this can cause low volume for specific Bluetooth devices.

Therefore you can turn off the absolute volume feature to see if it can fix the issue. Simply follow these steps;

  1. Go Settings.
  2. Scroll down and tap on developer options. (Check this guide on how to enable the developer option on your device).
  3. Scroll down and find the “Absolute volume”, then toggle off the button next to it.
Disable absolute volume
  1. Restart your phone.
Restart phone
  1. Connect the Bluetooth device.

Fix 04: Check the Bluetooth Device With Another Phone

Have you tested the Bluetooth device by connecting to another phone? If not, it is time to do it.

Hardware failures like faulty speakers are a common problem when it comes to Bluetooth audio devices. The best way to test this is by connecting the device to a computer or another phone.

If you hear the sound louder than when connected to your Galaxy S22, then you can follow the rest of the solution.

But if the volume is still very low even after being connected to another phone or computer, that could mean the Bluetooth device has a hardware issue. You should take the device to repair or return it to the seller.

Fix 05: Tweak the Audio Profile of Your Galaxy S22

Under developer options, you can change the default audio settings on your Galaxy S22 that are unavailable under sound settings.

These changes can fix the incompatibility of the audio profile and give a boost to the Bluetooth volume. 

Here is how to tweak the audio settings.

  1. Go to Settings > Developer options.
  2. Scroll down to the audio section.
  3. Set the audio codec to SBC.
  4. Change the “Bluetooth AVRCP version” to 1.6 or 1.7.
  5. Set the “Bluetooth PBAP” to Version 1.2.
Tweak bluetooth settings
  1. Then Restart the device.

After you restart the phone, go ahead and check the volume to see if it works.

Fix 06: Use a Volume Booster

You can install an app like the Volume Booster GOODEV to give some extra boost to the volume.

However, these apps can cause audio distortions as well. Therefore, instead of increasing the volume all the way up, gradually increase the volume without hurting the audio quality.

  1. Download and install Volume Booster GOODEV from the Play Store.
  2. Open the app and increase the volume level to 100.
  3. Connect the device and move the volume boost slider slowly and increase the volume as you want.
Volume booster app

Wrapping Up

Solutions given in this guide are tested by ourselves, and the other solutions are found in the research we did on this problem. We hope this guide helped you to fix the Bluetooth volume low issue on your Samsung Galaxy S22.

Which solution worked for you? Send us your feedback using a comment. If you have any questions, leave a comment here, and we will be there to help you.

Have a nice day!

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