Absolute volume level in developer mode – why is it needed?

What is the absolute volume level in developer mode? How can I use it to fix problems with the sound of Bluetooth devices?

Many owners of Bluetooth headphones or speakers have encountered various problems when connecting a wireless device to their phone. The sound may be too quiet or too loud depending on the application where it is being used. Sudden drops in volume can also occur. Such problems are noticed when devices for different operating systems are paired, for example, an Android smartphone and headphones from Apple.

At first glance, it may seem that the problem lies in the wireless device. However, this is not always the case. The fact is that the volume level of Bluetooth headphones and other devices is controlled by the volume of the phone itself – it cannot exceed the maximum volume level of the mobile device. Developer mode allows you to change this setting, after which, in most cases, sound problems disappear.

How to disable absolute volume in developer mode?

To get started, developer mode must be activated. To do this, the user needs:

  1. Open your phone settings and select “About phone”.
  2. Among all the information, find the item “Build number” and click on it 5-7 times.
  3. In case of successful activation, a corresponding notification will be displayed below.

After that, you need to open the main page of the phone settings again and find the “For developers” section in it. There are a few steps left to follow:

  1. Scroll down and find the “Networks” section.
  2. Find the item “Disable absolute volume level” and activate the slider next to it.

The phone’s absolute volume level is now disabled, and the volume of Bluetooth devices will be adjusted separately.

If the problem is not resolved, it is recommended to reconnect the wireless device (headphones, speaker) and try again. It is also worth restarting the phone, as the settings may not take effect immediately.

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