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How to adjust the left-right volume balance in iOS 13

How to adjust the left-right volume balance in iOS 13

Short guide:

  1. Tap the Settings icon to open the Settings app.
  2. Scroll down and tap Accessibility.
  3. On the Accessibility screen, tap Audio/Visual.
  4. Adjust the slider under Balance, moving it left to add more volume to the left ear, and right to add more volume to the right ear.


The left-right balance slider before and after adjustment

This section takes you through adjusting the left-right volume balance in iOS 13, with pictures of the screen to help.

Find the Accessibility settings

1. Tap on the Settings icon to open the Settings app, then scroll down and tap Accessibility.

Launch the Settings app and tap Accessibility

Go to the Audio/Visual settings

2. Scroll down through the Accessibility settings to the Hearing section and tap Audio/Visual.

Scroll down to Hearing and tap Audio/Visual

Adjust the left-right balance

3. Now adjust the slider under Balance. Move it to the left to shift volume from the right ear to the left ear, or to the right to shift volume from the left ear to the right.

Adjust the volume in each ear using the Balance slider

Switch to Mono Audio

4. If you struggle with stereo sound in movies, games or music due to missing instruments, voices or effects in your weaker ear, try switching to mono audio. Tap the toggle switch next to Mono Audio and you'll get the same sound output in each speaker, or in each ear if you wear headphones or a hearing aid.

Tap the Mono Audio toggle switch to get the same sound in each speaker or each ear
Created on: August-06-2021

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