How to Set Specific Volume for Different Apps on Android

How To Set Specific Volume for Different Apps on Android

There are no universal volume settings for each app in your Android phone. You need to adjust the volume of every app according to your needs before using them. For example, you may like to listen to music loud, but the bashing sound of a video game may not be pleasing at full volume.

If you find it annoying to adjust the volume every time you switch to another app, then you might wan’t to automate the process. App Volume Control is one such app that will give you full control over your app’s volume to automatically adjust it as soon as you launch an app. Let’s see how App Volume Control can make your life easier.

Setting Up App Volume Control

Download App Volume Control and launch it. You will be prompted to turn on “App Volume Control Service” in your phone’s Accessibility settings. Just tap on the prompt, and you will be directed to Accessibility settings. Now tap on “App Volume Control Service” to turn this feature on. By enabling this you will let App Volume Control know when an application is started and give custom notifications of volume change.


Once enabled, go back to App Volume Control to find a big list of apps. This list contains all third-party apps and system apps/services, so you may find many apps that may not make sense to you. If you only want to adjust the volume for third-party apps, then tap on the “Gear” icon above and turn off “Show system apps” in the settings. Now you will only see apps that you have personally downloaded.


While you are in the settings you should also tweak a few other options. You can specify if you want to receive a notification or vibrate an alert whenever the volume is adjusted. Also, you can enable “Prioritize Music Playback” to not adjust the app volume while music is playing.

Set Volume for an App

Tap on any app in the main interface to open options to adjust its volume. There you will see five types of volume to adjust, including:

  • Media: The sound of a standard application when you open it.
  • Ring: The sound that you hear when someone calls you.
  • Alarm: Sound of your phone’s Alarm.
  • Notifications: Sound of app notifications or text messages, like Viber message alert.
  • System: Sound of a phone’s system, like taps and swipes, etc.


You can tap on the toggle button at the top of each volume type to turn it on and adjust it. If you do not turn on any of the volume types, the default volume will be used instead.


Apart from five different volume types, you can also create profiles for up to three sound output types including Speakers, Headset and Bluetooth. While using any of these sound output sources, the specified sound settings will be used.


You can create separate profiles for when an app is started and when an app is closed. Switch to the “When Closing” tab, and you will see options to adjust the volume as you desire when an app is closed. By default, it is set to switch the volume back to default, but you can change it if required. Once you are done adjusting the “When Starting” and “When Closing” volumes, click on the “Save” icon at the top right corner of the screen to save the settings.


Now you will see that the volume settings for that specific app will be toggled on. Whenever you open that specific app, the volume will be automatically adjusted, and you will be notified. If you would like to stop automatic volume adjustment, just tap on the toggle button next to the app, and it will turn off without messing with the customized settings.


Repeat the process with all of your desired apps to automatically adjust their volume.


It can be really annoying to adjust the volume every time you switch to another app, and you are also unable to set the perfect volume every time. App Volume Control will help you adjust volume automatically and give you some extra options to take full control of the app volume. How do you manage your Android’s app volume? Let us know in the comments.

Karrar Haider

Karrar is drenched in technology and always fiddles with new tech opportunities. He has a bad habit of calling technology “Killer”, and doesn't feel bad about spending too much time in front of the PC. If he is not writing about technology, you will find him spending quality time with his little family.

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