How To Set Specific Volume For Different Apps On Android

To have different volume levels for certain apps on your Android device makes total sense since every app has its own purpose. If you find it a little irksome changing the volume of your phone every time while you’re listening to music or talking to someone over Skype or answering a normal phone call, you now have an option to get rid of it.


There is an app known as App Volume Control available in play store which helps you customize the levels of volume for every application which you choose to open, and its sound output will be adjusted automatically according to your predilections. The app is available in both premium which costs for Rs. 61.0 and a free ad-supported version.

From the utility settings you can now set the volume levels for all the installed apps on your device like for the notifications, media, ring, alarm and system volume levels, which now can all be set independently.  So for instance, you could basically mute everything on your device but the video sounds while you’re watching YouTube.

When a particular app opens up, App Volume Control quickly recognizes it and sets the volume level accordingly built on the configuration which you’ve set. You can also have the volume settings to go back to their earlier state after the app is closed or prefer to entirely apply the new settings. There’s also an option to set a delay.

Once you download the app and finish installing it on your phone, go to the ‘Click here to go to the services configuration’ screen. It will then allow you enabling the app’s Accessibility plugin. So pick it from the list and turn it on. Now, go back to the main screen of the App Volume Control and there you can find all the installed apps in a list. Simply select an app to customize its volume levels and it will take you to a window that offers five categories of volume. You can turn them on or off according to your preferences and slide to set the volume level.

Note: You will be notified with a toast message every-time you open an app for which you have tweaked the volume levels using App Volume Control. However, you can disable this notification by turning off the ‘Notify with a notification’ after the app is launched.

Another thing to keep in mind is that, the App Volume Control cannot load your custom volume settings if you are running two different apps at the same time. It’s because of the limitation that Android has and hence would not allow you to use two different volume settings at the same time.

However, it is possible to manually regulate the volume levels from inside every application and supersede settings of the App Volume Control. You need to go to the tool’s settings page and configure the volume notifications and rank the playback music for instance – this could mean that while you listen to the music in the background, its volume would not be bothered by closing or opening of the other apps.

If you’ve already used App Volume Control, do share your experience in the comment section.

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by techtalks @TechTalks June 22, 2016 5:18 AM UTC


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