How To Customize And Lock Maximum Volume Limit On Your iOS Device


Kids these days are prone to loud music. Headphones are the main source of loud audio that reaches their ears without disturbing anyone else. In response to loud music, some users are affected by hearing loss. While media consumption keeps your kids occupied to some extent, it would be better to make it safe for their ears. If you own an iOS device or plan on getting one, we will show you how to set and lock maximum volume limit. So lets get to it.

Set And Lock Maximum Volume Limit On iOS

The steps are fairly simple and it only requires the iOS device, whether it be an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Follow the steps provided below carefully and set a limit to your maximum volume.

  • Navigate to the stock Settings app on your iOS device.
  • Scroll down to the Music tab and select Volume Limit.
  • In the Volume Limit screen, you will see a slider, adjust the maximum volume, according to your preference or what you feel is right.

This is it to set the maximum volume limit on your iOS device. The limit will only be applied to audio output when the headphones have been plugged in. The audio from the device's speakers would not be affected. However, your kids would probably want to tune up the music without your consent. This would get us nowhere. So what we're about to guide you is even simpler. You can simply lock the maximum volume limit to keep them from changing it back. Here's how you can do it.

  • Navigate to the stock Settings app, again.
  • Scroll down to General and select Restrictions. If this is the first time that you're using restrictions, you will have to create a unique passcode.
  • Scroll down to Volume Limit, once you have created the passcode and entered it in the Restriction preferences.
  • Now, select Don't Allow Changes.

This is it. You have locked the maximum volume limit to your desired place. Now, the volume slider will be locked in place if someone attempts to change it.

These are simple adjustment steps that will benefit you or your kid's hearing. Sometimes users don't realize the loudness of their media. This guide will eventually help them get used to normal loudness and prevent them from any hearing loss that might incur.

This is it for now, folks. Stay tuned for more guides and how-to's on iOS and OS X. As for now, share your thoughts in the comments section below.