How to Enable Dolby Atmos on Your Galaxy S9

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Mar 26, 2018
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The AKG tuned speakers on the Samsung Galaxy S9 is arguably one of the best right now and offer a crystal clear audio output. However, for reasons known only to Samsung, both the headphones and speakers don’t perform at their peak potential. Both speakers are Dolby Atmos certified, but the functionality needs to be toggled on. It is very likely that you might be running your brand new S9 or S9+ without Dolby Atmos switched on, in case you missed it, here is how you switch it on.

The effect of Dolby Atmos on the speakers is instantly noticeable. On the loudspeakers, audio is significantly better spaced out over the two speakers, augmenting the stereo effect and on the AKG earphones, Dolby Atmos’ most audible effect is the increase in volume. The best part of the volume boost is that it doesn’t affect the audio quality. The stereo effect is enhanced on the earphones as well, and so is the bass, for all you bass heads out there.

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To better fine-tune your audio experience, Samsung lets you choose from three different Dolby Atmos settings depending on the kind of media. The options are Movie, Music, and Voice. There’s an Auto mode as well, where the phone determines the best setting. We’d recommend you leave it at that if you can’t be bothered to navigate back to the menu. Otherwise, feel free to experiment and find out which mode works best for you.

To turn on Dolby Atmos, go into the phone’s settings, tap Sounds and vibration, scroll down to find and tap Sound quality and effects, then enable Dolby Atmos by using the toggle next to the setting. That’s all that there is to it. It’s a bit puzzling as to why Samsung would go through the trouble of getting Dolby Atmos certification and deliberately switching it off. I guess we’ll know soon enough. Let us know in the comments how your experience with Dolby Atmos on the Galaxy S9 has been.

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