Adjusting Volume on Samsung device

Last modified : Aug 06. 2019

Depending if you're in a noisy, crowded area or in a quiet library, you may want to turn up or down your volume fortunately, there are different ways of increasing or decreasing the volume on your Galaxy device. You can also enable settings like Use Volume keys for media to control the media volume by default. Simply click one of the following drop down menus to learn how to adjust the volume and increase incall volume on your Samsung Phone.

Please Note: Screenshots were captured from a Galaxy S10 operating on Android OS Version 9.0 (Pie), settings and steps may vary depending on your Galaxy device and Android OS Version.

For step-by-step instructions on customising your sound quality and effects check out our page How do I customise the Sound settings?

Using the Volume buttonsClick to Expand

One of the most simplist ways of adjusting the volume on your Galaxy phone or tablet is simply through the designated volume keys. Depending on the application you are in will also determine which volume setting you are adjusting. If you are watching a video and use the volume key, the media volume will either turn up or down, however if you are on your homescreen your ringtone volume may be adjusted.

Device layout - Volume keys, Bixby Key and Power Key

Please Note: The above model layout is the Galaxy S10+, device layout may vary depending on your Galaxy device.

1 Press the Volume key to increase or decrease the volume. If you want to adjust the volume for a particular setting, swipe down on the volume notification.
Swipe down on Voume notification
2 Drag the volume bar from left to right to increase or decrease the volume to your desired setting
Drag the volume bar from left to right to increase or decrease the volume to your desired setting

If you want to adjust the volume for System, Ringtone or Notifications ensure that you have enabled your Sound mode to sound instead of Vibrate or Mute. To enable this setting swipe down to access your Quick Settings and tap Sound Icon alternatively launch your Settings > Sounds and vibration > Sound Mode > Sound.

Increase In-call VolumeClick to Expand
1 When on a call, press the Volume key to increase or decrease the in-call volume.
When on a call press the volume keys to increase or decrease the in call volume

Please Note: You are only able to adjust the in-call volume when on a call.

Enabling Using Volume keys for MediaClick to Expand

By activiating Use Volume keys for media, you are able to control the media volume by default when you press the volume keys. There are two ways of enabling or disabling this function either through your Quick Settings panel or via your Sounds and vibration settings.


Using Quick Settings Panel

1 Press the Volume key and swipe down on the volume notification.
Swipe down on Voume notification
2 Toggle on Use Volume keys for media
Drag the volume bar from left to right to increase or decrease the volume to your desired setting

Using the Settings menu

1 Launch your Settings and select Sounds and vibration
Launch your Settings and select Sounds and vibration
2 Toggle on Use Volume keys for media
Toggle on Use Volume keys for media

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