How to activate Dolby Atmos on your Galaxy smartphone

Dolby Atmos

Many Galaxy smartphones feature the Dolby Atmos audio mode, which provides a high-quality 3D surround sound experience. In addition, sound modes are available to help you make the most out of your Galaxy experience.

 

On the Galaxy S9/ S9+, S10e, S10, S10+ and Note9 Dolby Atmos is available for both headphones and built-in stereo speakers.

 

On the rest of the models, you can enjoy powerful surround sound as soon as you connect headphones or external speakers to your smartphone.

 

Below you'll learn how to activate the sound enhancing modes in the settings or via the notification panel.

Activate Dolby Atmos through SettingsClick to Expand

Please note: To activate Dolby Atmos on models other than the Galaxy S9/ S9+, S10, S10e, S10+ and Note9, you need to connect headphones or external speakers first.

1 Tap “Settings” and open “Sounds and vibration”.
2 If you have Android version 9.0, tap “Advanced sound settings” and then “Sound quality and effects”. If you have a previous version, just tap “Sound quality and effects”.
Tap Sound quality and effects
3 Slide the “Dolby Atmos” switch to activate it.
Switch on Dolby Atmos
4 Additionally, there are different sound-effects available. If you wish to change the mode, tap “Dolby Atmos” and select an audio mode.
Soundalive modes

Please note: Some sound effects are not supported when Dolby Atmos is on.

Activate Dolby Atmos from notification panelClick to Expand

Please note: To activate Dolby Atmos on models other than the Galaxy S9/ S9+, S10e, S10, S10+ and Note9, you need to connect headphones or external speakers first.

1 Open the notification panel by sliding down from the top of the device. Expand the options in the notification panel.
Notification panel
2 Slide the notification panel to the left.
Expanded Notification panel
3 Tap “Dolby Atmos” to activate the function.
Dolby Atmos in the Notification panel

Please note: Sometimes white noise can be heard loudly when playing captured audio or video files with the Dolby Atmos feature activated. If this occurs, we recommend deactivating this function.

Activate Dolby Atmos for gamingClick to Expand

Dolby Atmos for gaming is available on the Galaxy S10e, S10, S10+ and Note9 with Android 9.0.

 

Get realistic Dolby Atmos sound automatically when you start playing games by sliding the “Dolby Atmos for gaming” switch to the right. 

Slide the Dolby Atmos for gaming switch
Activate Adapt SoundClick to Expand

Adapt sound is a feature that helps you find and set the sound that best suits your needs and uses it for calls, music and videos. 

Please note: Adapt sound may not work properly while Media volume sync is turned on in Bluetooth settings.

To find the best sound for you, follow the steps below: 

1 Tap “Settings” and open “Sounds and vibration”.
2 If you have Android version 9.0, tap “Advanced sound settings” and then “Sound quality and effects”. If you have a previous version, just tap “Sound quality and effects”.
3 Tap “Adapt Sound”.
4 Choose between the age ranges to select yours (eg. 30-60 years old).
Choose between the age ranges
5 If you wish to create your customised sound profile tap “Add personalised sound profile”.
Tap Add personalised sound profile
6 A hearing test will be performed to create this profile. Please connect your headphones and tap “Start”.
Tap Start

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