Useful audio settings on the Galaxy phone including Separate app sound

Last Update date : Apr 23. 2021

There are many useful audio settings on the Galaxy device. You can adjust and apply features that are just right for you. Also, you can play multiple Bluetooth devices or multiple apps at once.

Before you try the recommendations below, be sure to check if your device's software and related apps are updated to the latest version. Please check the following steps for how to update your mobile device's software.  

Step 1. Go to Settings > Software update.

Step 2. Tap on Download and install.

Step 3. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Set the device to play media sound from a specific app on the connected Bluetooth speaker or headset. For example, you can listen to the Navigation app through your device’s speaker while listening to playback from the Music app through the vehicle’s Bluetooth speaker.

Step 1. Open the Settings.

Step 2. Select Sounds and vibration.

Step 3. Select Separate app sound.

Step 4. Tap the switch to turn on.

Step 5. Tap Select.

Step 6. Select the multimedia app you would like to hear sound from on a different device. Then, tap Back.

Step 7. Select the Audio device you want to use for this app. Bluetooth devices will only be shown while they’re connected. Then, tap Back.

Note: Separate app sound only works when the audio device selected is different from your device’s main audio output device.

Personalize sound by setting the device’s sound quality and effects.

Step 1. Open the Settings.

Step 2. Select Sounds and vibration.

Step 3. Select Sound quality and effects.

  • Dolby Atmos: Select a surround sound mode optimized for various types of audio, such as movies, music, and voice. With Dolby Atmos, you can experience moving audio sounds that flow all around you.

Step 1. Select the Dolby Atmos.

Step 2. Tap the switch to turn on and select your desired option.

  • Dolby Atmos for gaming: Experience the Dolby Atmos sound optimized for games while playing. Tap the switch to turn this on.
  • Equalizer: Select an option for a specific music genre and enjoy optimized sound.


Step 1. Select Equalizer.

Step 2. Select your desired option and adjust frequency.

  • UHQ upscaler: Enhance the sound resolution of music and videos when using wired earphones. Tap the switch to turn on when wired earphones are connected.
  • Adapt sound: Find the best sound for you and use it for calls, music, and video.


Step 1. Select Adapt sound.

Step 2. If needed, tap Allow, and then choose your age group.

Step 3. To hear a preview of the different options, tap the gear icon and then follow the on-screen instructions.

You can also create a sound profile based on your own hearing ability.

Step 1. Tap Personalize your sound, and then tap Start.

Step 2. Follow the on-screen instructions to take a hearing test and create your very own sound profile.

You can connect multiple pairs of Bluetooth devices to your mobile device. You can even listen on two different headsets simultaneously with Dual audio.

Step 1. Swipe down on your screen to access your Quick Panel and tap on Media.

Step 2. If you have more than one Bluetooth audio device connected, a circle will appear next to each one. Checking off the devices will allow you to play the same media on multiple devices simultaneously and easily adjust the volume.


  • Some features are available for certain models only due to hardware limitations, please check the settings in your device to see whether the function is available or not.
  • Device screenshots and menu may vary depending on the device model and software version.

If you are experiencing unusual behavior on Samsung mobiles, tablets, or wearables, you can send us a question in the Samsung Members app.  

This allows us to take a closer look at what is happening. The data is anonymized and only held for the duration of the investigation. 

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