What is Dolby Atmos and how to activate it?

Last Update date : Jun 24. 2022

In this FAQ:      
• What is Dolby Atmos?

• How to activate Dolby Atmos feature


What is Dolby Atmos?

Dolby Atmos is a surround sound technology that brings you 3D cinematic experience. This is a new level of audio experience on Samsung Galaxy S9/9+. It was first used in cinema and increasingly available on TVs and home entertainment devices.  Benefits to S9/S9+ are:      

• Immersive virtual surround sound effect

• Richer audio experience for movies, music and voice

• Supports both headphone and stereo speakers

How to activate Dolby Atmos?

1 Go to Settings > Tap Sounds and Vibration

Tap Settings

2 Scroll down and look for Sound quality and effects > Tap on Dolby Atmos

Tap Sound quality and effects


Enable dolby Atmos

3 4 options are available: Auto, Movie, Music and Voice

Four options to choose from

4 Select your preferred option or keep default setting at Auto

You can also quickly activate Dolby Atmos from the notification panel:

1 Open the notification panel by dragging the status bar downwards
2 Tap on the 3 vertical dots menu button on the top right > Tap Button order

Tap on the 3 vertical dots

3 Drag the Dolby Atmos icon into the quick settings panel and now you can easily activate or deactivate the Dolby Atmos feature

Drag the Dolby Atmos icon into the quick settings panel


Click done, once the Dolby Atmos icon is placed in the quick settings panel

Dolby Atmos sound technology is also available on Samsung Soundbar.

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