How to Set the Music Volume Limit on an iOS Device

Posted in How To, iOS on 13/04/2017 by Chris Hauk


Let’s face it, kids love listening to music on their iOS devices. But we worry about the possible damage to their fragile eardrums and hearing as a result of listening to that music way too loud.

Luckily, Apple offers a “Volume Limit” feature on their iOS devices to help prevent hearing loss from listening to music at a too loud level via headphones.

How to Set The Music Volume Limit For iOS Devices

How to Set the Music Volume Limit on an iOS Device

1.) Load the Settings app.

2.) Find the “Music” menu option, and tap it.

3.) Scroll down the “Music” menu until you see the “Volume Limit” menu option. Tap that.

4.) On the “Volume Limit” screen you’ll see a volume slider bar. Simply drag the volume slider to the maximum volume you want the device to output.

Now, a user of the device can only adjust the volume as high as the preset limit allows, protecting their fragile eardrums from damage.

(This “how to” is an update to the one we published back in 2012.)

For more tips and tricks on how to make better use of your Mac, iOS device, Apple Watch, or Apple TV, be sure to visit the “How To” section of our website.

  •  iceman™

    this option should stay with password protection. Any kid could change that.


Chris Hauk

MacTrast Senior Editor, and self-described "magnificent bastard," Chris Hauk owns Phoenix Rising Services and writes for everyone's favorite "bad movie" website, Big Bad Drive-In.

His first Apple product was an iPod Classic 9 years ago, and he has since added a MacBook Pro, a number of iPads, iPhones, and multiple Apple TVs to his collection.

He lives somewhere in the deep Southern part of America. Yes, he has to pump in both sunshine and the Internet.