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How To Turn Up Siri Volume on AirPods

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Picture this – you are going through a rigorous workout, music blaring, and you receive an important notification. No worries, Siri will read it back to you. Huh, what’s that? Can’t hear a thing? Well, that’s because Siri’s volume on your AirPods is too low. 

Quick Answer

To turn up Siri’s volume on your AirPods, simply invoke the assistant using “Hey Siri” or press your iPhone’s lock button. After doing so, tell Siri to speak louder, and the volume will change instantly.

In this article, we will discuss all the different ways you can increase Siri’s volume on your AirPods.

Changing Siri’s Volume

In case you didn’t know, Siri’s volume setting is independent of your iPhone’s volume settings. So, you could have a very loud video playing while Siri would sound extremely quiet and vice versa.

However, there is no direct way for you to change the volume yet. In essence, you cannot hop onto settings and change Siri’s volume. You can only do so with your Media/Ringer settings.

Annoyingly then, you’ll have to resort to one of these methods in order to turn up Siri’s volume on your AirPods.

From Your iPhone

If you change Siri’s volume directly from your iPhone, the same setting will not apply to your headphones. So, you’ll need to repeat the same process if you wish to have the same volume for audio devices connected to your phone.

To change the volume of Siri on your iPhone, invoke it by either long-pressing the lock button or saying, “Hey Siri.” After doing so, use your volume sliders as you would normally and reduce or increase the volume to your liking.

From Your AirPods

With this option, you’ll be able to change Siri’s volume from your AirPods or any other Bluetooth/wired connected audio device. This option remains the same for all devices. So, whether you change your volume from an AirPods Pro and then move over to your AirPods Max, the volume will remain the same.

Info

When moving from devices that have a very drastic difference in overall volume, for example, your headphones compared to a large Bluetooth speaker, you might need to change the volume of Siri on one of these devices. 

That said, here’s how you can turn up Siri’s Volume on your AirPods, AirPods Pro, or AirPods Max:

  1. Invoke Siri by saying “Hey Siri” or by double-tapping either the right or left AirPod.
  2. Once you hear Siri’s voice, you can tell it to “Speak Louder” or “Speak Lower.”
  3. After doing so, you should change a drastic increase or decrease in Siri’s voice.

As of now, there is no finetuning in Siri’s voice. You can’t have Siri’s voice change by a few percentages or move up a level. Instead, you’ll just have to keep issuing the “Speak Louder” or “Speak Lower” command until you hit the spot. 

Warning

If you use commands like “Speak Louder By 10%” or “Speak Slightly Louder,” Siri will not change its internal voice volume but will instead affect the overall media volume of the device. Therefore, you’ll have to stick to the two commands mentioned above and nothing else. 

From our experience, issuing the command twice seems to do the trick. If Siri seems to be too loud, use the “Speak Lower” command twice, and so on. While this can be annoying, it is the only way for you to be able to turn up the volume on your AirPods as of yet.

Summary

While a tedious process, there are two methods you can use to increase or decrease the volume of Siri on your device. When using your AirPods, using the “Speak Lower” or “Speak Louder” command will work.

On the other hand, to increase the volume of Siri on your iPhone, all you need to do is invoke it by saying, “Hey Siri,” use the same commands as above, or change the volume using the rocket. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I increase Siri’s volume on my AirPods?

To increase your volume, invoke Siri by saying Hey Siri or by double-tapping on your AirPods. Now, say “Speak Higher,” and your device’s volume will be altered. Remember, this volume is not correlated to your media volume whatsoever.

Why can’t I hear Siri on my AirPods?

You have either turned off Siri completely through your iPhone’s settings or have reduced its volume to a very low amount. So, head to your “Settings” and make sure Siri is enabled. Also, ask Siri to “Speak Louder” and try invoking it again.

How do I activate Siri on AirPods Pro?

Long press the stem of your AirPods to activate Siri on your AirPods Pro. Or, you can just say “Hey Siri” to activate the voice assistant as well. If the stem method does not work, you’ll need to enable the option by heading to Bluetooth > AirPods Pro.

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