We rely on our phones and tablets to run all kinds of applications – whether it’s games, messaging or video, our smartphones have gotten good enough to actually depend on for both work and entertainment. However, because we’re constantly switching between work and play, sometimes we can end up in strange situations where we have the volume turned up all the way when we shouldn’t, or have the volume set too low for what we’re doing now. But today, we’ll show you a nice tool that can help fix this problem by letting you individually set the volume for each of your apps!
In order to accomplish this, we’ll be using the free app “App Volume Control”, which you can download by following this link. As we mentioned, the app itself is free, even though some of the features are locked behind the Premium version. However, for our purposes, the free version will do. Start by opening the app, and you should see this screen:
In order for the app to work, you need to enable its service, which you can do by tapping the first button. The configuration screen will change depending on your version of Android, but it should look something like this:
Just tap “App Volume Control Service” to be taken to the following screen, where you can enable it:
Once you enable everything, you’ll see the main interface of the app. It might take a second, but eventually you will be presented with a list of all of your currently installed apps:
Next to each app is a toggle, which enables volume control for that app in particular. So, let’s try it with a simple one, YouTube. Simply scroll down and tap over the YouTube app, and you’ll be taken to the configuration screen:
Here is where the magic happens. As you can see, there are a bunch of toggles for defining the volume, and they are separated into the same categories as the native Android controls, letting you specify the media, ringer, etc. Above, you can see that we are currently on the “When Starting” tab, so any changes that we apply here will take place once you start up the app. Let’s change the volume for YouTube – tap on any of the toggles to enable that slider and set it to the volume you would like to have when the app starts:
As you can see, you can set it so that when YouTube opens, for example, volume is automatically set at max. You can check that it works by opening YouTube – a message should appear letting you know that your settings have been applied:
Going back to the app, you can switch tabs to choose what happens when you close the app. Restoring the old volume is the default option, so even if you set YouTube to max volume, as soon as you hit the home button, the volume will go back to the value it was at before:
So, as you can see, the app is pretty simple to use – just set the volume sliders for an app and then choose what happens when you close it. Couldn’t get any easier. I find this app especially useful for when you’re at work but want to check on YouTube during the break, for example. In that case, using this app makes sure that when you exit the app and get back to work, the volume is set back to silence, and you can use this for all kinds of apps, like games or Spotify. Any questions or doubts? Feel free to let us know in the comment section below!