How to Fix Low Volume on Windows 11 Headphones & Speakers

After the release of Windows 11, users have encountered various bugs, and one of them is the low audio problem. Many users have reported this issue, which they did not experience when using Windows 10.

Usually, the low audio problem in Windows does not stem from a physical issue with the audio device. Rather, it results from software-related issues within the system.

This article provides several effective troubleshooting methods to solve the low audio problem in Windows 11.

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Fix Low Volume on Windows 11 Speakers or Headphones

To resolve the low volume issue on Windows 11, follow the below-mentioned solution:

1. Check Windows Audio Source

Selecting the appropriate output device from the Action Center in Windows 11 can solve the low audio problem. To do so,

1. Press the Win + A keys simultaneously.

2. Click on the arrow associated with the audio bar.

3. Select the Headphone or Speaker device you wish to use for playback.

2. Set Your Audio Device as Default

Setting your preferred audio device as the default device is another effective way to fix the low audio problem in Windows 11. To do this,

1. Type Control Panel in the search bar and open it.

search and open control panel
search and open control panel

2. Select Hardware and Sound.

3. Here, click on the Sound option.

4. Afterward, go to the Playback tab, right-click on your preferred audio device (your headphone or speaker), and select Set as Default Device

5. Finally, click OK.

3. Use the Audio Troubleshooter

The Audio Troubleshooter is a built-in Windows utility that diagnoses and fixes potential sound-related issues automatically. To run this tool,

1. Press the Win + I keys to open Settings.

2. Select System, and then choose Troubleshoot.

3. Under the Options section, click on Other troubleshooters.

go to other troubleshooters
go to other troubleshooters

4. Click on the Run button associated with Playing Audio in the Most frequent section.

The troubleshooter will identify potential issues causing the low volume problem and fix them accordingly.

4. Update the Audio Driver

Outdated audio drivers can also cause issues like the low audio problem in Windows 11. To keep your hardware working with the latest version of your operating system, update your audio drivers.

1. Type Device Manager in the search area and open it.

2. Expand the Sound, video, and game controllers menu section by clicking on it.

3. Right-click on your audio driver, select Update driver, and follow the on-screen instructions to proceed.

4. If updating the drivers didn’t help, again right-click on the audio driver and select Uninstall device.

5. Turn off Windows Audio Enhancements

Audio enhancement packages aim to improve the sound quality and performance of Windows, but they are known to cause problems with audio and sound. Disabling these enhancements might fix the low audio problem in Windows 11. To disable them,

1. Launch Control Panel, select Hardware and Sound, and click on Sound.

2. Then, right-click on your preferred audio device, and select Properties.

3. Switch to the Enhancements tab and finally, check the Disable all enhancements box.

4. Click OK to save the changes.

We hope that the above troubleshooting methods helped you resolve the low audio issue on your Windows 11 device. If you continue to experience any problems with your device, don’t hesitate to seek additional help from a qualified technician or reach out to Microsoft support.

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Bhanu Pratap

Hi! I am Bhanu Pratap, co-founder of Yorker Media Group. A die-heart fan of tech and keeps track of every little happening of the same. When not writing, I usually keep myself busy on YouTube making and exploring new and awesome tech content.

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