Use Sound Amplifier

You can use Sound Amplifier on your Android device with wired headphones to filter, augment, and amplify the sounds in your environment.

Step 1: Download Sound Amplifier

Download Sound Amplifier on Google Play.

Step 2: Turn on Sound Amplifier

  1. Open your device's Settings app Settings app.
  2. Tap Accessibility, then tap Sound Amplifier.
  3. Tap Use service
  4. To accept the permissions, tap OK

Step 3: Start and stop Sound Amplifier

  1. Connect wired headphones to your Android device.
  2. At the bottom of your screen, tap the Accessibility button Accessibility
    • If there's no Accessibility button on your screen, tap Sound Amplifier Sound Amplifier, or learn how to find the Accessibility button
    • If you've turned on more than one accessibility tool that uses the Accessibility button, touch and hold the button to switch between tools.

Change Sound Amplifier settings

You can change the loudness and tuning levels to adjust to your current environment.

  1. Open your device's Settings app Settings app.
  2. Tap Accessibility, then tap Sound Amplifier.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Review and change audio or microphone settings. 
  5. Optional: To apply settings to the right and left audio independently, tap Adjust left and right settings.

Tips:

  • Try changing the Boost and Fine tuning controls to find the setup that works best for you. 
  • To open Sound Amplifier settings quickly, swipe down from the top of your screen and tap the Sound Amplifier notification.