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How to Disable Absolute Volume on Google Pixel 7

This post will walk you through activating an advanced feature in the Developer options menu that prompts the newest Google Pixel smartphone to disable absolute volume whenever volume issues occur when Bluetooth pairing. Here’s a quick guide to disable absolute volume on the Google Pixel 7 smartphone.

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Not all Android devices are compatible with the absolute volume control and therefore, unexpected audio issues may be encountered when using them with a Bluetooth device or accessory. To prevent and/or fix these problems, disabling the absolute volume control is recommended.

Depicted below is the actual process of disabling absolute volume on the newest Google Pixel smartphone. Feel free to refer to this guide when needed.

  1. Whenever you’re ready, navigate to the Home screen or Apps screen and then tap on Settings. 

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    Alternatively, you can launch the Settings app menu by tapping on the same gear icon from the quick settings panel. Doing so will load up the Settings app menu with all inbuilt features and system functions.

  2. While in the Settings menu, scroll to find and then tap System.

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    Another menu opens with system-related features.

  3. Scroll down to the bottom section and then tap Developer Options. Please note that the Developer Options only becomes visible in the System settings menu when it’s already unlocked.

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    If it isn’t there, then you will need to enable it beforehand. You can refer to a separate guide on how to unlock the Galaxy Z Flip4’s developer options menu, if necessary. Just do a quick search using relevant keywords on this site.

  4. Once you’re in the Developer Options menu, scroll to find the option to Disable absolute volume.

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    Once you find it, just tap to turn on the switch next to it. Doing so activates that Android feature that automatically disables the absolute Bluetooth volume function.

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When enabled, this feature disables the Bluetooth absolute volume feature in case of volume issues with remote devices such as unacceptably loud volume or lack of control.

What is Absolute Volume and how does it work?

Android smartphones running on the latest OS versions now feature a setting referred to as Bluetooth absolute volume. Such a feature is paired with the system volume on the Android device with the volume of the Bluetooth audio device or accessory that’s connected to it. This allows you to manage volume on both or either device in one place.

Android features like the Absolute Bluetooth Volume can help you save time and effort from adjusting or controlling the volume of the Bluetooth accessory and your phone volume separately.

The Absolute Bluetooth Volume feature works by letting the phone send audio information through the Android system. To match the volume, the system will edit the audio information accordingly. After doing all necessary edits, the phone controls the volume of the Bluetooth device to ensure that accurate volume is achieved.

But just like any other system features, the Absolute Bluetooth volume also has some downsides. And bumping into some unwanted audio issues is among the prevalent concerns. 

Problems like this usually occur when pairing a Bluetooth device that doesn’t support absolute volume control with your Android smartphone. This is when disabling absolute volume comes in handy.

And that’s how to disable absolute volume on the Google Pixel 7 smartphone.

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