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How Do I Stop Apps From Lowering The Volume (Android)?

How Do I Stop Apps From Lowering The Volume (Android)?

Is the volume of your Android device automatically lowering down? Are you unable to have a good listening experience due to app notifications? 

A simple way to solve this problem is to enable the “Do not Disturb” mode on your Android. To turn on the “Do not Disturb” feature on your Android:

  1. Go to Settings > Notifications > Do not disturb
  2. Turn on “Do not disturb”

However, there are also other ways you can use to stop apps from lowering the volume on your Android device.

How do I keep Android notifications from interrupting music?

Android notifications can disrupt your music experience by lowering the volume for 1-2 seconds. This results from a feature called “Audio Ducking” which allows individual app notifications to turn the volume down automatically.

Here are two ways of avoiding this mood buster:

Method 1: Do Not Disturb mode

The first approach for stopping Android notifications from interrupting music is to enable “Do not disturb” (DND) mode on your Android device. This mode lets you silence your phone completely.

The DND feature allows you to mute app notifications, phone calls, text messages, etc. However, you can set up exceptions to pick and choose what to mute and what not to.

Follow these steps to turn the DND feature on:

  1. Go to Settings > “Notifications” 
  2. Scroll down and select “Do not Disturb”
  3. Toggle on DND

You can also turn on Do Not Disturb mode in Android from the notifications panel, as follows:

  1. Swipe down to open your notifications panel
  2. Swipe left to find DND
  3. Tap to toggle on 

See also: Can’t Turn Off Do Not Disturb On Android

Method 2: notification sound

An alternative to using “Do not Disturb”, which will silence many things on your phone, is to turn off notification sound off your Android device. This will prevent notifications from lowering the volume when music is playing.

Follow these steps to turn your notifications sound off:

  1. Go to Settings > Notifications
  2. Choose “Notification Sound”
  3. Select “Mute”

This method will not only stop Android notifications from interrupting the music, you can also set the timer for how long you want your notifications muted.

Here are the steps to set the timer for notifications:

  1. Go to Settings > Notifications > “Notification sound”
  2. Select “Mute”
  3. Turn on “Temporary Mute”
  4. Tap “Mute for” > “Select custom”
  5. Choose how long you want your notifications muted

See also: How To Mute Apps On Android and iPhone

How do I stop WhatsApp from lowering volume?

WhatsApp notification sound can lower the volume of your Android smartphone when you’re listening or watching something on your phone.

Here’s how to prevent it:

  1. Open Whatsapp > tap the three dots at the top 
  2. Select Settings > tap Notifications
  3. Choose “Notifications Tone” under the messages section
  4. Select the “Silent” radio button

The above steps will turn off Whatsapp notifications. As a result, whenever you receive a new Whatsapp notification, your Android phone volume will not be lowered.

Also follow these same steps to turn WhatsApp notifications back on – only in the last step, deselect the “Silent” option and choose a particular notification sound instead.

How do I stop Spotify from lowering volume?

Here steps you can follow to stop Spotify notifications from lowering the volume on your Android device:

  1. Go to Settings > “Apps.”
  2. In the apps list, scroll down to find the Spotify app
  3. Tap “Spotify” > Notifications
  4. Select “Deliver quietly.”

By enabling “Deliver quietly”, Spotify notifications sound will automatically be muted. While you’ll still be able to see new notifications from Spotify, they will no longer lower your phone’s volume.

Conversely, if you are listening to music on Spotify and do not want your phone notifications to interrupt, you can simply mute all the notifications, as follows:

  1. Go to Settings > Notifications
  2. Scroll down and choose “Notification Sound” 
  3. Select “Mute”

How do I stop Skype from lowering the volume of other apps?

Skype notifications and calls can decrease the volume of other apps like Youtube or Soundcloud. To prevent this from happening, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Settings > “Apps”
  2. Scroll down the list and tap on the Skype app
  3. Choose Notifications
  4. Select “Deliver quietly.”

You can also turn off “Show Notifications” if you do not wish to receive notifications from skype in the notifications panel. To do that, turn off the “Show Notifications” option in the Notifications section:

  1. Settings >”Apps”
  2. Skype app > Notifications
  3. Turn off “Show Notifications” 

How do I stop Discord from lowering volume?

Here is a simple way to stop Discord notifications from lowering your Android device volume:

  1. Go to Settings app > Apps
  2. Choose Discord > Notifications
  3. Tap on “Deliver Quietly”

What is the best volume control app for Android?

There are several apps available on the Play Store that can help you control the volume of individual apps regardless of your phone’s audio settings.

Here is a list of some of the best volume control apps for Android:

There are a couple of good volume control apps available in the Play Store. App Volume Control is considered one of the best for controlling the volume on your Android device in an advanced way,

One of the great features of this app is that no matter what your device’s volume settings are, you can still have different volume settings for different apps on your Android.

When you launch the app, you’ll see two different sections, installed applications and system apps.  It’s quite easy to find your desired app and control its internal volume.

You can also control the volume of any app while your Android phone is on speaker, headset, or Bluetooth.


Here are a few other popular volume control apps for Android:

How do I turn down volume for individual apps?

You can easily turn down or adjust the volume of individual apps by downloading the “App Volume Control” application on your Android.

Here is how to download this app:

  1. Launch the Play Store on your Android
  2. Enter “App Volume Control” in the search bar
  3. Select “App Volume Control” by SpyCorp
  4. Tap Install

Now here’s how to set up this application to control individual apps volume:

  1. Open the app > tap on the configuration link in the home screen
  2. This will direct you to the “Do not Disturb permission” section
  3. Select “App Volume Control” > tap on “Allow Do not Disturb.”

Now, you need to allow control service to this app:

  1. Go to Setting > “Accessibility” 
  2. Tap “Installed apps” > select Volume Control App
  3. Turn the service to “On.”

Finally, you can now open the App Volume Control application and turn down or adjust the volume for individual apps.

For example, if you want to turn down the volume for the Messenger app, follow these steps:

  1. Open “App Volume Control”
  2. In Installed Apps, find and tap Messenger 
  3. Down the volume as desired

Why does my volume keep going down by itself Android?

See also: Why Is My Sound Low On Android?

There are usually two possible reasons why your volume goes down automatically:

  1. Your headphones/earphones are not compatible with your Android device
  2. You have a Media volume limit feature turned on

If your volume goes down while listening to audio on your headphones, first check that Media Volume Limit is turned off.

  1. Open Settings > Sounds and vibration
  2. Tap on Volume
  3. Tap the three dots > “Media volume limit”
  4. Turn off the setting

If this doesn’t solve the problem, try switching to another set of earphones on your device.

You can also try restarting your Android phone:

  1. Press and hold the Volume down and Power button simultaneously
  2. Tap Restart

In many cases, the issue will disappear.