One of those issues users reported was their MacBooks audio volume, specifically, suddenly being too low. Sometimes, their problem has nothing to do with your Macs volume, and the volume settings in the app that you are using are the culprit. If you are experiencing issues while using a specific app, make sure that your apps volume levels are neither too loud nor muted, since different apps have their own volume settings for sound and/or video. When you notice the speaker volume getting lower when using an app, make sure the volume level in said app is not muted or lower.
If your external speakers include a volume knob, be sure the volume is properly set or turned on. You might also want to return and check your output settings, making sure that you are using the Macs internal speakers. Make sure audio output is set to a proper device, or select use your Macs internal speakers, to eliminate any other hardware issues. Access Sounds under your system settings and ensure that the TVs speakers are selected as your Output Device.
The first step is to go into your System Preferences and find the Sound icon, which looks like a cone of speakers. Click on the Apple Menu at the top-left, choose System Preferences, and then choose Sound. On a Mac, head into System Preferences, click Sounds, and then click Output. Under Choose device for audio output, click MacBook speakers, MacBook Air speakers, or MacBook Pro speakers, depending on which type of laptop you have.
If you go to System Preferences > Sounds, you can look at the options for output, which likely lists multiple device options for sound output. If there is an Output option that looks like it is for a software application, and you choose that, it could be the reason the sound is not working on your Mac. If you look at the Sound settings, you see USB devices selected instead of built-in speakers, and you cannot change that, unplug all USB devices from the Mac and try again. If there is not any software audio driver interfering with the Macs output, there is nothing connected to your headphone jack, USB, or Thunderbolt ports, and your sound is still failing, your next step is to reboot your sound controller.
If your software seems set up properly, and you have not experienced any issues with any external hardware or ports, you might need to reboot the Core Audio (which may also be called your audio controller). If you tried all the above, but nothing seems to be helping, then you will need to reset the Macbooks sound interface. If you are still not hearing audio out of your computers internal speakers after updating the computers software, then look at the audio settings.
If you are experiencing issues with your Macs speaker volume, this is most likely a software-related problem. Internal hardware problems can cause the speakers to have lower volume, or for the MacBook to sound different than before (New MacBook Pro/Air). Sometimes, user-related issues such as Apple Macs do not pass sound from either the internal speakers through, or the external speakers do not work in Macs for a variety of reasons.
There might be a problem in one of MacBooks specific sound interfaces that could cause a variety of errors that result in distorted, degraded audio quality. Sound issues coming out of a Mac are typically a result of a wrong software setting, but they may also stem from hardware issues. As you can see, there are all kinds of software and hardware issues that can make the volume levels on your Mac go too low, or go missing entirely.
The most common reasons why the speakers in MacBook are too quiet are incorrect volume settings, loose hardware connections, apps that are overriding your settings, outdated OS versions, or you may need to reboot your sound drivers. Two pretty common reasons why you are getting lower-than-desired sound are that the volume buttons on the MacBook do not work, or that the balance is tilted toward either your left or right speakers. Sound may stop working on the MacBook at any time, for various reasons.
One common, and frustrating, problem that can occur with the Mac is if sound comes out too low, or at all. A very common, and most easily-solved, problem is making sure the hardware volume is not accidentally turned down on the Mac. Let us talk about why it is important to check regularly for MacOS updates to avoid issues such as the volume not working on your MacBook Pro, or your MacBook speakers not working.
Another settings problem is usually caused by strange configuration changes MacOS makes to audio output, if you have some specific software loaded onto your Mac. In most cases, it is likely your audio output is simply set to the wrong source, or the volume is too low. Try playing sounds through a different app to determine whether your problem is really specific to one app or setting. If your interference is occurring only when using a particular app, you will have to look at individual settings in that app, since many apps like Safari or iTunes have their own dedicated volume controls, which might be set differently than the system volume settings by default.
If, for instance, you cannot hear sound coming out of your Safari videos, check to ensure audio is not muted by clicking on the volume controls within your videos. If the volume control is not displayed on the menu bar, head into System Preferences, select Sounds, then the Outputs tab, and choose your Bluetooth speaker or headphones. If your Mac does not have volume controls, whether using your keyboard or sliders on the menu bar or in System Preferences, they may be stuck at “Mute”. If the output volume slider is set low, move it right and check the audio again.
On macOS MacOS Monterey and earlier: click the Apple logo in the top Mac menu > System Preferences > Sounds > OutPut tab > In-wall speaker [TryPe is built-in] should be selected using the maximum volume slider. On MacOS Ventura- Go to Apple Logo > System Settings > Sound > Output > Choose the Internal Speaker Name and set Output Volume to Max. If that has no impact on the audio quality, then set the MacBook to Play a Song or Music Playlist. We have been on tenterhooks when hearing the speaker volume on our MacBooks regularly too low, whether it is for Skype, browsing through other web platforms, watching movies, or playing sound files, either online or offline, with various types of sounds and alerts.
Why is my Mac not playing sound loudly?
Look at the system preferences: Click Sound in System Preferences. Select Internal Speakers from the Output tab by clicking on it. Verify that Mute is not muted next to Output Volume (there should be no tick in the checkbox). Ensure that the Output Volume slider is in the proper position.
Why is my highest volume so low?
Your phone speaker could become clogged even after turning the volume all the way up if the volume doesn’t rise. The speaker’s output will be reduced if the net mesh gets blocked with dust and/or oils. Net mesh is often used to cover speakers. For this to work, the speaker needs to be cleaned.