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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by The Cap, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. The Cap

    The Cap Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Is it just my particular phone, or does the Galaxy Nexus have really low volume? I have everything on max and it's really quiet. It's not that it's super silent, it's just that you can't really hear it very well. Like I can barely hear my phone ring if I'm in a different room.

    Should I return the phone for a new one or is it like this on all the Galaxy Nexus'?


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  2. Crashumbc

    Crashumbc Android Expert

    It seems to be a common complaint. Some people (myself included) are using an app to boost the volume.

    The one I'm using is call "Volume+ (boost)"

    free version boosts to +4 (which is what I'm using)
    paid goes to +10
  3. BCM

    BCM Well-Known Member

    I have been using volume+ as well and think it helps a lot with this issue.
  4. kkl1993

    kkl1993 Well-Known Member

    I am pretty sure its everyones. Compared the speaker of the Nexus with my old Incredible, wow, the Nexus speakers are lowwwww!! I just downloaded the Volume+ app from the market, there is a slight jump in volume, but nothing compared to my old Incredible.
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  5. RustyNutz77

    RustyNutz77 Lurker

    Yeah, the speaker volume pretty much sucks. I'm sure it will be fixed with an update, but until then, buy volume+ from the market. Once installed, set the speaker volume to 8 or 9, it's big improvement. BTW...The free version only allows you to set the speaker volume to 4, which won't make much of a difference.
  6. gapi

    gapi Android Expert

    The volume+ does nothing for mine. I'm not alone, see the reviews posted on the market page.

    EDIT = Corrected after reading a post below from "Rons".
  7. reisb

    reisb Android Enthusiast

    Volume+ description says not to use if you are on stock ROM???
  8. gapi

    gapi Android Expert


    EDIT = Only need root for Earphone mod settings according to a post by "Rons".
  9. DEng66

    DEng66 Member

    Yeah, I tried the free version of Volume+ and it did nothing at the max setting of +4 so I went ahead and paid for the full version and at +7 (it goes to +10) there is a noticeable difference in volume. Between that and Lightflow to get custom LED colors for different notifications, I am a happy camper! Love this phone!
  10. zer0snap

    zer0snap Newbie

    I've tried Volume+ and it had no effect due to a stock ROM?!
    Shame really as if it wasn't for the LED notification, I would hardly notice when I receive a SMS. :(
  11. Rons

    Rons Member

    Guys it does work. My GN is close to the OG.
    This is how i did it:
    Get full version and install or try with free version or go to dev page somewhere and get the free full version.

    -Then after install go to phone settings and under sounds switch to volume + from music fx.
    -Go to native google music and play a good quality song and keep it playing and open volume plus app.
    -Put volume on phone by way of volume rocker and set it to 2 steps below max.
    -Now in the app while your music is playing for starters stick to simple raise volume for speakerphone.
    As you increase through 1,2,3....goes to 15, youll hear music getting louder as its playing.
    Now im on 10 but do what you think is good. Remember as you set your level your still at two steps below your max on phone.Why do this ? Because everthing you play or phone plays out of speakers is different and it alows flexability in increasing lower quality or lower sounding audio, example is
    navigation speech ( now its loud before it was unexceptable ).

    Ok last thing but most important make sure you have correct volume app > volume+ no spaces icon is a black dial. I was trying for a few days but i had wrong app. Lol of course it didnt work , the only sliders you should see are equalizing sliders for custom volume level enhancements.
    You only have to be rooted for one option and i believe its for ear volume.
    Hope it helps.
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  12. gapi

    gapi Android Expert

    Thanks, It Works! I am not rooted.

    Most who have read my posts see me as a hard sell. I'm a FL native but have the "Show Me State" attitude. But I will stand corrected even to eat crow.
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  13. Dubbin1

    Dubbin1 Android Expert

    Is the volume a little low, yes. Does it have "issues", no.
  14. Rons

    Rons Member

    Happy I can help gapi, have a good holiday!
    jbdan likes this.

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The Galaxy Nexus release date was November 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.65" inch screen, 5MP camera, 1GB RAM, TI OMAP 4460 processor, and 1750mAh battery.

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