1. Are you ready for the Galaxy S20? Here is everything we know so far!

Sound not loud enough

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by NCHornet, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. NCHornet

    NCHornet Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I looked back a few pages and didn't see anything to answer my question. Also didn't see much online either.
    I am a newb and I work in a pretty loud enviorment. I could usually hear my old phone okay but not this Evo 3D. I have the volume pegged but I can never hear it when a call, email or text message comes in. Is there any way to make it louder? Step by step would be appreciated.
    Also I noticed that the phone can tell if it is in a pocket, how does it do this?


  2. marctronixx


    the speaker is low. everyone knows this now. you are not alone.

    if you want change how the phone behaves whilst in your pocket, go to your sound settings and either check or uncheck the setting that refers to when its in your pocket. also you have others settings in there...

    experiment to taste...
    racefla likes this.
  3. NCHornet

    NCHornet Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I have the volume pegged as well as selecting the loudest ringer that I can find in the choices. Not sure what they did different from the 4G because my son had that phone and I could hear that ringer three rooms down the hall. I keep missing calls because I just don't hear it. Thanks for the help. I hope this might be something they can fix with a update. I looked back a few pages but didn't see anything mentioned about poor ringer volume, so sorry if it was a repeat request.
    mak916 likes this.
  4. krayziejoe

    krayziejoe Newbie

    The media volume could be louder, but the rings and notifications seem fine
  5. Dooderino

    Dooderino Member

    The volume on this phone is definitely low, noticeably lower than the 4g
  6. marctronixx


    i think as they made the phone thinner, etc. compromises had to be made. the speaker is most likely smaller due to all the components packed into a tiny space. this issue was with the touch pro2 and there was a mod done to the back cover to increase the speaker volume "throw". perhaps someone will do the same in this case..
    ProfeZZor X likes this.
  7. DonB

    DonB ♡ Truth, Justice and the American Way !! ♡ ™

    Here already talked about here, see below
    Questions regarding Speaker and Display ([​IMG] 1 2 3)

  8. you2

    you2 Android Expert

    My guess is the light sensor; if it is dark it assumes it is in the pocket :)
    There is a tool you can buy off the andriod market called volume+ that will allow you to boost the volume a bit. I use it on the asus transformer. If you boost it too high you will get a bit of static/distortion (nothing is free). Unfortunately I cannot tell you if this app will be effective on the evo3d but if you check the reviews periodically I'm sure someone will try it.

  9. NeoteriX

    NeoteriX Android Expert

    There is sound DSP management or something built into Gingerbread, allowing for the use of Equalizers and such. One that I'm using on the CM7 Gingerbread on my Nook Color is Volume+


    Apparently it may or may not work on our phones --- yet, but it seems like a bug issue that may be fairly straightforward to rectify when the dev has a chance.

    Perhaps on the of the other similar apps may work instead.
    Droidn00b and EarlyMon like this.
  10. Crodley

    Crodley Android Enthusiast

    With Gingerbread you can use an EQ that will effect all noises on the phone, I like this one called Equalizer

    Just enable the EQ (I think it's enabled by default) and slide the sliders all the way to the right to max the sound out...maybe that will help.
    SMALBA, Droidn00b and EarlyMon like this.
  11. hollawood24

    hollawood24 Well-Known Member

    I've been using it for a couple days now and definitely makes a difference. Doesn't distort the sound much either
    ProfeZZor X, EarlyMon and marctronixx like this.
  12. Mauddib

    Mauddib Member

    Has been working for me as well.
    EarlyMon and marctronixx like this.
  13. rothlike

    rothlike Newbie

    The developer posted an update that now includes support for the EVO 3D, that I saw on market.android.com but I want to see some 3D user reviews before I try it.
    marctronixx likes this.
  14. DonB

    DonB ♡ Truth, Justice and the American Way !! ♡ ™

    Yep as posted in one of my threads in this section, I also use the EQ and has made a difference also, at first I was not sure, but now I am convinced, I as have a link in this thread that will take you to a thread I started over at the HTC forum, and many peeps have been posting there now, hope they keep posting and HTC will read, as of now not one word from HTC support team at all.

    Guys and Gals, please post your volume issues, click HERE
    Droidn00b, bdhnder and marctronixx like this.
  15. SolApathy

    SolApathy Just another robot
    VIP Member

    The thing is, have you heard the FM radio volume on this thing? It is LOUD. So the speaker is definitely capable of handling higher volume levels...
  16. cokane

    cokane Newbie

    I didnt care for any of the factory ring tones, I use Zedge for my ringtones, I think its best to find a loud ringtone, something that gets your attention. And Go SMS texting has a way to customize how many times the phone vibrates which makes it easier to feel it ring in your pocket.
  17. bugpack6

    bugpack6 Newbie

    Just got my Evo 3d today. The Volume is so low that I can not hear it in my pocket. Is there a fix to this? If not, this thing will be going back for a Photon.
    Please help as I want to keep my new phone.
  18. Brian360

    Brian360 Android Enthusiast

    Take it back then, huge problem with the 3D. I hate the speaker
  19. CarrieK

    CarrieK Android Expert

  20. bugpack6

    bugpack6 Newbie

    What exactly am I looking for here? I am brand new to Android. I am not very tech savey, but trying to learn as I go. Is there an easy step by step to help increase the volume. Sorry I sound so stupid here. I am jumping ship from Apple where it was all easy but boring
  21. CarrieK

    CarrieK Android Expert

    Hi and welcome to Android :) There is a link in this thread to a developer's website who has created an app that will increase the volume. Once you register to his site, use your phone's browser to log onto his site and download the app to your phone. It is called Volume + Sound Boost. You don't have to be rooted to use it although the dev recommends a different kernel. You must be on Android 2.3.4. and it will work on the stock ROM. Just be careful that you don't turn it up too much because you could blow your speaker.
    Droidn00b likes this.
  22. Ronny71

    Ronny71 Well-Known Member

    I'm usin the Volume Boost App from the Market...It works great...Nowhere near the Photon...I owned one...Brought it Back (Too many freezin Issues)..But my 3D is now a lot louder than it was...For Sure...
  23. CarrieK

    CarrieK Android Expert

    This is what you will want to download... the one that says Current Market Version. Once you see in the notification bar that the download is complete, slide the notification bar down and tap on it to install.

    Droidn00b likes this.
  24. Ronny71

    Ronny71 Well-Known Member

    The Photon was a Kick Ass Phone...Some ways far superior to the 3D...But I had the Photon for three weeks...Too many freezin issues...No freezin issues at all for me on my 3D and I run a ton of apps with everything runnin off my 4000 mah Battery...

    But once the Prime gets here the 3D will be history and on EBay for sale...
    Epic 4G is the phone to have for now...But I settled for the 3D...

    Check out Flossy Carters reviews on all 3 phones on You Tube...
  25. bugpack6

    bugpack6 Newbie

    Ill try it. Thanks so much. I like the HTC UI and the evo so that's why I picked this phone up. My Wife got the Photon today. Call quality is most important to her..And she has something about only using Motorola for some reason.

Share This Page