Limiting volume on iPod
Ask iLounge offers readers the opportunity to get answers to their iPod-, iPhone-, iPad-, iTunes-, or Apple TV-related questions from a member of the iLounge editorial team. We'll answer several questions here each week, and of course, you can always get help with more immediate concerns from the iLounge Discussion Forums. Submit your questions for consideration using our Ask iLounge Submit Form. We reserve the right to edit questions for grammar, spelling, and length.
Q: Is it possible to lower the volume control on an iPod? Specifically, I would like to buy my 9 year old an iPod, but I feel the volume would be too loud if she put it up to the max, so I’m wondering if there is a way to adjust the volume to limit how high it can go.
A: Yes. The iPod offers a volume limit feature that was first introduced as a firmware update to the fifth-generation iPod and iPod nano in March, 2006. This feature has since been standard on all iPod models, including the iPod touch, and is even available on the iPhone.
This feature works by setting a maximum volume limit and then locking it with a four-digit password to prevent it from being changed or reset.
On the traditional iPod models (5G iPod, iPod classic, and all iPod nano models), this option can be found under Settings->Volume Limit. You simply select the volume by using the click wheel in the same way you would normally adjust the volume, and then press the centre “SELECT” button and you will be prompted to set a password to lock the volume limit.
On the iPod touch and iPhone, it is located under Settings, iPod, Volume Limit. In this case, you adjust the volume slider, and then click the “Lock Volume Limit” button in order to set a password.
The iPod shuffle also offers the ability to set a volume limit, but since the device does not have a screen, the volume limit is set via iTunes itself.
More information can be found in our iPod 101 tutorial, Limiting your iPod’s Maximum Volume.
Note that if you choose to lock your volume limit with a password, ensure that you do not forget the password, as there is no way to recover it without performing a “Restore” operation, which will erase all of the content on your iPod, requiring it to be reloaded via iTunes.
- Will removing a credit card from Safari also remove it from Apple Pay?
- Can I mute Handoff calls coming into my Mac from my iPhone?
- How do I keep my iPhone calls from ringing on my Mac?
- Why doesn’t Traffic show up on my Today Notifications Screen?
- Why doesn’t my iPhone reconnect to Wi-Fi after I turn it on?
- Why can’t I see the iPad-style landscape view on my iPhone 6 Plus?
- August adds Motion Detection, Video Recording to Doorbell Cam
- Black hat security firm triples exploit bounty to $1.5m in wake of improved iOS 10 security features
- BMW acknowledges Bluetooth problems with iPhone 7
- Apple announces ‘Game of Thrones: Enhanced Edition’ interactive iBooks
- Apple announces App Store Search Ads
- Apple announces iOS business development partnership with Deloitte
- Apple logs iMessage contact info, could be compelled to offer info to police
- Apple reportedly calls in hackers for meeting on bug bounty program
- Apple creating new London headquarters
- Honeywell debuts Lyric T5 HomeKit-enabled smart thermostat
- IK Multimedia iRig HD 2
- 808 Audio XS Sport Rugged Wireless Speaker
- Mass Fidelity Core Bluetooth Speaker
- Thought Out Simplex Tablet iPad Stand
- SmartX Galaxy ZEGA Starter Kit
- Apple iPhone 7 Plus Leather Case
- Apple Watch Series 2
- iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
- Twelve South HiRise 2 for iPhone + iPad
- Nomad Pod Pro for iPhone and Apple Watch
- Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of watchOS 3
- Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of tvOS 10
- Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of iOS 10
- Inside the betas: iOS 10 Photos gets Advanced Computer Vision
- Inside the betas: iOS 10 Music app delivers ‘clarity and simplicity’
- Inside the betas: iOS 10 Maps gets a major redesign
- Inside the betas: iOS 10 shakes up the user experience
- Inside the betas: watchOS 3 promises a real speed boost
- Inside the betas: A sneak peek at what’s new in tvOS 10
- Filling the Gap: A look at third-party HomeKit apps