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HappyDude20

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My teenage son listens to his new iPhone 12 and AirPods at maximum volume almost all waking hours of the day, minus when he’s at school.

I have to find a way to limit the maximum volume he can listen to his music and YouTube.

When i was a kid with the original iPod, iPod mini and iPod Nano I too would
Listen to music at max volume and now as a guy a few years away from hitting 40, I regret doing so considering I don’t have great hearing now. I don’t need a hearing aid but I do have to frequently ask people to speak up or repeat their question.

Im wondering how I can set the maximum volume setting for their AirPods. Not necessarily the iPhone itself since I understand sometimes he may want the max volume coming outta his iPhone 12 when playing a movie at say an airport terminal or a crowded cafeteria. But limiting them on his AirPods are a must.

I don’t care if it has to be done through family sharing (which we have turned on) or directly on his iPhone 12 itself, but is imperative he doesn’t change the setting at night when he is left to his own devices.
 

HDFan

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The human brain doesn't stop fully developing until age 25 (or so).

Unfortunately that doesn't mean that they have any sense. I was walking down a street in Dallas that had a lot of open bars with bands with the 20-30s set. The sound was deafening - literally and figuratively - 120 decibels 20 feet from the entrance. That is loud enough to cause immediate hearing damage.

My teenage son listens to his new iPhone 12 and AirPods at maximum volume almost all waking hours of the day, minus when he’s at school.

What about the Sounds & Haptics settings, Headphone Safety where you can set the decibel level? The default level is 85, which allows something like 2 hours of listening before damage occurs. Then it becomes a parenting issue of making sure he doesn't change it.
 
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