iPad Pro iPad Pro 10.5" Speaker Volume Low

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  1. KnightFall macrumors newbie

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    I have an iPad Pro 10.5". I noticed that the speakers aren't super loud. They seem slightly quieter than my old 9.7 pro.
    For the 1st 1/3 of the volume meter, its very quiet, almost as if no sound is coming out until 3 or 4 bars. It gets loud in the last 1/3.

    Also the keyboard clicks aren't very loud. (I have sound effects turned all the way up)

    Has anybody else noticed this?
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    That doesn't sound right. The quad speakers on the new 10.5 Pro should be rather loud and balanced. I would either have Apple look at it or replace it , or you can do a side-by-side comparison in store.
     
  3. SaddleSC macrumors member

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    In the upper 1/3 of the volume meter my 10.5" IPP gets quite loud; however, I did notice the phenomenon you are describing at lower volume settings. The volume does not increase in a linear fashion. The bottom 1/3 of the meter does not give much volume at all. In the middle 1/3, the sound increases much more per click and in the upper 1/3 of the meter, the steps between levels are much larger.
     
  4. KnightFall thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Here are some other threads Ive come across with people having similar issues

    https://www.reddit.com/r/ipad/comments/6h6mqi/ipad_pro_105_speakers_vs_97/

    https://www.reddit.com/r/ipad/comments/6h3vfm/ipad_pro_105_volume_level/
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    Thanks for the reply! Yes that is exactly how mine is, it is not increasing in a linear fashion.
    Are your keyboard clicks also relatively quiet? I can hear the backspace clearly, but the key clicks themselves don't make much noise.
     
  5. Rafterman macrumors 68000

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    Sounds like software issues.
     
  6. DNichter macrumors 68020

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    You might be covering the speakers with your hands in landscape. Just a thought.
     
  7. KnightFall thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nah I don't hold it up with my hands. I place it on a table with the smart cover holding it up.
     
  8. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    My 10.5 does not seem as loud as my 9.7 at the same volume levels.
     
  9. Velin macrumors 65816

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    Can confirm. At lower levels, sound seems to be too quiet. Middle range, a bit better. Seems you really need to jack up the sound to hear anything.

    Can also confirm, keyboard sound is unusually low, and the keyboard click volume does not seem to be proportional with the application volume.
     
  10. KnightFall thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply, glad to hear Im not the only one with this issue.
     
  11. Sunil1985 macrumors newbie

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    I also have the iPad Pro 10.5 and noticed the volume near the charging port to be lower than the one at the top.

    Anyone experiencing the same issue?
     
  12. KnightFall thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I think the 2 speakers at the bottom are more for bass than the ones on the top
     
  13. Skunkape123 macrumors member

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    I'm also in the same boat with the volume. While it does sound great since coming from an iPad Air 2, I did think they would have been louder since I have heard how the 4 speaker setup sounds on the iPad Pro 9.7

    Seeing that many are noticing this, makes me feel better that it's not only me and hopefully more of a software issue than hardware.
     
  14. thadoggfather Suspended

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    Could also be apple cheaping out. It is a possibility.

    I never saw a 6s plus screen as good as my 6+ Even tho in theory the same specs

    Not hating just saying
     
  15. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    I am sure that Apple will fix the volume issue with an update.
     
  16. thadoggfather Suspended

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    Is it the same quietness with iOS 11 beta compared to other devices?
     
  17. kdoug macrumors 6502a

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    I thought it sounded quite a bit better than my 9.7. It sounded more like the 12.9 I had for a very short time.
     
  18. tarasis macrumors 6502a

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    I’m wondering that myself. Hopefully it’s just a software glitch.
     
  19. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Are you running iOS 10 or 11?
     
  20. asleep macrumors 68040

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    Yep...

     
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  22. mrklaw macrumors 65816

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    I like the idea of a non-linear volume control. Often in a quiet room/area the first few notches can be too quiet or too loud with no in-between.

    I hope it goes as loud as the 9.7 though. Makes a nice kitchen radio on occasion :)
     
  23. HengenJL macrumors 6502a

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    I was sitting outside last night on my back patio with the 10.5" and the volume was set at 1/3 and I could easily hear my music from 10 feet away. I was listening to Bob Marley. Glad I dont have any issues with my speakers.
     
  24. KnightFall thread starter macrumors newbie

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    iOS 10, the one that shipped on it
     

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