How to Change Sound Volume on Windows 11?


On Windows 11, you probably notice that the audio plays differently when playing videos or music on your computer. You may also have experience commercials playing louder than the stream you are watching.

Volume control in Windows 11 is an essential feature no matter what device you are using. Microsoft offers several built-in ways to control sound volume in Windows 11. You would adjust the volume manually for each content, which can quickly become annoying. In this risewindows article, we will guide you on changing the sound volume on Windows 11.

How to Change System Volume on Windows 11 using Quick Settings?

First, open the Quick Settings menu to adjust the sound volume quickly. For that, click the Quick Settings button in your taskbar (click anywhere on Wi-Fi, Speaker, or Battery icons).

Now that the Quick Settings menu will appear. Locate the volume slider (with a speaker icon beside it) and click the circle icon on the slider. So drag it right or left to increase or decrease the system volume from 0 to 100. When you move the slider, you will notice that the speaker icon changes from more to fewer wave lines or vice-versa. After adjusting the volume, click anywhere outside the Quick Settings menu to disappear.

If you want to mute your Windows 11 sound output quickly, click the speaker icon beside the volume slider. When muted, the speaker icon will wear “x” beside it. To unmute, click the sound icon again.

How to Adjust System Volume in Windows 11 using the Settings app?

It is also possible on Windows 11 to adjust the system volume using the Settings app. To do that, perform the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, open the Settings app by clicking Windows + I keys from the keyboard.

Step 2. When Windows Settings open, select the System category from the left sidebar.

Step 3. Then, on the right side pane, click the  Sound tab.

Step 4. Next, in the Sound Settings pane, under the “Output” section, use the “Volume” slider to increase or decrease the audio output level. You can adjust the volume from 0 to 100.

After it is complete, you can close the Settings app. If you want to mute the sound, click the speaker icon. Click the same icon to unmute the system volume.

How to Change System Volume using Hardware Buttons?

If you’re using a Windows PC, laptop, or tablet, you have hardware buttons available that you can use to adjust the volume. Your keyboard usually has the volume up and down buttons; on your tablets, you can find the volume up and down buttons on the side.

That’s it for the article.

I hope this article will be helpful to you.

Good luck & Keep reading, friends.

Also read: How to Switch between Headphones and Speakers on Windows 11?

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