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Mekrel

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This one works for me.

Audio Manager also works for me and was the first application I used. I found that system volume was at level 2 out of 7 and it was almost as if the system volume setting is hidden within ICS actual settings.

However, even after setting it to 7/7; it still wasn't loud enough. This is why I installed Volume+ as above.
 

ande_uk

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This one works for me.

Audio Manager also works for me and was the first application I used. I found that system volume was at level 2 out of 7 and it was almost as if the system volume setting is hidden within ICS actual settings.

However, even after setting it to 7/7; it still wasn't loud enough. This is why I installed Volume+ as above.

cheers.. ill give them a go :)
 

InternationalNexusFan

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Will using one of these apps to boost the volume eventually damage the speakers? Or why is installing an app for this necessary?

The default maximum volume on the speakers is ridiculously low.

I tried Volume+ Free. This free version limits the boost to +4 instead of the max +7, but +4 seems to make a huge difference already. And it seems to work even though the installer says it only works on Android 2.3.
 
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vapotrini

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Fyi..

Volume+ works great and boosts the audio no probs. Just go up a level at a time.

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using xda premium

Thanks for this.

I've had my GN for about 3 hours now and the ring tone volume was the very first thing I tried out, just to see just how loud it was. It was pretty low. I promptly purchased this app and it has brought up the volume to a more than acceptable level. The phone is actually loud now.

I currently have it set to 9 in volume+. I can't imagine going all the way up to 15 as it's loud enough. What did you raise yours to?

Great App! Worth the money.
 

ranphi

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I had to get the paid version because it seemed like the free one didn't make any noticeable effect in the ringtone volume for me on my GNexus. I've currently got it set at 9 on Volume+ and that finally seems to have made it loud enough for me (but I still have to crank the phone's volume almost to the max to have it loud enough to hear in noisy areas).
 

mklass

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Ive noticed when you crank it past 9 it doesn't work, maybe a safety feature to ensure your speaker doesn't blow.. try it on 8 and 9
 

bisquick24

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I had to get the paid version because it seemed like the free one didn't make any noticeable effect in the ringtone volume for me on my GNexus. I've currently got it set at 9 on Volume+ and that finally seems to have made it loud enough for me (but I still have to crank the phone's volume almost to the max to have it loud enough to hear in noisy areas).

Speaker volume is one of the things I am nervous about on the Nexus, I do use my phone as a alarm clock and speakerphone during conference calls. I've seen quite a few reviews where the reviewer thought the speaker was too quiet. At least it's comforting to know the volume can be boosted to an acceptable level for some people using software. I wonder if the VZW version will offer any improvements in this area.
 

vapotrini

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It's a quirky little App. You have to keep trying it. There were a couple times where it stopped working for me, then when I came back later on it was working again.

Here's what to do, open up a song in your music player so you have something playing in the background. Then open up Volume+ & enable speaker modifications. Now try changing the volume levels. Go from like 3 to 8, if it's working you will notice a change instantly. If it doesn't work, try rebooting and/or un/re-installing and trying again. As others have said, I can set the volume all the way up to 10 maybe even 11, but any higher and nothing will happen. So don't over do it and hit 15 cause you won't notice any difference.

Honestly, without this app this phone would have been close to deal break territory for me.
 
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    Was a little disappointed when I heard the volume on my Nexus' speaker. I downloaded Volume+ (Sound Boost) and wow, this is a must have for the Nexus. Volume is set at +8 and it's much louder now without even being distorted.
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    here you can download full version from developer website.

    http://androidaudiohacks.com/?p=90

    thanks
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    Speaker volume is too quiet on galaxy nexus?

    Fyi..

    Volume+ works great and boosts the audio no probs. Just go up a level at a time.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using xda premium
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    When author of Volume+ planning release working wersion for ICS 4.0.3 Android ?
    BC for now bass boost and EQ doesnt work for Headset...

    You don't need this apps, all you need is to change the default settings of music fx to your choice : to do that start the music app - play a track - and click settings the 3 button on the far right and then click SOUND EFFECTS, by defaults EQUALISER is OFF - ON IT and then put all at +15db #ENJOY:D , the same procedures went you're using a headphone or bt:cool:
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    the app is by meltus but make sure you get the paid version because the free version only goes up to +4 and it doesnt make that much of a difference the paid can go up to +15 i have mine at +10