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How to fix the volume on Chromebook?

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If you are having trouble hearing any video content on your Chromebook or feel like the sound does not seem to be increasing even when you are increasing the volume, then there could be an issue with the volume on your Chromebook. You can try adjusting the volume manually or you can take your Chromebook to be repaired as there might be some hardware issue.

In this article, we will be focussing on how to fix the volume on your Chromebook by following certain methods to tackle this issue.

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Fixing the volume on Chromebook

You can follow a number of methods given below to fix the volume on your Chromebook, let us begin with the easiest fix:

Adjust volume

You can adjust your Chromebook’s volume by adjusting your speaker, headphone, or any other connected device’s volume by following the steps given below:

  • Click on the time given at the bottom right of your screen.
  • Drag the volume slider left or right to adjust the volume of your Chromebook.

This way you can also make sure that your Chromebook or connected device is not muted by moving the volume slider to your preferred level.


Output settings

You can check the Output settings by following the steps given as follows:

Step 1: Check the volume of the connected device like a speaker or headphones by heading to the Audio settings which is displayed as a side arrow next to the volume slider.

Step 2: Under Output, the connected device will have a blue tick mark. You can click on any other connected device given in the list to change the volume output.


Re-pair

Place your device on Bluetooth pairing mode and make sure that it is successfully paired with your Chromebook. Make sure that your Bluetooth is on by clicking on any button on the taskbar and tapping on the Bluetooth icon. You can unpair your device and re-pair it with your Chromebook to see if that helps.


Update OS

You should update your Chrome OS as a newer version will remove any glitches or corrupted files that may have been left over from the last update. After the update, you can even restart your Chromebook. You can update your Chromebook by following the steps given below:

Step 1: Open Settings by heading to the taskbar in the lower right corner or through the app menu.

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Step 2: In the lower left, from the given options click on About Chrome OS and then click on the Check for Updates option. Your Chromebook will download any newly available updates.

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Guest browsing

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You can log into your Chromebook using the guest mode or even as a new user. Your new login will allow you to access a Chromebook free of any cookies, extensions, or additional apps that may have corrupted files. If the sound seems to be working normally in the guest or new user mode, then you can go back and log into your account on your Chromebook and get rid of any extra apps and extensions that might be causing this glitch with your volume.


Noise cancellation

You can switch off or on noise cancellation as some devices may or may not support it and if your connected device does not support noise cancellation, you can turn off this feature on your Chromebook by following the steps given below:

Step 1: Head to time on the lower right corner of your screen and click on it.

Step 2: Next to the volume slider, there is an arrow, click on it, and under Input turn on or off Noise cancellation if the option exists for your connected device.


Power washing

As a last resort, you can power wash or factory reset your Chromebook. This will remove all installed apps, data, and user information as well as undo custom settings. You can factory reset your Chromebook by following the steps given below:

Step 1: Open Settings by clicking on the gear icon in the taskbar in the lower left corner of your home screen or from the app menu.

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Step 2: In the lower left, from the given options click on Advanced.

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Step 3: From the drop-down options, choose Accessibility. Then click on the Reset button in front of the Powerwash option.

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Sania Usmani

Always curious, calm, and a little crazy, you can find me daydreaming or studying. An avid reader, traveler, and graduate of Aviation Science, I love gaining new experiences in life and star gazing. You can contact her here: [email protected]

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