5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 30, 2014 11:41 AM by Vonavin Branched to a new discussion.
hmhill17 Level 1 (5 points)

The volume limit in music doesn't limit app volume of course.  Is there a way to limit the volume for the entire iPhone?  My son has a tendency to turn it up too high when I let him use if for Netflix or Disney Jr.


iPhone 4 with iOS 5.

  • judysings Community Specialists

    Hi hmhill17,


    You can set volume limits for the iPhone.

    Settings > General > Restrictions (turn ON)

    Tap Enable Restrictions

    Look for the section under "Allow Changes" .... "Volume Limit"


    For additional information, please refer to page 137 in the iPhone User Guide below:




    Good luck!


    - Judy

  • hmhill17 Level 1 (5 points)

    Is that specific to ios 6?  I don't have the option in ios 5.x, which is what is currently on the phone.

  • deggie Level 9 (52,739 points)

    I believe it is, you will have to upgrade to access it.

  • hmhill17 Level 1 (5 points)

    Doesn't do any good.  That just restricts the option to change volume limits in music, doesn't set new ones for apps.

  • Vonavin Level 1 (0 points)

    This topic should be up !

    I just bought IP5S last friday and it is EU version. I didn't test headphone till today. OMG it was terrible. I am using a powerful headphone which rocks my world (not the Apple one). It is great on Ipad mini and IP4 but IP5S expreience was terrible. So i tried my in-ear headphones which technical specs are:

    • Driver Size 9mm (0.35 inches) Neodymium magnet
    • Frequency Response 6Hz ~ 23kHz
    • Impredance 16 Ohm

    And sound was higher.

    I tried every single solution on this thread, restoring, canceling limitations, making volume higher via Itunes but nothing really changed for the big headphone.

    As far as i know, music players are supposed to feed speakers, headphones etc. just as meant to be. My big headphone has 40 Ohm impedance. Thus, I am thinking IP5S is not good enough to feed that big headphone.

    So here is my temporary solution for the issue. Well i am looking forward to see Apple's permanent one.


         1) Make songs' volume higher via Itunes and sync. (Select equalizer as Custom)

         2) Doing that makes songs' volume higher (about +%20) but distortion is really annoying.

         3) To aviod that annoying distotion a little bit, set equalizer as "Electronic" on the phone settings.