Set Maximum Volume Limit on the iPod

Posted September 29, 2007 at 9:08am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 24596 views

The 1.1.1 software update for iPod nano and Fifth Generation iPod provides an easy way for you to set a maximum volume limit to prevent the volume from exceeding a certain level. This feature works with any headphones attached to the headphone jack and with the iPod Radio Remote; other Apple and third-party accessories are not supported with this feature. You can also assign a combination to prevent the setting from being changed which is ideal for parental control.

To set the maximum volume limit for your iPod:

Step One
Select Settings > Volume Limit.
The volume control shows the current volume.

Step Two
Use the Click Wheel to select the maximum volume.
You can press Play to hear the currently selected song play while you select the maximum volume limit.

Step Three
Press the Center button to set the maximum volume limit.
A triangle on the volume bar indicates the maximum volume limit.


Step Four
On the Volume Limit screen, click Set Combination to require a combination to be entered to change the maximum volume. Click Done to accept the maximum volume without requiring a password to change it.


Step Five
If you choose Set Combination, enter a combination:

1. Use the Click Wheel to select a number for the first position.
2. Press the Center button to confirm your choice and move to the next position.
3. Use the same method to set the remaining numbers of the combination. You can use the Next/Fast-forward button to move to the next position and the Previous/Rewind button to move to the previous position.
4. Press the Center button in the final position to confirm the entire combination and return to the previous screen.


If you turn the volume all the way up after you set a limit, you see a lock icon on the right end of the volume bar in the Now Playing screen that indicates a maximum volume limit has been set.

Note: The volume of songs and other audio may vary depending on how the audio was recorded or encoded. Volume level may also vary if you use different earbuds or headphones. With the exception of the iPod Radio Remote, accessories that connect through the iPod dock connector do not support volume limits.

If you set a combination, you must enter it before you can change or remove the maximum volume limit.

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