System Change Sound Output Volume Level in Windows 11


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If the volume level from your sound output device is too low or high, you can easily adjust the volume level to what you want on demand in Windows 11.

This tutorial will show you how to change the volume level for apps and sound output devices for your account in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Change System Sound Output Volume Level from Keyboard
  • Option Two: Change System Sound Output Volume Level from Quick Settings
  • Option Three: Change System Sound Output Volume Level from Settings
  • Option Four: Change System and Apps Sound Output Volume Level from Volume Mixer in Settings
  • Option Five: Change System and Apps Sound Output Volume Level from old Volume Mixer
  • Option Six: Change System and Apps Sound Output Volume Level from Game Bar




Option One

Change System Sound Output Volume Level from Keyboard


1 You can click/tap on the volume key(s) on your keyboard to mute, adjust up volume, and adjust down volume. (see screenshot below)

The exact volume keys available and their location on the keyboard will vary per device and keyboard.


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Option Two

Change System Sound Output Volume Level from Quick Settings


This will only adjust the volume of the current default sound output device.


1 Open Quick Settings (Win+A). (see screenshot below)

2 Adjust the volume level to what you want.

Clicking on the volume icon will toggle mute and unmute.

Starting with Windows 11 22478, scrolling your mouse wheel on the volume icon in the Taskbar will also change the current volume level.


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Option Three

Change System Sound Output Volume Level from Settings


This will only adjust the volume of the current default sound output device.


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on System on the left side, and click/tap on Sound on the right side. (see screenshot below)

Open Sound Settings

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3 Under Output, adjust the volume level to what you want.

Clicking on the volume icon will toggle mute and unmute.


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4 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Four

Change System and Apps Sound Output Volume Level from Volume Mixer in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

You can also right click on the volume icon on the taskbar, and click/tap on Open volume mixer to go directly to step 4 below.


2 Click/tap on System on the left side, and click/tap on Sound on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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3 Click/tap on Volume mixer on the right side under Advanced. (see screenshot below)

Open Volume mixer Settings

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4 Adjust the volume level for system and Apps to what you want.

Clicking on the volume icon will toggle mute and unmute.


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5 When finished, you can close Settings if you like.




Option Five

Change System and Apps Sound Output Volume Level from old Volume Mixer


1 Open Volume Mixer (SndVol.exe).

2 Adjust the volume level for the devices and applications you want. (see screenshot below)

Clicking on a volume icon at the bottom of an item will toggle mute and unmute for it.



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Option Six

Change System and Apps Sound Output Volume Level from Game Bar


1 Open the Game Bar (Win+G).

2 Click/tap on the Audio icon on the Game Bar to open the Audio widget. (see screenshot below)

3 In the Audio widget, adjust the volume level for system and Apps to what you want.

Clicking on the volume icon will toggle mute and unmute.


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That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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