At some point in time, we’ve all found ourselves huddled around an iPhone with a group of friends, listening to music with the volume turned up to max.
But as anyone who has been in this situation will know, the iPhone’s maximum volume just isn’t that loud.
There are plenty of ways to improve the sound, like hooking your phone up to a Bluetooth speaker or, if you don’t have one available, putting your phone in a pint glass or a mug.
But there’s one little-known software feature that will give your music an extra volume boost with minimum effort.
All you need to do is go into “Settings” on your iPhone, tap on “Music”, and then scroll down and tap on “EQ” (which stands for equaliser).
Select the “Late Night” option, and you will immediately notice a boost in volume.
The Late Night option actually compresses the dynamic range of the track, so loud sounds are toned down and quiet parts are turned up, making it a little easier to hear what’s happening.
But the overall effect is to make whatever you’re listening to sound louder and clearer.
While the setting could be a lifesaver next time you find yourself at an impromptu late-night gathering in the park, be warned that it affects everything on your iPhone.
So if you have the lock noise and keyboard taps enabled, you’ll want to make sure you turn Late Night mode off when you’re back in the office.