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A reader recently asked me whether there was an option on the iPhone to change the volume balance. She previously had an HTC smartphone and there was the function of measuring the inner ear and automatically adjusting the volume balance accordingly. Since she hears worse in one ear than the other, this was a helpful feature. There is no measurement of the inner ear in iOS, but you can of course adjust the balance between the left and right channel. If you want to adjust the headphone volume for left and right using the slider in the iPhone settings, then you've come to the right place. In this guide, I'll show you how to do it step by step.
If you hear worse with one ear than with the other, if one of the two headphone plugs has a hardware fault or for other reasons - it is good to know how to adjust the left-right balance of the volume on the iPhone. Below you will find a short step-by-step guide in the form of bullet points. Then I have explanatory screenshots for you.
In the following screenshots you can see the procedure described above again with the marked menu items that you have to tap. You have to test individually which position of the controller solves your headphone problem in the end. Depending on the hearing impairment or hardware error, you may have to readjust and adjust the setting.
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.