If your Peloton volume too low, then you’re not alone!
The Peloton Bike/Bike+ and Tread use identical tablets, and when the volume is too low, either through the raw output or earbuds, there is a lot to discuss.
However, this is a very well-known issue, especially if you’re using Apple AirPods, so in this article, we’ll review the top solutions!
When the Peloton’s volume is too low, begin with soft resetting the tablet and re-pairing any connected earbuds or headphones. The next step is to disable audio limitations such as “Absolute Volume,” and then clear the Bluetooth’s cache.
To unwrap everything, continue reading!
How to Fix When Peloton Volume Too Low?
If you experience a fault with the volume of your Peloton tablet, then the troubleshooting you need is more generalized.
So, we’ve prepared three quick tips to attempt if the tablet’s volume is too low and you don’t know why.
Soft-Reset Your Peloton Tablet
The first thing to do is perform a soft reset or even a power cycle, which will reboot the system of your tablet and reset all operational services.
This method will not delete anything from your tablet but will surely provide you with a fresh boot and an opportunity to test the tablet’s volume.
How to Power Cycle Peloton Bike/Tread
- Locate and hold the tablet’s Power button.
- Release when the power prompt appears.
- From the touchscreen, press “Shutdown.”
- Unplug the power adapter for 30 seconds.
- Disconnect the power cord from the tablet.
- Then, hold the Power button for 5 seconds.
Note: If you’re using a Peloton Tread, you must also switch off the Tread from the power button located on the base.
Increase the Monitor’s Volume
Sometimes, the Peloton volume issues are due to the volume setting or simply because the device is on mute.
Hence, the following quick step is to check whether the Peloton tablet is not muted and possibly increase the volume to a comfortable level.
- To increase the volume on your Peloton tablet, press the Volume+ button on the side multiple times.
This should immediately increase the raw volume on your Peloton appliance’s tablet.
So, when the volume is at a sufficient level, test whether your Peloton’s tablet sound will still be very low.
Low Playout Volume?
So, if the Volume is on maximum, but the sound is still quiet, perhaps you’re viewing content with a low base audio level.
So, to justify this concern, test the volume on multiple different playouts, and if the volume is too low on all of them, proceed to advance further in the guide!
Change the Audio Mode!
In case you didn’t know, Peloton tablets are equipped with three different audio modes you can switch between while adjusting the volume.
When you press one of the volume buttons on the side of the tablet and the sound prompt appears, you will see three different options to select.
Here are the audio options:
- More Music
- More Instructor
If you are listening to music respectfully, select “More Music,” and if you’re going through a workout, select “More Instructor.”
This will enhance the sound of a specific audio aspect and will optimize the sound.
How to Fix When Peloton Volume to Low On AirPods?
If you’re experiencing a low-volume problem on a Peloton tablet with AirPods, then there are a lot of things to inspect.
So, we’ve prepared a complete step-by-step guide to solve your issue!
1. Unpair & Pair AirPods to Peloton
A quick solution coming from affected users that is proven to help is to unpair your AirPods from the Peloton tablet and pair them to an Apple device.
Then, you must play some music and boost the volume all the way up before unpairing from the Apple device and pairing it with the Peloton.
Step #1 Upair AirPods
The quickest way to unpair AirPods from all devices is to put them in their charging case with the lid open and hold the button on the back for 5 seconds.
This will reset them, and they will no longer be paired with your Peloton.
Step #2 Pair to Apple
The next step is to pair the earbuds to an Apple device simply by taking them out of the case and putting them near the Apple device.
When the prompt appears, approve the pairing prompt, and your earbuds will get paired.
Step #3 Play Music
It’s time to play music from your Apple device onto your earbuds and increase the volume to the maximum.
This will also help you determine if the volume issue is from the Peloton appliance or your AirPods.
Step #4 Pair to Peloton
To pair your AirPods to Peloton, unpair them from your Apple device and go to the “Available Devices” screen on the tablet.
Then, select your AirPods from there and wait until you see the “Paired” screen.
When ready, touch the Peloton logo to go back and test the earbud’s volume. If the problem continues, keep reading!
2. Stop Peloton *Absolute Volume*
The reason why most people hear the Peloton volume too low with AirPods is due to a software limitation called “Absolute Volume.”
This is a developer’s option and is not accessible through the visible menus, so you must know where to look to locate and disable the absolute volume.
Here’s an easy steps to disable the Peloton’s absolute volume:
- First, go to Settings and find Build Number.
- Tap on build number 7 x consecutive times.
- You will see a message for developer options.
- Return to the previous menu and scroll down.
- Then, enter the “Developer Options” section.
- Locate and disable the “Absolute Volume.”
Your AirPods should be blasting now!
3. Clear the Bluetooth Cache Data!
Since AirPods connect via Bluetooth to your fitness appliance, Peloton volume issues typically arise due to Bluetooth-related issues.
Some of them could be due to wireless interference, but others can also be present whenever the software is conflicting with the wireless Bluetooth link.
Here’s how to clear the Bluetooth cache on Peloton:
- First, enter the Settings on your Peloton.
- Then, select and enter “Device Settings.”
- Go to “Bluetooth” and Forget everything!
- Restart the Peloton device via “Shutdown.”
- Pair the AirPods again and test the volume.
This method helped a lot of people, and if the volume is now standard, then the fault is coming from the system, and we recommend a firmware upgrade.
So update your Apple AirPods and the Peloton tablet’s system to ensure smooth and wireless music streaming.
Tip: Verify that your AirPods are sufficiently charged!
4. Factory Reset AirPods & Peloton
If you continue to experience volume issues with your Peloton and AirPods, we recommend resetting both instances and testing again.
The factory reset process is a last-resort solution that will delete everything from your devices, including saved connections, data, and personal settings.
How to Factory Reset Peloton?
- First, enter the Settings on your Peloton.
- Then, go to the “System” from the menu.
- Tap the “Factory Reset” tile and confirm.
- Wait until your Peloton device is resetting.
This will reset your Peloton fitness appliance to factory settings, and when ready, you will need to set up your device from scratch.
The initial setup involves all the personalization settings and connecting your device to the internet, after which you may pair your AirPods and test the audio.
How to Factory Reset AirPods?
- First, put the AirPods in their charging case.
- Then, verify that the case’s lid remains open.
- Next, hold the Setup button for 15 seconds.
- Release when the case starts flashing amber.
- When the light turns white, the buds are reset.
When your AirPods are reset, pair them with the Peloton appliance again and test if the volume will remain low.
If yes, double-check if the “Absolute Volume” in the developer’s options of your Peloton tablet is disabled.
5. Listen to Something Else!
If the issue continues, perhaps the volume problem is not from your Peloton tablet or AirPods, instead, the quiet sound is from the currently streamed media.
If you’re facing the issue only on one specific broadcast, then switching to another may suggest that the issue is content-based.
However, if the problem comes from a particular workout video or any other type of low-volume content, there is nothing to worry about.
In those cases, the problem is not in your equipment.
Hence, when the Peloton volume is too low through the tablet or AirPods, you must disable the “Absolute Volume” from the developer’s options on your Peloton tablet.
In addition, we recommend clearing the Bluetooth cache and re-pairing your AirPods to the Peloton.
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