How to get Android P's awesome Bluetooth volume controls on your phone right now

We recently learned that Android P is getting a long-requested Bluetooth feature this fall – the ability to save individual volume settings for every paired Bluetooth device. Up until now, if you were streaming music to your wireless speaker at full volume and then connected a pair of headphones, you'd get blasted, unless you remembered to lower the volume manually.

This feature is expected to roll out with Android P Developer Preview 2 in the coming months and be ready for prime time this fall, but why wait? Why wait for so many months when you can get that same feature on your Android phone right now?

Check out Bluetooth Volume Control, a neat little app that lets you set different volumes for all of your paired Bluetooth devices. Want to play loud music on your Sonos but don't want to be deafened when you connect your wireless earphones? Perfect, Bluetooth Volume Control has got you covered! Not only that, but you can also set default volumes for both music and calls for each connected device. So, if you're in a middle of a track and your phone rings, you can answer it and the call will be at your preferred volume, independent of how loud or quiet your music was.

The bast part, of course, is that Bluetooth Volume Control is completely free and is compatible with all phones running Android 4.4 Kitkat and up.



1. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

This right here shows why Android is great. Great find Phonearena!

3. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Except they failed to mention that some phones have no issue when going from streaming to headphones, like the HTC U11. This cannot be the only phone. However I do agree that Android is Great!

4. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

That's true. Android isn't one and same, there is a lot of different phones with different strengths. If you know what your priorities are, then you can nearly always find an Android phone that fits those perfectly. You have the freedom of choice with Android.

2. lallolu

Posts: 733; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Good job phonearena

5. MarmiteTheDog

Posts: 192; Member since: Jul 31, 2017

Samsung Sound Assistant has done this for ages.

6. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I agree that this is good But Samsung has been doing this, as mention above, for years. I had this feature on my Galaxy S6,S7 and Now Note 8 which shows how ahead Samsung has been years ahed of Google and why I really have had no urge for OS updates form Google. Seems like Google is just now implementing features that Samsung has been doing for awhile( Picture in Picture, split screens ect.)

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