Windows 10 allows you to control individual app volumes and the speakers or devices they use. You can choose to keep a lower volume preference for the browser, while the music of the player can be different. This means that even if you have 100% volume set for mast volume control, apps might have different volumes. In this post, we will show you how to reset App Volume and Device Preferences, should you find that they have been messed up.
Reset App Volume and Device Preferences in Windows 10
The reason why you would want to reset is that it can get annoying. You may have set them to lower knowingly or unknowingly, and now you want them back to default. Follow the steps to reset app volume and device preferences.
- Open Windows Settings using WIN + I
- Navigate to System > Sound.
- Under Advanced sound options, click on App volume and device preferences.
- The next screen displays list applications including sound preferences
- Master Volume where you can choose Output and Input
- Individual apps with Volume, output, and input.
- To reset all the apps, and device preferences, click on the Reset button at the end. When you do that, Windows will bring it back to the default. The screen will refresh for a second, and it should be back.
Since you are here, if you are having trouble with any particular app, you can change the volume individually instead of doing a reset.
In case you cannot find your app listed, then its because it is not open. You can only change or customize the volume and device preference only when they are open. So if you want, you can preconfigure sound settings for all the apps in advance.
If you still face any issue, I would recommend you to run the Audio Troubleshooter. It usually fixes the problem unless you have too many audio devices connected.