(SOLVED) Toyota Bluetooth Volume Problems

Norvan Martin

If you’re experiencing low Bluetooth volume on your iPhone or Android device or your Toyota’s Bluetooth is not working, you’re not alone. Many Toyota owners have experienced this issue at some point in time. So, we have curated solutions for you in this article related to the kind of problems you may face. 

Let’s dive deeper. 

Check out different ways to resolve different issues. We have outlined them according to the device and type of problem you may face:

I. Bluetooth Volume Low on Android Phone

What makes the Bluetooth volume low on your Android device? Here are the reasons:

  • Devices with different settings and configurations. 
  • Android’s limit for maximum volume on Bluetooth devices is relatively low.
  • Different OEMs may manage Bluetooth volume differently.
  • Before Android 7 Nougat, there were distinct controls and, consequently, separate volume sliders, allowing users to set Bluetooth speakers or headphones to their maximum volume. This option was removed following the release of Android 7. 

If you find that the Bluetooth volume on your Android smartphone is too low when connected to your Toyota, there are a few things you can try:

1. Normal Restart/Factory Resetting

Try normally restarting your Phone. If that does not work, then factory reset your device. Here is how you can do that: 

  • Select System from the Settings menu.
  • Choose the Reset option.
  • Select Factory Reset/Erase All Data.
  • At the bottom, choose Reset Phone or Reset Tablet.
  • When prompted for confirmation, choose Erase Everything.
  • Your device should restart, and it can display a progress screen letting you know the data is being erased.

2. Turn your Toyota vehicle off

Here is what you can do to fix the volume: 

  • Completely turn off your Toyota vehicle.
  • Open and close the door if you are on the driver’s side. Entune will shut down as a result of this.
  • Watch for Entune to shut down totally.
  • You are free to restart your car once Entune has completely shut down.
  • Hold the Power button while waiting for the power options menu to display.
  • Select Shutdown or Power Off from the power menu, depending on your device. 
  • Pause for 60 seconds. By doing this, you can ensure your Android smartphone has been properly turned off.
  • When you see your Android turn on, press and hold the Power button once more.
  • Then, reconnect to your Toyota car.

3. Toyota Software Updates

If the issue that you are experiencing is low Bluetooth volume or intermittent disconnects, the issue may be outdated software. Your vehicle’s audio multimedia system uses various firmware and drives that control it. When this software becomes outdated, you can experience these issues. To fix this issue, you need to contact your local Toyota dealer. 

4. Change The Radio Settings

Radio menu settings are a common issue, especially for in-call volume. You can make it louder by doing the following:

Menu > Setup > Phone > Sound > In-Call Volume

In-Call Volume Toyota

You can then adjust the incall volume to make it louder.

4. Update your Android version

Updating your Phone to upgrade its software system is always a good idea. It enhances the features and adds new ones, which you may or may not notice. 

Here is how you can update:

  • Search and open the Settings app.
  • Select Above Device or About Phone from the Settings menu.
  • Check for system updates.
  • Select ‘Install’ from any available options.

II. Bluetooth Volume Low on iPhone

What makes the Bluetooth volume low on your iPhone? Here are the reasons:

  • Reduced volume through in-app settings.
  • Faulty hardware and errors in the software. 
  • The iOS version of your iPhone is obsolete.
  • Obstructed speakers.
  • Devices with different settings and configurations. 

If you find that the Bluetooth volume on your iPhone is too low when connected to your Toyota, there are a few things you can try:

1. Change your iPhone’s High EQ 

Make sound quality better by adjusting the EQ. All you have to do is Settings > Music > EQ > Late Night (Music app).

iPhone EQ

By selecting Settings > Music > Sound Check > Toggle off, Sound Check can be disabled. With this setting, the sound level can be increased by 20%.

2. Try restarting your iPhone

Press and rapidly release the volume up button, followed by the volume down button. Afterward, press and hold the sleep/wake button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

If you own the older versions (7 and 7 Plus), hold down the sleep/wake button simultaneously with the volume-down button for approximately 7 to 10 seconds. Keep holding them until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

You can also try factory resetting it too. 

3. Update your iOS to the latest version

Here is how you can do it if you do not have the latest version of the iPhone:

  • Connect your iPhone to a power source and a Wi-Fi network to access the internet.
  • Click Software Update after going to Settings > General.
  • Select the software update you want to install if you choose between the two.
  • Select ‘Install Now.’

Upgrading to a new version helps with lags and ensures your iPhone is not working slowly by updating the software. 

4. Toyota Software Updates

You need to update your vehicle’s audio multimedia system in case you are having challenges with low Bluetooth volume or intermittent disconnects. To fix this issue, you need to contact your local Toyota dealer. 

4. Compatibility of your iPhone

Your device must be Bluetooth-compatible for your Toyota to connect to it successfully. However, without Bluetooth functionality, you cannot use Bluetooth on a dated phone. To verify this, search for the Bluetooth symbol in your settings or notification bar. You can tell if your device is compatible with your Toyota. 

III. Bluetooth Not Working 

There could be many reasons why your Bluetooth may not be working. It could be an old version, a faulty system, or a technical glitch. Let us see different problems related to this and solutions for each one of them:

1. The song is not playing

The answer is that you need to check if Bluetooth is on both your smartphone and Toyota Entune. If, despite turning on, the music won’t play, then try disconnecting and establishing a connection again or switch either of the Bluetooth devices off and then turn it on. 

2. Distance

If your Bluetooth devices aren’t connecting, they probably aren’t in pairing mode or are out of range. Try restarting your devices or letting your phone or tablet “forget” the connection if you’re experiencing persistent Bluetooth connection issues.

3. Replace the Corrupt File with a New Version

If the file you’re trying to play in your Toyota is corrupted, you’ll need to replace it with a fresh copy or find another one to play.

When you play something else, the issue should go away, and it should start operating again.

4. Contact your Toyota dealership 

If any issues persist, get in touch with the Toyota dealership and get the problem fixed. Sometimes, the issue might be underlying due to some mechanical glitch, which requires the help of a trained expert. So, meet the experts and tell them the problem. They will diagnose and resolve it. 

FAQs

1. How Do I Increase the Call Volume on My Bluetooth?

You may notice that your volume is too low because of the operating systems on some phones. If you own an Android smartphone, try to disable Bluetooth Absolute Volume in your phone’s settings. This might be found in your phone’s developer options for some devices.

2. How Do I Adjust the Volume on My Car Bluetooth?

There are several ways to do so:

  • Some cars may have separate volume controls for different audio sources. Ensure you have selected the Bluetooth audio source on your car’s audio system before adjusting the volume.
  • If your car’s audio system has a dedicated Bluetooth audio menu or settings, you can navigate to it using the infotainment system or touchscreen display.
  • Most importantly, ensure your device is connected to the car’s Bluetooth system.               

Conclusion

So, this is how you can fix your Bluetooth-related problems associated with your smartphone and Toyota Entune. Keep yourself and your devices up-to-date and avoid anything that can create problems.        

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