How to increase the volume on Android through the engineering menu?

On the pages of our sites we already talked about how to open the engineering menu on an Android device. It may be needed if you need to change any parameters, including the volume of the smartphone. Next you will find out what and where to change.

We immediately draw attention to the fact that you take all actions at your own peril and risk, the editorial office does not bear responsibility for your actions, since the probability of pushing the wrong way or adjusting something is not that small, but still there. Be careful. If you have never encountered an engineering menu before, ask someone who has already dealt with volume control programmatically to help you!

Instruction manual

First you need to get into the engineering menu. We will show an example on a smartphone that is based on the MTK processor (MediaTek). In the smartphone, dial * # * # 3646633 # * # * (there is no last character in the screenshot, since the engineering menu immediately opens and it will not work to take a screenshot).

Codes for entering the engineering menu on other devices (performance was not tested):

  • Samsung – * # * # 4636 # * # *, * # * # 197328640 # * # *, * # * # 8255 # * # *, * # 0011 #
  • LG – 3845 # * 855 #
  • Acer – * # * # 2237332846633 # * # *
  • MTK – * # * # 3646633 # * # *, * # * # 54298 # * # *
  • HTC – * # * # 8255 # * # *, * # * # 3424 # * # *, * # * # 4636 # * # *
  • Sony – * # * # 7378423 # * # *, * # * # 3646633 # * # *, * # * # 3649547 # * # *
  • Huawei – * # * # 2846579159 # * # *, * # * # 2846579 # * # *, * # * # 14789632 # * # *
  • Philips – * # * # 3338613 # * # *, * # * # 13411 # * # *
  • Alcatel, Fly, Texet – * # * # 3646633 # * # *, * # * # 54298 # * # *

The engineering menu has opened.

Select the Hardware Testing tab and click Audio.

Here you will see several different points, including:

  • Normal Mode.
  • Headset Mode – the mode of the connected headset or headphones.
  • LoudSpeaker Mode – Hands-free mode.
  • Headset_LoudSpeaker Mode – hands-free mode with a connected headset.
  • Speech Enhancement – Phone Talk.

If you need to turn up the volume in the speaker, select Normal Mode.

Next, next to Type, click Sip and select the desired subitem:

  • Sip – volume of internet calls.
  • Mic – microphone volume.
  • Sph – speaker volume.
  • Sph2 – second speaker.
  • Sid – you can’t touch it, because there may be problems if this parameter is changed.
  • Media – media playback volume.

Suppose you select Media. See the numbers in the image below? Write them on a piece of paper or take a screenshot! They may be needed to restore sound if something goes wrong..

In the Value column, you can write the value yourself, or you can click on Level and select one of the levels, for example, Level 2. To save, click Set.

Please note that Value can be set in the range from 0 to 255. It is not recommended to insert a maximum, the speaker can wheeze and quickly fail. Using the sample method, select the optimal value yourself. Just don’t go too far and ruin your device! Item Max Vol. do not touch.