How To Fix Facetime Call Audio Randomly Getting Loud

Fix Facetime Call Audio Randomly Getting Loud

Are you experiencing issues with Facetime audio randomly increasing on its own and refusing to turn it down?

Facetime is one of the most widely used apps on iOS devices, it is used for video messaging.

With how widely the app is used it will not be a surprise that bugs like the audio of an ongoing Facetime call randomly increase by itself happens.

Fixing call audio issues in apps like this is very important to improve privacy for both you and the caller.

Since the release of the iOS 16 software, there have been a lot of issues coming up for a lot of users.

Some of the known issues are the iPhone freezing when you want to share anything, the Apple map not showing traffic, and others.

In this guide, you will learn why Facetime call audio volume randomly increases, and how you can fix this issue on your own.

Why Is Facetime Call Audio Volume Increasing On Its Own And Refusing To Turn Down?

If your call audio on Facetime suddenly starts blaring for no reason then it is due to a bug.

This bug has been going around amongst iPhone users for a while, even way before the iOS 16 software update.

So it is a bug that just started happening and while we wait for a permanent fix from Apple, here are a few methods that you can use to fix it momentarily.

How to Fix Facetime Call Audio Randomly Increasing On Its Own

To fix Facetime call audio randomly increasing on its own, you may need to pay attention to the methods that we will be discussing in this guide.

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The first method is to change the sound settings on your iOS device.

You may also need to connect to Airpods, or in rare cases, you may have to use a different app like Snapchat or WhatsApp for your video calls.

Here are some of the working ways to fix Facetime call audio increasing by itself without ending the call:

Method 1: Adjust your iPhone sound settings

This first method involves changing the sound and haptics settings.

While this is not a permanent solution, it has been reported to have fixed this issue for a while without even ending the call.

To do this, while still on the call; open the “Settings” app on your device and select “Sounds & Haptics”.

Adjust the ringer volume to your taste using the slider; turn the “System Haptics” off or on depending on its previous settings.

Method 2: Connect to Airpods or Bluetooth headphones

In this second method, you will need to get hold of Airpods or Bluetooth headphones.

While still on the call, turn on your Bluetooth and connect to Airpods or Bluetooth headphones and then slightly reduce your call audio volume using the volume buttons.

Method 3: Use other app’s volume

This is a funny method and for now, no one knows why it works.

It involves using the in-app volume of TikTok or YouTube app to fix this call audio.

Just open any of the two apps, play a video and your volume will get back to normal immediately.

The only downside to this method is that you will need to hang up the call.

Method 4: Share and un-share your screen

Sharing and un-sharing your Facetime call screen fixes this call audio issue.

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Many users have claimed that the issue is fixed after they have done this.

To do this, during a Facetime call, tap on the screen or the share icon to show a list of options, and select “Share My Screen”.

Select the app that you want to share your call screen to, wait for 4 seconds; tap on “Share My Screen” again, and un-share your screen.

Method 5: Switch to a different app

If after trying all the methods from 1 to 4 and none was able to fix this issue, you may need to move your call to another video messaging app.

Snapchat and WhatsApp have video call features, so you can ask your friend to call you on any of those apps.

Although this may be inconvenient for you you don’t have a choice till Apple decides to come up with a permanent fix for this Facetime audio issue.


The Facetime call audio issue is caused by a bug and while we wait for Apple to fix it, we can help ourselves with momentary workarounds.

A lot of methods have been listed in this guide, from sharing and un-sharing your call screen to using other app’s volume, and they all seem to have worked.

You can also connect to Bluetooth headphones or even switch to other apps have also been reported to have solved this issue for some users.

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Brianna Bailey

Brianna is based in Minnesota in the US at the moment, and has been writing since 2017. She is currently a 3rd Year med student at the time of writing this.