How to Enable or Disable Bluetooth Absolute Volume in Windows 10


Absolute Volume is a feature released starting with the Windows 10 April 2018 update version 1803. This feature allows the Windows volume slider to precisely control the local volume of compatible Bluetooth speakers or headphones connected to the computer.

However, Absolute Volume may sometimes prevent you from separately changing a Bluetooth device's dual volume control for the left and right volume levels.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Bluetooth Absolute Volume for all users in Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable Bluetooth Absolute Volume.



EXAMPLE: Left and right dual volume control of Bluetooth device
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Here's How:

The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Bluetooth\Audio\AVRCP\CT

DisableAbsoluteVolume DWORD

0 = Enable
1 = Disable


1 Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


2 Enable Bluetooth Absolute Volume

This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Enable_Bluetooth_Absolute_Volume.reg

Download


3 Disable Bluetooth Absolute Volume

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Disable_Bluetooth_Absolute_Volume.reg

Download


4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 Restart the computer to apply.

8 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn