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How to Adjust Volume Level of Individual Devices and Apps in Windows 10


The Volume Mixer in Windows allows you to change the volume level for individual devices and apps.

Starting with Windows 10 build 16193, the Volume Mixer will now include UWP (Universal Windows Platform) apps (ex: Microsoft Edge, or Groove Music), so you can set their volume without impacting the overall system volume. UWP apps will only appear in the Volume Mixer once they start playing sound for the first time.

This tutorial will show you how to adjust the volume level of individual devices and apps without impacting the overall system volume for your account in Windows 10.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Change Volume Level of Individual Devices and Apps from Volume Mixer
  • Option Two: Change Volume Level of Individual Devices and Apps from Settings
  • Option Three: Change Volume Level of Individual Games and Apps from Game Bar





Adjust Volume Level of Individual Devices and Apps in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Adjust Volume Level of Individual Devices and Apps in Windows 10
Change Volume Level of Individual Devices and Apps from Volume Mixer

1. Right click or press and hold on the Volume icon on the taskbar notification area, and click/tap on Open Volume Mixer. (see screenshot below)

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2. You can now adjust each slider to the volume level you want for your individual devices and apps. (see screenshot below)

You will not be able to adjust the volume level of individual apps higher than the master volume level of the default playback device.

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3. When finished, you can close the Volume Mixer.






Adjust Volume Level of Individual Devices and Apps in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Adjust Volume Level of Individual Devices and Apps in Windows 10
Change Volume Level of Individual Devices and Apps from Settings


This option is only available starting with Windows 10 build 17074.

1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the System icon.

2. Click/tap on Sound on the left side, and click/tap on App volume and device preferences under Other sound options on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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3. Adjust the Master volume and individual app volume levels to what you want for selected output and input sound devices. (see screenshot below)

You will not be able to adjust the volume level of individual apps higher than the master volume level of the default playback device.

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4. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.






Adjust Volume Level of Individual Devices and Apps in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Adjust Volume Level of Individual Devices and Apps in Windows 10
Change Volume Level of Individual Games and Apps from Game Bar


This option is only available starting with Windows 10 build 17692.

1. Open the Game Bar (Win+G).

2. You can now adjust each slider to the volume level you want for your individual games and apps. (see screenshot below)

3. When finished, you can close the Game Bar if you like.

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That's it,
Shawn