How to Adjust the Volume on Windows 11

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This post shows students and new users steps to change or adjust the sound volume on Windows 11. When the sound coming out of your computer is too loud or low, Windows allows you to quickly adjust the volume from the Quick settings panel as well as in Windows settings app.

When using Windows 11, the quickest way to adjust the sound volume is from the Quick settings menu. You can activate the Quick settings menu clicking a hidden or translucent button located on top of the Wi-Fi, Speaker, and/or Battery icons.

Simply click the Taskbar area at the bottom right corner to activate the Quick settings menu. Then use the slider to move up or down the volume control to the desire level.

The new Windows 11 comes with many new features and a new user desktop, including centered Start menu and taskbar, rounded corners windows, themes and colors that will make any computer look and feel modern.

If you’re exited about Windows 11, keep reading our posts on it.

To get started adjusting the sound volume on Windows 11, follow the steps below.

How to increase or decrease sound volume on Windows 11

As mentioned above, Windows allows you to quickly adjust the sound volume when you need to increase or decrease sound coming out of your computer.

The easiest way to do this is from the Quick settings menu. The Quick settings menu is a hidden button located on top of the Wi-Fi, Speaker and Battery icons.

taskbar corner icons show in taskbar

Once you click on the Quick settings button, it should open the menu. From there you can use the slider to adjust the volume no your PC.

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Bring the slider left to lower the volume and right to increase it.

How to turn off or mute sound on Windows 11

If you wish to quickly mute sounds coming from your PC, simply move the slider all the way to the left and bring the sound level to 0.

You should then see an x on the speaker icon indicating the sound is turn off.

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How to adjust sound from Windows settings app

One can also use Windows settings app to adjust the volume on Windows 11. If you right-click on the Quick settings area of the taskbar, it should give you Sound settings options as shown below.

Click on Sound settings to open Windows settings app and bring up the Sound settings.

windows 11 sound settings pop up

If you have multiple sound devices, you can independently adjust the volume for each. Select the sound device you want to adjust the volume for, and move the slider left to decrease and right to increase the sound.

windows 11 sound volume adjustment

That should do it!


This post showed you how to quickly increase or decrease the sound volume on Windows 11. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.

1 Comment

  1. Bryan Franklin Snead

    Is there any way I can control the volume from the taskbar?

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