How to Turn Up the Volume on an iPod Nano

by Avery Martin

The iPod Nano works much the same way as the iPhone and iPod Touch to control volume. If you want to increase the volume on an iPod Nano, you can do so using the buttons on the side of the device. You can also use a set of headphones so that you can attach your iPod to a belt while working out or moving. Be careful that you don't set the iPod volume so high that you damage your hearing.

Hardware Controls


Press the "+" button on the side to increase volume.


Press the "Play/Pause" button to play or pause your song.


Press the "-" button on the side to decrease the volume.

Using Headphones


Connect your headphones to the input jack on your device.


Press the top or bottom portion of the headphone control switch to increase or decrease the volume.


Press the middle of the headphone control switch to pause the current song and mute the volume.

Adjust Music Settings


Tap "Settings."


Select "Music."


Select the "Sound Check" option to automatically adjust all songs to be at the same volume level.


Adjust the maximum volume limit to increase volume if your iPod Nano isn't loud enough.


  • Information in this article applies to 7th generation iPod Nano. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.
  • Be careful when adjusting the volume limit. Listening to loud music can damage your hearing.

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About the Author

Avery Martin holds a Bachelor of Music in opera performance and a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian studies. As a professional writer, she has written for Education.com, Samsung and IBM. Martin contributed English translations for a collection of Japanese poems by Misuzu Kaneko. She has worked as an educator in Japan, and she runs a private voice studio out of her home. She writes about education, music and travel.

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