Picture of the UE Wonderboom speaker, front view, showing the Volume UP and DOWN buttons highlighted.

Adjust Volume on UE Wonderboom

There are a few ways to adjust volume on UE Wonderboom. But these depend on the app(s) you’re streaming from mostly. Indeed, many apps provide loudness setting control. However this UE has two buttons for volume control as well. They are the BIG + and – buttons on the front of the unit. Here we cover all of that.

Adjust Volume on UE Wonderboom

You can adjust the volume without using any apps, doing it this way, as follows.

1. Position  the Wonderboom UE such that the Button Controls Face You

Firstly, there are only the volume buttons on the front.  Volume UP (+),  (near the top) and Volume DOWN (-) (close to the bottom).

Picture of the front of the UE Wonderboom. Showing the -Volume UP- and -Volume DOWN- buttons.
Front view of the UE Wonderboom. Showing the -Volume UP- and -Volume DOWN- buttons.

2. Next, Set Volume by Pressing the and + Buttons

So press the  (-)  button to lower (decrease) the volume. Tap the  (+)  button at the to increase (raise) the loudness.

3. Done with Adjust Volume on UE Wonderboom with Speaker Controls

Adjust Volume on UE Wonderboom: Use Siri Voice Commands

Command Siri to turn UE Womberboom volume up and down as follows.  On your mobile device, press the  Home  button. Then hold in until Siri displays the   What can I help you with?   prompt.

Screenshot of the Siri prompting for voice command screen. 
The Siri prompting for voice command screen.

Then, have her adjust the volume to fifty percent loudness by saying to your device, “Set volume 50.”

Screenshot of Siri changing volume to half (50 percent).
Siri changing volume to half (50 percent).

Next is an example of Siri responding to a voice command to set the volume to FULL (100 percent).

Screenshot of Siri changing volume to full (100 percent). 
Siri changing volume to full (100 percent).

Note that you need to speak directly to the source device, and NOT the Wonderboom when issuing these requests.

Furthermore, Siri currently understands one scale for volume adjustment: 0-100 percent. Example commands follow. Say these after you’ve awakened her.

    • Volume 76.
    • Set volume 100 [One hundred percent, full volume].
    • Set volume 0 [muted].
    • Volume 0.
    • Set volume 10 [Ten percent].
    • Set volume 10 percent.
    • Volume 10.
    • Set volume 76 percent.

There are also shortcut commands for minimum and maximum volume setting for the UE Wonderboom, as in:

    • Mute. [Sets the volume to zero percent, minimum, muted state.]
    • Half volume. [Adjusts volume to fifty percent, or half of full.]
    • Set volume full. [Sets speaker volume to maximum, 100 percent.]
    • Set volume max. [Sets speaker volume to maximum, 100 percent.]
    • Volume half. [Adjusts volume to fifty percent, or half of full.]
    • Volume minimum. [Sets the volume to zero percent, minimum, muted state.]

Adjust Volume on Wonderboom on Source Device (Another Way)

You can adjust Wonderboom volume with the controls on the paired iOS and Android source devices as well.

However, we find that volume adjustments on the speaker do not change the setting on our Samsung Galaxy J7 phone. For this phone, the speaker volume buttons appear to adjust that of the speaker itself.  But not the phone volume.

So here, we play YouTube videos on our iPad Air. Then we stream that audio to the UE Wonderboom.

1. Pair your UE Wonderboom

We’ll add posts presently that show how to pair the unit with a source Bluetooth device.

2. Next, Begin Playing a Music Source

Then start streaming an internet radio station, a song from YouTube, Pandora, or Spotify, or an Audible book. So in this scenario, we streamed YouTube audio to our UE Wonderboom.

3. Then, Use your Source Mobile Device’s Volume Control Buttons to Adjust the Volume

See this done in the next picture.

Screenshot of the YouTube app on iOS, as seen during adjusting the volume while playing a video.
YouTube app on iOS, as seen during adjusting the volume while playing a video.

Note the volume adjuster square with a speaker inside of it in the last picture.  Then, this box appears anytime you tap the volume controls on the iOS device.

Also note that the volume change you experience on the Wonderboom lags by a second or so. Why? Because of the latency (delay) of the commands going across the Bluetooth medium to the UE.  Indeed, even the latest versions of the Bluetooth protocol introduce some perceptible audio delay.

Finally again, we’re not covering here how to set UE Wonderboom volume for individual apps. So, we leave that as an exercise for the reader.

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    4. How to Charge UE Wonderboom
    5. How to Pair UE Wonderboom with Google Home

References for Adjust Volume on UE Wonderboom

    1. UE Wonderboom Official Support Page
    2. Where to Buy the UE Wonderboom