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Google Home Equalizer Settings, Adjust Bass Treble

The Google Home suite of smart speakers, including the first, original Google Home assistant speaker, now offer bass and treble eq controls.  These you can adjust on a per speaker device basis via today’s Google Home app. This post demos the Google Home equalizer settings.  It shows how you can use them to adjust the amount of bass and treble your speaker plays.  You set these eq controls as follows.





Host to Adjust Bass and Treble in Google Home Equalizer Settings

1. Bring up the Google Home App

If you don’t have this app already, install it on your mobile device. Then run it. 

You then get its Home screen as shown next. We’re running this demo on the iOS platform.

Picture of the Home app on iOS, displaying its home screen, with the hamburger menu control highlighted.
The Home app on iOS, displaying its home screen, with the hamburger menu control highlighted.

2. Tap the Main Menu (Hamburger) Item

The Google App main menu then appears as shown next.

Picture of the Home app on iOS in 2017, displaying its hamburger menu, with the Devices Item highlighted.
The Home app on iOS in 2017, displaying its hamburger menu, with the Devices Item highlighted.

3. Tap the  Devices  Menu Item to Access the Google Home Equalizer Settings

You then get a list of Google Home speakers on the same network as the tablet / phone you’re running the app on. We show our devices list in the next picture.





4. Scroll Down the List to the Original Google Home Speaker you’re Adjusting

Find your Google speaker as we did with ours in the next picture.

5. Tap the Home Speaker’s Control Menu Button

Find the control item in the top right hand corner of the card for the speaker device that you’re adjusting.  Then, touch it.

This brings up the selected device’s control menu, as shown in the next picture.

Picture of the Home app on iOS, displaying its Devices screen, showing an original Google Home speaker control menu, with the Settings option circled.
The Home app on iOS, displaying its Devices screen, showing an original Google Home speaker control menu, with the Settings option circled.

6. Tap the Speaker’s Settings  Item in its Control Menu

The control options screen then appears, as shown next.

Scroll down on that screen until you find the Google Home Equalizer settings option, under the Sound Settings heading, as we’ve done in the next screenshot.

Picture of the Home app on iOS, displaying its Device Settings screen for the original Google Home speaker, showing the Equalizer option circled.
The Home app on iOS, displaying its Device Settings screen, showing the Equalizer option circled.

7. Tap the Equalizer Option to See the Google Home Equalizer Settings

You should then see the eq slider screen, as shown next.

Note the circled speaker name to which the Google Home equalizer settings on this screen pertain.  This is the Living Room speaker.  These tell us that we’re adjusting the same speaker (Living Room) that we chose in the last steps.

Also note the bass and treble slider controls, also circled.  These are what you’ll move around in the next step.

Picture of the Home app on iOS, displaying its Equalizer Adjustments screen for an original Google Home smart speaker, with the bass and treble Slider controls circled.
The Home app on iOS, displaying its Equalizer Adjustments screen for an original Google Home smart speaker, with the bass and treble Slider controls circled.

8. Adjust the Bass and Treble Levels

Raise or lower each of the bass and treble controls by dragging the slider for each left (decreasing volume) or right (increasing volume). Tap and hold just over the blue dot of the control you want to change. Then, while keeping contact with the screen surface with your finger, slide that finger left or right to set.

Changes in the audio output of the Home speaker should appear nearly  instantaneous. If you don’t hear changing bass and treble sound characteristics while dragging these slider controls, you may have chosen the wrong speaker from the devices list.  Verify that this screen indeed is controlling the speaker you wished, by checking its device name, again, as displayed in the upper left corner of the equalizer screen.

9, Done!

Finally, there are no Submit buttons to press after you adjust these Google Home equalizer settings. Changes to them take effect right away, and will stay in effect until the next time you move the bass and treble level sliders. This is so, even after you exit the Google Home app.





Other Posts About the Google Home Speaker

  1. Factory Reset Google Home Instructions
  2. How to Disconnect Google Home from Spotify
  3. Google Home Bluetooth Speaker Pairing Instructions
  4. How to Turn On Bluetooth Pairing Mode in Google Home Smart Speakers
  5. Google Home Power Supply Specs for the Original Google Home Smart Speaker

References for Google Home Equalizer Settings

  1. Now you can Ramp Up the Bass on Google Home Speakers,  from Cnet
  2. Change your sound settings, from Google Home Help

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  • 2017-12-03: Originally published.
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