Picture of the Google Home app on iOS, displaying its audio equalizer sliders screen, showing bass and treble controls highlighted.

How to Adjust Bass and Treble on Google Home Mini Smart Speaker




The Google Home suite of smart speakers, including the Google Home Mini, now feature basic equalization controls (bass and treble), which you can adjust on a per speaker basis via today’s Google Home app.  You may set these controls as follows.

 

1. Bring up the Google Home app  on your mobile device.  You then get its Home screen as shown next.  We’re running this demo on the iOS platform.

Picture of the Google Home app on iOS, displaying its home screen, with the hamburger menu control highlighted.
Google 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 Google Home app on iOS in 2017, displaying its hamburger menu, with the Devices Item highlighted.
Google Home app on iOS in 2017, displaying its hamburger menu, with the Devices Item highlighted.

 

3. Tap the Devices menu item.  You then get a list of registered Google Home devices on the same network as the tablet / phone you’re running the Google Home app on.  We’re showing our devices list in the next picture.

 

 

4. Scroll down the list to the Google Home Mini speaker you’re adjusting, as we did with ours in the next picture.

Picture of the Google Home Mini Speaker, as displayed in the Google Home App, showing in the Devices list, with its Device Menu location highlighted.
Google Home Mini Speaker, as displayed in the Google Home App, showing in the Devices list, with its Device Menu location highlighted.

 

5. Tap the device’s main menu button, located in the top right hand corner of the card for the speaker device that you’re adjusting.  This brings up the selected device’s control menu, as shown in the next picture.

Picture of the Google Home Mini smart speaker, as displayed in the Google Home App, with its Settings menu item circled.
Google Home Mini smart speaker, as displayed in the Google Home App, with its Settings menu item circled.

 

6. Tap the Google Home Mini 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 Equalizer option, under the Sound Settings heading, as we’ve done in the next screenshot.

Picture of the Google Home app on iOS, displaying its -Device Control- menu, showing the audio Equalizer option highlighted.
Google Home app on iOS, displaying its -Device Control- menu, showing the audio Equalizer option highlighted.

 

7. Tap the Equalizer option.  You should then see the equalizer slider screen, as shown next.

Picture of the Google Home app on iOS, displaying its audio equalizer sliders screen, showing bass and treble controls highlighted.
Google Home app on iOS, displaying its audio equalizer sliders screen, showing bass and treble controls highlighted.

 

8. Adjust the bass and treble levels on this screen, by dragging the corresponding slider left (decreasing volume) or right (increasing volume).  Tap and hold immediately over the blue dot of the control you want to change.  Then, while maintaining contact with the screen surface with your finger, slide that finger left or right to adjust.

Changes in the audio output of the Mini speaker should be nearly instantaneous.  If you don’t hear changing bass and treble sound characteristics, you may have chosen the wrong speaker from the devices list.

 

9, You’re done!  There are no Submit buttons to press after you make your adjustments to these controls.  Changes to them take immediate effect, and will remain in effect until the next time you move the bass and treble level sliders, even once you close the Google Home app.

 

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Revision History

  • 2017-12-02: Originally published.