Increase maximum volume of the iPad

If you find that the maximum volume on the iPad is not loud enough, then you can fix that with the following adjustment:
  • Start Cydia
    • If you haven't installed OpenSSH, then search for it and install the app, restart the iPad
    • Install WinSCP on your Windows environment and make a connection to the iPad. The iPad IP adress can be found on the iPad in Settings -> Wi-Fi. Click on the blue arrow on your current wifi connection. By default the username is "root" and the password "alpine".
  • Download and install iPodRobot for Windows
  • Open a connection to the iPad via WinSCP
  • Copy the following file to your Windows environment: System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Celestial.framework/RegionalVolumeLimits.plist
    • Just in case anything goes wrong: make a copy of this file on your Windows environment
  • Start iPodRobot and load RegionalVolumeLimits.plist
  • Find and replace 0.xx000000000000004 with 1, where x=79 or 84, or some other number under 100
  • Save the file and copy it back to the iPad using WinSCP
  • Reboot the iPad.
The volume will be much louder, so tune it down before starting any music or video on the iPad.

  • The iPad needs to be jailbroken, i.e. needs to have Cydia installed
  • The Cydia/Winterboard apps Volume Boost X3 and Volume Boost 4.0 have no effect on the iPad.
Alternatively, using iTunes, you can boost the volume of each individual video/song:
  • Start iTunes
  • Select all songs under iPad -> Music
  • Right click and select "Get info"
  • Tab "options", drag the slider to +100%
The song volumes will be adjusted song by song. This can take a long time!

Keywords: setting the maximum volume limit on iPod


Roald said...

I think you miss 1 step and that is 'Jailbreak your iPad'?

Anonymous said...

I think it goes without saying that changing a core functionality of iOS is only going to be possible on a jail broken device.

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