Many of us use our smartphones as our primary device for listening to music on the go and even though smartphones are getting bigger over the last couple of years, manufacturers don’t seem to be paying too much attention to speakers or the overall audio output in general. That might not stand true for some manufacturers like Google and LG, who are still including stereo front firing speakers and dedicated DACs on their devices. But a vast majority of the smartphones these days have feeble sounding speakers and disappointing audio output via the headphone jack (if they haven’t removed it already). That is where volume booster apps for Android come into play.
A simple search on the Google Play Store brings up an absolute ton of such apps for Android devices, that claim to improve the sound output, both through the speakers and the headphone jack. However, a significant chunk of these apps don’t work as advertised and barely do anything to improve the sound output on your Android device. On top of that, some of these apps are loaded with ads that pop-up quite frequently, which mars the user experience. With that in mind, we’ve curated a list of volume booster apps for Android that do work and will improve the audio output of your Android device.
Note: Boosting the audio output of your smartphone might cause permanent damage to the speaker or your hearing (in case you use earphones with any of the following apps). Install these apps at your own risk.
Best Volume Booster Apps for Android in 2020
Many of these volume booster apps have similar names, so make sure to use links given below to to download the apps.
1. Volume Booster – Speaker Booster
Volume Booster – Speaker Booster is an Android volume booster app that lets you increase the volume of your phone speaker’s more than what the native system allows. If you connect your phone to a speaker using the headphone jack, you can even increase the overall output of the speaker. It even works with headphones, so you are covered no matter how you are listening to your audio. Whether you’re listening to music, playing games, or watching movies on Netflix, this app can enhance all the sound volume.
Like other volume booster apps on the list, the app also comes with music player controls allowing you to play, pause, and skip songs, see song info such as title and artist, and more. I also love the visual sound spectrum that this app displays when a song is playing in the background. It makes the overall experience even more enjoyable. The app is free to use with ads, but thankfully, the ads are not too obtrusive.
Download: Volume Booster – Speaker Booster (Free, with ads)
2. Super Volume Booster
Another great volume booster app for Android is the Super Volume Booster. First of all, I love the UI of this app. Not that it’s much different from other apps, it just somehow looks cleaner and more refined. It also offers various themes that change the look of the app. The app is very lightweight and doesn’t require much system resources. It supports all audio, video, and game sounds and increases the volume without decreasing the audio quality. Like the app mentioned above, the app gives you a live sound spectrum when you are playing a song in the background.
One thing that I love about this app is that it enhances the stereo sound volume without distorting the stereo effect. That makes listening to music enjoyable when you are using a headphone. The app also brings audio controls when playing a song so you can easily change or play/pause songs. This one is also free to use with ads not being too intrusive. Overall a really good app that lets you boost audio on your Android device.
Download: Super Volume Booster (Free, with ads)
3. Boom: Music Player, Bass Booster & Equalizer
Next up is an app that some of you Mac users might already be familiar with – Boom: Music Player, Bass Booster & Equalizer. The music player features a ton of customizations to improve the overall sound output from your Android device, including a setting which boosts the volume. Boom also features a 3D surround sound setting with customizations that give you more granular control over the audio output and a decent equalizer to allow you to customize the sound profile.
On top of that, the music player supports direct streaming from services like Spotify and Tidal, along with support for online radio station, podcasts, and direct play from Google Drive and Dropbox. However, the app hasn’t officially been released on Play Store and is currently in development, which means that you might encounter some bugs while using the music player. Keep in mind that the app’s volume boost effect is limited to audio played using the app and doesn’t carry over to other apps on your device.
Download: Boom Music Player (Free, in-app purhcases)
4. BlackPlayer Music Player
Another great music player that you can use as a volume booster for your Android device is the BlackPlayer music player. The app features a five channel equalizer along with a sound effects feature which will allow you to tinker with the audio output of your device. The sound effects menu within the app is where you’ll find the ‘Amplifier’ setting, using which you can boost the volume by up to 4 dB which can significantly enhance your listening experience.
Along with the amplifier setting, the BlackPlayer app also allows you to boost the bass, use a virtualizer and control the sound balance, which comes in handy when you’re using headphones or external speakers. The app has a clean monochrome interface which looks really cool and it even gives you the option to complete customize the look and feel of the music player. You should definitely try out BlackPlayer if you have offline music stored on your device, but do note that the volume boost effect doesn’t carry over to other applications.
Download: BlackPlayer Music Player (Free)
5. Super Loud Phone Volume (Speakers, Volume Booster)
Super Loud Phone Volume is a really good Volume Booster app for Android. It lets you adjust sound effect levels so that you get the best out of music or audio coming out of your phone. Whether you are talking to someone on the phone, streaming music, listening to podcasts and audiobooks, or watching movies, this app will improve your audio experience. It even comes with a built-in music player that lets you both play songs and use the equalizer and music spectrum. One thing that I like about this app is that it not only boosts volume for phone speakers but also headphones.
So, if you are using a headphone and want the audio to be louder, you can use this app. It promises to increase the sound output by 30-40%. Now, I didn’t have a way to check this claim, but I can tell is that the volume increase is quite noticeable. Also, it doesn’t make the speakers or headphones crack which is a big achievement. If you want to boost volume on your Android device, you should check it out. The only thing I hate about this app is the constant ads that make it a bad music player. But you can always use a different music player and use it just for volume output control.
Download: Super Loud Phone Volume (Free, with ads)
6. Precise Volume (+EQ/Booster)
Precise Volume is another great equalizer/booster combo available on the Play Store using which you can significantly improve the audio output from your Android device. As the name suggests, Precise Volume gives you more precise control over the audio output with a 5 band equalizer with some equalizer presets and a boost feature which will allow you to pump up the bass, add a surround sound effect to the audio and, most importantly, increase the overall loudness of the audio.
Unlike with BlackPlayer and Boom, the settings you choose in Precise Volume are implemented system wide, which means that the volume boost will work with any app that you use to play audio. The app allows for up to a 12 dB gain, which is pretty great, but might damage your smartphone’s speaker so you need to be careful while using the app. The app also allows you create and save your own equalizer presets which is a neat addition.
Download: Precise Volume (Free, in-app purchases)
7. Volume Booster GOODEV
Next up is Volume Booster GOODEV, which is a barebones volume booster like the first app on our list. The app has a single boost slider which allows you to amplify the volume by up to 60% by default, with the option to increase it even further from within the settings. Much like the Volume Booster app at the top of the list, the Volume Booster GOODEV app features a maximum allowed boost limitation and a boost on boot feature. The settings you choose within the app are applied all throughout the system, allowing you to enjoy the amplified sound output from any app.
Download: Volume Booster GOODEV (Free, with ads)
8. Volume Booster Pro
Volume Booster Pro is another quite simple app that allows you to boost the overall audio output from your Android device. The app has a fairly straightforward user interface with a large volume knob in the middle that controls the master volume, a boost toggle which amplifies the sound, and three dedicated buttons that allow you to boost the volume of media playback, calls and alarms.
As with some of the other volume boosters on this list, the settings you choose in Volume Booster Pro are applied system wide and amplify the sound output of any app that you use to play audio. The app, however, has extremely annoying full screen ads and constant pop-ups that request you to rate the app on the Play Store, that might bother most users.
Download: Volume Booster Pro (Free, with ads)
Bonus: Viper4Android (rooted devices only)
But that’s not all. In case you have a rooted device, you shouldn’t even bother with any of the aforementioned apps and flash Viper4Android on your device. Undoubtedly the best audio enhancement tool for Android devices, Viper4Android is chock full of features that will allow you to completely customize the audio output from your smartphone. Not only does the app feature a competent audio amplifier, it also features a host of other features with which you can improve the audio profile.
I’ve been using Viper4Android on my OnePlus 5 for quite a while now and I thoroughly enjoy the improvement in audio quality it offers, along with the significant gain in maximum volume. The Headphone surround+ feature in Viper4Android takes listening to music on headphones up a notch and the app’s equalizer is also one of the best I’ve used so far. Viper4Android is, hands down, the best audio enhancement suite that you can install on your device, but you’ll need to root your device in order to do that. If you’re already familiar with the process of rooting and flashing packages, then you should go ahead and flash Viper4Android on your device at once, however, if you aren’t really sure what rooting or flashing involves then you should stick to the previous apps mentioned on this list.
Download Viper4Android (Free)
Pump It Up With These Volume Boosters for Android
This brings us to the end of our list of the best volume booster apps for Android. As I’ve just mentioned, in case you have a rooted device then you should definitely try out Viper4Android since it is the best audio enhancement tool you can add to your Android device. However, if you aren’t familiar with the process of rooting and flashing .zip files, then you should stick to one of the aforementioned apps that don’t require root access. Have you tried any of the aforementioned apps before? Which one out of the lot is your favorite? Let us know in the comments section below.