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How to fix audio quality issues with Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro

When playing audio or video with the Google Pixel 6 or Google Pixel 6 Pro, the audio coming out of the speakers may not sound the best.

To fix these bad audio quality issues, you can check out this troubleshooting guide at Seeking Tech.

1. To begin, we recommend playing another audio or video as the audio quality may be related to the media source as opposed to the speakers of your smartphone.

2. If you are using a cover, then you need to make sure that it isn’t covering the top and bottom speakers of the phone.

The top speaker is located in the opening just above the front-facing selfie camera if you are holding your phone from the vertical portrait orientation. The bottom speaker is located to the left of USB-C port.

3. Next, the sound output of the speakers for your Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro may be distorted due to the presence of liquid. The speakers may have become wet due to rain, water splashes or being in a high humidity environment.

If you believe that there is liquid in your speakers, then you need to completely turn off your phone. Afterwards, you need to let your phone air dry at room temperature.

To find out more about how you can dry a wet Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro smartphone, you can take a look at this guide.

4. You can also try enabling Adaptive Sound. With this feature, you the phone will use its microphone to determine your listening environment. It will then adjust the sound equalizer settings to improve the sound output of the speakers.

In order to turn on this feature, you need to take the following steps:

  • To start off, you need to first open the Settings app. You can find the app by swiping upwards from an empty space in the home screen, which should bring up a list of installed apps you have on your phone.
  • After opening Settings, tap the “Sound & audio” option.
  • Inside of the “Sound & audio” menu, tap Adaptive Sound.
  • In the Adaptive Sound menu, you can read about how the feature works. You can also enable this feature here.

5. Last but not least, you can also manually adjust the audio by doing the following:

  • Go to the Settings app.
  • Inside of Settings, select Accessibility.
  • In the Accessibility menu, select the “Audio adjustment” option.
  • Inside the “Audio adjustment” menu, you can enable or disable mono audio, which combines the two channels into one.
  • In the “Audio adjustment” menu, you can also adjust the audio balance to favor the left speaker (which is the top speaker if you are holding your smartphone vertically) or right speaker (which is the bottom speaker if you are holding the phone vertically).