It goes without saying that there’s a massive and diverse range of music types. From rock to classical, or pop to theatrical, there’s a song or tune for any mood or event.

The music equalizer settings on your iPad can make a massive different to the sound. For example, the acoustic setting makes folk music sound more real and intimate, and the bass boost can make dance music more intense. This tutorial will explain how to alter these settings with just a few taps of your finger. You’ll also learn how to control the volume limit and more. Read on to get started.


1. Settings

Begin by opening the Settings app, then tap the Music option in the left-hand panel. From here you’ll see all the music playback settings iPad has to offer.

iOS 7 iPad Music Settings


2. Sound Check

The Sound Check feature will automatically scan your music files, then set an automatic level that lowers and increases the volume, if necessary. Toggle the switch to turn this clever feature on.

iOS 7 iPad Sound Check


3. Music equalizer

Tap the EQ button to choose from a number of equalizer settings. Not all are self-explanatory, so try playing an audio track in the Music app while choosing from the different options. By doing this you can hear how the equalizer effects the playback in real-time.

iOS 7 iPad Equalizer Settings


4. Volume Limit

Over time our hearing become less sensitive, but it can also be damaged by listening to loud music for long periods of time. To prevent hearing damage, tap the Volume Limit button, then lower the setting by dragging the slider button to the left. This will prevent iPhone from playing music at a volume higher than what is selected.

iOS 7 iPad Volume Limit


5. Group By Album Artist

Sometimes an album can have multiple artists and contributors. This toggle switch will ensure that all the tracks from multiple artists in retained as one album, instead of separating them into separate albums by each artist.

Group By Album Artist iPad iOS 7


Looking for more iPad help?

Why not check out the iPad Air Guide? It’s written by iOS Guides and available today:

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