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‘Late Night’ will adjust sound played through an iPhone, headphones, or external speakers.

A simple trick discovered by Twitter user @thebaemarcus will boost the volume of your iPhone speakers. The best part? You don’t even need a third-party app.

As outlined in these straightforward illustrations, just go into your settings, select the “Music” icon and press “EQ.” Then scroll down and choose “Late Night” hidden among the many equalization options.

The Late Night setting instantly raise the volume levels of whatever you’re listening to on your iPhone.

The best way to test the difference between Late Night and the default EQ “off” setting is by using a background music app like Apple Music or YouTube Music. This will let you play music while you adjust your EQ settings, so you can hear changes in volume and quality in real time.

I actually preferred the Late Night mode in my testing, though you shouldn’t raise the volume too high or your speakers will start sounding shrill and distorted. With in-ear headphones, Late Night offered a fuller, more aggressive sound, while the default was a bit more balanced and easier to listen to. I also tested it with a Bluetooth speaker, and found music with Late Night mode was louder than the default setting at the same volume notch.

Unlike other EQ options, which adjust certain sound aspects (bass, mids, treble) to fit a genre or setting, Late Night appears to simply raise noise levels. Perhaps by “Late Night” Apple meant crank it up to 11.

Phillip Tracy

Phillip Tracy

Phillip Tracy is a former technology staff writer at the Daily Dot. He's an expert on smartphones, social media trends, and gadgets. He previously reported on IoT and telecom for RCR Wireless News and contributed to NewBay Media magazine. He now writes for Laptop magazine.

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