If you have been using your Galaxy S6 with headphones, you may have noticed a warning message that says “Listening at a high volume for a long time may damage your hearing”. This is an Android headphone safety feature, and while it is designed to prevent too loud sounds from damaging your ears, the message can be quite annoying.
This problem occurs because of a setting on most Android phones called Bluetooth absolute volume, which couples the system volume on your phone with the volume on your connected Bluetooth audio device. This can cause the volume to go higher than safe levels, and it will not turn back down when you remove the headphones.
Fortunately, there are a few solutions you can try to fix this issue. First, make sure you are using the latest version of Samsung’s software. You can find the latest software update for your Galaxy S6 by tapping the Power button and Volume down at the same time, then releasing them when you see the Samsung logo appear.
Another thing you can try is turning off the media volume limiter. This feature is designed to prevent the sound volume from rising above a set level, protecting your ears from hearing damage. This can be found in the Sound settings menu, and you can disable it by tapping the three-dot icon on the upper-right corner of your screen.
One final option is to use the notification panel (quick settings) to change your sound mode. You can cycle through the different modes by swiping down on your status bar. This will silence all system sounds except for alarms, and you can also choose to have apps and contacts’ notification tones pass through if you want them to do so.