Android P will remember volume levels for individual Bluetooth devices

There's a lot to look forward to in Android P, and during next month's Google I/O conference, we should get even more info on what to expect from the new software later this year. We already outlined some of our favorite features found in Android P so far, but it looks like another recently discovered one will make using Bluetooth speakers and headphones much more enjoyable.

As it currently stands, the volume you set for one Bluetooth device remains the same for whatever else you use. For example, if you're jamming out to your favorite tunes at max volume with a Bluetooth speaker, your volume will remain at full blast when you put on your wireless headphones – even if you were last listening to them at a lower level.

Thankfully, according to XDA Developers, Android P will change this. Spotted in a commit in the Android Open Source Project, there's a new item called "Implement Bluetooth device volume memory" and states –

Bluetooth volume memory is now handled on a per device basis. The volume is stored in a shared preference and is loaded every time the device is active.

In other words, if you have your Bose QC 35s set at 50% volume, they'll remain that way even if you crank things up to 100% on your UE Boom 2.

The commit was merged shortly after it was discovered, meaning that it'll more than likely be available to use in the second developer preview for Android P.

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Joe Maring

Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.