How To Get Swipe Volume Controls on Bose Quietcomfort and Sport Earphones

When it comes to premium, best-in-class earbuds and headphones, there’s hardly a name more revered and celebrated than Bose. This US-based audio equipment manufacturer — both pedestrian and professional — was the first to introduce the industry-grade active noise cancellation, and it hasn’t looked back since.

Keeping pace with the market trend, Bose has also released a slew of truly wireless earbuds. And while they have not disappointed in terms of performance, they’ve had to endure some criticism in terms of functionality. So, Bose has gone ahead and fixed the issue, and this piece is all about telling you how to apply the fix. Here’s how to get intuitive volume controls on your QuietComfort and Sport.

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How do the new volume controls work

When the QuietComfort and Sport earbuds were launched, users noticed the lack of volume controls — swipe gestures — on the surface of the earbuds. Bose didn’t think much of it at first but has finally brought the much-requested functionality through an update to the Bose Music app.

After finishing the update and setting it up, you’ll be able to swipe up or down the touchpad of a supported earbud to increase or decrease the volume.

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How to get the new volume controls

As discussed in the previous section, Bose has enabled the functionality through an update to their official companion app. So, you’ll either have to download it or get it updated to get started.

The new volume controls are not enabled right off the bat. So, make sure to fire up the Bose Music app and find the ‘Volume controls’ section in Settings. Now, toggle it on and exit the app.

Once configured, you’ll be able to able to adjust the volume of your earbuds by swiping up or down the trackpad of the right earbud. Bose hasn’t enabled it on the left earbud.


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