It’s true that stereophonic audio has much better sound than monophonic sound but sometimes there are situations when the single audio channel option could actually be more feasible. Both Android and the iOS provide the option to switch between mono and stereo output and its roots can be traced back to it being designed for individuals who are hard of hearing in one ear.

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How to Switch iPhone Audio Output to Mono or Stereo

Despite this, the feature can be quite useful otherwise as well; for instance if you want to share some music or audio with someone without having to turn the speakers. In addition it is a necessity for people who are in the habit of watching movies, videos or listening to music with just one earphone in. There are legal implications as well, since in some places it is illegal to drive around with both ears covered by earphones.

Mono playback allows you to use your headphones without going in violation of the law. So, we are here to help you understand exactly how to change audio output on iPhone to mono or stereo quickly.

Steps to Enabling Mono Sound Output on your iPhone

Step 1: From the Home Screen go to Settings -> General.

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Step 2: Tap on Accessibility, scroll down and toggle on Mono Audio under the Hearing section.

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That’s basically all there is, a simple two step process. After following them you will have successfully managed to enable mono audio on your iPhone. If you want to go back to stereo settings, simply toggle the above mentioned switch to off. It is also possible to increase the volume to either side of the headphones by using the slider.

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iOS offers great ease of use when it comes to changing settings here and there to offer optimum performance. Let us know if your experience improves for the better or worse after using this technique!

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Stephan Popov
When iDevice users experience problems with the iOS software or unlocking, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. My passion is providing answers to your problems. I help iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users by recommending fixes for common iOS bugs and tools that improves your experience. I conduct in-depth research for every topic i cover on this blog, to ensure that I cover everything Apple users need to troubleshoot their issues. When not writing for UnlockBoot, i enjoy swimming in my backyard pool. P.S. i prefers the Maldives for holidays. Connect with me on Facebook, Google Plus and Twitter.