Get System Volume iOS


My case is simple: I need to play a warning signal and want to make sure the user will hear it, so I want to check the system volume.

How can I find out what the current system volume is?


I have prepared a class with static methods in order to deal with the volume of ios devices. Let me share with you :)

import AVFoundation
class HeadPhoneDetectHelper {
class func isHeadPhoneConnected() -

Swift 2.2, make sure to import MediaPlayer

private func setupVolumeListener()
    let frameView:CGRect = CGRectMake(0, 0, 0, 0)
    let volumeView = MPVolumeView(frame: frameView)
    //self.window?.addSubview(volumeView) //use in app delegate
   self.view.addSubview(volumeView)  //use in a view controller

    NSNotificationCenter.defaultCenter().addObserver(self, selector: #selector(volumeChanged(_:)), name: "AVSystemController_SystemVolumeDidChangeNotification", object: nil)

func volumeChanged(notification:NSNotification)
    let volume = notification.userInfo!["AVSystemController_AudioVolumeNotificationParameter"]
    let category = notification.userInfo!["AVSystemController_AudioCategoryNotificationParameter"]
    let reason = notification.userInfo!["AVSystemController_AudioVolumeChangeReasonNotificationParameter"]

    print("volume:      \(volume!)")
    print("category:    \(category!)")
    print("reason:      \(reason!)")
By : LuAndre

You can use the default system's volume View and add to wherever you need it. In my case I required it in my own music player. It's easy and hassle free. Just add the view, and everything is done. This is explained in Apple's MPVolume Class Reference.

mpVolumeViewParentView.backgroundColor = [UIColor clearColor];
MPVolumeView *myVolumeView =
[[MPVolumeView alloc] initWithFrame: mpVolumeViewParentView.bounds];
[mpVolumeViewParentView addSubview: myVolumeView];
[myVolumeView release];

This video can help you solving your question :)
By: admin