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Android P will finally be able to remember your Bluetooth headphone volume settings

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No more accidentally blasting music

Android P is finally fixing its Bluetooth volume settings with an update that will allow the mobile OS to remember volume preferences on a device-by-device basis, according to Android Police (first spotted by XDA Developers).

Now, Android will store the last volume used on each device in a preference file and automatically set back to that the next time you connect to that device. It’s not exactly a big change, but as someone who regularly switches between blasting music through a Bluetooth speaker and listening to music on a pair of headphones, it’ll be nice to not have my eardrums blown out every time I switch between the two devices. (And yes, iOS has been able to do this for a while, but it's nice to see that Android is catching up to help protect my hearing.)

According to XDA Developers, the update has already been approved and merged into Android, so it should be rolling out in one of the upcoming developer previews for Android P, which is still expected to be publicly released sometime this fall.

Correction: Fixed original sourcing to XDA Developers, who discovered the update.