Set background sound volume

Presents a menu from 10%-50% in 5% increments and sets background sounds to that percentage out of the total volume.

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Shortcut Information

Use this shortcut to set how loud your background sounds come through compared to the true volume on your device.

Add your own percentages to the menu if you want to go above 50% and use Background Sounds like a proper sound machine, but I left it under half the total volume so they’re actually in the background.

Make sure to change the last action to “Volume When Media Is Playing” if you only use that portion of the feature.

Actions Used

Allows you to specify a list of items to be passed to the next action.
Choose from List
Presents a menu of the items passed as input to the action and outputs the user’s selection.

The instruction provided when the list is presented.

Select Multiple
When enabled, multiple items may be chosen from the list.
Replace Text
Replaces some text passed into the action with other text.
Set Background Sounds Volume
Sets the volume for background sounds. Background sounds mask unwanted environmental noise and can be used when media is playing. Background sounds can also be enabled under Accessibility in Settings.

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AppleScript code
tell application “Shortcuts Events” run shortcut “Set background sound volume” end tell

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