Volume Buttons Not Working! Instant Fixes

7 Ways that you can fix the volume buttons. If the Volume button is not working.
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In the Tech Era, our daily routine is to listen to music and watch videos, lectures, and podcasts. Imagine that you are going to play your favorite music after a long time. Even this time, you’re going to sing along with the singer. 

Suddenly move your hand towards your phone to make the volume all up. You press the volume up button but discover it’s not working. You tap it 2-3 times. But again, the same thing happened, and the first thought that came into your mind was that the volume buttons were not working. 

Before directly moving to the conclusion, here are some easy steps that could fix the volume button that will lead you to listen to your favorite music with all volumes up or down. That’s up to you.

In this article, I will show you how to fix the volume button if it is not working. All of you will know why the volume button is not working. 

To Fix Volume Button – Make them Working Again! 

However, this issue is caused by software errors and sometimes hardware failures. It could be easily cured if it is created because of software errors or bugs.

1. Tilt And Check the Volume Buttons

When you press the volume button, but it doesn’t work, one thing that you do is press that button again and again. This is not right. 

person holding a cellular phone
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First, you must see these volume buttons if something unusual happens; something like the button could be stuck into the cell phone’s body. And to check whether it is stuck, you can tilt your cell phone and check whether it is bumped.  

Your volume button is not working because the phone may drop on the volume button so that the volume buttons are thoroughly pressed into the smartphone’s body so that you can’t press them. 

2. Restart Your Smartphone

Restart Phone

Sometimes some technical or software errors might lead to volume buttons not working. And to cure this problem, you need to restart your smartphone at least twice when they are not working. 

1. Instantly Restart Phone Without Power Button: Ultimate Guide

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To make it advanced, you can either go for a safe boot, also known as a safe mode, in which all the apps are disabled for that particular model. And sometimes, volume buttons start working when people move their smartphones from safe to normal mode. 

3. Check and Remove If there are any Unknown Particles

Sometimes, when you press the volume button, some foreign particles enter it and make them stop working, which is why the volume buttons are not working. 

So, first of all, you need to check if any foreign particles are entering the volume keys. You can use tissue paper to remove it, and be aware that you don’t poke a toothpick, broom, paintbrush, needle, etc. This might lead you to a permanent loss of volume buttons.

4. Third-party Makes the Problem Vanish

Suppose you are in a situation where you have to use your volume, but in any case, you don’t have much time to follow all the tutorials; then you should try this. 

Third-party apps to fix volume buttons not working

You can use any volume buttons app available on the Google Play Store and simultaneously on Apple’s App store. You can install them and use them as the virtual volume keys that could help you to scale the volume up and simultaneously volume down. 

If you don’t want to install any app, you can go with the Android assistant, which would help you to volume up and down when your volume keys are not working. 

Additional App Info

App NameVolume Styles – Custom control
App Size6 MB
Release Date29 March 2020
Supported DevicesAndroid 5.0 and up
RatingRated for 3+ Stars

5. Resetting the System Settings

reset tab in device settings (general mangment tab)

You could try resetting your system settings if there is any software bug. I know it is not worth it, but you could try it if you don’t want to visit any repair center and want to repair it yourself.  Moreover, the steps to reset system settings and network settings are similar.

6. Update Your Smartphone

Update your phone software to fix not working flashlight led

There is a perfect thing that is happening nowadays, which is that smartphones are getting updates almost every two months. Which is curing most smartphone problems, whether the Android charging slowly on your smartphone is working too slow

Many people don’t install the system update, but that is necessary. I think it is like the trend we all follow, so update it.

7. Take Your Phone to Repair Center

calm down and try again gif

If you tried all the above steps, that is the ultimate thing you could do. You could go to a repair center nearby. They would love to help you and that scenario because we are not that professional to open up your smartphone and professionally fix volume buttons.

How to increase or decrease the volume when the volume button is not working 

Suppose you are in a hurry and don’t want to fix these button problems. Either you will like to go to the repair center. 

On the other hand, if you want to volume down or increase your phone’s volume when the volume button is not working, there is an advanced technique you could use without installing any other App. 

Use Volume Keys When It is Not Working 

Below is the complete guide to using it. 

  • Open mobile settings. 
  • Scroll down and find sounds and vibration > select it. 
  • Here you can Manage Media, Alerts, and Call Volumes.
Settings to Volume up or down without using volume keys
Control Volume when volume keys not working
Step 2.

That’s it. This is how you can use the volume keys when they are not working.

Today I mentioned the best steps to fix the volume buttons. And also, I told you why my volume buttons are not working. 

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and have a nice day. Enjoy your weekend, and don’t forget to mention your favorite song in the comments that you will listen to, but suddenly the volume keys stopped working. 

So don’t forget to comment below the thing you will listen to and something extraordinary. I want to see the personality. Only 0.5 % of people comment. 

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Kunal Kashyap

Kunal Kashyap

Hey, It’s Kunal; I'm a professional writer and problem solver. I mainly write about Android OS, apps or games, or even tutorials to troubleshoot your errors and games. I’ve been making content since 2017. I started as a YouTuber now I’m a Blogger.

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