How to fix volume button not working on iPhone

iPhone kept on table showing its volume buttons

Your iPhone volume buttons can stop working due to minor software bugs, major hardware problems, or things like dirt and poorly designed cases. This tutorial offers seven solutions to fix non-working or stuck iPhone volume buttons. We'll also show you how to change volume levels or take screenshots even if the physical buttons are broken or otherwise not working.

StepUp can make your volume buttons more effective at what they do

Volume adjustments are a fairly frequent process on anyone’s iPhone, namely because there are times when you might want the sound to be loud for an audience or quiet for your own personal enjoyment.

Making these adjustments often necessitates a higher number of volume button presses because the volume step — the volume change impact of each button press — is very small on a stock device.

YTMusicVolume adds the missing volume slider YouTube Music’s Now Playing interface

While Apple Music and Spotify are some of the go-to choices for online music streaming, another major contender in this space is YouTube Music, which provides a seemingly endless library of music sourced directly from YouTube.

After signing up for YouTube Premium, one of the first things I did was download the YouTube Music app so that I could enjoy ad-free music streaming without paying an additional fee for a music streaming service. But I noticed something was missing from the app’s Now Playing interface – namely, a volume slider.

This tweak stops iOS’ built-in hearing protection for people who don’t like the volume interruption

If you’re using any recent release of iOS or iPadOS, be it 13 or 14, then your handset automatically attempts to protect your hearing by reducing loud sounds when using headphones for extended periods of time.

The option to reduce loud sounds is adjustable in the Settings app, but as many users have pointed out on Apple’s support forums, the adjustment has its limits and may still negatively impact the media consumption experience in certain scenarios even when the user takes steps to mitigate interruptions.

Volify adds a volume slider to Spotify’s Now Playing interface

Spotify is a wonderful alternative to Apple Music on Apple’s mobile device lineup, but the app’s third-party Now Playing interface is missing an obvious element that I would’ve expected most music players to incorporate: a simple volume level slider.

If you’re jailbroken and you’d like to add a volume level slider to your Spotify app’s Now Playing interface, then we invite you to try out a newly released and free jailbreak tweak called Volify by iOS developer ginsu.

SmartVolumeMixer2 offers seamless control over all your iPhone’s different volume levels

Depending on your surroundings, you might fine-tune your handset’s volume level so that you can hear music, videos, or even voice messages and phone calls. In most cases, we do this by pressing the volume up or down buttons on the side of the device, or perhaps by opening Control Center and dragging the slider to a comfortable listening level.

What many people don’t know, however, is that iOS & iPadOS play host to several different volume level settings. One of those controls your media playback volume, while another controls your phone call volume. You also have individual volume levels for connected Bluetooth devices, notification sounds, and even Siri’s voice.