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1st Gen Apple iphone ringer icon keeps popping up unprompted and staying onscreen as if the volume up button were being held down. Only way to make it go away is to press ******* volume up button and release. But it often reappears a second or two later. Also means that I can't turn volume down when it's like this. When I did the 2.0 upgrade on Friday I briefly thought it was better and that there'd been a software glitch, but it's as bad as ever.

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  • Ashmanji Nov 17, 2008

    Ringer icon stays on. Cant get rid off it. Ringer volume keeps going down . I cannot keep it at a high level.

  • jodyu Jan 21, 2009

    I have this same problem. I turn my iphone on and the ringer icon comes on the the ringer volume on the icon goes down on it's own. Most times I have to hold the side volume control while on the phone so I can hear the caller. Also if the ringer goes down then I can't hear the phone ring either. If I hold the volume ringer so it is at it's loudest then close the iphone then it does retain the ringer volume until I turn it on again. Aarrrgh who can help???

  • buddyboy6 Jan 24, 2009

    I've got the ringer disease too. It comes on goes on low, can't turn it up and can't hear a thing. Can't hear it ring. I try to push the volume up and it keeps going down. No case on the phone. Sometimes I turn it on and off, but that doesn't always work. The damn ringer icon keeps coming on and won't let me turn the volume up.



    Do I have to get a new phone???

  • jonasion Feb 27, 2009

    Hi all,

    I have had my iphone since august 2008, and I have the exact same problem.

    1. I listen to music - and the audio levels go bonanza all the way up high. I **** out my earplugs to avoid inner ear damage.
    2. I try to remedy the problem by turning down. My iphone slowly turns down the volume while I hold the button down. As soon as I let go, it spikes all the way to the highest volume again.
    3. The same goes for conversation and all other audio related matters.
    4. And it also just decideds to turn it down automatically.

    I have tried rebooting the OS, I have installed the software upgrades. Nothing works. The button doesn't look broken and most of the time (80% or so) the phone works fine. Sometimes it just goes crazy! (Software crazy, not hardware fault crazy).

    If the phone was physically broken, then it would occur more often, not as random as now, and it would occur when I fiddled with volume, not when I started to play music.

    My iphone is a 3G, it is both jailbroken and YellowSn0w'ed, but it was not always like this, and the problem persisted even back then.

    I am from Denmark, Europe, but got the upgrade from an american friend = I don't want to send it back.

    Now for the million dollar question:
    Any solutions? App (from cydia, Installer) or even App store - which might render the physical button inoperate?
    SKO

  • jonasion Feb 27, 2009

    Hi all,

    I have had my iphone since august 2008, and I have the exact same problem.

    1. I listen to music - and the audio levels go bonanza all the way up high. I **** out my earplugs to avoid inner ear damage.
    2. I try to remedy the problem by turning down. My iphone slowly turnsdown the volume while I hold the button down. As soon as I let go, itspikes all the way to the highest volume again.
    3. The same goes for conversation and all other audio related matters.
    4. And it also just decideds to turn it down automatically.

    I have tried rebooting the OS, I have installed the software upgrades.Nothing works. The button doesn't look broken and most of the time (80%or so) the phone works fine. Sometimes it just goes crazy! (Softwarecrazy, not hardware fault crazy).

    If the phone was physically broken, then it would occur more often, notas random as now, and it would occur when I fiddled with volume, notwhen I started to play music.

    My iphone is a 3G, it is both jailbroken and YellowSn0w'ed, but it wasnot always like this, and the problem persisted even back then.

    I am from Denmark, Europe, but got the upgrade from an american friend = I don't want to send it back.

    Now for the million dollar question:
    Any solutions? App (from cydia, Installer) or even App store - which might render the physical button inoperate?
    SKO

  • monindia May 12, 2009

    iphone ringer icon keeps reappearing bang in the middle....this is happening all of a sudden...somebody help as its messing with messaging n most other functions!

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Is your iphone in a case? If so, remove it from the case and see if that takes care of the problem. I had the same problem and removing the case did it for me. Good luck.

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At some point your iphone volume control button broke (maybe you smacked your iphone up against something or pressed a little too hard..it does not take much to dislodge the key). I have found no real fix to this problem other than either opening up your iphone or going into Settings & then Sound & putting the ringtone volume back up again. This will normally reset volume control (& keep it at that level for a wee while) but the slightest touch/rotation will again put you back in a situation where the volume decreases all on its lonesome.
At the moment I am testing out a theory that if do the above then exit from the menu, push down the silent/vibrate button and go back into Settings-->Sound, put the ringtone volume up again (while the silent/vibrate switch is depressed) then exit out of that menu & turn the vibrate switch back on...then the ringer problem should be solved. My theory is that the vibrate switch will reset the "default" position of the volume keys recognised by iPhone OS (meaning the OS will think the depressed position of your dislodged keys as the default 'full volume' position). Feel free to test this theory out, I am currently trying it and, out of all the methods, it has worked for the longest period... but I am not optimistic.  
If you are on an AT&T contract I would recommend shelling out $200 to Apple & getting your phone refurbished. If not, then open up your iPhone & take your chances....or...live with it using the 'Settings-->Sound' method. Settings-->Sound will get rid of the annoying 'ringer' icon & once you do that it is actually not that difficult to live with the disability of an iPhone with a dislodged volume control button! 

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You can fix this by disabling volume button control. For doing so, there a app in Cydia. 1) open Cydia 2) Search Volume Button in the app list 3) download it and install it
You will lose any control from the volume button on the left (including the mute switch) but you can keep adjusting volume and mute from General/Settings. Or better, download SHSettings from Cydia and the volume toggle will be right there as soon as you slide your finger on the screen.

Posted on Nov 24, 2009

  • giorgio182 Nov 24, 2009

    CORRECTION: you can keep adjusting volume and mute from Settings/Sounds

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