Question about Cell Phones
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.
Posted on Nov 19, 2008
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!
Posted on Jan 31, 2009
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
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