If you've noticed your phone volume keeps dropping with no tangible reason or notification behind it, then this guide is for you. We've seen people complain over and over that "my phone's volume turns down automatically." However, there is no need to panic if this happens to you. This article will show you straight away why your phone's volume keeps decreasing and how you can fix the problem.
There are several causes for the volume to drop by itself on Android devices. In most cases, this is caused by a stuck or faulty volume button. And sometimes it can be due to software bugs, problematic apps or custom settings.
No matter how your phone volume keeps dropping, the following solutions will help you.
Why Does Your Phone Volume Keep Dropping and How to Fix It?
Before we get into the working solutions to volume down problem on your Android phone, please note that while you are playing music, it is normal for your phone volume to drop when you receive a notification. So when it comes down to it, remember that keeping him on his toes at all times is the "norm".
However, here are the probable reasons why the volume problem persists on your phone and how to fix it.
Volume control or defective hardware? fix it
In most cases, faulty volume buttons are the cause of your phone volume suddenly dropping. Because the volume buttons are designed to help you adjust the volume on your phone, they can cause problems if one of them is defective. And now that your phone's volume is automatically down, there's probably something wrong with the volume down button.
If not, it could also be due to a defective motherboard. The motherboard acts as the basic unit that everything in your phone connects to. So if there is a problem with the card in the phone, it can affect the volume of the device and cause it to drop on its own, or worse, crank the volume up unexpectedly.
In such cases, you can only go to the official repair center to fix the faulty hardware. Then your phone volume will be back to normal.
But before that, we recommend you to remove the phone case and other accessories if you are using any of them. Sometimes incompatible or poorly built phone cases can unknowingly affect the volume button.
So, before visiting the service center, remove the cover of the phone for a while to see if the problem persists. And if the skin doesn't seem to be the problem, you can try the remaining solutions below to make sure it's a hardware issue before heading to the service center.
Temporary system failure? Restart your phone.
I've been in the same situation where my volume drops by itself on Android. But then a temporary system error caused the problem. All I had to do was restart my phone to update the system.
The same step applies here. If the phone volume still decreases after removing the cover and other accessories, we recommend restarting the phone. This will update the system, kill all running processes and fix temporary system crashes.
You can restart most Android devices by pressing and holding the buttonpower switchfor about 10 seconds. If not, first hold the power button and selectContinueoption in the power menu.
Try playing music after restarting the phone to see if the problem comes back.
Problematic apps? Confirm in Android Safe Mode.
If your phone's volume is behaving badly lately or after installing an app, check if an app was causing all the problems. You probably aren't sure, but running your phone in safe mode may help fix the problem and hopefully you'll get a solution afterward.
For clarity, Safe Mode allows you to start your Android phone in a clean and safe state without loading any third-party apps. So this is a perfect way to check if a recently installed app was causing annoying volume problems.
To get started, you need to restart your phone in safe mode:
- Hold down the buttonpower switchuntil you see the power control menu.
- Now hold down the buttondelete (or erase)until you see the Restart in Safe Mode popup.
(If you are using a TECNO or Infinix phone, please long press the buttonHiOSÖFEATURElogo instead)
- then touchOKand wait for the phone to restart.
If you did it correctly, you will see a "Safe Mode" text below the screen. This means only system apps will now run.
So, to check if an app is behind your phone's volume reduction issue, open your system music player and play some music for a few minutes. If the volume on your phone hasn't dropped steadily, it means a recently installed app was causing the problem.
In the future, you can restart your phone to exit Safe Mode. Once your phone is in normal mode, check your list of apps to find the recently installed one. Then start uninstalling apps one by one until the problem is solved. We recommend that you restart your phone after removing an app to see if the issue is resolved.
software error? Update your device.
Similar to removing problematic apps, make sure your phone is running the latest software. Sometimes the bugs in your current operating system version can throw up lots of problems like the one you are facing right now. However, updating your phone's software may help fix the problem.
If you're not sure if your phone is up to date, just follow the steps below to find out.
- Start your phoneIdeas
- Scroll down and select
- click onUpgrade-System
- From there, tap on the option to check for updates online. And if an update is available,Download and installimmediately.
Often keeping your phone up to date can help fix some system errors. So make sure you are running the latest version of the software if your phone volume keeps getting low.
Try other headphones.
And in some rare cases, your headphones can cause the device to reduce the volume without your permission. In this case, you don't have to do much; Try a different pair of headphones to see if the problem persists.
If the volume of your phone remains constant when using other headphones, then you have already found a way out: get a new, high-quality pair of headphones.
If nothing else works, seek professional help.
As mentioned above, software or hardware issues (either the volume button or the phone circuit board) can cause sound reduction issues on Android. And if none of the above solutions fix your phone problem, call professional help.
A phone repair professional can usually get to the root of the problem and find reliable solutions within minutes. Therefore, we recommend that you visit your brand's official repair center to have your phone volume issue professionally resolved.
Fortunately, at Carlcare we are here for you if you have these problems with your TECNO, Infinix or itel smartphone. Simply visit one of our call centers near you or make an online reservation with us to solve your problem.
As the official service provider for TECNO, Infinix and itel phone users, Carlcare strives to ensure you enjoy your phones whenever you need them. So if you're having sound, volume or any other problem with your phone, we're always ready to help!
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Restart your phone
Sometimes we feel the buttons are broken, but at times there is a bug, because of which they are not working. So, restart your phone as mostly the issues occur within the software, and restarting the phone may help in better and smooth functioning of the phone and the volume buttons.