How To Fix Volume Slider Bug On iPhone In iOS 16
Is the Volume slider lagging on iPhone in iOS 16? Are the Volume Buttons not working as expected and act as being stuck when you click them? This is a common bug that has been reported by a lot of users in iOS 16 Beta 4.
Volume Slider Lagging In iOS 16
This issue brought to our attention by by checo on our Beta 4 review page:
“Volume slider lags and is glitchy as hell!”
We could replicate this issue on our own test devices and also found many other similar reports on Reddit.
How To Fix Volume Slider Lag On iPhone
Fortunately, this problem can be easily fixed with a restart.
Click and release Volume Up, Volume Down and press and hold the Side Button until the screen turns black and the Apple logo is displayed. Be patient until the reboot completes.
A fresh start should clear the Volume button bug. However, this fix might be temporary because the Volume slider can start lagging and acting funny again.
Important: This Volume bug can be really annoying when you’re using AirPods. The delay of the Volume slider animation will show that Volume is still low, while your input will eventually bring it to very loud levels.
It practically can jump from minimum to maximum, because of the lag and you might end up listening to AirPods at maximum volume, which can be disturbing and unpleasant for your ears.
Volume Slider Bug Report
We’ve reported this problem with via the Feedback app (FB11096317) and expect Apple to solve it in the upcoming update. Stay tuned as we will keep you updated.
Have you managed to fix Volume Buttons not working on iPhone? Do you have a better solution? Use the comments section and share your feedback.
Related: Volume controls not working on HomePod mini? Here is how to fix it!
Same bug reported by Eitan F. via email:
“Hitting the volume button gives a 2 second lag before the side volume animation shows up, and the volume actually raises/lowers.”
Yeah me too. Im having the same issue and I tried restarting it but that didn’t seem to change anything.
Is your device updated to iOS 16.3?
I’m getting a problem where despite having the volume all the way off it keeps randomly bringing the sound on to ~75%. Fine if I’m not on anything in particular, frustrating when scrolling Instagram in the middle of the night whilst feeding a baby to sleep…
That’s a strange behavior indeed. Are you able to identify a pattern, a trigger for this?
Also check Settings -> Face ID & Passcode. Is Attention Awareness turned ON? Disable it and let us know if it helps.
Yeah mine is constantly at like max volume no matter what I do. Tried soft reset and still nothing kinda frustrating
What iOS version iOS 16.0.2? Try a clean install (reinstall) using a Mac and Finder or Windows computer and iTunes:
I have a issue with notifications and Lock Screen sounds on ios16.0.2. I have both media and notifications volume at minimum but suddenly all the notifications, lock screen sound as if it was at maximum. IT’s really frustrating!!
Please disable Attention Awareness setting in: Settings -> Face ID & Passcode -> Attention Aware Features