Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2012 4:48 PM (in response to patrickfromuk)
I couldn't wait any longer, so took my phone to the Apple store today and they replaced it with a new one. It was purchased in December, so still under warranty. The Apple guy said he's seen a few phones come in with the same problem and they replaced them all with a new phone.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2012 7:18 PM (in response to gschles)
Was that your first replacement? I wonder if they'll allow a second one as I used one back in december due to a radio issue :/ (I'm also having this volume control issue)
Mine is very inconsistent though because the speaker will randomly work for the tune in radio app, completely stopped working for music app, works sometimes for imessage, always works for phone calls and call-ringtones.
Earlier I couldn't see the volume bar when I adjust my ringtone volume but now it's showing again. I'm going to just schedule an appointment with Apple since I use my speakers too much to wait for a fix (if there even is a legit one)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2012 7:44 PM (in response to Jyon)
Yes this was my first replacement. And my volume was pretty inconsistent when it came to text messages coming in, but my phone would always ring and I used to be able to see the volume bell but not the last few days. It was so strange. The Apple guy said he thought it was more of a hardware issue with the speaker which he has seen it on several phones after the recent update. Good luck!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2012 7:57 PM (in response to gschles)
Thanks! And I know it can't be water damage, since I've taken very good care of the phone and haven't had the dreaded toilet splash or the concrete death drop lol
But I'm afraid that even though the phone is covered for a year and I personally can't think of anything I've done to harm the phone, that they won't give me anymore free replacements. But we'll see! I'll report back on what happens with my situation
Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2012 9:03 PM (in response to GTFAN2012)
Okay guys check your serial number you just never know. I bought my phone about 16 months ago from eBay and was semi used...(just like new but out of the box) ..It is iPhone 4... I know when I got the person who sold to me gave me something for three months so I knew by now I have no other options but to pay for the repairs..Today I just put my phone serial number and showed that I sill have the hardwares warrant.I just called them they taked to me but were not able to fix this. They are sending me another phone by Saturday it will be here and once I receive that I need to put this one in a box and send back to them...
So use this link to see what you have..https://selfsolve.apple.com/agreementWarrantyDynamic.do
Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2012 1:50 AM (in response to patrickfromuk)
Guys I found the solution from other forums. Just plug your device to a pc, wait for about 10 minutes then your sound will go back to normal. I have tried this method twice and it worked everytime. Hope it helps
Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2012 9:00 AM (in response to Ikiu)
Interestingly enough, a friend of my friend suggested I try cleaning the bottom 30-pin contacts with a q-tip and rubbing alcohol. Well long behold, I've been issue free for over a day now. Hopefully it stays this way
Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2012 1:14 PM (in response to Jyon)
My phone developed the same symptoms after using my headphones. I found a post where users were having the same problem with Macbooks at one point. Their solution was to play a Cd on the device and to repeatedly plug and unplug the earphones about 10 to 15 times. I did this and it worked for me. I know it sounds weird but...
Currently Being ModeratedJul 5, 2012 5:30 AM (in response to dirkos)
On my iphone 4 cdma, if i run A music app (download pro), i can then adjust my volume and exit the app. The volume remains at the level i set it at. If at the springboard (desktop) and press the side buttons, it shows the ringer volume. It's a programming error. Shouldn't be a tough fix for them but someone from the inside would have to initiate the call to the firmware staff. -jd-
Currently Being ModeratedJul 5, 2012 4:38 PM (in response to patrickfromuk)
Hello there.. i have an iPhone 4 32gb that i updated to ios 5.1.1 . First it was working flawlessly, maybe one week and the device lost the volume cntrol functioality these are the symptoms:
1- volume buttons do not work and no volume bar appears at all.
2- mute switch is not working at all.
3- the device is ALWAYS on vibrate even if the you turn the mute switch on.
4- no unlock sounds or keyboard clicks.
5- volume control availible through headphones only, but the phone volume buttons still dont work even with the headphone plugged in.
I have restored it as a new device to 5.1.1 without any jailbreak but the problem persists!! it is very annoying,, please help
Currently Being ModeratedJul 5, 2012 7:22 PM (in response to Dr. Hussain)
I had the same exactily problems, mine was woking for couple of hours ater I did a restoration or if I charged it using a computer. They are still saying it is not a software problem though. I was very lucky my contract expires next month so they just gave me a new one but I am terrifying to update to a new filmware because the problem started just after I updatded to that 5.1.1 filmware too. ...
Currently Being ModeratedJul 5, 2012 10:51 PM (in response to Dr. Hussain)
Hi there, same problem happened to my 3-month old iPhone 4S and nothing seemed to work. What I did was connect my phone to my MacBook to charge. Did that two days in a row and now the volume control is working. I suppose you just need to connect it to a PC with iTunes and it will work. Hope that this solution will end your volume problem.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 5, 2012 11:32 PM (in response to patrickfromuk)
I had exactly the same issue happen yesterday. Totally out of the blue! As som posters on have said, I cleaned the docking port with a customised Q-tip and some rubbing alcohol. It worked fine for a couple of hours. However, it now seems to work intermitently which is the most annoying thing.
Will be taking it to Apple tomorrow and demanding a new one. Anybody else have any ideas of how to stop it not working??