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dustinvbu Level 2 (170 points)
Does anyone else have a problem with the volume changing sporadically? I can't figure out what I'm doing that's causing it, but I'll set the volume to 100% and I'll check it later in General > Sounds and it'll be down to about 20%. Happens quite a bit, and for no good reason. Anyone else?

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  • dustinvbu Level 2 (170 points)
    Anyone? It happens to me multiple times a day and just want to know if I'm alone (which I'll try and fix with a complete restore...). Obviously, I'd rather not do a restore on my phone (it takes 30 minutes or so) unless I absolutely have to.
  • mckinzy Level 1 (5 points)
    The volume control is on the left side of the phone at the top. It's very easy to accidently turn it down on its own or for it to get turned down in the case. I accidentally turn my down all the time.
  • dustinvbu Level 2 (170 points)

    No, I know. It's not an accidental thing. It just sporadically goes down, and always to the same level (about 1/5 of its capacity).

    I am trying to figure out what triggers it, but I have to fix it probably a dozen, dozen and a half times a day and it's annoying.
  • Glorfindeal Level 6 (9,330 points)
    Have you tried hard resetting the phone?

  • dustinvbu Level 2 (170 points)
    Yes! Still does it. I noticed it just went down on its own when I went to check the volume and I hadn't touched the phone, it remained flat on my dining room table and went from 100% to about 20% volume over the course of 5 minutes with the phone being in sleep the whole time.
  • cweaver06 Level 1 (0 points)
    My phone is doing this as well! I keep turning the volume up 100% only to see later that it's back down a short time later.

    I know for a fact that I'm not hitting the buttons on the side. I've had an iPhone since they originals came out and never had this problem. Picked up the 3g iPhone and it started..
  • Glorfindeal Level 6 (9,330 points)
    My original iPhone, the volume switch was stuck and it would turn it up to 100%. Apple ended up replacing the iPHone with a new one.

  • alexbard Level 1 (0 points)
    Same problem here. My iPhone 16gb and also the iPhone of a friend of mine.
    Put Ringtone level 100%, standby the phone, after a while, randomly, volume down at 40%.....

  • Cheule Level 1 (60 points)
    Try this. Do a restore in iTunes to a factory fresh state. Then, when iTunes asks if you want to restore from a backup, or set up as a new phone, choose "new phone." Your phone will then have no music on it or anything else. Then do a "sync." Now your phone will have all your music/photos/email accounts, but the phone's settings will be lost (i.e. what ringtone you had set, etc.)

    Doing the above has helped solve a LOT of weirdness. One fellow mentioned he had sound coming from youtube and the iPod, but never got an sounds from SMS notifications or keyboard clicks. Doing the "set up as new phone" fixed that for him. I could not get on an WiFi networks. I could see them, but never get an IP. Doing the above fixed my weirdness too.
  • dustinvbu Level 2 (170 points)
    I was afraid of something like that. I appreciate the advice; Im gonna try it and I'll let you know how it goes!
  • Pappasbike Level 3 (560 points)
    I wouldn't do the restore bit. I started another thread with other posts indicating the same problem. It completely varies but the volume almost always changes after taking or making a call. I normally have the slider set over to max, after these incidents I see that it's reset itself to about 2/3 the way over. My wife is using my original iphone which never had this problem but does now after the 2.0 software. Because of another issue I did a restore and resync with that phone but the problem persists. It's got to be a bug in the 2.0 software. Don't go messing too much with your phone or other problems may arise. Hopefully there will be a fix released soon.

    I believe everyone with this software has the issue but many will not have noticed yet.
  • dustinvbu Level 2 (170 points)

    I agree. I am sure it's software related. The reason I ended up trying the Restore was because the version number of the firmware downloaded via iTunes is slightly newer than the firmware that SHIPS with the iPhone 3G, and am hoping the new software will fix it.

  • Pappasbike Level 3 (560 points)
    Just remember what I said about updating my old phone with the new software, this actually added the problem to that phone. I don't think any current version will fix this.
  • journeyguy25 Level 1 (5 points)
    yes...samething happens with my 8gb iphone 3g. I slide the ringer to max and after sometime it comes down in the center about 50%. Also I noticed when I play the ipod and I lower the volume and then go to settings>sounds the ringer slidee also decreases. Is this normal when you are playing the music and you lower the volume the ringer should also slide? I had the previous iphone also, but I am not sure if this thing was present in it. I am thinking of going to Apple store and check the demo models for this issue. Any suggestions ? Thanks.
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