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Volume indicator disappeared

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Macas67 Calculating status...
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Apr 28, 2012 10:29 PM

So a couple of weeks back I noticed that when I pressed the volume keys on the side of my iPhone 4 (iOS 5.1), the ghosted indicator did not come up on the screen. I checked my settings and all was fine, so I rebooted the phone and that made it come back! Just a glitch I thought, but a day or so later, the same thing happened again! It returned again after a reboot, as before. It next occurred almost a week later but this time, the notifications drop down menu also stopped working! Once again a reboot sorted it out so I followed the usual process of restoring it, and intact I did this twice, and it's been fine for another week, until today!

I'm not going to do a reboot today, I'm going to see if the notifications glitch occurs again.


I'm a pretty high iPhone user, headphones are used almost every day, I dot use a dock as I have AppleTV, I use only genuine Apple products and I've taken pretty good care of it, I got it on the day of release, so it's almost two years old, barely has a mark on it and has no evidence of water damage in either of the ports and I've cleaned the pocket fluff out of each also. I've loaded half of it up with music and apps, so there's a good 12gb of free memory. So this obviously begs the question, WHY???


Any help will be appreciated peeps, thanks in advance.

iPhone 4, iOS 5.1
  • iDeviceUser Calculating status...
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    May 5, 2012 11:29 PM (in response to Macas67)

    I'm experiencing exactly the same problem.

    Reseting and restoring from a bckup has not helped.

  • Goldan Calculating status...
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    May 23, 2012 4:14 AM (in response to Macas67)

    I solved a problem tonight is this similar ?


    Hope it helps,

  • kgabor00 Calculating status...
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    Jul 12, 2012 8:50 AM (in response to Macas67)

    I have this problem too.

    The indicator not show in the phone, but the volume +/- louder or quite hearing it works. Buttons fine!

    When reboot the phone working fine, facing the indicator, but few hours later disappear. I dont watch how many hours or minutes later.

    This issue is come to ios5.0! Before i cant facing this! The last update 5.1.1 cant solve.


    Notification center work fine!


    Need help!

  • Witten87 Calculating status...
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    Jul 30, 2012 3:36 PM (in response to Macas67)

    I have the same thing going on on my ipad 3
    all of the sudden the volume indicator disappreared :s
    the volume still goes up or down its only the indicator that doesnt pop up when presing the buttons.

    but OMG i now i realise whats going on wats causing it in my case.

    i hate the slide down feature of the notifications center. it always gets in my way playing games or when trying to fine - scroll a full screen video clip, and i dont use it anyway. so after doing some searching i disabled it using this:

    but this this trick has to be repeated after a reboot so i rebooted, the volume idicator worked again, i do the trick for disabeling notifictn centr and immediately after it  the volume idicator disappeared!
    ok so now i have to choose between the irretating NC or no volume indicator! i think i go with no NC and no volume idicator... :s
    i hope this can help somehow  in your case

  • Txiw Calculating status...
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    Sep 14, 2013 4:54 PM (in response to Macas67)

    I found a solution wich worked for me, just put the power cable in and out several times... It´s an oxydation of the dock.


    Tell me if it works for you...

  • Ameaney Calculating status...
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    Sep 15, 2013 8:37 PM (in response to Txiw)

    My wifes phone was having this issue and even rebooting it didn't help.  However Txiw's trick did.  Nicely done.  Thank you. 


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