How To Fix Volume Slider Bug On iPhone In iOS 16

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Posted in Bug Fixes by Patricia on August 6, 2022

Volume slider lag on iPhone

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

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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

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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!


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