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5 best ways to use an Android phone with broken volume buttons

These tricks/hacks will help you out if volume buttons on your smartphone are broken.

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The modern-day smartphone is built tough and durable but at the end of the day, it is just a smartphone, not Superman. If you have a phone whose volume buttons are not working properly or maybe you have dropped the volume keys then this article is for you. We will take you through the 5 best ways to use an Android phone with broken volume buttons.

Restart your phone

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Sometimes we feel the buttons are broken, but at times there is a bug, because of which they are not working. So, restart your phone as mostly the issues occur within the software, and restarting the phone may help in better and smooth functioning of the phone and the volume buttons. 

Use Virtual volume slider

When you press any volume button you get a volume slider on your phone to adjust the volume. But the volume buttons are broken, right? So to use just that, follow these steps to use the volume slider on your phone:

  1. Open Settings on your Android phone by clicking the gear icon.
  2. Then, head over to the sound and vibrations option.Sound and vibration- ways to use Android phone with broken volume buttons- Increse volume without volume buttons
  3. You will see a few volume sliders adjusting the volume of media, ringtone, notifications, and alarms, now you just need to adjust the volume and that’s it.Volume- Increse volume without volume buttons
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This setting option might be different for every other OEM so in case you can not find this feature just search for sound and vibrations in the settings and you will see the option.

Read more: 7 best ways to fix alarm volume too high or low on iPhone

Use Google assistant 

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Google assistant is one of the most used and intelligent virtual assistants. You can also ask Google assistant to adjust the volume in case your buttons are broken. Just follow these steps:

  1. Say the phrase “Okay Google” or “Hey Google” on your phone, it will trigger the assistant.
  2. Then ask to increase or decrease media/notification/alarm/ringtone volume.
  3. The volume will be adjusted, also you will get to see the volume slider for a short period of time so you can also adjust the volume according to your liking.

This is another way to use an Android phone with broken volume buttons.

Use accessibility menu

Accessibility options are very useful in many cases one such case can be broken volume buttons. Just follow these steps to enable accessibility menu on your phone:

  1. Open Settings on your Android phone by clicking the gear icon.
  2. Then go to additional settings, and then accessibility.Additional setting- Adjust volume without button
  3. Under accessibility, you will find the accessibility menu, tap on the option and enable shortcuts
  4. Now you have an accessibility shortcut enabled on your phone. Use the shortcut to increase or decrease the volume of your Android smartphone.accessibility- Adjust volume without button- ways to use Android phone with broken volume buttons.

Use earphones 

Use earphones- Adjust volume without button- ways to use Android phone with broken volume buttons.Some wired headphones and Bluetooth earpieces/ear pods have dedicated volume buttons to pause, play, increase and decrease the volume. They also help in receiving and canceling the phone calls. So if you have one lying around you can use those to adjust the volume.

And that’s how you can increase or decrease volume without volume buttons.

Read also: 6 methods to fix Apple logo shows and phone shuts down, does not

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