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10 Ways to Fix iPad Volume Button Stuck Issue in 5 Minutes

It’s common for iPad users to face ‘iPad volume button stuck’ issue. This gets us feeling sad, because the volume button is very important for our music, calls, and even games.

To know this issue better, it’s better to carefully read this guide. This guide introduces 10 different ways to fix this problem yourself, anywhere, and anytime.

Part 1. Fix iPad Sound Button Stuck Temporarily

If you discover that your iPad volume button is stuck, you can adjust the volume temporarily without volume button.

Via Assistive Touch

When you need the volume function urgently, you can simply compromise by using the assistive touch option.

  • Go to Settings.
  • Click on Accessibility and enable AccessitiveTouch’.
  • AccessitiveTouch will be added to the home page.
  • Tap on AccessitiveTouch icon - Device.
  • You'll see another option to increase or decrease your volume.

ipad assistive touch

Using Volume Slider from iPad Settings

When the volume button is not working on iPad, you can also control the volume from iPad settings.

  • Go to Settings app on iPad and tap on General.
  • Click on Sound from the list and the sound options will be listed on the right side.
  • Then drag the slider from left to right to adjust the iPad volume.

ringer and alerts

Adjust the iPad Volume from Control Center

Here is how you can increase and decrease the iPad volume from Control Center.

  • Slide down from the top of iPad to access the Control Center.
  • Then drag the volume slider bar to adjust the volume.

adjust volume in control center

Part 2. Permanently Fix iPad Volume Button Stuck Issue

Press the Volume Button a Few Times

This is one way to fix an iPad volume button stuck issue that has worked for me. What I did was to keep pressing the upper volume button, and later repeat the same for the lower volume button. Before long, the volume button popped out and the icon reappeared on the iPad.

This method would work for you if it were a temporary volume button stuck problem, especially if the device was not exposed to a harsh condition, like a fall.

And if you try this several times, your iPad volume button is still stuck, then you can try out other ways.

keep pressing ipad volume button

Remove the iPad Case

Taking off the iPad case is another strategy, especially if this case has been on your iPad for a long time. If the case is now loosely fitted, it can also cause a volume button malfunction, but removing the iPad case will let you have a better view of the device, and know if there is a problem at all, or not.

Also, whether or not the case has been on for long, taking it off can let you see the true situation. If your iPad experienced a fall, chances are that the volume button could be broken, which is why it is stuck.

remove ipad case

Clean the Volume Button

If any device or gadget is left uncleaned for some time, chances are that it will be covered up by dust. This dust can enter sensitive areas and begin to cause malfunction in these places. The same applies to the iPad. If at certain times, the case is not removed, and the iPad intentionally cleaned up, with time, sensitive openings can be filled with dust, including the volume button area. When this happens, you'll see the volume button on the iPad stuck.

The easiest way around this is to use a clean cotton bud to clean the area, wiping off the dust. Then dip another clean bud in water, and allow this water to drip before cleaning the area with it, after which you use another clean, but dry bud to wipe off any moisture that may be left. Your volume button should begin working in no time.

Force Restart Your iPad

Sometimes, the iPad volume button can get stuck due to system malformation or problems with the software, but when the device is forcefully restarted, it all goes back to default settings. This method should be tried if other methods like those above have been tried and there are no positive results.

  • For an iPad with a home button, simply press the home button and the power button simultaneously, until the apple logo appears, then the device will restart.
  • For an iPad without a home button, simply press the upper and lower volume buttons simultaneously until the Apple logo appears. The device will restart, after which, it should work just fine.

restart ipad

Using a Repair Tool

An iPad volume button stuck problem can also be fixed using a repair software. A very good example of this is the FoneGeek iOS System Recovery. It is the best tool to fix iOS system-related problems, especially those that occur during a system update. It is safe, effective, easy to use, and affordable.


A detailed guide on how to use this repair tool to fix your iPad volume button stuck issue is as follows.

Step 1: On your computer, download and install the FoneGeek iOS System Recovery. Launch this and select the Standard Mode.

choose repair mode

Step 2: Connect your iPad to your computer via USB cord. After this, click on Next.

connect ios device

If the computer doesn't detect your iPad, the recovery tool will inform you on what to do.

Step 3: The repair tool will let you see the various iOS system versions. Tap on your most preferred version and click Download to download your package.

download firmware

Step 4: Verify that the firmware download is complete, then tap on Fix Now, to fix all your iOS system problems.

fix now

Update the iPad System Version

Another strategy to completely fix your iPad volume button stuck problem is to update the operating system. If the operating system is outdated, you'll have other problems accompanying the iPad volume button stuck issue in no time, so it's better to deal with this from the source.

To update your iPadOS,

  • Simply go to Settings.
  • Click on General.
  • Tap on Software update
  • Click on Download and Install, and afterward, watch your iPad work like new.

update ipad

Seek for Help from Apple

If your volume button on the iPad is stuck, and you've tried the six methods described above with no positive results, then, you should repair your iPad. This means going to a credible apple repair store to get your iPad volume button fixed.


That your volume button on your iPad is stuck is not a big deal, and neither is it the end of the road. When next you encounter such a problem, simply try one or more of the strategies explained above, and get your volume button working in no time.

Joan J. Mims

Joan J. Mims is interested in researching all tips about iPhone, iPad and Android. He loves to share useful ideas with all users.

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