What do you do when your volume and power button doesnt work?

Answered by Douglas Hiatt

When faced with the situation where both your volume and power buttons are not working on your phone, it can be quite frustrating. However, there are a few steps you can take to troubleshoot the issue:

1. Check for physical damage: Inspect your phone for any signs of physical damage, such as water damage or a cracked screen. If you find any, it might be causing the buttons to malfunction. In such cases, it is recommended to take your phone to a professional repair service.

2. Clean the buttons: Sometimes, dirt, debris, or sticky substances can cause the buttons to become unresponsive. Use a soft cloth or cotton swab lightly dampened with rubbing alcohol to clean around the buttons. Be gentle and avoid excessive moisture, as it may further damage your phone.

3. Enable on-screen buttons: Many smartphones have an option to enable on-screen buttons as an alternative to physical buttons. This can be found in the device’s settings under the “Accessibility” or “Display” section. Enabling on-screen buttons will provide you with virtual buttons on your screen, allowing you to control the volume and power functions.

4. Use third-party apps: There are several apps available on app stores that offer virtual button functionality. These apps allow you to create custom on-screen buttons that can mimic the functions of the physical buttons. Install one of these apps and set up the virtual buttons according to your needs.

5. Perform a factory reset: If the above steps do not resolve the issue, you may consider performing a factory reset as a last resort. However, please note that a factory reset will erase all data on your phone, so it is crucial to back up your important files before proceeding. To perform a factory reset, go to your phone’s settings, look for the “Backup and Reset” or “System” section, and choose the option to reset your device to its factory settings.

It is important to mention that these steps may not guarantee a fix in all cases. If the problem persists even after trying these troubleshooting methods, it is advisable to contact the manufacturer’s customer support or take your phone to a professional technician for further assistance.

Please note that the steps mentioned above are general recommendations and may vary depending on the make and model of your phone. It is always a good idea to consult your device’s user manual or the manufacturer’s website for specific instructions tailored to your device.