Fix: Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus Volume Button Not Working

Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus are the company’s latest phones from the popular Galaxy S-series. Both the devices pack impressive specifications and come with the One UI skin, which many users love. Though the phone offers pretty much everything you can expect from a premium phone, there may be scenarios when it can disappoint you.

Some Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus users have reported that the volume button is not working or not responding. In this guide, we’ll be going through the problems that may have caused the problem to appear and some easy ways to fix it.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus volume button not working

Various factors can trigger the volume button not working issue on the Samsung Galaxy S22. If you stay outside most of the time, there are chances that some dust has been absorbed around the volume buttons. If so, the volume buttons may not work until you have not removed the dust. Another reason the volume button may not work is the injection of a software bug in your phone.

Most of the time, it’s the software issue that causes the problem with the volume button. Thankfully, some workarounds can help you in fixing the issue. Lastly, we can’t eliminate the possibility of damaged volume buttons. At this point, we can’t predict the source of the problem unless you have tried some of the solutions I mentioned later in this article.

Now that we understand the problem let’s deep dive into the possible workarounds to get rid of this issue from your Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus.

Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus Volume Button Not Working, How to Fix?

We have curated a list of effective solutions to fix the volume button issue on the Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus mentioned below. Make sure to check the problem after applying a fix. You do not need to apply all the solutions mentioned in this article. Just stop when the problem is fixed.

Solution 1: Restart Your Phone

Although this solution may sound trivial, rebooting the device can effectively deal with issues like screen flickering, apps stuck on the loading screen, screen not responding, etc. There’s always a chance that the problem (if it is related to software) you are facing right now can be fixed by restarting the phone. It is because this process temporarily stops all the running processes and clears the memory that can do the trick.

To restart your Samsung Galaxy S22 or Galaxy S22 Plus, press the power button until you see the power menu. Tap on Restart and wait for the device to boot successfully. Once it is done, check if the volume buttons are working.

Solution 2: Update the Firmware

Many Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus users have reported that the problem surfaced after installing a new software update. If that’s the same case with your Samsung device, a temporary bug in your phone could not allow the volume buttons functions to work properly. If many users have reported the same issue, Samsung developers may work on a fix, which should arrive as a new OTA update. Hence, you should keep looking for new updates and install them as soon as they reach your phone.

To check for new software updates on your Samsung phone, open the Settings app and go to the Software update section. If a new update is available, tap on Download and install and wait for the installation to finish. Before downloading and installing the update, ensure your phone has at least 30% battery and enough internal storage.

Solution 3: Use Volume Keys for Media

Sometimes a new software update changes the settings on your phone. If a software update has turned off the “Use Volume keys for media” option, you can’t increase or decrease the volume using the volume keys. To check if this option is enabled, open the Settings app and go to Sounds and vibration -> Volume. You’ll get the option to enable or disable the “Use Volume keys for media” option.

Solution 4: Check If the Volume Buttons Are Working in Recovery Mode

We need to check if there is any issue with the volume buttons. Even if the buttons look to have no physical damage from the outside, there could be problems from the inside. If a software bug has caused the issue, the volume buttons will not work when the device is booted. But, if there’s no physical damage, the buttons should work in recovery mode. It is because nearly all the applications are stopped in recovery mode. You get access to a very limited number of functionalities free from bugs.

To put your Samsung Galaxy S22 or S22 Plus in recovery mode, follow these steps:

  1. Press and hold the power button until the power menu appears. Select Power Off to turn off the device.
  2. Now, press and hold the volume up button and power button for a few seconds.
  3. The device should enter into Recovery mode. Now, press the volume buttons and check if they are working.

If the volume buttons are working in recovery mode, your device has a software bug preventing the functions of the volume buttons. In such a case, updating the device or clearing the cache does the trick.

We have already seen how to update a Samsung Galaxy phone. Let’s now look at the steps to clear the cache.

Solution 5: Wipe Cache

There is some temporary data stored on your Samsung phone, called cache. It is useful in speeding up the device, but sometimes it becomes the source of the problem. You should clear the cache and check if it can fix the problem. It does not remove any important data from your phone. Hence, you can try this solution without any worry.

  1. Turn off your Samsung phone.
  2. Press and hold the volume and power buttons until you feel the vibration.
  3. Release the button simultaneously and wait for the Recovery Menu to appear.
  4. Use the volume buttons to navigate the wipe cache option and press the power button to select.
  5. Press the power button to select Yes.
  6. Go to the Reboot now option and press the power button to select it.

Solution 6: Factory Reset Your Samsung Phone

The factory reset method is the mother of all solutions you can use to fix a software-related issue on your phone. We do not recommend this solution at first because it involves data loss. Factory reset removes all the data on your phone, photos, videos, contacts, installed apps, documents, etc. Hence, remember to take a full backup before you apply this fix.

Here are the steps required to perform a factory reset on your Samsung Galaxy phone:

  1. Open the Settings app on your phone.
  2. Go to General management and tap on the Reset option.
  3. Find the Reset button option and tap on it. If prompted, enter the lock screen pin or password.
  4. Click on Delete all and wait for the factory reset to complete. Your device will reboot automatically.

Final Thoughts

In this blog post, we discussed the possible reasons why the volume buttons might not be working on your Samsung Galaxy S22 or Galaxy S22 Plus. If the problem is caused by a software bug or changes in the settings, the above solutions should fix it. If none of the solutions have worked for you, there may be some internal damage to the volume buttons that technicians at the Samsung service center need to take care of. Liked this article? Spread the word by sharing the article, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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