iPod touch volume slider issues!

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by JoshC123, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. JoshC123 macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2009
    The slider on my 1g ipod touch 3.0 doesnt work! when u try to increase the volume the slider moves up, but when i let go the volume slider automatically drops back down to 0 so I cant listen to music at all?? :confused:
    is it like a 3.0 software or firmware issue??? thanks
  2. LizKat macrumors 601


    Aug 5, 2004
    Catskill Mountains
    Make sure you have not set the maximum volume for music all the way to the left in your Settings / Music / Volume Limit.
  3. flyfish29 macrumors 68020


    Feb 4, 2003
    New HAMpshire
    My wife's 1G Touch does not always play nice with the volume...it often takes me several times to adjust the volume...which is why I am sure they put the external volume buttons on the 2G...gee, I wish I had bought the 2G...for that and the speaker!
  4. Ivan P macrumors 68030

    Ivan P

    Jan 17, 2008
    Ive had this happen to me several times on both my 1st and 2nd gen touch, and it's happened on all three versions of the software (1.x.x, 2.x.x and 3.x.x). Generally turning the iPod off and back on by holding down the sleep/wake button, or resetting it, fixes the problem for me.
  5. -js- macrumors regular


    Jul 30, 2008
    Southern California
    I've been having a similar, but different issue that I haven't seen documented in any thread I've found yet. But, I'll just post to this one instead of creating a new one.

    So, what happens is that I can still control the volume with the rocker switch just fine, up and down, but the slider is frozen, and if I try to adjust the volume with the slider it acts very very strange, and changes randomly, and springs back to different places on the slider bar.

    If I power the iPod Touch (2nd gen) down and back on, the problem goes away. I only started getting this problem after the 3.0 OS update, but it was quite a while after I updated before I first had this issue. I haven't done a restore yet, as that seems drastic given how easy it is to resolve the problem.

    I hope it will go away with the 3.01 update when it comes (for iPod Touch).
  6. Bobby.Ramone macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2009
    Same issue in 32gb 3rd gen Touch

    I posted the same problem at apple's support site. No useful responses yet. So this problem has been occurring since Gen1? Not a good sign that it's not fixed yet... here's my post over at apple.com. Good (sort of) to know I'm not the only one experiencing this...

    I have a 3rd Gen 32 gig Ipod touch and a 2nd gen 8 gig Ipod touch. One was bought at a Costco a few months ago, the other was bought at a Mac Store recently. Both had been working fine until recently. The problem is that the touchscreen volume slider won't work properly when listening to mp3's. This happens with or without headphones attached. If I slide the volume to the right, it slides back to the left by itself. Sometimes it jumps back to the left. Other times it slides back but not all the way back to where it was.

    It first happened on the 32 gig model. I brought it to the Mac store and they replaced it with a brand new unit. I plugged it into my Windows XP machine running Itunes 9.0.22 or whatever, and synced it as a "Backup" from my previous Ipod. The volume worked for a little bit and then the problem reappeared. I brought it back to the store and met with a different guy who said it was a "corrupted software" problem. He told me to plug the Ipod back in and do a "restore", then set it up as a new Ipod and not a backup. I did that and once again, things worked for an hour or so and then the problem returned.

    Now my wife's Ipod Touch is doing the same thing, and she uses her Macbook Pro with Itunes. She uninstalled Itunes and then re-installed, created a new library and did a restore/new ipod on her unit. The problem came back after a few uses.

    Going to the Mac store hasn't helped, and when I called the National support line he told me it was a hardware problem and he wants me to send the units back to apple. I don't see how it can be a hardware problem when it's happening to three different Ipod's that were bought in two different locations a few months apart. And besides, if it's a hardware problem, what better can they do than give me a brand new Ipod which the Mac Store already did, and that didn't help?

    Has anyone else had this volume slider problem? Any other tips on how to solve it? Since it's happening to all the Ipods in my household, I'm wondering if there is something common to both Ipods and all I can think of is we both own the Monopoly game app. Is it possible for an app to affect an Ipods features?

    Any thoughts on how to fix this will be appreciated. Thanks!
  7. flyfish29 macrumors 68020


    Feb 4, 2003
    New HAMpshire
    I dont know, but to tell you the truth- I bought myself a 2G Touch and never use the slider since there are buttons on the side...I will try it though and see what happens. My wife does not have monopoly though so likely not an issue.

    My issue on the 1G was it not sliding- never had it slide back like others describe.
  8. 123Resist macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2010
    I have the same problem with the volume slider jumping around.
    I found out that an app I installed was the cause.
    In my example it was Tap Studio. The app had an volume control of its own and whatever I set that slider to, was the volume the Ipod Touch tried to reach.

    So if the Tap Studio was set to 0, it was not possuible to play regular music with sound.
    If the Tap Studio was set to max, the regular music play in the Ipod was at max and could not be turned down.
    Holding the sleep/power button down in 5 and choosing "turn off" fixed the problem.

    The conclusion is that SOME apps that have a volume control of their own CAN interfere with the main volume control in the music play program of the Ipod.

    So launch all your apps and search for volume controls in your apps/games and see if you can detect what app cause the problem. In my situation the problem appeared after using the app to play music.
    If possible, delete the app. :)

  9. iRance macrumors regular

    Oct 3, 2009
  10. lostless macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2005
    had the exact same problem. What you have to do is while a song is playing, double click the menu button. If your experiencing that issue, it should pull up another volume control instead of the main ipod/iphone menu. If it keeps jumping back to the main menu, put the ipod into coverflow mode then double click the menu button. Should pull up the other volume slider, then rotate back to normal and the dialog box should stay. From there just adjust the volume slider there. When you close the box, it should unstick main volume slider. Did that and haven't had the issue come back.
  11. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    I have had similar issues with my iPhone. But I've never had it happen with 1.x.x or 2.x.x firmwares.
  12. cray macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2009
    Colorado Rockys
    Mine just started this today. The volume buttons on the side and the volume on the earphones worked fine. The slider on the ipod music player would move and then jump back to its original position.

    I did a reset by holding down the home button and sleep button and now all is fixed.

    I will wait to see if this fix will last.
  13. uaaerospace macrumors 6502

    Feb 15, 2005
    I had this issue as well. I was able to link the problem to an app. On a fresh boot, the Touch volume slider worked fine. After running a certain app, the slider remained stuck at a certain level. I could fix the problem by rebooting the Touch. The problem remained absent until I ran that particular app again. So, if you notice this problem, check the apps you've run recently to see if one of them is the problem.
  14. Stitch30 macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2007
    I had the same problem last week. I don't know if it's related to an app installed but I just restored my iPod and it came back to normal.

    The downside is that I lost all my progresses in different games and I had to syncronised everything back again. That is 60gb of stuff.
  15. shirazesat macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2011
    Thank you!

    I registered on this site just to thank you - this sorted my problem out: it seemed that my iPod touch 2nd gen could only have no volume or '1 bar', and increasing the volume control any further made no difference. It turns out that one of my kids must have changed the Volume Limit setting. Brilliant.
  16. spanah macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2011
    Ipod third generation, acting up by controlling itself

    Hello first time using this, and I have only just signed up so sorry if this is in a bad place or something.
    However I really do need help with my ipod, i have had it for around a year now,and it is still in warranty, i have noticed for about 3 months that my ipod sometimes controls itself by constantly turning on voice control, turning on and off apps i use and playing music i don't want to.
    I have deleted everything off the ipod multiple times, restored it again and again and i have updated it recently to the most recent version.
    the main problem now though is that i have ordered repair service and a box is arriving tomorrow; although, the day i did order this service, i dropped it and now it has a crack in the screen, they have said that it will not be in warranty, though i know for a fact that the problem was happening before.
    i have agreed to talk to apple support tomorrow but will they tell me politely it is not their problem?

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