Fix: Volume buttons don’t work in Nougat 7.1

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Nougat 7.1 update brought a lot of interesting and favorable upgrades for Android compatible devices. Accessibility, design and security upgrades are all implemented in the latest update. But, there is no software without few issues or bugs that are in need of fixing. While there is no reason for concern about the large scale problems, some of the minor malfunctions are widely noted.

One of the recently reported problems is the Volume buttons issue. It seems that volume buttons won’t work after the latest update, or work only when the screen is turned off and locked. This can make use of the device quite hard and ruin users experience with it. Nevertheless, the problem can be solved.

If you are heaving the problem concerning your volume buttons, we may have the solution for you.

How to fix ‘Volume buttons won’t work in Nougat 7.1’

The core of the problem lies in TalkBack app update. There are few ways to solve it.

Clear TalkBack data cache

Clearing apps data cache may solve the problem, but if the problem persists, try out the other solutions. To delete cache from TalkBack app, follow the instructions:

  1. Go to the Settings.
  2. Tap Apps or Application manager.
  3. Choose the TalkBack app
  4. Select Clear Data.
  5. Restart your device.

Disable TalkBack app

If the volume buttons problem persists after clearing the cache, you may want to disable the application from background work. To do so, please follow the instructions.

  1. Head to Settings.
  2. Select Apps or Application manager.
  3. Choose TalkBack app.
  4. Tap Disable.

Uninstall TalkBack app

While the TalkBack is a built-in app and can’t be removed from the device, by uninstalling it, you ‘ll only restore it to the old version. Therefore, the device gets rid of the malfunctioning update. To uninstall the TalkBack app, do as follows:

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Choose Apps or Application manager.
  3. Select TalkBack app.
  4. Tap Uninstall

This will restore your app and the problem with the volume buttons should be solved. Still, you shouldn’t update it for a while, till the new update provides the solution for the bug.

Turn the Switch Acces Off

In some cases, Switch Access can cause malfunction with Volume Buttons. You should disable it to make sure it is not the issue starter. To do so, follow these instructions:

  1. Go to the Settings.
  2. Select Accessibility.
  3. Then tap Switch Access.
  4. Turn Switch Access OFF.

This way you’ll disable Switch Access and potentially resolve your nuisance.

This is a proven way of solving volume button bug and we hope you ‘ll find it helpful. If you have any other ideas concerning the subject, feel free to tell us in the comments.


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