Why does my phone volume keeps going down? Check these solutions

On Android, there’s usually a headphone option that will notify you if you turn up the volume above a certain grade. However, other than that, we are not aware of any system-related option that lowers the volume on its own. And that’s exactly what’s happening to some users. It seems that phone volume keeps going down without the user’s input. No accidental touches on the Volume keys or lowering volume through UI. If you’re affected by this, make sure to check the instructions we provided below.

Table of contents:

  1. Restart your Android
  2. Make sure that no third-party apps lower volume
  3. Update your phone
  4. Reset your device to factory settings

Why does my volume keep lowering by itself?

There’s always a possibility of a hardware defect but, if we put that aside and stick to software, the most probable reason for this is a system bug of sorts. Of course, some third-party apps can do it, too.

So, make sure to restart your Android first. If that does nothing and the issue persists, uninstall third-party apps that might’ve something to do with volume, and ensure that you have the latest firmware on your device.

1. Restart your Android

A good way to start troubleshooting is to restart your device. If the phone volume keeps going down, make sure to navigate to Settings > Sound and Settings > Accessibility and disable everything that can potentially change the phone’s volume on its own.

If you see no changes and volume keeps lowering by itself, make sure that no third-party app does this. The best way to do that is to boot your phone into Safe mode and test it out.

2. Make sure that no third-party apps lower volume

There are some third-party apps that may, with the proper permissions, work in the background and access volume settings. We suggest booting into Safe mode and seeing if the issue persists with that in mind. If that’s the case, move to the next step. If not, and the phone volume doesn’t keep lowering down in Safe mode, you should probably uninstall all suspicious apps that have access to volume controls.

Here’s how to boot into Safe mode on Android:

  1. Press and hold the Power button until the Power menu appears.
  2. Tap and hold on to the Power off icon until the pop-up appears. It should inform you about the safe mode and offer options to enter the Safe mode or cancel the action.
  3. Tap OK to boot into the Safe mode.phone volume keeps going down
  4. Once the device boots into Safe mode on Android, you’ll see the Safe mode strip at the bottom of your screen.
  5. Just reboot your device to get back to the system.

3. Update your phone

Many Pixel users reported this problem and it seems that it’s quite prominent on a variety of Google’s phones. This just adds an insult to injury, considering that the Pixel 6 lineup was introduced with a lot of bugs. Some of these completely ruin the user experience, but some are just incredibly annoying and most clues point towards system issues rather than third-party app issues or user’s erroneous usage of the device. Still, it seems that updates fixed a good chunk of the most noticeable issues.

So, what you can do is report the problem to Google and ensure that your device is up to date. To update your Android device, navigate to Settings > System > Software update and install all available updates. Usually, security updates and bug patches come out on a monthly basis. But it depends on how old is your device.

4. Reset your device to factory settings

Finally, we can only suggest resetting your device to factory settings. This is definitely something we look at as the last resort but, considering that this is, most likely, a system problem, starting anew isn’t the worst thing you can do. Especially if you recently updated your phone to a newer version of Android OS.

Here’s how to reset your Android to factory settings:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Choose System.
  3. Select Reset options.
  4. Tap Erase all (factory reset).
  5. Tap Erase all.phone volume keeps going down
  6. Your device will restart and you’ll get to the initial setup screen.
  7. From there, sign in to Google and/or to OEMs account and restore everything that’s backed up.

And, with that said, we can conclude this article. Thank you for reading and don’t forget to share your thoughts with us in the comments section below. As always, we look forward to hearing from you.

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