Top 8 Ways to Fix iPhone Volume Bar Not Showing

How to fix the iPhone volume bar not showing issue? Find useful solutions in this passage! If you need to reset iPhone to solve the problem, remember to back up your iPhone data with the professional tool first.

Kathy by Kathy Updated November 20, 2023
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Why is my volume bar not showing iPhone?

I need to use volume button to adjust my iPhone volume, but the volume bar not showing on iPhone 13, what should I do to fix it?

- Question from iPhone users

The volume buttons on an iPhone are designed to help users adjust the volume of their device while playing music, audio, and other content.

However, sometimes you may encounter a situation where the volume buttons on your iPhone do not activate the volume bar, making it difficult to adjust the volume. Such as when you find the iPhone call volume is low and want to fix it. If you find yourself facing this problem, continue reading to explore some possible solutions.


Check your iPhone before the fix

To know the reasons for the volume bar not showing on iPhone issue, it’s better to check your iPhone to determine where the error exists.

Solution 1. Verify if the Do Not Disturb mode is enabled

Do Not Disturb is a feature designed to avoid notifications from apps on your device. Once it is turned on, your volume slider will not appear. You can access your iPhone's Settings, select the Focus option, and then check if the Do Not Disturb option is enabled.

do not disturb

Or Simply open the Control Center to see if the Do Not Disturb option is turned on.

Solution 2. Check if the Change with Buttons feature is disabled

This feature allows the volume buttons to control the ringer volume. You can open the Settings app > Tap on Sounds & Haptics or Sounds > Look for the option labeled Change with Buttons and swipe the button to the right to turn it on. The button should turn green when enabled.

change with buttons

Solution 3. Verify if there is some dust on the connectors

Excessive dirt and dust accumulation in connectors can lead to issues. To address this, carefully clean the jack area using a soft lens cloth. For the edges of the connector, you can use a dry cotton swab, cotton ball, or toothbrush to gently rub and remove any debris.

How to fix iPhone volume bar not showing

If the 3 ways above cut no ice, then you can use these 5 ways below to fix the issue.

Solution 4. Force restart your iPhone

Sometimes, this issue is caused by a temporary bug on the iPhone. In such cases, you can solve the problem by performing a force restart on the phone.

For iPhone 8 Plus/8/X or later: Press and release the Volume Up button > Press and release the Volume Down button > Press and hold the side button until the Apple logo appears.

restart iphone

For iPhone 7 Plus or 7: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake and Volume Down buttons simultaneously until the Apple logo appears.

For iPhone 6 or earlier: Press and hold the Home button and Sleep/Wake button at the same time until the Apple logo is displayed on your screen.

Solution 5. Reset all settings

If you find yourself in a situation where you have made numerous changes within the Settings app or accidentally enabled/disabled certain settings, resulting in the volume bar not being visible on your iPhone, you can solve this issue by performing a Reset All Settings.

Simply navigate to Settings, then General, followed by Reset or Transfer or Reset iPhone, and select Reset All Settings. This process will help restore the default settings and address the problem.

reset all settings

Solution 6. Use earphones to adjust the volume

If the iPhone volume bar not showing issue still exist, you can try to use Apple earphones that have a volume control remote to adjust your volume. Just use the earphone to increase or decrease the volume by plugging it into the headphone jack or wirelessly connecting it to your device.

adjust volume

Solution 7. Update software

If your iOS system on the iPhone is not up to date, it is also possible that it could cause the issue of the volume buttons not being visible. Updating the iOS system may have a positive effect on solving this problem.

Just go to Settings > General > Choose Software Update. If there is any update available, click Download and Install to make it.

Solution 8. Factory reset your iPhone

If none of the previously mentioned methods are successful, you can attempt to solve the issue by performing a factory reset on your iPhone.

However, before proceeding with this step, it is advisable to back up your iPhone to ensure your data is preserved. If you do not require a backup, you can proceed directly to the second section to initiate a factory reset.

Section 1. Fully back up iPhone

FoneTool, being a comprehensive iPhone data management application, offers features for backing up, transferring, and erasing iPhone data. It facilitates complete iPhone backups to a PC, as well as selective backups of photos, videos, music, contacts, and messages.

With its efficient transfer speed and user-friendly interface, all your files can be swiftly moved within a short duration. Here's a guide on how to back up iPhone data to a PC using FoneTool:

Step 1. Download FoneTool on your Windows PC > Connect your iPhone to the computer via a USB cable > Launch FoneTool.

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Step 2. Go to Phone Backup > Choose Full Backup and click Get Started. (Or you can choose Selective Backup to flexibly back up iPhone.)

full backup

Step 3. Check Enable Backup Encryption if you need > Select a storage path to save your backup > Click Start Backup to begin the task.

start to back up

After completing the backup process using FoneTool, you can proceed to reset your iPhone to its factory settings in order to solve the issue.

Section 2. Factory reset iPhone in one-click

Step 1. Go to Toolbox > Data Eraser.

erase data

Step 2. Select Erase all data and click on Get Started.

erase all data

Step 3. Tap the Erase Data button to confirm the choice.

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Once you have wiped iPhone data successfully, you can go to Backup History to restore your iPhone data.

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Except for full or selective iPhone backup, FoneTool can also help you back up WhatsApp data without launching the app.


From this article, you can know how to fix the iPhone volume bar not showing issue. Hope these 7 ways can help you solve the problem efficiently. And if you need to factory reset iPhone to make it, remember to back up iPhone data before the process.

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